The new iPhone 15 has just landed and it is loaded with fabulous features. With a new A17 bionic chip, the phone look fabulous for those interested in using it to produce iDEC video.
So let’s have a look at the phone’s specifications.
- 48MP main camera with quad-pixel sensor and 100% Focus Pixels for fast autofocus
- 12MP ultrawide camera with 120-degree field of view
- 12MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom
- Cinematic mode for shooting cinematic videos with shallow depth of field
- ProRes video recording for up to 4K at 30fps
The 6.7 inch display Plus version of the phone comes with two cameras, actually three if you count the selfie camera! The two forward facing lenses give you the option of either an ultra-wide angle f/2.2 13mm lens with 120˚ field of view, or a 2x telephoto 48mm , f/1.78 lens. The Pro Max variant adds a 5x telephoto 120mm lens at f/2.8.
Supported formats include HEVC (high efficiency video codec), H.264 and ProRes. High dynamic range (HDR) video is supported with Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG. Supported audio codecs include AAC, mp3, Apple Lossless and a few others.
The phone sports a USB-C connector instead of the older lightning connector.
It also comes with a host of features that, with support in your favourite camera app, can add some exciting new options to your iDEC film making. As with all our iDEC courses, we recommend the use of a few accessories to help with iDEC video production.
- Cinematic mode: Cinematic mode is a new feature on the iPhone 15 that allows you to shoot cinematic videos with shallow depth of field. This effect is similar to the one you see in movies and TV shows, and it can help your videos look more professional.
- ProRes video recording: ProRes video recording is a feature that allows you to record high-quality video with minimal compression. This is ideal for video editing and post-production, as it gives you more flexibility to work with your footage.
- 48MP main camera: The iPhone 15’s new 48MP main camera is a significant upgrade over the previous generation. It can capture sharper photos and videos with more detail.
- 100% Focus Pixels: All of the pixels on the iPhone 15’s main camera are focus pixels, which means that the camera can focus quickly and accurately, even in low light.
In addition to these features, the iPhone 15 is also a very portable and easy-to-use device. This makes it ideal for shooting iDEC videos on the go.
How to Use the iPhone 15 for iDEC Video
To use the iPhone 15 for iDEC video, simply open the Camera app and select Video mode. Then, tap the Cinematic mode button to enable Cinematic mode. To start recording, tap the red record button. FilmicPro is threatening to introduce Cinematic mode in it’s next release.
Once you have finished recording, you can edit your video using the built-in Photos app or a third-party video editing app – we recommend KineMaster. If you are using a third-party video editing app, be sure to export your video in ProRes format for the best quality.
Here are some tips for shooting iDEC videos with the iPhone 15:
- Try Cinematic mode to create cinematic videos with shallow depth of field.
- Use ProRes video recording to record high-quality video with minimal compression.
- Use the 48MP main camera to capture sharper photos and videos with more detail.
- Experience the 100% Focus Pixels to ensure that the camera can focus quickly and accurately, even in low light.
- Put it on a tripod to keep your camera steady and prevent shaky footage.
- Plug in an external microphone to improve the sound quality of your videos.
- Edit your videos to remove any unwanted footage and add music, transitions, and other effects.
Prices start at £799 with the Pro Max being over £1,200 especially if you fully load it with memory storage which you will need if you’re filming in ProRes.
With its new features and powerful camera, the iPhone 15 is the perfect smartphone for iDEC video production. Oh, and it looks fabulous in titanium!