Capturing video with iPhone issues

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

  1. oRBIT2002 macrumors member

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    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

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

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