Looking to take your iPhone videography skills to the next level, then you want to check out this app called filmic pro available for the iPhone and iPad.
This Jeff with 9 to 5 mac filmic pro is my favorite video app for the iPhone. It has so many features like separate exposure in focus reticles.
There’s the action’s letter in the upper left-hand corner, the rule of thirds overlay. Are you controlling flash controls, to name a few zoom controls? Lots of stuff.
There in the action slider, you can quickly hide it away just by tapping the little Errol. There’s the little settings gear down here in the settings bag.
this app is seriously intense. Unfortunately, it has a manual that I believe almost 50 pages long if you want to go and go through all that. Still, this article is to show you several other features from filmic pro that make it such a compelling package and, more importantly, why it’s a better choice for videographers than the stock camera app.
It is just a no-brainer when you start to see all the things that this App offers,
so wanna get right into it can show you some of my favorite features from filmic pro. First, let’s look at different focus and exposure radicals. The nice thing about filmic pro is that you get separate focus can provide exposure reticles right.
you can focus here in the background.
So I’m just put my focus practical there on the object, which is the Apple watch in the background. So there in that will focus on the ground,
I can move it into the foreground, focusing on an object in the foreground, which is the duck, of course.
And I can move like in focus just like that, and I can even if I want to lock the focus or lock the exposure independently of one another tap on that it’ll turn red to lock. the focus or exposure control.
And you can move the exposure around like that to gain a different direction and make sure you have the right set for your image. You can, of course, tap on that exposure to lock that just like that.
There are other ways to lock the exposure by using the little buttons in the bottom left-hand corner. For example, someone unlocks these 2 here but notices the little buttons in the bottom left-hand corner.
You can tap on those in lock the exposure, the focus by activating the focus slider tap and holding on to the focus reticle.
so you can use this tiny reticle in then slide it up like that.
the focus is sited down to the focus just like.
That pretty cool, so they give you find green control over the focus just by sliding your finger, but it goes deeper than that move the pool point,
which is the horizontal line, and then tap the end and you can smoothly transition.
just like that so you can perform Iraq focus using this tool by transitioning between the 2 pool.
you move strategically on the slider variable speed slider,
so when you establish the pool points on your focus later, you can change the velocity or the speed at which the slider moves.
So you can swipe over from the slider just like that in it. It just this little variable speed slider button that allows you to, you can see, for some smooth transitions. That’s a little slow.
Suppose you can move it closer to the top.
the speed to make it go faster. Then, just like that, the just white balance in it, you can lock the white balance by tapping the white balance button in the bottom left-hand corner.
But if you tap and hold on to it, you will feel the manual controls. So, for example, the color temperature in Kelvin. As you see, there’s a variable speed slider you can change between pole points,
that works very much like the focus slider.
There’s a ticket button if you tempted here. which will give. like that you can use pool points. like that to change the tent.
you’ll notice that’s a trend with a lot of these manual controls. There are tons of finding green power the filmic pro interface 48 100 megabits per second. So it’s possible to have a much higher rate.
When shooting a video with filmic pro compared to the stock camera app, tap the settings gear and then tap resolution if I can get it to work. There we go, so now you can set the resolution.
Which I’m going to do right now. I’m going to set it up to 482160 P. and L. You see, it goes to 75, but you can pull it up to 100 megabits per second now. With the stock camera app, I believe 40 maxes out at around 50 megabits per second now.
Just because you said a high rate in filmic pro doesn’t mean it will look way better when you shoot videos and filmic pro Versus the stock camera app. A lot of variables are involved in image fidelity.
But having a higher rate cannot hurt in most cases in filmic pro let you set a higher rate across.
the board on all resolutions when compared to the stock camera app,
so that’s something you want to take advantage of if you’re serious about video 1 more thing I want to mention, though: if you export to your camera roll or export from this year.
It will automatically compress your video, so make sure you use iTunes file sharing when exporting or when Stephen videos to your computer. That way, you get the full resolution and don’t get some compressed version of that video. Shot, so keep that in mind very important to remember that.
Filmic pro, you get many more free meat options than you do with the stock camera app. by default, filmic pro set and things of that nature, but you can see here lots of free read options, this is going to get less and less you go up the resolution skill.
But if you set yourself to 720 P. If you said to 1080 P., you get most of them you see here. If you set the 4 K., your options less and even more, but still, it’s going to be better than what you get with the stock camera app.
So if you’re serious about this shooting a cinematic looking at video productions, then having 24 frames per second is a no-brainer in filmic pro allows you to change the aspect ratio speaking of cinematic look and feel.
You can tap the settings gear and have a resolution, and then you’ll see all these options for changing the aspect ratio. For example, you can change it to a 1 to 1 ratio for like vine videos and things like that. The cool thing about this is that you can use exposure outside of the ratio.
And still use that exposure or focus, for that matter, outside of the balance.
But what’s in the Little Red Square in this example at least will be the only thing captured on video, and of course, there are many more ratios to choose from if you’re looking for something a little more on the cinematic side.
So let’s go back into the settings here and check out the different ratios. Let’s tap the settings gear in. For example, I can tap the 2.39 to 1 ratio for that white screen look digital zoom controls.
You can access digital zoom by tapping the action slider and tapping the little zoom button in the upper right-hand corner. For example, by tapping the plus button, you can zoom in like this. By tapping the minus button, you can zoom out like this no is yours.
You mean you’re going to notice a slight color bar indicator that lets you know when you zoomed in too far because the digital zoom is not optical zoom, so it does result in image degradation.
If you zoom in just a little, the degradation shouldn’t be too noticeable,
you can see here, you get the little red bar indicating that you zoomed in a little too far, which may result in artifacts in your video, and that’s not desirable.
You can use digital zoom, but you have to use it sparingly sometimes. You want me when you use it for creative reasons but use it sparingly.
You can use the zoom targets by tapping the little buttons right when you’re at a specific zoom level that you wish to be. if I can get it working, hopefully.
We go all right so you can set the zoom targets to jump between or should I say zoom visiting levels that you said, so right here is the least soon then I have a zoom in a little bit more than a little bit more here.
And I can quickly access those doom levels by tapping the targets like that, and I can get rid of them just by tapping and holding if I wish to. You can change the speed of the zoom by tapping.
And holding the zoom button in the action slider and then using the little slider here to change the zoom speed, notice how much faster the zoom is now, and of course, I can make it slower by pulling down the zoom slider.
Adjusting shutter speed, you can change the shutter now a rule. However, you want to keep your shutter speed double.
So if I’m shooting 24 frames a second, I want to change my shutter speed to 48, and by accessing the manual controls for the ISOCELL tap and hold on hi, so and then you’ll see the shutters B. button in the middle here.
the shutter speed manually that, you wish though for creative reasons,
you may want to change it to a different level depends on your preferences.
But if you tap and hold on to the LED button, the flashlight, allows you to slide down in just a flash to one of 4 different levels, so the bottom level is the lowest.
Then you go up, the flash gets brighter, so if you’re shooting a subject that does not demand too much like to slide it down to the bottom. then slide it up to the top.
Just like this posing resuming recordings,
the stock camera app, at least for me, is that you can’t pause and resume recordings,
but with filmic pro, if you go into the settings gear and you tap.
Well, let’s try to get good is a city’s gear in your tap device. You’re going to see this option to stitch together footage, Once you do that, you’re going to notice that the minor record button changes.
It’s going to have a little Errol on it, and when you tap it, you’ll see that it changes into a pause button, and that allows you to pause in progress footage.
And then pick up right where you left off. So you can perform a jump cut without having to shoot multiple videos. It’s all in the same video.
Because it’s stitched together automatically, I’ve recomposed my shot, I press the record button again to pick up right where I left off.
You need to tap and hold on to the record button, which will stop the in-progress recording. I know we can go in. Let’s look at it. Let’s look and see this jump cuts eve. so it’s pulling in. This is all the same video.
And. There you go so you can see the junk that the focus change the exposure changed its address.
Still, it helps out when you can monitor your audio, Frances. If I yell Hey Hey, you could see the audio meters rise.
this helps you to ensure that the ideal is not too loud or too soft. Advanced audio settings speaking of audio filmic pro in its preferences contains quite an advanced audio settings to choose from.
You can determine which internal microphone on your iPhone will be used to record audio. You can choose between the front the back in the bottom microphone.
That’s crazy. You can choose the type of code that will be used for audio, so if you want lossless audio, you can choose.