September 10, 2019

The iPhone Goes Pro and Video Takes Center Stage

The iPhone is going pro for the first time ever. What exactly does that mean for us?

The cameras on our smartphones keep getting better, now Apple has upped the ante yet again, delivering us the first "Pro" iPhone. With regards to video, the phone can shoot and edit with consistent image capture, switching between all three cameras with a touch of a button.

Here is a breakdown of those three rear cameras:

  • 12mp wide camera 26mm f1.8.
  • 12mp telephoto 52mm f2.8.
  • 12mp Ultra-wide 13mm f2.4. 

You can also take three shots simultaneously.

iphones 3 lenses

Check out the iPhone 11 Pro with FiLMiCPro. Built-in director's viewfinder with lens selection added. It gives you the option of recording two different focal lengths or front and rear at the same time. 

So you can visualize every field of view. Cameras record simultaneously, giving you twice as much coverage.

filmic pro viewfinder iphone pro

Tech Specs

  • 5.8 and 6.5-inch OLED displays
  • Super Retina XDR display supporting HDR 10 with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos
  • Three rear cameras
  • 12- mega pixel front-facing camera
  • 4K video for both front and rear cameras
  • A13 Bionic chip 
  • With those three lenses, you will be able to take three shots simultaneously. You will also have five MORE hours of battery life and a fast-charging charger,
  • 12mp wide camera
  • 26mm f1.8. Telephoto
  • 52mm f2.8,
  • A13 Bionic. 1 Trillion ops per second. 8.5billion 7nm transistors. Designed for high performance and low power. Quad Core CPUs as well.

Apple is also offering a Trade-In program for current iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X owners.

The iPhone Pro Starts at $999, the iPhone Pro Max starts at $1099. Preorder will start at 5 am PT Friday 9.13, and then shipping starts a week later.     

Your Comment

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The ability to record two streams at the same time (via Filmic Pro) seems like a pretty rad idea - not sure I've ever seen that anywhere else. Curious to see how long it takes Moment to come out with a case for the three cameras - would love to throw the anamorphic on that super-wide, just to see what it produces.

September 10, 2019 at 3:38PM

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Matthew Swanson
Actor/Writer/Director
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They just released a video yesterday saying that the ultra wide wouldn’t work because it’s too wide for the size of their lens mount. They released their new cases but it might be a while till we get an anamorphic that fits the ultra wide

September 12, 2019 at 2:41PM

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Carsten Weizer
Independent swiss army knife of a film maker
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Now we can see your a@@hole with a super-ultrawide lens and well, you can shoot a film without having to respect aspect ratios, you can crop anyway you want :)
Don't get me wrong I was an Apple fan boy too, they have become a super lame company.

September 10, 2019 at 5:39PM

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Benjamin Del Castillo
Visual Artist / Filmmaker
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I agree on the lame part, but not for those reasons. It’s just the way the present and talk to you, it’s so sterile It becomes annoying. There’s no edge or art.
One thing though, I wish camera manufacturers would start innovating new technology for their cameras, like the phone co’s has. All camera manufacturers seem stagnated since the leap from film to digital.

September 10, 2019 at 5:47PM

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Why should aspect ratios be frozen in place now? They never have been in the history of cinema. If you don't like flexibility, no one is forcing you to unbend.

Two video streams at once is going to be a great boon to action shots, for one thing. And while you can stick your head up your a@@hole with that ultrawide lens, it's going to be great for those of us who prefer daylight shooting!

September 12, 2019 at 4:10PM

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Rob Reiter
Commander Of The Realm
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Maybe next year.. What happened to these guys? I used to look forward to their phone updates.

September 10, 2019 at 8:06PM

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Walter Wallace
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Good bye Canon, Fuji and Olympus. Rest in peace, as more mobile phone manufactures will be offering multi lens cameras with their phones from now.

September 11, 2019 at 4:33AM, Edited September 11, 4:36AM

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“Hey Siri! Motivate this actress to express the emotion needed without going HAM”

“Sorry, can’t rotate emotional hams”

September 11, 2019 at 9:11AM

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Aaron Harper
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There's no way those focal lengths are accurate.

September 11, 2019 at 10:31AM

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I was waiting for them to say 'In fact this whole video was shot on the brand new iPhone'. the dual video recording function is the only thing that really stuck out to me, but awesome video functions aside, It's still a smartphone.

No one is showing up to a video gig with an iPhone.

September 11, 2019 at 12:49PM

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Alex Everingham
Video Editor
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"No one is showing up to a video gig with an iPhone"

Are you sure about that? If so, then somebody better tell Steven Soderberg... https://nofilmschool.com/Soderbergh-High-Flying-Bird-Slamdance

September 12, 2019 at 3:07PM

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Craig Anthony Perkins
Composer • Filmmaker • Photographer • Sound Designer
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WRONG.

September 13, 2019 at 9:46AM

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Kerrin McLean
Director / DP / Editor
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Would be good to know how this camera fares against the Huaweir P30 Pro...?

September 12, 2019 at 4:08PM, Edited September 12, 4:08PM

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Nicholas Penrake
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