The Cinematic mode was introduced alongside the iPhone 13, dedicated to smooth shooting, cinematic footage with an emphasis on depth-of-field. This article will help you How to Use Cinematic Mode to Shoot Better videos on iPhone.
What even Is Cinematic Mode?
It is a function offered in Apple’s default camera app. This mode is all about depth-of-field to shots along with smooth transitions. Utilizing multiple cameras in the rear, Cinematic mode intelligently tracks subjects as they enter/exit the scene, it applies a faux depth-of-field effect not dissimilar to the one seen in the Portrait mode.
The idea is to emulate both the focus puller as well as the rich bokeh. You are able to edit your focus pulls in post after you’ve shot the footage, as it allows you to make significant adjustments to your video without having to reshoot anything.
Captured video is limited to 1080p Dolby Vision HDR at 30 fps. Cinematic mode is tied to hardware; thus, the currently supported devices are only the iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max.
iPhone XS or XR and newer, the iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation/newer), iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation /newer), iPad Air (3rd generation/newer), also the iPad Mini (5th generation/newer) have the ability to edit Cinematic mode videos provided they are upgraded to iOS 15 or better.
How can you Shoot Cinematic Mode Video?
Open the default camera app, then swipe to change the modes. You can locate Cinematic mode with two swipes to the left, you have to be holding your device in Portrait mode.
iPhone 13 users can only use the regular wide lens, the front-facing lens while shooting in this mode. However, iPhone 13 Pro users can use both the wide and the telephoto lens on the back along with the front-facing camera.
Use the “f” button while shooting to change the aperture. Here’s how it works, the smaller the number, the wider the effective aperture, the shallower the depth of field.
Shallow depth of field – more of the background will be out of focus when locked on a specific subject. If you want all of your frames in focus (like a landscape), increase the f-stop number.
A smaller f-stop value will allow more light on a real camera lens. There isn’t any appreciable difference in Cinematic mode since the software does the heavy lifting.
How to Edit Videos Taken with Cinematic Mode?
Editing videos taken in Cinematic mode is like shooting in Cinematic mode. You can disable the Cinematic mode blur along with other features by clicking the “Cinematic” logo. You can find the video timeline at the bottom of the screen. You can change the effective aperture by tapping on the “f” value in the top-right corner. Tap on a subject to focus. OR. Double-tap to track.
Apple’s stabilization automatically is applied to Cinematic mode video, which acts as a great help if your hands are shaky. OR. Are shooting while moving. While editing your video, don’t be shy to experiment, it is key. If you liked this article (or if it helped at all), leave a comment below or share it with friends, so they can also know How to Use Cinematic Mode to Shoot Better videos on iPhone?