Capturing video with iPhone issues

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by oRBIT2002, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. oRBIT2002 macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2011
    I've been bothered since day 1 when filming with my iPhone(s) I've had over the years. I am not sure about the terminology (I'm more or less kind of a newbie..) but the colours of the movie has a tendency to flicker when the scene changes.
    I guess it's kind of related to whitebalace/exposure but it feels very aggressive on the iPhone.

    Try shooting a kid in the swings and you'll see color-"flickering". Perhaps background grass differs slightly in colour all the time because of "color-recalibration" (sorry for my bad terminology but perhaps you know what I mean).
    Some apps allows you to lock "exposure" and this fixes the problem but may introduce other issues aswell unless you're filming a more or less static scene.

    I have not experienced this colour-problem with regular digital-cameras. I've had a few (all pretty cheap models) but this problem has never bothered me, it hasn't crossed my mind until I started shooting family-movies with my phones.
    The question is, what does regular digital cameras do that the iPhone doesn't?
  2. dorsal macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2002
    Just tap and hold until you see “AE/AF Lock” show up on the screen.

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