Better Sound, Improved Image Quality – This Fall Is All About Major Video Upgrades
Following the recent introduction of manual exposure controls, external microphone support, and stereo sound – we are very pleased to announce that Dolby Vision HDR Video is now integrated in ProCamera!
DOLBY VISION: 10-BIT HDR VIDEO
ProCamera v14.1 is available worldwide and it includes support for 10-bit Dolby Vision HDR video recording on iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max!
The Dolby Vision video standard can record 700 million colors to make your clips more lifelike and vibrant. That’s 60 times more colors than in previous 8-bit video recordings! Until now, big film studios have adopted Dolby Vision HDR by making according adjustments in post production – the iPhone is the first camera capable of making these adjustments while recording.
On the latest iPhones, ProCamera will automatically record in HDR for frame rates up to 60fps (iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max) or up to 30fps (iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini).
We have also added a settings option to exclusively record standard, non-HDR 8-bit video on the latest iPhones (Settings > Video Quality > HDR Video: Off).
Since HDR video is such a big step for videography, there are some things to consider when adopting it at this point in time: You will need a proper HDR display (like the new iPhones have) to enjoy the increased dynamic range of HDR clips, some editing softwares are not (yet) capable of maintaining the HDR information, and your video portal of choice needs to be able to process HDR video files. YouTuber DailyTekk released an informative recap on the status quo of HDR video:
STEREO SOUND & EXTERNAL MICROPHONE SUPPORT
We think great audio quality is essential for professional videography. That’s why we have introduced stereo sound for video recordings in v14.0 (iPhone Xs and up). When recording clips in stereo, the Audiometer in our video info panel will show two separate audio channels.
To push the audio quality even further, you may use external microphones when recording videos. We wanted to give you maximum flexibility, and that’s why ProCamera can now connect to a wide range of external bluetooth, lightning, and USB microphones – like Apple AirPods, Instamic Pro, Shure MV88+, Blue Yeti,…
Using external microphones with ProCamera
Our latest video tutorial shows you how to connect to and film with external microphones in ProCamera:
RECOMMENDED AUDIO EQUIPMENT
It’s easy to get lost in the wide range of available audio equipment for the iPhone, which is why we regularly test new hardware for you. These are the products we have used for our tutorial video above:
Instamic Pro* – The Instamic is a high-fidelity audio recorder that doubles as a waterproof bluetooth microphone (check video tutorial above to hear it and see how to connect it to your iPhone). It’s the microphone of choice of our team members – great build and sound quality, versatile, and compact!
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Other recommended products: Shure MV88+ Video Kit (Lightning), Apple AirPods Pro (Bluetooth), and Apples USB-Lightning adapter to utilize compatible USB microphones like the Blue Yeti.