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Apple's iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro models exclusively support a video recording feature called ProRes, which allows you to capture, edit, and share professional quality video. Here's how to enable it on your iPhone in iOS 16.

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Aimed at professionals, the ProRes codec offers higher color fidelity and less compression, and it is often used for commercials, feature films, and TV broadcasts, which is testament to the high quality results that it can achieve.

A one-minute 10-bit HDR ProRes video takes up 1.7GB in HD mode. For that reason, recording ProRes video at 4K at 30 frames per second requires 256, 512, or 1TB of iPhone storage capacity.

In other words, if you have an ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ or ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ with the base 128GB of storage, you'll be limited to shooting 1080p ProRes video at 30 frames per second.

With that in mind, you can follow these steps to turn it on.
  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro.
  2. Scroll down and tap Camera.
  3. Tap Formats.
  4. Under "Video Capture," toggle the switch next to Apple ProRes to the green ON position.
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With ProRes enabled, the next time you choose the Video mode in the Camera app, you'll see the ProRes indicator in the top-left corner above the viewfinder. If it's crossed out, tap it to enable the feature. The "Max Time" at the top of the viewfinder also tells you the maximum duration that you can record in ProRes, based on your iPhone's storage capacity.

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Along with ProRes, the ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ and iPhone 14 Pro feature improved Wide, Ultra Wide, and Telephoto lenses with better low light performance, macro capabilities, Night Mode, Cinematic video recording for depth-of-field transitions, Photographic Styles for enhancing images, and (exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro) a new Action mode for stabilizing video.

Article Link: How to Shoot ProRes Video on iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro
 
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JustinCymbal

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Definitely looking forward to using this!

I bought the iPhone 13 Pro with 256 GB in sierra blue

I’m surprised I was able to get mine on launch day considering they’re now backordered until November

I hope Apple makes a feature where you can choose not to have these ProRes videos backed up to iCloud as I would much rather store them on a hard drive considering it’s 1.7 GB per minute
 

icrude

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As a professional videographer I'm surprised Apple is doing the whole prores thing on an iPhone. The sensor is way too small in this phone to be a pro video camera, so why the pro format? 10bit HDR from such a small sensor, really?
 

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A one-minute 10-bit HDR ProRes video takes up 1.7GB in HD mode. For that reason, recording ProRes video at 4K at 30 frames per second requires 256, 512, or 1TB of iPhone storage capacity.
Yowser! From interpolating HEVC requirement, a minute of 4K at 30 fps would require about 3 times the storage space of 5GB, or 300GB per hour.
 

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As a professional videographer I'm surprised Apple is doing the whole prores thing on an iPhone. The sensor is way too small in this phone to be a pro video camera, so why the pro format? 10bit HDR from such a small sensor, really?
hold on there, did you see those tv commercials they filmed off a iphone_13pro?
there were very Alejandro G. Iñárritu like with
Low Key Lighting TO chiaroscuro lighting within the frame,
instant action stunts in full resolu-

oh who is kidding who?
those were not filmed on a phone or even a standard camera.
people will believe and gobble up anything now.
 

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I think video sums up ProRes.


Awesome feature, but IMHO, much less useful than ProRAW due to the amount of space and the limitations of transferring via lightning. Airdrop may work depending how long the video is. I absolutely love my 13 Pro and would never use ProRes any way, but the fact Apple continued to make a device they market as Pro for professional videographers with lightning port and not USB-C/TB4 like the iPad Pros is beyond me.
 
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Its not on mine for some reason..?

Edit 15.1 beta. Thats why!
 

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This feature strikes me as one of those things to talk about when you're out of things that would be compelling for the average Joe. This is definitely an "S" year.
 
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As a professional videographer I'm surprised Apple is doing the whole prores thing on an iPhone. The sensor is way too small in this phone to be a pro video camera, so why the pro format? 10bit HDR from such a small sensor, really?
You could have 10bit HDR on a 480p sensor, the sensor size doesn't really matter, the pixel size it what matters. Thats why Apple has kept the smaller 12mp sensor, so they can increase the pixel size. I can't find the specs on pixel size for red cameras to compare the pixel size with the iPhone.
 

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For $350, you can get a DJI Pocket 2. It has infinite/removable storage, 3-axis gimbal, a much better, 8x zoom lens, a better sensor, etc.

Nobody will ever choose to shoot high quality or lengthy video using an iPhone.
I wouldn’t say ever. I would say likely not many will now because the iPhone is still handicapped by lightning. But the footage from ProRes looks awesome. Way more detail as expected.
 
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This feature strikes me as one of those things to talk about when you're out of things that would be compelling for the average Joe. This is definitely an "S" year.
Yes, but S years are the best years. Much better cameras, much better battery life, much better display (ProMotion plus brightness improvements) with smaller notch, and solid underpromised improvements to the performance with big jump in GPU performance. The 13 Pro is a much more well rounded phone than the 12 Pro as a package.
 
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