How to Record ProRes Video on iPhone 13 Pro
Enable ProRes recording on your iPhone 13 Pro to capture even more detail in your videos for easier editing later.
Apple first launched the ProRaw still image format with the iPhone 12 Pro series in 2020. With the iPhone 13 Pro series, Apple launched the ProRes format for videos, which provides greater flexibility in post-production. production when editing videos.
If you have an iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max, here’s how to record ProRes videos with it.
What is ProRes?
ProRes is not a new format. It is widely used in the post-production industry for video editing. It is a lossy video compression format developed by Apple that supports resolution up to 8K.
If you’re a videographer or cinematographer who uses your iPhone 13 Pro to record clips, ProRes will be a handy addition as it can capture more useful details while editing. This does not mean that videos recorded in ProRes will look better than regular videos – the extra data will only be useful in post-production workflows.
You can only record ProRes video from any of the three rear or front cameras on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The feature is not available on the front camera or non-Pro models.
On the 128GB iPhone Pro models, you’re limited to recording ProRes video in Full HD at 30 fps. On storage variants of 256 GB and above, you can record ProRes videos in 4K at 30 fps. However, the codec only supports normal video mode, slow motion and cinematic modes are not supported.
How to Record ProRes Video on iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max
Follow these steps to save ProRes video to your iPhone:
- Move towards Settings > Camera > Formats.
- Under Video Capture, enable the Apple ProRes option.
- Now open the Camera app on your iPhone 13 Pro or Pro Max and swipe to Video fashion.
- You should see a ProRes toggle in the status bar at the top. Enable it, then record ProRes videos on your iPhone.
Your iPhone will continue to record videos in ProRes until you manually turn it off. Note that ProRes videos take up a lot of space: they are up to 30 times larger than HEVC files. Recording one minute of 4K ProRes video can take up nearly 6GB of space on your iPhone.
ProRes makes video editing easy
It’s unlikely that most users will find a use for ProRes. However, if you tend to use your iPhone to record video for post-production or filmmaking, you’ll appreciate the added flexibility the codec offers.
However, ProRes take up a lot of space, so be sure to transfer them to your computer regularly to free up space on your phone.
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