If you’re currently an owner of an iPhone 5S or later, and you’re considering the option to replace it and buy a smart phone that shoots 4K, it will probably be wiser to check the ProCam 2 App first before you take the leap. This is a relevant option not only because ProCam 2 is currently the Free App of The Week on the App Store presently, but mainly because it enables 4K video recording on iPhone 5S and later.
There is a catch, though. The 4K feature needs to be unlocked with an in-app purchase that will cost you additional $4.99. Considering the price, it’s worth trying, plus you can’t go wrong for that price for sure. The 4K Ultra HD video will be upscaled from the native sensor resolution 3264 x 1836 up to 3840 x 2160.
The following 4K video is taken on an iPhone 6 with ProCam 2 v4.0. (3264 x 1836 @ 29.77fps, 145.19Mbps, 1.1GB)
And, here is another example of 4K test video using ProCam 2 on the iPhone 6 Plus
Furthermore, even if you don’t plan to shoot in 4K, the app is packed with a multitude of useful features such as anti-shake with adjustable sensitivity, flexible video frame rates (30 fps, 24 fps, 15 fps, 5 fps), Full HD time-lapse recording support, manual focus, exposure compensation, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance controls and more. In short, you will have a decent list of settings that usually you will find on your DSLR, if not more.
Here are some of the other features ProCam 2 enables on your phone:
- Video with zoom, pause, ability to take stills, and audio meter
- Level Video – (iPhone 4S and later only)
- Slow motion video with four playback speed options (iPhone 5 and later only)
- Time Lapse with the ability to add an audio track from iTunes music library
- Realtime video stabilization (can be turned ON/OFF)
- Video disk space counter
- True slow motion video mode with 4 playback speeds (Max fps / 30 fps / 24 fps / 15 fps)
- Realtime 6x digital video zoom
The application also provides four aspect ratios, four resolution options, various alignment grips, a nice audio meter, plus it shows you in real-time how much space and battery life is left in your iPhone. The app is intuitive and easy to use offering an appealing fully fledged professional camera experience that deserves a try.
Updated: The app is no longer free. You can download the latest version of ProCam 2 with 40% off the price for a limited time here.
[via: Motion VFX Blog]
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I followed the link, but it says it’s 2.99 (which is not bad, of course). Has the Free App window closed? Or is it about to begin?
It amazes me the tools we have at our disposal these days. My phone shoots better video than many professional cameras from a decade ago!
Glad someone else said something too. I posted on Facebook about it and was told that I didn’t read the post…
The app was free at the time I was working on the post, they’ve probably changed it in the meantime. Whatever the case may be, I think $2.99 is still a bargain for the plethora of functions one gets with this app. Hope that helps!
Definitely still a bargain. Cheers!
How is it compare to filmic pro