Alongside speed and storage enhancements, the new iPhone 12 Pro adds a significant boost to its camera with 10-bit Dolby Vision. The extra data recorded allows much more flexibility in when color grading with FilmConvert, and really unlocks the potential of achieving truly cinematic images from a smartphone.
To test out the capabilities of the new sensor, the team behind FilmConvert has strapped the iPhone 12 to an ARRI Alexa and took it out on a real-world shoot to see how the mobile footage could be matched to a Hollywood cinema camera. The results might surprise even the most skeptical professionals out there. Just take a look.
Beyond any doubt, the 10-bit video available on the iPhone 12 is a great addition, making adjustments much easier. With the right tweaking and by using the just released FilmCovert camera pack, you can get pretty decent results.
Sure, you’ll still get the noise artifacts, clipped whites along with noticeable artificial sharpness.
Nevertheless, pulling your smartphone out of your pocket on set could certainly be a viable option, even if you want to match the captured footage with the mighty ARRI ALEXA. Let us know what your thoughts about this quick test are in the comments below.
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