Not seeing 4K ProRes in iPhone 13 Pro? You need 256GB storage or above

If you are not seeing the new 4K ProRes video recording option on your iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max, here’s why: Apple wants you to use an iPhone 13 Pro model with at least 256GB storage. The base model features 128GB and Apple does not believe that it is enough for 4K ProRes.

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4K ProRes requires 256GB storage while 128GB iPhone 13 Pro models will only support 1080p ProRes at 30fps

Apple’s technical specification page for iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max has the following details regarding ProRes video recording:

  • ProRes video recording up to 4K at 30 fps (1080p at 30 fps for 128GB storage)

Apple also notes that this feature is coming later this fall through a software update, so don’t expect it to be available when you open your new iPhone 13 Pro.

Apple announced the new ProRes video recording format during the iPhone 13 Pro launch event:

The high color fidelity and low compression of ProRes let you record, edit, and deliver broadcast-ready content on the go. Now you can complete a project in ProRes entirely on your iPhone. Or easily bring ProRes videos from your iPhone into Final Cut Pro on your Mac.

The company also said that iPhone 13 Pro is the only smartphone that supports a full end-to-end workflow for capturing and editing Dolby Vision and ProRes video, which is powered by its new camera hardware, advanced video encoders and decoders in A15 Bionic chip, and flash storage pipeline.

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