What distinguishes phones iPhone 11 this year; is a set of new improvements in the camera, which include: triple design lenses on iPhone 11 Pro, and the development of the software responsible for the work of the camera system, which makes the performance of this camera for shooting professional videos is the most impressive in the history of iPhone phones.
Apple added to the three new phones an additional sensor for the rear camera compared to phones last year, bringing the phone (iPhone 11) includes a rear camera dual lens.
You can switch cameras to zoom in or out even while recording, and the new iPhone 11 lets you shoot clearer videos in more realistic colors compared to previous-generation iPhones such as the iPhone X and iPhone XS.
But improvements have not stopped there, as all new iPhones have received extensive improvements to the camera system, and Shooting Professional Videos features such as QuickTake, ultra-wide camera, night mode, and more.
Tips for Shooting Professional Videos on iPhone 11 and 11 Pro:
Here are 10 tips for shooting professional videos with your iPhone 11 and 11 Pro:
1. Shoot 4K videos:
iPhone 11 lets you record videos in 720, 1080p, or 4K, and for the best video quality, 4K is the best choice. But if you don’t care about quality, and you’re more focused on how much space your video will take on your phone, you can set your video to 1080 or 720p.
If your phone is running iOS 13.2 or later, you can quickly change the resolution within the camera app. All you have to do is press the resolution icon and fps in the corner of the viewfinder between 4K and HD and 720.
For more control and options, go to Settings on your phone, then tap the camera option, from here you can change resolution, fps, recording formats, audio enhancement, and more.
2. Change the frame rate to suit your shooting and video publishing location:
iPhone 11 and 11 Pro phones let you shoot 4K video at 24, 30, or 60 fps. Most movies are shot at 24 fps, giving them a cinematic effect. So, if you are recording a video of your channel on YouTube, or posting it on Facebook or Instagram, 30fps will be right for you, while 60fps is a great option for sports videos or anything with a lot of motion.
3. Slow-motion video shooting:
You can shoot slow-motion videos with the iPhone 11, where the capture rate is up to 40 fps at 1080p. However, if you use a high frame rate like this, your video will need a lot of light like Good daylight, so Beware of artificial lighting because it will show many flaws in the video that you may not be able to see on the phone, but once you play the video on a larger screen such as a computer monitor, or TV you will be able to see these flaws.
4. Exposure control and autofocus:
If the light is too bright when capturing your video, you can adjust the exposure to prevent people from turning into points of light. But to do this, you have to keep in mind that exposure and autofocus are related to the iPhone as it is the default method in most phones except for the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.
If you want to adjust the focus and exposure manually, do the following:
- Tap the screen to bring up the exposure setting and the autofocus area.
- Tap where you want to move the focus area.
- Next to the focus area, drag the exposure adjustment button up or down to adjust it.
- To lock the exposure and autofocus settings for the following shots, touch and hold the focus area until it pulsates and then show you AE / AF LOCK and press it.
5. Using zoom methods during recording:
Many just switches between cameras while taking photos, but what you don’t know is that switching between cameras while recording videos is sometimes better, so you don’t miss out on great moments. There are several ways to zoom in and out during recording. You can press the zoom button near the shutter button to change the cameras, as the iOS 13 version provides Zoom Dial, which allows you to use two fingers to zoom in and out with smooth movement.
Another way is by holding down the zoom button – x0.5, x1, or x2 – and then moving the new zoom wheel to zoom in or out, as shown in the following image.
6. Edit the start and end of videos:
Apps like iMovie and LumaFusion let you merge multiple videos together and add music, but you can now cut the beginning and end of clips directly into the camera app.
To do this, select your video in the camera, or the Photos app, then press the (Edit) option to enter edit mode. From here, press and hold the video timeline underneath the video and slide your finger at the same time.
7. Take videos with the front camera:
This year, the iPhone 11’s front-facing camera has increased the resolution from 7 to 12 megapixels to provide you with stunning still images. It also supports 4K video recording, with a maximum of 60 frames per second, like the rear camera.
The front camera can also capture slow-motion videos, or as Apple calls them, with 1080p recording at up to 120fps.
8. Video recording in Photo mode:
iPhone 11 supports a new feature called QuickTake, which lets you record video in photo mode. If you are taking pictures and notice that something is worthy of a video. Touch and hold the shutter button to start recording a video, swipe to the right, and leave it when it reaches the white circle to continue recording hands-free.
While recording a QuickTake video, you can tap the white circle to take a still image at the same time.
9. Edit videos in camera app:
iOS 13 gives you more control over photo editing. You can now adjust the density of all editing tools and filters, and you can also edit videos with the same tools you use for photos, like crop, rotate, apply filters, and more.
10. Improved sound with external microphone:
Poor sound quality can destroy a great video clip, and in general, microphones on the iPhone are suitable for recording, but the problem is that imaging should be close to the phone’s built-in microphone and at the same time far enough to be good frame and focus.
One easy solution is to use the wired headphones attached to your iPhone as a microphone, but the best option is to have a suitable external microphone plugged into the Lightning port of the phone to provide you with high-quality sound.