FiLMiC Pro Adds 10-Bit Dolby Vision HDR Support for iPhone
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The popular developer tool receives an update to its already outstanding version 6.

It's no secret how much we enjoy the FiLMiC Pro app at No Film School. The versatile tool is a must have for any mobile filmmaker who wants more manual control over the native cameras on smartphones.

With V6.12.7 the The iOS app now supports 10-bit Dolby Vision HDR on the iPhone 12 series.

Whether you are just starting out with content creation or looking for an inexpensive way to shoot your next short film, FiLMiC Pro has the essential tools to help you dial in your image. The intuitive app offers options to adjust white balance, focus, exposure, resolution, frame rate and even aspect ratio. Would you like to shoot 2.76: 1 or 2.39: 1? No problem, the app can do both.

If you're looking for more advanced features, it has options for focus peaking, a histogram, zebra stripes while supporting flat / log gamma curves, anamorphic lenses (like Moment's Blue Flare lens), gimbals from DJI, Movi and Zhiyn, and Bluetooth microphones. You can even record with a clean HDMI output for live streaming or to an external recorder. So yeah, it's versatile.

With Dolby Vision in the app, developers can get to know HDR from the comfort of their smartphone.

The high dynamic range format is obviously not new, but there is still no universal standard for all brands. HDR10 is said to be the more open standard for HDR development, but there are other players in the game too, including Dolby, HLG, and Advanced HDR.

Dolby Vision is supported by Netflix, Amazon, and Apple iTunes, so it wasn't much of a surprise when it was revealed that the iPhone 12 series supports it. The downside to creating Dolby Vision HDR content is that you need a compatible display to view it. So right now, not all will see your expressive blacks and cute highlights. But at least as a developer, you can see the benefits of HDR as an image pipeline.

With the FilMiC Pro app, the content is limited to 4K 30p and 1080p 60p. It is also not compatible with the optional in-app purchase of the FiLMiC Cinematographer Kit.

The update is free for existing users. For new users, the app is priced at $ 15.


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