Apple release new iPhone 13 Pro with Cinematic Mode
Apple have announced their brand new iPhone 13 and iPhone Pro 13. So what do these two new Smartphones mean for filmmakers? Well the new A15 Bionic chip has given Apple’s latest creation improved performance and more processing power to the built in camera systems on the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 Pro.
The iPhone 13 comes in two versions, the 6.1-inch ‘regular’ model and the smaller 5.4-inch iPhone 13 Mini. These come with an OLED panel screen that is brighter than the 2020 model for greater visibility outside when filming.
The new iPhone 13 line up will also offer better battery life with the iPhone 13 Mini getting 1.5 hours more battery life than the iPhone 12 Mini, while the larger iPhone 13 should get up to 2.5 hours more battery life compared to the iPhone 12.
The iPhone 13 also has a new wide sensor with a 12-megapixel lens with an f/1.6 aperture, while the new 12-megapixel ultra wide camera features a faster f/2.4 lens and 120-degree field of view.
The iPhone 13 will also feature the sensor-shift stabilisation technology that Apple introduced last year on the 12 Pro Max, which physically moves the wide sensor to reduce vibrations.
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro also feature a new ‘cinematic mode’ for video that allows for a rack focus effect to change the focus during a video. When recording a video, cinematic mode will automatically transition focus while filming in real time, intelligently shifting focus when people enter the frame or glance away from the camera. You’ll be able to manually change focus or lock focus on a particular object for more precise control. The front-facing camera will also feature cinematic mode support.
The iPhone 13 Pro gets a new 3x telephoto lens and macro lens technology for detailed close ups on small subjects with the Ultra Wide angle lens.
It also now features Pro Res, which is an industry standard codec for professional video production. The top model has a whopping 1TB of storage, so you are not going to run out of space for your videos in a hurry.