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FiLMiC Pro Users Guide For iPhone Videography and Filmmaking

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Meta’s FiLMiC Pro Users Guide For Videography

FiLMiC Pro (V 6.17.8 Reviewed)


Editors’ Choice Award – Whether you’re shooting Videography, Cinematography or Filmmaking, FiLMiC Pro will take your footage to the next level. It’s the same app that video experts have used to shoot commercial projects around the world, providing complete control over your camera’s focus, exposure, frame rates, and more. It’s powerful on its own but built to support external microphones, lens adapters, and other production accessories. It really does put true professional quality videography at your fingertips.

Apple Pro Res – Apple ProRes is a codec technology developed for high-quality, high-performance editing in Final Cut Pro X. Apple has licensed ProRes to FiLMiC Pro for Cideo Capture on iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Apple ProRes can be selected under Settings –> Resolution.

• ProRes Proxy (max approximate bitrate 170Mbps)
• ProRes LT (max approximate bitrate 360Mbps)
• ProRes 422 (max approximate bitrate 540Mbps)
• ProRes 422 HQ (max approximate bitrate 735Mbps)

All four variants are 10 bit and offer 4:2:2 chroma subsampling and all-intra encoding!
ProRes is not compatible with the Cinematographer Kit or Film Looks.
ProRes is limited to 30fps in 4K and 60fps in 1080p.

FiLMiC Pro works with the DJI OM 4 Gimbal and Apple Watch.

FiLMiC Pro is a Video Recording Program – It does not take still Photography.

White Balance – Tap to lock the White Balance icon to prevent color shifts.
Focus Reticle – Position the Focus Reticle on the focal point of your shot. Tap to Lock Focus (White = Auto | Red = Locked).
Exposure Reticle – Place the Exposure Reticle over the highlights. Tap to Lock Exposure (White = Auto | Red = Locked).
Color Profiles – Select from Natural, Dynamic, Flat and Log Profiles.
RGB Histogram – You can use a histogram to identify if your video exposure is evenly balanced and make any corrections necessary. By tapping the time code counter medallion you can cycle between three different imaging histograms.
Multiple Bitrates – Get precise control over your quality.
Anamorphic Lens Support – Desqueeze your shots.
Timelapse – Manual controls for shooting 4K time lapses.

Reference: FiLMiC Pro Users Manual

FiLMiC Pro Video Turtorials – “The Making of DEAD EYE” by UK Filmmaker Cassius Rayner

1) Watch a Video on Gear
2) Watch a Video on Framing Shots and Working With Actors
3) Watch a Video on Gimbals
4) Watch a Video on Slow Motion and External Lenses
5) Watch a Video on Color Grading
6) Watch a Video on Series Finale

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Meta's Best Photography Tips and TutorialsVariable ND Filters – When shooting video, your Shutter Speed is determined by the 180° Rule, which states that your Shutter Speed should be set to 2x your Frame Rate (24 fps or 30 fps), as this ensures that the motion blur looks natural. In FiLMiC Pro, your Shutter Speed should be locked at either 1/48th or 1/60th of a Second.

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iPhone 13 Pro 12.2 MP Camera System Specifications

Telephoto Camera (Top): 77mm ƒ/2.8 aperture (IS). 3x.
Wide Angle Camera (Bottom): 26mm ƒ/1.5 aperture (Sensor Shift IS). 1x.
Ultra Wide Angle Camera (Right): 13mm ƒ/1.8 aperture (IS, 120°, No Focus). 0.5x

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Mobile Flimmaking – Hollywood Movies Shot With FiLMiC Pro

A Mobile Filmmaker using FiLMiC Pro on their iPhones is only constrained by their imagination and creativity. Check out some of the recent Hollywood Film Productions that have used FiLMiC Pro to bring their vision to screens of all sizes!

Ad • Blue Moon – Horace Jones is flat broke and working a dead boring night shift job at a petro station. When half a million dollars of stolen drug money drops miraculously into his hands he makes a snap decision that will change everything.
This iPhone film was shot over 6 nights in a total of 30 hours on an Apple iPhone 7+ shot with FiLMiC Pro and Moment Anamorphic Lenses. The New Zealand cast and crew had access to a BP service station for just five hours a night.

Ad • Silent Eye – Silent Eye is a British science fiction anthology series created by iPhone Videographer Simon Horrocks. Each of the 5 episodes a tale containing a mixture of science fiction, suspense, fantasy and psychological thriller.
Silent Eye’s short films were all shot with FiLMiC Pro.

Ad • Unsane – A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear – but is it real or is it a product of her delusion?
This iPhone film was shot on an Apple iPhone 7 Plus with 3 Moment Lenses shot with FiLMiC Pro. The iPhone’s light weight allowed director Steven Soderbergh to easily move the iPhone camera around and film scenes in whichever way he pleased.

Ad • Tangerine – Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend was unfaithful during the days she was jailed, the sex worker and her friend, Alexandra, set out to get to the bottom of this. Their odyssey leads them through the seedy subcultures of Los Angeles.
This iPhone film was shot exclusively on a trio of Apple iPhone 5s with an Anamorphic Lens Adaptorshot shot with FiLMiC Pro by Director Sean Baker.

Ad • Threshold – A druggy sister claims to be cursed and persuades her brother to embark on a cross country road trip to break her spell.
This Low Budget iPhone film was shot with two iPhones over the course of a 12 day road trip with a crew of three, and largely improvised by the lead actors shot with FiLMiC Pro and a Moment 2x Lens.

Ad • The Florida Project – Set on a stretch of highway in a budget motel managed by Bobby (Willem Dafoe), just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The Florida Project follows 6 year old Moonee and her rebellious mother over the course of a single summer.
The last scene was shot with an Alpha version of FiLMiC Log for dramatic emphasis by Director Sean Baker.

Ad • 9 Rides – An Uber driver clocks in to work on the busiest night of the year, New Year’s Eve. The night takes him all across the city as he transports nine different sets of passengers who help him come to terms with life changing news.
Shot with FiLMiC Pro by Oscar winning filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry.

Ad • Shadow People – True story of H1B Visa abuse by a US employer!
Documentary entirely shot and edited on an iPhone 6s shot with FiLMiC Pro a by Parthiban Shanmugam.

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FiLMiC Pro Film Looks

FiLMiC Pro Film Looks are applied in real time giving you access to Film Looks that are inspired by Classic Film Stocks mixed with the look and feel of iconic films shot on them, for a unique live capture experience that stands apart from the digital look of iPhone Videos. You get a unique FiLMiC aesthetic in camera at time of capture, without the need for post production color grading to arrive at a finished look. Perfect for fast turnarounds and going direct from iPhone Camera to Social Media without Color Grading.

FiLMiC Pro Film Looks can only be used in 8-bit Color. They are not compatible with 10-bit Color or the FiLMiC Pro CineKit (10-bit Log V3) or Apple ProRes. Film Looks supports 10 bit Dolby Vision.

Meta uses FiLMiC Pro Film Looks with a Moment Gold Flare Anamorphic Lens / Moment Blue Flare Anamorphic Lens to get the Cinematic Film Look from her iPhone 13 Pro.

Empire channels the aesthetic of InfraChrome but moderates foliage saturation in order to preserve detail.
Claret is a false-color simulation that subtly embraces the color palette of the Kodak Aerochrome film stock.
Inanna is a false-color filter intended to invoke the aesthetic of modern digital cameras.
Corsica playfully hybridizes elements of Lomochrome Purple and Turquoise to create an IR false color palette.
Atlas is an interpretation of the Kodak Vision3 50D that has a digitally stauration boost.
Fitz is an amalgamation of orange and teal looks, designed to accentuate skin tones and blue skies.
Steam is based upon Eastman EXR 200T / Bleach bypass process.
Miami is inspired by Kodak Vision 2383 that has been heavily graded for a teal and orange look.
Laszlo is inspired by panchromatic B&W film with an orange filter for people, architecture, and landscapes.
Puffin is inspired by panchromatic B&W film with a yellow filter. Low contast film that employs a warm celluloide substrate.
Vernanzo is based on panchromatic B&W film with a deep red filter. This is a high contrast film simulation.
Pharos is based on panchromatic B&W film with a red filter. This is a moderate-to-high contrast film simulation.
Dreams is based on Velvia film stock. This high-contrast film darkens blues and purples.
Delphi is inspired by Kodak Vision3 500T. Delphi render the scene with cooler tones and parchment skintones.
Bel Air is based on Kodak Vision3 500T that has been slightly overexposed. Renders saturated, natural skintones.
Richmond is inspired by Kodak Kodachrome 16mm Cine film. Old school retro vibe with raised shadows and smooth skin tones.

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FiLMiC Pro Video Settings


Resolution:

Aspect Ratio –> 16.9 (Standard HDTV) or 2.39:1 (Anamorphic)
Quality –> 4K 2160p
Format –> 10-bit Capture or ProRes 2020 (iPhone 13 Pro)

FrameRate:

Standard –> 24 fps or 30 fps (Lock Shutter Speed at 1/48th or 1/60th of a Second)
Auto Shutter –> Enable

Audio:

iPhone Mic (Stereo)
ACC
48.0 kHz
Bluetooth Microphone –> Enable If Using Apple EarBuds
Voice Processing –> Enable If Voice Recording

Device

Save To Camera Roll –> Standard iPhone Location
Remote Control –> Enable If Using FiLMiC Remote
Orientation Lock –> Disable (Can Create Sideways Videos)
Preview Active –> Enable
Tap To Hide Interfact –> Enable
Hide Zoom Rocker –> Enable (Hides Digital Zoom – Not Used)
Volume Keys Trigger Recording –> Enable

Presets

Setup Video Presets For Each of the 3 iPhone Lenses

CMS

Time Code Track –> Enable
Content Management –> Enable For Large Productions

Hardware

DJI OSMO Mobile –> Enable For DJI OM 4 Gimbal Functions
1.33x Anamorphic Adapter –> Enable If Using an Anamprphic Lens

Stabilization – Watch a Video

Meta Enables Image Stabilization even when using a Gimbal.

Off – All forms of Image Stabilization are disabled and No Digital Crop is applied to the frame. This is ideal for Tripod Use and delivers Ultra Low Preview Latency.

Standard – Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and Apple’s ‘Standard’ Software Stabilization (EIS) are both engaged concurrently for smooth results. This is ideal for handheld shooting. Minimal preview latency is introduced for a responsively smooth filming experience (4 frame latency).

Cinematic – Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and Apple’s ‘Cinematic’ Software Stabilization are enabled for extra smooth results. Ideal for handheld shooting and vlogging. WARNING: Cinematic IS introduces high preview latency of approximately 1 second! This makes it less than ideal for fast paced shooting where you need a near realtime preview. It is better suited to applications where you do not need to look at the live preview for example vlogging or mounted to a vehicle.

Cinematic + – Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and Apple’s ‘Cinematic Extended’ Software Stabilization are enabled for extremely smooth results. Ideal for handheld shooting and vlogging. WARNING: Introduces extreme preview latency of approximately 2.5 seconds! This makes it unsuitable for fast paced shooting where you need a near realtime preview. It is better suited to applications where you do not need to look at the live preview for example vlogging or mounted to a vehicle.

Camera

Selects Between 4 iPhone 13 Pro Cameras
Ultra Wide 13mm ƒ/1.8
Wide 26mm ƒ/1.5
Tele 77mm ƒ/2.8
Front Selfie 26mm ƒ/2.2

Touch –> Turns on Rear Flashlight

Guide –> Enable For Rule of Thirds Guide Lines


White Balance

AWB
Adjust White Balance Tap the Imaging Panel icon to adjust the white balance manually or use a gray card or white sheet of paper under the scene lighting conditions and press AWB to lock the White Balance. Pay special attention to the White Balance Setting when switching Camera Lenses.

Focus

Set Focus before Exposure, Focus performs best in all available light. Always stop down Exposure after Setting Focus if possible.


Histograms

You can use a Histogram to identify if your video exposure is evenly balanced and make any corrections necessary. By tapping the time code counter medallion you can cycle between 3 different imaging Histograms:
1) Tap once to access a dynamic full luminosity histogram.
2) Tap again to access a histogram with composite and RGB layers.
3) Tap again to access a Waveform monitor. This plots luminance values on the vertical axis and the width of the current frame across the horizontal axis.

Variable ND Filters (Recommended)


When shooting with a Wide Open Aperture (ƒ/1.5 – ƒ/2.8) your video will often be over exposed. Try using a Variable ND Filter to reduce your exposure. This will dramatically improve your chances at catching your shot correctly. Variable ND filters make it possible to maintain your desired exposure settings, while still reducing the amount of motion blur being produced by a slow shutter speed (1/48th for 24 fps or 1/60th for 30 fps). Variable ND Filters can be helpful for shooting timelapses or very slow motion that requires additional tools to perfect that shot. The Variable ND Filter now controls your Exposure.


FiLMiC Pro Video Presets


The preset controls allow you to configure, save and update presets for most of FiLMiC Pro’s settings. This allows for quick recall of a particular shooting style. Select the desired frame rate and then Save as a Preset.

Video Preset:

Video
Ultra Wide
13mm ƒ/1.8 IS

Video
Wide
26mm ƒ/1.5 IS

Video
Telephoto
77mm ƒ/2.8 IS

Capture Mode
Device Lens
Resolution
FPS
Shutter Speed
ISO
Focus
White Balance
Stabilization
Video
Ultra Wide
4K
30 FPS
1/60th
ISO 50
Auto
Auto
On
Video
Wide
4K
30 FPS
1/60th
ISO 50
Auto
Auto
On
Video
Telephoto
4K
30 FPS
1/60th
ISO 50
Auto
Auto
On

How To Save FiLMiC Pro Videos to your Mac

1. Connect your iPhone via USB to Lightning Cable to your Mac and Launch Image Capture.

2. Select the Files you want to Save to your Computer. Click Save To... and select a directory on your Mac.

3. After File Transfer, you can Delete any Files from your iPhone by Selecting and pressing the Delete Key.

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How To Use The TimeLapse Mode in FiLMiC Pro


FrameRate –> TimeLapse –> Set Time Interval Seconds Per Frame (2s – 5s)

FiLMiC Pro can be placed in TimeLapse mode. This is an alternate form of framerate system by which the app will take video images based on seconds per frame rather than frames per second. Timelapse is used to create beautiful, smooth clips that capture over a long period of time and play back at an accelerated pace. Shoot a sunset scene or capture the hustle and bustle of an entire day’s downtown traffic in one small finished video clip.

FiLMiC Timelapse can record on one of eight pre-defined capture intervals and playback at one of the standard broadcast video frame rates (24fps, 25fps and 30fps). When in timelapse mode the app will display ‘ TL’ in the timecode medallion and use the third segment of the counter to count off frames taken. The first two segments of the counter will display as minutes and then seconds of final footage.

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DJI OSMO Mobile: This setting allows FiLMiC Pro to be controlled by the Hardware Buttons of the DJI MO 4 Gimbal.

Note: FiLMiC Pro’s setup is a lot more complex than Moment Pro Camera.

iPhone Bluetooth –> Enable.

Hardware –> DJI OSMO Mobile – Enable.

A drop-down box of available OSMO devices nearby will be displayed. Select the OSMO Model Gimbal you would like to connect to. The Bluetooth connection should be active now.

DJI OM 4 Gimbal Integration
There are 4 Buttons on the DJI OM 4 Gimbal that can be used to control various FiLMiC Pro functions:

Circular Joystick Control: Serves as the mode selector when used with FiLMiC Pro.

Record Button: Used to start or stop a FiLMiC Pro recording.

Rear Trigger Button:
Tap Trigger Button to return to Mode 1 Screen
Double Tap this trigger to Reset your DJI OM 4 Gimbal Orientation

Shutter Button:
There are 3 Modes of Operation when using FiLMiC Pro with the DJI OM 4 Gimbal. Tap the Large Shutter Button to cycle through each mode.

Mode 1– Blue – Pan/Tilt: Mode 1 is the Default Launch Mode when connecting FiLMiC Pro to an DJI OM 4 Gimbal.
The Circular Joystick button on the DJI OM 4 Gimbal can be used in this mode to Control Panning and Tilting.
Double Tap the Rear Trigger Button to quickly Reset the pan and/or tilt to the Default Orientation.

Mode 2 – White – Reticles: Mode 2 Offers the ability to Lock and Unlock the Focus and Exposure Reticles and perform Slider Pull Capabilities.
Press the Circular Joystick button to the Left to Lock the Exposure Reticle. Press Left again to Unlock the Exposure Reticle.
Press the Circular Joystick button to the Right to Lock the Focus Reticle. Press Right again to Unlock the Focus Reticle.

Mode 3 – Magenta – Manual Focus / Exposure: Mode 3 Offers Manual Exposure and Focus Adjustment.
Slide the Circular Joystick Left and Right to control Digital Focus in and out. (Use For Focus)
Slide the Circular Joystick Up and Down to Control Exposure (ISO) Light to Dark. (Don’t Use – Lock ISO at ISO 50)

Meta's Best Photography Tips and TutorialsGimbal Counter Weights – Adding Lenses and Filters to your DJI OM 4 Gimbal can require counter weights for proper balancing. This Stainless Steel set allows you to add 10g, 20g, 30g, 40g or 50g counter weights to your DJI Gimbal. Specially designed for DJI OM 5 / OM 4 / OSMO Mobile 3 Gimbals. Features M3 screws.

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FiLMiC Remote (V 3.7 Reviewed)

FiLMiC Remote Version 3 turns your iPad or 2nd iPhone into a powerful companion application that opens up avenues of creativity that have traditional cost production crews thousands.

FiLMiC Remote offers 3 distinct modes: Control Mode, Monitor Mode, and a Director Mode.

FiLMiC Remote is a separate application that can control all aspects of FiLMiC Pro from a separate device running the remote.

Remote Control –> Enable if you would like FiLMiC Pro to be discoverable by devices running FiLMiC Remote on the same WIFI network or using FiLMiC Remote’s WiFi Network.

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When paired with the FiLMiC Pro on your iPhone, the Apple Watch App allows the wearer to remotely call FiLMIC Pro’s start and stop functionality as well as preview the video feed.

Pre-Record State – Pause for Stitch Recording. Disabled until recording commences. Current Time Video Preview Initial Start of Recording. Tap to start recording.

Active Recording State – Pause for Stitch Recording. Tap to pause recording using Stitch Mode.

Active Recording State Stitch Clip Paused – Paused Stitch Recording. Tap to resume recording using Stitch Mode. Active Recording, Paused in Stitch Mode - Tap to stop recording.

Meta's Best Photography Tips and TutorialsApple Watch Display – The Apple Watch display quickly goes to sleep to save the Apple Watch Battery. Open the Apple Watch Settings. Tap Display and Brightness. Tap Always On and Set Wake Duration to 70 Seconds. Go back to General – > Return to Clock. Scroll down and tap FiLMiC Pro App.

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