The launch of the new iPhone 13 has left several novelties to highlight. Among so many, the landing of the anticipated Cinema mode has been confirmed. It is a feature present in the four new Apple phones (iPhone 13, Mini, Pro and Pro Max) and that allows you to record videos with the background blurred, something similar to what happens in photographs with Portrait mode. But that’s not all, since it is also possible to edit the deptheven when recording has finished.
Apple has put its efforts in the study of cinematography to offer in its new smartphones what is known as “rack focus“This means that the Cinema mode of the new iPhone 13 allows smoothly change focus while shooting. In this way you can achieve clips with blurred backgrounds when a subject or element is in the foreground, and modify the focus according to what the scene requires.
The system is smart, so Cinema mode changes focus automatically when the person looks away from the iPhone 13. And as if this were not enough, it also allows you to change the focus manually, or fix it at a specific point with just a couple of taps. The idea of the Cupertino is that users are able to capture clips with “cinematic style”, and boy have they succeeded.
The Cinema mode of the iPhone 13 is a true marvel
If you wonder how Apple has achieved the Cinema mode that comes with all models of the iPhone 13, the answer is very interesting. It could be summed up by saying that it is a great balance achieved between software and hardware. The mobiles on the block have excellent cameras; Added to that is the power of the new A15 Bionic chip, plus the implementation of advanced machine learning algorithms. The technology takes advantage of optical image stabilization and sensors in smartphones to create a depth map that is integrated into the video file.
It is worth noting that Cinema mode captures images in Dolby Vision HDR, and users can adjust the level of the Bokeh effect (the background blur) after they have recorded the video. This can also be done from the Photos app, or through iMovie for iOS. But this is not all, since you can also edit the depth from iMovie and Final Cut Pro for Mac, although this possibility will be added later.
The iPhone 13’s Cinema mode is a true wonder and dramatically changes the way users can “play” at being filmmakers. And it even positions the new Apple smartphones as an even more valid tool for content creators in their future projects, both on YouTube, as in film and television. As long as it works as advertised, of course.