The latest iPhones, including the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, have introduced a new feature that allows users to shoot log footage1. This is a significant development for video professionals and enthusiasts alike. Here’s an in-depth guide on how to use this feature.
What is Log Shooting?
Log shooting is a method of capturing video that preserves more data during the recording process. It’s similar to shooting RAW when taking photos in that it preserves more data during the recording process. When you’re shooting log, the iPhone is constantly active, shooting and combining that information into a final photo.
How to Enable Log Shooting
Here are the steps to enable log shooting on your iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max:
- Unlock your phone: To begin, unlock your iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max. Note – this will not work with the regular iPhone 15, nor the older Pro or Pro Max models.
- Open Settings: Find and select the Settings app. This is the app with an icon that looks like a cog.
- Scroll down to Camera: Once you’re in Settings, scroll down to Camera and tap it.
- Tap Formats: Next, scroll down to the option labeled Formats and tap it.
- Ensure ProRes is enabled: Before you enable Log, you’ll need to make sure ProRes is enabled. This should be on by default, but if not toggle the Apple ProRes option so that it’s green.
- Tap ProRes Encoding: Under the Apple ProRes option, there’s another option called ProRes Encoding. Tap this and you’ll be taken to another menu.
- Select Log: In the ProRes Encoding menu, you’ll see three options: HDR, SDR, and Log. HDR is the default, but tapping Log will make that default instead.
- Enable inside the Camera app: Now just exit out of Settings and back into the Camera app. On the top menu bar there’s an option labelled ProRes Log – tap this and it’ll switch modes. Tap it again to turn it off.