Blackmagic, a company known for its video editing software DaVinci Resolve, has launched a new app that turns your iPhone into a digital film camera. The app, called Blackmagic Camera, is free to download and offers manual controls, image processing, and cloud integration for anyone who wants to shoot professional videos with their iPhone.
Features and Benefits of Blackmagic Camera
According to Blackmagic, the app brings the same interface and functionality as its own cameras to the iPhone, so that users can feel like they are using a professional-level device. The app allows users to adjust settings such as frame rate, shutter angle, white balance, and ISO with a single tap. Users can also switch between different lenses, aspect ratios, stabilization levels, and focus modes.
The app also supports recording in 10-bit Apple ProRes files up to 4K resolution, which are compatible with DaVinci Resolve and other editing software. Users can also record in H.264 or H.265 formats for smaller file sizes. Additionally, the app supports the new Log color profile for iPhone 15 Pro models, which enables more dynamic range and color grading options.
One of the most interesting features of the app is the ability to record a 16:9 video horizontally while holding the phone vertically. This can be useful for shooting discreetly or in tight spaces. The app also allows users to add metadata to their clips to make post-production easier.
Cloud Integration and Collaboration
Another key feature of the app is its integration with Blackmagic Cloud, a service that allows users to upload their videos directly to cloud storage and sync them with DaVinci Resolve projects. This enables users to collaborate with editors anywhere in the world in real time. Users can also save their videos to the Photos app, share them to other apps, or store them on an external drive.
Blackmagic Camera is designed for filmmakers, creators, journalists, and anyone who wants to create high-quality content with their iPhone. The app is available for free on the App Store and requires an iPhone XR or later running iOS 16 or later. Some features may be limited by hardware capabilities.