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Apple has shared a new video in its ongoing "Shot on iPhone" series, showing off the photographic capabilities – and in this case the battery life – of the iPhone 11 Pro.

Titled "Hermitage," the one and a half minute video previews footage taken within the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The footage was filmed on an iPhone 11 Pro in one continuous take for 5 hours, 19 minutes, and 28 seconds, and all of it on a single battery charge.

A cinematic journey through one of the world's biggest museums in St. Petersburg, Russia, taking in 45 galleries, 588 masterpieces, and live performances. Filmed entirely on iPhone 11 Pro in one continuous take on one battery charge.
After the footage was taken, the iPhone 11 Pro still had 19 percent battery left, according to Apple.

Directed by Axinya Gog, the one-take journey through Russia's iconic museum can be viewed in its entirety. Apple has also made available a playlist of track highlights used in the film on Apple Music.

Apple has shared dozens of "Shot on ‌‌iPhone‌‌" photos and videos over the course of the last several years, updating the content with the launch of each new ‌‌iPhone‌‌ model.Apple's ‌‌‌iPhone 11 Pro‌‌‌, which is used for the newest ad, features a triple-lens camera with the best wide-angle sensor Apple has released so far along with a telephoto lens and a super wide-angle lens for better landscape shots.

Article Link: Apple Shares 'Hermitage' Shot on iPhone Video, Previewing Over 5 Hours of Continuous Museum Footage Taken on a Single Battery Charge
 
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iLoveDeveloping

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Absolutely love my iPhone 11 Pro. The battery life alone is insane. I finish most days with 60%+ battery life. One day it was 80% and didn’t even bother charging it, got two days battery life and still had 15% at the end of second day! It’s unreal - coming from an iPhone 8 that died every night at 11pm I’m so happy! I can easily get two days battery and I don’t have to worry about a thing!
 

JosephAW

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I saw the original 90 minute version of Russian Ark years ago, it was an okay story but the Hermitage Museum is amazing and on my bucket list to visit.
Had an interesting backstory how they used hard drives and Sony cameras to produce the longest take. Took four takea and three failed so they had to start over and had success on the fourth. Wiki has a good read about it.


Also reading about other directors and long takes is another interesting part of history. In today's every 2 seconds cut films we are used to seeing it blows the mind tonhave very long takes and makes it hard to blink.
 

JosephAW

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I wonder what happens when you get the 20% battery remaining warning while recording? Thought that would interrupt the flow?
 

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just like the movie Russian Ark - snap!
shot in one take, really tedious to watch

Indeed , it looks like this is a remake of Alexander Sokurov's "Russian Ark" ! It was even more of an epic achievement back then , in 2001.
I liked many Sokurov's films, but "Russian Ark" wasn't really one of them, despite the technical prowess of shooting an entire movie in one take. A bit tredious, yes.
 
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Not sure why it's impressive.

The video quality is awesome, but who in their right mind would sit through 5 hours+ of slow-paced footage ? I didn't last 10 min because it's boring as hell, despite loving the Hermitage's sumptuous decor and artwork.
 
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Not sure why it's impressive.

The video quality is awesome, but who in their right mind would sit through 5 hours+ of slow-paced footage ? I didn't last 10 min because it's boring as hell, despite loving the Hermitage's sumptuous decor and artwork.
It’s Apple’s most impressive sleep induction & tracking effort
 
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I love how Apple is always encouraging people to take videos and photos on their phones with these videos on their YouTube channel. I haven't seen other companies promote their phones like that, maybe they aren't so proud and confident with their cameras, no?
 

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I call BS (please, correct me if I'm wrong). (In fact, I want to be wrong here.)

One of the first concerts I shot was on my iPhone 4 in 2010, and I attempted to just shoot it continuously. I hit the 4gb file limit, which due to the phone struggling to save that file, then caused my resumed recording to be out of sync with it's audio.

Because of that and my lack of video editing knowledge, I was never able to post that gig and may have lost the footage.

So, I'm not saying it can't shoot for 5 hours before the battery runs out, I'm saying that unless the file system has been changed, there's no way that is continuous because 1080p30 video would have easily hit 4gb somewhere between 60 and 90 minutes.

Edit: Corrected version of iPhone used.
 
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I love how Apple is always encouraging people to take videos and photos on their phones with these videos on their YouTube channel. I haven't seen other companies promote their phones like that, maybe they aren't so proud and confident with their cameras, no?

This ^^^

Along with encouraging people with a bent for artistic expression to take chances with the camera in their phones. Their videos are inspiring. And this one is well done!
 

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I love how Apple is always encouraging people to take videos and photos on their phones with these videos on their YouTube channel. I haven't seen other companies promote their phones like that, maybe they aren't so proud and confident with their cameras, no?
Many actually did when a good phone cams were a novelty - 8 years ago.
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I call BS (please, correct me if I'm wrong). (In fact, I want to be wrong here.)

One of the first concerts I shot was on my iPhone 5S, and I attempted to just shoot it continuously. I hit the 4gb file limit, which due to the phone struggling to save that file, then caused my resumed recording to be out of sync with it's audio.

Because of that and my lack of video editing knowledge, I was never able to post that gig and may have lost the footage.

So, I'm not saying it can't shoot for 5 hours before the battery runs out, I'm saying that unless the file system has been changed, there's no way that is continuous because 1080p30 video would have easily hit 4gb somewhere between 60 and 90 minutes.
Welcome to Apple marketing, telling you the better half of the story
 

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I call BS (please, correct me if I'm wrong). (In fact, I want to be wrong here.)

One of the first concerts I shot was on my iPhone 5S, and I attempted to just shoot it continuously. I hit the 4gb file limit, which due to the phone struggling to save that file, then caused my resumed recording to be out of sync with it's audio.

Because of that and my lack of video editing knowledge, I was never able to post that gig and may have lost the footage.

So, I'm not saying it can't shoot for 5 hours before the battery runs out, I'm saying that unless the file system has been changed, there's no way that is continuous because 1080p30 video would have easily hit 4gb somewhere between 60 and 90 minutes.

One option would be to stream it to a portable HD or directly to the web with a broadcasting app, they probably also used some specialised material to capture the stream.
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Best screensaver ever
 
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Superhai

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So, I'm not saying it can't shoot for 5 hours before the battery runs out, I'm saying that unless the file system has been changed, there's no way that is continuous because 1080p30 video would have easily hit 4gb somewhere between 60 and 90 minutes.
Where do you get this limitation from? I have shot videos with iPhone that is way larger than 4GB, and both HFS+ and APFS perfectly fine at storing much larger files. It is a pain to transfer over the lightning port, but it will complete eventually.
 

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I call BS (please, correct me if I'm wrong). (In fact, I want to be wrong here.)

One of the first concerts I shot was on my iPhone 5S, and I attempted to just shoot it continuously. I hit the 4gb file limit, which due to the phone struggling to save that file, then caused my resumed recording to be out of sync with it's audio.

Because of that and my lack of video editing knowledge, I was never able to post that gig and may have lost the footage.

So, I'm not saying it can't shoot for 5 hours before the battery runs out, I'm saying that unless the file system has been changed, there's no way that is continuous because 1080p30 video would have easily hit 4gb somewhere between 60 and 90 minutes.

Apple released the Apple File System with iOS 10.3 and MacOS 10.13. Max file size limit is 8 Exabytes. So to ease your concern, the issue you experienced with your 5s would not happen again.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_File_System
 

H3LL5P4WN

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Where do you get this limitation from? I have shot videos with iPhone that is way larger than 4GB, and both HFS+ and APFS perfectly fine at storing much larger files. It is a pain to transfer over the lightning port, but it will complete eventually.

I'm saying that at somewhere after an hour in to shooting, my phone told me it couldn't record anymore as it had hit the 4gb limit.

And my apologies, I checked my timeline, this would have been an iPhone 4.
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Apple released the Apple File System with iOS 10.3 and MacOS 10.13. Max file size limit is 8 Exabytes. So to ease your concern, the issue you experienced with your 5s would not happen again.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_File_System

It actually was an iPhone 4 (I edited my original post after I figured out where this video would have fallen chronologically, based on my YouTube channel).

That's fantastic to know... I might give this a go the next time I shoot this same band in about 2 months from now. What I've been doing since then is stopping the recording after a song and immediately hitting record again.
 

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I call BS (please, correct me if I'm wrong). (In fact, I want to be wrong here.)

One of the first concerts I shot was on my iPhone 4 in 2010, and I attempted to just shoot it continuously. I hit the 4gb file limit, which due to the phone struggling to save that file, then caused my resumed recording to be out of sync with it's audio.

Because of that and my lack of video editing knowledge, I was never able to post that gig and may have lost the footage.

So, I'm not saying it can't shoot for 5 hours before the battery runs out, I'm saying that unless the file system has been changed, there's no way that is continuous because 1080p30 video would have easily hit 4gb somewhere between 60 and 90 minutes.

Edit: Corrected version of iPhone used.

The iphone 11 pro comes in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB storage space. The latter two are more than capable of holding a 5hr 1080p video recording. Depending on who you consult, 1hr of 1080p video will amount anywhere between 3.5GB to 5GB of storage space.
 

H3LL5P4WN

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The iphone 11 pro comes in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB storage space. The latter two are more than capable of holding a 5hr 1080p video recording. Depending on who you consult, 1hr of 1080p video will amount anywhere between 3.5GB to 5GB of storage space.

Right, it wasn't a storage issue. I had a 32gb iPhone 4 and had cleared almost everything off of my phone before the show.
 

ctdonath

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I call BS ... One of the first concerts I shot was on my iPhone 4 in 2010, and I attempted to just shoot it continuously. ... I'm not saying it can't shoot for 5 hours before the battery runs out, I'm saying that unless the file system has been changed, there's no way that is continuous because 1080p30 video would have easily hit 4gb somewhere between 60 and 90 minutes.
Ya think there's been a file system improvement between the iPhone 4 vs iPhone 11 Pro? maybe?
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_Russian_Ark_ was a tour de force of single-take moviemaking. 2000 actors and entire building staged for a single 90-minute continuous take, repeated 3 times to pick best one, depicting history of the building & contents over centuries.

The director's commentary was fascinating.
The theatrical audio was ... well, my wife dozed off 3 times and gave up.
 

Charles Cohen

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So they say its in 4K but Apple still haven't upload anything on Youtube in 4K, only 1080p. Not even 60fps videos. Since you are marketing a phones capabilities.
 
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I can tell tell you that I have continuously shot on my 256Gb iPhone 11 Pro Max for 1 hour and 45 minutes (105 minutes) in 4K60 and the file size was 69Gb. It was then uploaded to iCloud and deleted from the phone. The shot consumed 40% of the battery. Based on my usage the battery would only run for about 4h:30m at 4K60 so ... maybe it was shot at 4k30.
 
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