The new top-end models, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are equipped with more advanced camera features than the standard iPhone 15 models the 48MP Main camera offers a more stable 24 mm lens, higher ƒ/1.78 aperture, second‑generation sensor‑shift optical image stabilization for increased stability, powerful Telephoto lens, higher optical zoom and more.
However, the iPhone 15 Pro Max has the most advanced Pro camera system with a 12MP front camera and features 5x Telephoto with 120 mm lens, 3D sensor‑shift optical image stabilization and autofocus, and tetraprism design. It also offers better zoom with 5x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out, 10x optical zoom range, and digital zoom up to 25x.
For videography, both iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max feature ProRes video recording up to 4K at 60 fps with external recording, Log video recording, Academy Color Encoding System, Macro video recording including slo‑mo and time‑lapse and Video formats recorded in HEVC, H.264, and ProRes.
Now the question arises, how good are the new Pro camera systems on iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro for videography? YouTubers recorded videos on iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max and let me tell you, the end products are incredible.
ProRes videos in Log and 4K Cinematic on iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max enhance videography experience on mobile
In addition to ProRes, Camera LUTs, and 4K Cinematic, the new iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max feature Log video recording for professional videography on mobile. It allows videographers to record RAW footage and enhance cinematography with LUT filters. Apple offers custom LUT Filter in Motion and supports third-party LUTs.
The Custom LUT filter in Motion applies stylized film and video “looks” (such as Summer, Old Timey, Sci-Fi, and so on), camera LUTs, or tone mapping (to convert footage from one color space to another).
Stylized LUT effects are available from a variety of third-party sources. Camera LUTs, used to convert “flat” or log footage from high-end cameras to standard color spaces.
Lookup Table, commonly called LUT, is used for color correction in videos recorded in Log to preserve details and offer a dynamic range. LUTs instantly elevate the look of the footage and that is evident in the footage recording by YouTubers on iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max.
@Christian Meta Grab shot a mini trailer of a non-existent action-thriller movie on the new iPhone 15 Pro in 4K Cinematic mode and impeccably tells the story of a guy associated with the world of crime.
The YouTuber also shared the test footage of his trailer.
@Takasawa Keisuke shot Melbourne, Australia on iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max in ProRes 4K Cinematic mode. The video showcases the impressive quality of the footage recorded in various indoor and outdoor settings with great details and a 90s LUT filter.
@joey Helms recorded the spirit of the streets of Chicago, USA in ProRes LOG 4K on iPhone 15 Pro. From skyscrapers to the evening basketball battles, the short film tells the tale of the city in amazing cinematography.
@Moment beautifully logged the moments in a day while running, taking a flight, cooking a meal, meeting friends, shopping, and others on iPhone 15 Pro Max in Cinematic Cut.
@Andy To captured his trip to India on iPhone 15 Pro Cinematic 4K which recorded the country’s scenic beauty, everyday life, and people with great details and color saturation.
@Sebpic shot natural elements like fog, and rain during a bike ride in a forest on iPhone 15 Pro Max in 4K Cinematic mode. The footage showcases the richness of greenery, the speed of pouring rain, and more magnificently.
@Patrick 2masso shared tips on using LOG and LUT on videos shot on iPhone 15 Pro. The YouTuber was blown away by the capabilities to create professional-level videos, even in low-light conditions with clean shadows, incredible looks, and more, on a mobile.
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