Apple’s iPhone 13 includes a new camera feature called “Cinematic Mode” designed to help filmmakers and hobbyists shoot and edit better footage from their device, the company said at its annual event on Tuesday. September.
Marketed with a Knives Out– a short film inspired by the thriller, the camera function – which records in Dolby Vision HDR – can track where the subject is looking in the video and adjust the camera’s focus accordingly. Video editors will also be able to manually change depth of field and bokeh levels in their footage after capture.
IPhone 13 Pro users, who have an additional focus on their devices, will also be able to record and edit footage in ProRes – a feature that will help creators who want to use their work in a professional setting.
“It really comes down to professional cameras,” said cinematographer Greig Fraser, who took part in a promotional video with director Kathryn Bigelow, at Apple’s event on Tuesday. “We’re going very, very soon to see filmmakers making films in a different way.”
Earlier in the event, Apple executives unveiled new models of the iPad and Apple Watch. Apple CEO Tim Cook also opened the event with a sizzling reel of upcoming fall releases on Apple TV +, including Season 2 of The morning show, who returns this Friday; the movie with Tom Hanks Bullfinch, which comes out on November 5th; and the new series The problem with Jon Stewart, which will start on September 30.