iPhone 11, and 11 Per: 12 tips for shooting better videos – CNET

iPhone 11, and 11 Per: 12 tips for shooting better videos – CNET

iPhone 11 ($699 at Amazon) and 11 are two of the best mobile phones, you can buy today for the recording of video. The iPhone has a long Tradition in the shoot good-looking videos. While other phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 ($950 at Amazon), Huawei P30 Per ($715 at Amazon) and Google-Pixel-4 can go toe-to-toe with the iPhone in terms of photos, Apple’s video capabilities is largely unmatched by other phone manufacturers in terms of recording options, Image quality and color accuracy.

Yes, a dedicated camera such as a Sony RX100 or a mirror-less camera like the Panasonic GH5 or Sony A7 III the recording is a better quality video and allow you to more native adaptations, but none is as convenient as your telephone. The size of an iPhone and the easy handling allow you the recording of authentic and personal moments on the fly.

With the new dual and triple rear cameras, respectively, 11 and 11 Per, to add more flexibility to the already good video setup. You can switch the cameras to get closer to or further away from your subject, even during filming. And the new iPhones shoot sharper video with colors that are closer to the life in comparison with the video of the previous generation of Apple mobile phones, like the iPhone, X< - span section="inline-annotation|leads"> ($578 on Amazon) and iPhone-XS

All that being said, here are a dozen-plus tips to capture movie footage on your iPhone easier, and as you can see the results, the sound the look and better.


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1. Beware which way you hold your iPhone

If you want to shoot video in landscape, that’s fine. If you want to record vertical video is cool, too. Thoughtful to be, where you plan to publish or share their videos. If you upload to YouTube, then the horizontal orientation works best. If you look at the posting on Instagram, vertical videos better. If you share just things with friends, be Willy-nilly about everything. But if you’re going to, a few video clips together, make sure that you hold the phone in the same way for each clip. As a result the processing is much easier and will save you the one or the other black bars.”

2. 4K video is the way to go

your iPhone can record in 720p, 1080p and 4K. For the best video image quality, the 4K resolution is the best choice. If you do not care about the quality so much and focus more on how much space on your phone to record videos, try to Drop your resolution down to 1080p or even 720p. 

If you iOS 13.2 or higher, you can quickly change the resolution of the default camera app. Just tap the resolution and the frames-per-second (fps) icon in the corner of the camera viewfinder. You can turn off by 4K, HD, and 720.

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For even more control and options, go to the settings app and then tap camera. From there you can change the resolution and frame rate, as well as recording formats, stereo audio and network overlay, among others.

3.  Change the Framerate to your theme to customize and where you have to post

The iPhone 11 and 11 Pro can shoot 4K Videos at 24, 30 or 60fps. Most movies are filmed at 24 B / s by them, that cinematic flicker. If you are looking for recording a vlog for YouTube or something, you go to the post to Facebook or Instagram, 30 fps is fine. 60fps is great for recording activities such as sports, or something with a lot of movement.

In a good lighting, 60fps makes the video really hot. After you recorded a video at 60fps, you can use an editing app such as iMovie, Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere Pro to slow things down to half speed 30fps. This type of movement in your shots a dreamy feel to it.

My default setting for video on a iPhone is 4K at 24fps. 

4. Slow motion on the iPhone is good, but smart

It is crazy that You can capture slow-motion footage with an iPhone 11 or 11 Pro with up to 40fps in full HD, 1080p. That is, if you with a high image rate, such as this, your video needs a lot of light.

beware of artificial lighting, because it will give your slow-motion video flicker in a strobe like. This recording makes slow-motion-tricky indoors.

If the playback of a slow-motion video recording on your phone it is pretty good. But as soon as you start it on a larger screen such as a TV or computer, you will be able to see some of the shortcomings.

5. You will take control of the Auto-exposure and Auto-focus

If your video looks too bright in the camera app, the viewfinder you can reduce the exposure time, keeping the faces of the people from turning into blobs of light. But to do that, you know that the auto exposure and auto focus tied together on the iPhone. In fact, this is how it is by default, on most phones, apart from the new Google-Pixel-4 and Pixel-4 XL

To fine-tune the exposure, tap to focus on the display where ever you want to. Hope that on your subject. A yellow focus/exposure square will appear. To slide your Finger on the brightness icon up or down until your subject looks well lit.

If you want to, lock your exposure, tap and hold on the screen until the yellow focus/exposure square pulses and “AE/AF LOCK” will appear on your screen. AE/AF-LOCK stands for auto exposure/auto focus lock. The iPhone will retain that setting until you the screen, touch it again, or adjust the slider for brightness more. 

6. Not all zoom is equal to

on the iPhone, like most camera phones, has both optical zoom and digital zoom. Optical zoom is when the camera shoots into its natural enlargement. The iPhone 11 main camera has 1x magnification and the uw camera has a 0.5 x magnification. The 11 Pro has a third “Tele” camera with 2x magnification. If you film all of those magnifications you will get the best optical quality available.

Otherwise, if you zoom to, say, 1.9 x or 6x magnification, the digital zoom, which at the cost of image quality, so that it is soft to the touch and splotchy. As a rule, the stay I’m trying to, with 1x, 2x or 0.5 x on the iPhone 11 Pro and 1x and 0.5 x on the iPhone 11.

With that said, a little digital zoom, good lighting is not to degrade your video image quality to much. For example, if I’m on the iPhone 11 Pro I feel comfortable shooting at 3x in bright situations. The same is true for the iPhone 11, wherein the recording of video with 2x magnification will look decent still.

7. The iPhone is a new Zoom dial zoom better

look only Rarely, when I record a video I can switch between the cameras. But sometimes it is better to do so than to miss a moment. There are several ways to zoom in and zoom out while recording. You can tap on the zoom-in button near the shutter button to change cameras. It’s almost like a TV talk show, when cutting from one camera to another.


A new dial makes it easy to zoom smoothly and precisely.

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of course, you can pinch to zoom, but this is not very precise and can be prepared according to the design of your Videos But now, with iOS 13, there is a zoom slider that enables you to increase your thumb or finger, and in a buttery-smooth motion. Simply tap and hold on the zoom-in button — 1x, 2x or 0.5 x. Then slide the dial to the a or to zoom in the other, or to zoom out.

8. Quick take brings Instagram-style video recording in the camera-app

If you need to film a video quickly and not have a moment to switch from photo to video mode, Apple has the solution for you. Simply press and hold the shutter button to record a video. It is similar to the way videos on Instagram or Snapchat. As soon as you release it stops recording. If you want to, lock the shutter button, to continue recording, move your finger from the shutter button and the lock. 

9. You have many options to edit your video, from the camera-app

For the first time ever, you can rotate a video or change the crop, color and exposure of your videos without a third-party app. iOS 13, basically, brings all of the available editing tools for photos, and you can apply them to the videos that you record.

in the edit mode, select your video from your camera roll or the photos app, and then press the edit button. If you tap on the crop tool, you can rotate videos, filmed in the wrong orientation or just a level from a video you shot is crooked. You can also adjust the exposure, highlights, shadows, saturation, contrast, and other aspects of the video.

you also have want to video filters, you can add a controller to the mix, how strong is that filter on your video. Just know that the longer your video, the longer it will take your iPhone to edits and changes.

10. You can trim the beginning and end of your video-clips

phone apps such as iMovie and LumaFusion can you stitch multiple video clips together, add music and transitions, but you can trim the beginning and end of the clips directly from the camera roll.

to do this, select your video in the camera roll or photos app and tap on edit to activate the editing mode. From there, press and hold on the video-time bar below the video and drag your finger at the same time. You will see a yellow frame around the video time bar, slide to the left or right with your finger. This works for the editing of both the beginning and the end of a clip. When you are finished, tap Made.

11. Embrace the selfie video for vlogging

The front camera on the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro is quite wonderful. For the first time on the iPhone, the camera on the front and the back are evenly matched. Selfie-videos even extended dynamic range back-like the and recording in 4K. This is ideal for the vlog-style videos.

12. Improve audio with an external microphone

This is where things become difficult. Videos are only as good as the audio. A further possibility is the implementation of a great video, bad audio can ruin it. The onboard microphones on the iPhone are decent for recording. The Problem is, do you want to built your subject in the vicinity of the microphone, the phone is far enough away that the design and focus look good.

A simple solution, especially if you are vlogging, is the use of the headphones with the cable that came with your iPhone as a mic. An even better option is connecting an external microphone plugs into the iPhone’s Lightning. You can find the shotgun mic options that mount on your phone, you can on your subject. You can even shirt with a microphone with a long cable, can your subject the clip to a T.

If you are using a third-party Apps like Filmic Pro, you can use a Bluetooth microphone as the source of the audio, and that includes the Bluetooth earphone, such as the AirPods< - span section="inline-annotation|leads"> ($144 on Amazon), AirPod or Beats wireless models. Of course, many dedicated video microphones work better, provide higher quality and not look so strange.

A “hack” I’ve done in a pinch, is to use a second iPhone and a pair of headphones with cable. I have my subjects turn the microphone part of the headset in the vicinity of the collar of your shirt, and run the cable under your clothing. I plug the headphones into a second iPhone, you can use to recordings of the audio by the voice memo app. Then later in iMovie, Premiere, Final Cut Pro or how to Fix, I use the audio from the second phone and replace it, or mix it with the audio directly from my phone. 

13. Video tip potpourri, a la Jeopardy

So these are my 12 tips for better iPhone video. But I’m not going to stop there. Time for a speed round of Video-tip Potpourri, a la Jeopardy.

  • Keep an eye on how much space you have on your phone, during the filming, so that you can run.
  • if you Have photos, a backup storage for important videos, such as iCloud or Google.
  • Switch to keep the grid lines for the design and the things level. Not A Dutch Angle.
  • you Stabilize your phone by placing it on a flat surface, tripod or gimbal.
  • get to protect a case, or cage your phone and make it handle easier, and add accessories.
  • objective Buy your phone even more versatile.
  • you can Buy an external microphone, either wired or wireless lavalier.
  • And finally, clean the phone and the lens.

Released on Sun, 03 Nov 2019 12:00:01 +0000

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