Apple updates iMovie and Clips apps to support new iPhone 13 cinematic mode and other features

Across the iPhone 13 series, Apple has introduced significant camera improvements like Cinematic mode to record videos with a beautiful depth effect and rack focus. Now, the company has updated its iMovie and Clips apps to support those features.

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Apple’s new Cinematic Mode for iPhone 13 is now supported by the iMovie and Clips app

With the powerful A15 Bionic chip and camera improvements, Apple introduced a new Cinematic Mode with the iPhone 13 series. The new feature allows users to record videos with depth effects like professional filmmakers. Apple also introduced ProRes codec exclusively on iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The advanced video codec brings a powerful end-to-end workflow to capture, edit, and share videos in Dolby Vision or ProRes.

Updated iMovie app

Here are the release notes for the new iMovie app update:

  • Import and edit video captured in Cinematic mode on iPhone 13
  • Add, adjust, and delete focus points and modify the depth of field effect in video recorded in Cinematic mode
  • Import and edit ProRes video
  • Add ProRAW images to your movies and trailers
  • Stability updates and improvements

It must be kept in mind that the ProRes video editing feature is only supported on iPhone 13, iPad mini (6th generation), iPad Pro 11-inch, or iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation or later). iMovie’s Cinematic Mode editing is compatible with the following devices:

  • iPhone XS or later
  • Pad mini (5th generation or later)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation or later)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation or later)

iMovie iPhone 13

Apple’s support page explains that iPhone 13 users will be able to adjust the depth effect of the recorded video in Cinematic mode.

When you record video in Cinematic mode on your iPhone, the Camera app creates automatic focus points for faces, animals, and objects that it recognizes. You can also tap objects while recording to create your own focus points. In iMovie, focus points created automatically by the Camera app appear as white dots; those you add manually appear as yellow dots with a ring around them.

When you add video clips from your Photos library that were recorded using Cinematic mode, you can use iMovie to adjust the depth of field of the clips, add and remove focus points, and change the object or area in focus.

Updated Clips app

Here are the release notes for the new Clips app update:

  • Import and edit video captured in Cinematic mode on iPhone 13
  • Apply effects like filters, stickers, and emoji to video recorded in Cinematic mode
  • Add videos or photos from your Photos library with a single tap, without having to record each one into your project
  • Import and edit ProRes video
  • Add ProRAW images to your videos
  • Stability updates and improvements

Clips App - iphone 13

The update requires iPhone 13, iPad mini (6th generation), iPad Pro 11-inch, or iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation or later) to use Cinematic mode and ProRes video editing. Both apps, iMovie and Clips, can be downloaded for free from the App Store on compatible devices.

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