cinematic mode

Introduced with the iPhone 13 series, Cinematic mode is an inbuilt feature on your iPhone camera that lets you record videos with a shallow depth of field and add beautiful focus transitions for a cinema-grade look.

Here’s a list of iPhones that support this feature:

1. iPhone 13 Series

The iPhone 13 series was the first to introduce the Cinematic mode. This includes:

  • iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max

The Cinematic mode in these models is designed to bring a depth-of-field effect to your videos by leveraging its A15 Bionic chip and advanced computational algorithms.

2. iPhone 14 Series

The iPhone 14 series continued the legacy of the Cinematic mode. This includes:

  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max

2. iPhone 15 Series

The iPhone 15 series all get the cinematic mode, you can also now shoot LOG on the Pro models. This includes:

  • iPhone 15
  • iPhone 15 Plus
  • iPhone 15 Pro
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max

How to Use Cinematic Mode

iPhone screen shows the Camera app in Cinematic Video mode ready to record a person who's looking at the camera

To use the Cinematic mode, open the Camera app, then swipe to Cinematic mode. Tap the arrow in landscape mode to show adjustment options. You can adjust the depth of field, switch between Wide and Telephoto, adjust exposure, and choose flash settings.

Editing Videos in Cinematic Mode

After recording a video in Cinematic mode, you can edit it in the Photos app on your iPhone. You can adjust the depth of field and the focus points of a video taken in Cinematic mode.

iPhone screen shows the Photos app and its controls for editing a video's focus points

Remember, to enjoy these features, make sure that you have the latest version of iOS installed on your device.

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So, if you’re looking for an iPhone that supports Cinematic mode, consider getting an iPhone from the 13 or 14 series. These models offer advanced video recording capabilities that can help you capture stunning, cinema-grade videos right from your smartphone.

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