A Look at Cinematic Mode on the New iPhone 13

The iPhone 13 is here, and it brings with it a bevy of improvements and new features, particularly in the camera department. One of the most exciting new capabilities is Cinematic mode, which allows filmmakers to shoot footage with shallow depth of field and focus pulls, and this great video shows off what it is capable of. 

Coming to you from Film Riot, this excellent video takes a look at Cinematic mode on the new iPhone 13, as well as some of its other features and improvements. If you have not seen it yet, Cinematic mode is a bit like portrait mode for video. By leveraging computational photography, the phone can create shallow depth of field in video, lock focus on the faces in a frame, and automatically shift the focus to whomever the dominant face is at any given time, while still giving the user manual control of focus whenever desired. And because the phone records depth information at the time of capture, you can change depth of field or focus in post whenever you would like. Altogether, it looks like the iPhone 13 continues to evolve into a powerful tool for creatives. Check out the video above for the full look at the phone's capabilities. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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