Apple seeded the iOS 15.1 beta 3 to developers, today and the new beta update includes native support for ProRes video recording in the Camera app. The advanced video capture feature is exclusively available on the high-end iPhone 13 Pro models.
It is found that the latest beta update also includes a new ‘Auto Macro’ toggle to disable automatic camera switching to Ultra-Wide lens to take magnified images. Both of the new features will be available with iOS 15.1 public update; currently, the features are available to only users registered with Apple’s beta program.
How to enable ProRes on iOS 15.1
When Apple will release the iOS 15.1 public update, users can easily enable ProRes video capture mode on their iPhone 13 Pro models.
- Open the Settings app > Camera
- In the Camera section, tap on the Formats option and enable the Apple ProRes video capture feature
ProRes capture is supported for up to 30fps at 4K and up to 60fps at 1080p for iPhone 13 Pro models with 256GB of storage or higher. Users must keep in mind that ProRes footage consumes more storage, “a minute of 10-bit HDR ProRes is approximately 1.7 GB for HD and 6 GB for 4K.” Apple describes it as;
iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max introduce ProRes, an advanced video codec used widely as the final delivery format for commercials, feature films, and broadcasts, to offer higher color fidelity and less compression. This powerful new pro workflow is enabled by the new camera hardware, advanced video encoders and decoders in A15 Bionic, and flash storage pipeline. iPhone is the only smartphone in the world to provide an end-to-end workflow — capture, edit, and share in Dolby Vision or ProRes.