How To Use FiLMiC Pro

How To Use FiLMiC Pro and FiLMiC Remote With DJI OM 4 For Mobile Videography

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How To Use FiLMiC Pro and FiLMiC Remote With DJI OM 4 Gimbal

FiLMiC Pro is the most advanced 4K Video and Audio Recorder App ever made for your iPhone. It’s filled with cutting edge features to help you make world class content, such as Full Manual Controls, Live Analytics and Smooth Mobile Workflow, plus Button Control Integration with DJI OM 4 Gimbal, Apple Watch and Shure MV88+ Microphone.

FiLMiC Pro unleashes the maximum dynamic range of your iPhone 12 with 10-bit SDR capture capability and a new 10 Bit LogV3 Gamma Profile that enables the ultimate color grading experience for Videographers.

For Shooting Mobile Videography, Meta uses FiLMiC Pro and FiLMiC Remote on an Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max protected by a Moment Case. This Special iPhone Case supports a Drop-in M-Series Lens Interface over all 3 Cameras, which can connect to Moment Lenses or a MoonDogLabs Filter Adapter. Meta uses a Variable ND Filter and a Circular Polarizing Filter. Meta edits her 4K YouTube Videos using Filmora. Moment Pro Camera has Integration with the DJI OM 4 Gimbal, Apple Watch and Shure MV88+ Microphone.

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max 12.2 MP Camera Specs

Telephoto Camera (Top): 65mm /2.0 aperture.
Wide Angle Camera (Bottom): 26mm /1.6 aperture (Image Stabilization).
Ultra Wide Angle Camera (Right): 13mm /2.4 aperture (120° Field of View – No Focus).
The Standard Wide Angle Camera (Bottom) Has Optical Image Stabilization.

The 12.2MP Camera Produces 4032 x 3024 Pixel Images. 13.4” x 10” Prints at 300 dpi.

How to Use DJI OM 4 Gimbal With FiLMiC Pro For iPhone Mobile Videos

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How to Use DJI OM 4 Gimbal With FiLMiC Pro

1) Check Batteries – Check Free Space – Clean Lens and Filter – Wear Apple Watch.

2) iPhone Settings –> Airplane Mode (Disables Interruptions.)

3) Attach Variable ND Filter to iPhoner with Moon Dog LabsFilter Adapter.

4) Balance iPhone on the DJI Gimbal. Open the DJI Mimo App. Run Calibration and then Check and Adjust the Level. Verify Level with the Apple App Measure.

5) Select Preset in FiLMiC Pro.

6) Enter Control Mode 3 (Red Dot) of FiLMiC Pro. (Press T | W Switch Down 3x).

7) Tap to Lock Shutter Speed at 1/48th or 1/60th (Shutter Speed Turns Red).

8) Set ISO 22 for Outdoors | ISO 100 for Indoors.

9) Enable Focus Peaking. Tap Screen. Set Focus (White Square). Lock Focus (Red).

10) Enable Exposure Peaking. Rotate Variable ND Filter to Adjust Exposure.

11) Set Your Audio Level to the 2nd Colon Mark. Perform an Audio Check.

DJI OM 4 Gimbal Controls

M Button Controls
• Press and Hold M Button – Powers On | Powers Off.
• Tap M Button 1x – Checks Battery Status.
• Tap M Button 2x – Toggles Portrait Mode | Landscape Mode.

Rear Trigger Controls
• Tap Rear Trigger 1x – Returns to Pan | Tilt Mode.
• Tap Rear Trigger 2x – Resets Pan | Tilt Orientation to Default.
• Tap Rear Trigger 3x – Toggles Rear Camera | Front Camera.

Side T | W Switch
Press Down to Cycle through the 4 FiLMiC Pro Control Modes.

Note: ActiveTrack 3.0 is NOT supported by FiLMiC Pro.

Reference: DJI OM 4 User Manual


Meta's Best Mobile Videography TipsMoment Cases – The Magnetic Clamp on the DJI OM 4 Gimbal was designed to attach to an iPhone without a case. To improve contact on your Moment Case, remove just the two side rubber grips but leave the center rubber ring. Now you have a more secure connection to the sides of your Moment Case!

How To Use FiLMiC Remote – Quick Start Check List

FiLMiC Remote turns your Remote iPhone or Remote iPad into a powerful Remote Control Device of the iPhone Camera on the DJI OM 4 Gimbal. For More Info visit FiLMiC Remote.

iPhone Camera on the DJI OM 4 Gimbal. FiLMiC Pro –> Settings –> Device –> Remote Control –> Enable.

How To Connect Remote Device to Camera Device on the DJI Gimbal using Pier to Pier WiFi
• Disconnect Remote Device and iPhone Camera from any WiFi Connections.
• Enable Airplane Mode on Both Devices.
• Enable WiFi on Both Devices.
• Launch FiLMiC Pro on iPhone Camera on the DJI Gimbal.
• Launch FiLMiC Remote on Remove Device. FiLMiC Remote will want to connect to the iPhone Camera on the DJI Gimbal.
• If Connection Fails, Disable | Enable Remote Control on the iPhone Camera and Retry.

FiLMiC Remote has 3 Remote Modes: Control Mode (R), Monitor Mode (4 Squares) and Director Mode (Eye).

Control Mode gives you a Clone of FiLMiC Pro, so you can Control Focus, Exposure, White Balance, Record Operations, and Live Analytics such as Focus Peaking and Zebra Stripes from your iPhone or iPad.

Monitor Mode gives you access to a whole range of professional-grade analytic tools including waveform monitor, vectorscope and 4 selectable histograms: Luminance, Zone, RGB Channel, RGB Composite as well as a Video Preview so you never lose sight of your subject.

Director Mode offers a clean Video Preview for the director, producers, crew, or client to watch the scene unfold without the distractions of the camera interface.

FiLMiC Remote V3.3 User Manual


Meta's Best Mobile Videography TipsUsing a Long Sturdy Monopod with FiLMiC Remote is a great way to get high up and low shots! You can clamp your 2nd Remote Monitor iPhone to the Monopod with this Bicycle Mount iPhone Holder, which allows you to Remotely Monitor and Control what is going on during shooting. A Monopod is handy to use with the DJI Gimbal.

DJI OM 4 Gimbal Button Changes Using FiLMiC Pro

There are a few Changes and Feature Omissions to your DJI Gimbal User’s Manual when Controlling FiLMiC Pro using your DJI Gimbal’s Buttons.

Update the DJI Gimbal’s Firmware and Run Calibration using the DJI Mimo App before Operating. It may be necessary to Reset the DJI Gimbal’s Bluetooth Connection (Press and Hold – M Button – Red Shutter Button – Rear Trigger Simultaneously for a few seconds) when switching from the DJI Mimo App to FiLMiC Pro.

Reference: DJI OM 4 User Manual


Reference: FiLMiC Pro User Manual V6


Reference: FiLMiC Pro Training


Meta's Best Mobile Videography TipsYou can Charge your iPhone from theDJI Gimbal when it is Plugged In and Charging. The shorter 18” Apple USB-A to Lightning Cable works very well. Remember to unplug your iPhone before Turning on the DJI Gimbal to prevent the USB cable from getting caught by the DJI Gimbal Arms.

Reset Gimbal Bluetooth Connection

To Reset the Bluetooth Connection from your iPhone to the DJI Gimbal, Power Off DJI Gimbal. Press and Hold – M Button – Red Shutter Button – Rear Trigger Simultaneously for a few seconds. This may be necessary if switching between the DJI Mimo App to FiLMiC Pro.

ActiveTrack 3.0 is NOT supported in FiLMiC Pro V6


Joystick Using FiLMiC Pro

In FiLMiC Pro Default Mode 1, the Joystick can be set to Tilt | Pan or Tilt | SpinShot. It is also be used to adjust the FiLMiC Pro Controls when in the other 3 Control Modes.

M Button Using FiLMiC Pro V6

• Power On | Off – Press and Hold M Button.
• Check Gimbal Battery Status – Tap M Button 1x.
• Toggles Portrait | Landscape Mode – Tap M Button 2x.

Rear Trigger For FiLMiC Pro

• Returns to Pan | Tilt (Control Mode 1) – Tap Trigger 1x.
• Resets Pan | Tilt Orientation to Flat Default – Tap Trigger 2x.
• Toggles Rear Camera | Front Selfie Camera – Tap Trigger 3x.

T | W Switch For FiLMiC Pro

• Cycles Through the FiLMiC Pro Control Modes – Press T | W Switch.

Meta Recommends Watching These FiLMiC Pro Training Videos

Guide to iPhone Filmmaking

FiLMiC Pro Settings Explained

FiLMiC Pro Training: Mobile Cinematography

FiLMiC Pro Training: Episode 1: Manual Focus

FiLMiC Pro Training: Episode 2: Exposure

FiLMiC Pro Training: Episode 3: Low Light

FiLMiC Pro Training: Episode 4: Low Light

FiLMiC Pro Training: Episode 5: FiLMiC Remote

FiLMiC Pro Training: Episode 6: Interviews

FiLMiC Pro Training: Episode 7: Filming with a Gimbal

FiLMiC Pro Training: Episode 8: Filming on Location


Meta's Best Mobile Videography TipsAlways Lock the Shutter Speed at 2x the Frame Rate (1/48th or 1/60th). Keep ISO below ISO 100 to Prevent Overexposure. Attach a Variable ND Filter to reduce the amount of light. Meta uses ISO 100 Indoors and ISO 22 Outdoors.
FiLMiC Pro Interface

FiLMiC Pro Settings For iPhone – Watch a Video

White Balance

Meta used to fuss around with a White Balance Card and set the White Balance for every shot. Then she realized that when Shooting Outdoors, the Sunlight White Balance (2nd Icon) Setting does a very good job and is a lot easier to use and setup. Just set it and forget it.

Gamma Curve – Natural or Flat works the best.

Note: White Balance, Gamma Curves and Color Behavior are saved in your Presets.

FiLMiC Pro Settings

Tapping the Settings Settings Button will reveal the Settings Menu (Diagram: Left).

Resolution

• 16:9 (Standard Wide Screen Format)
• 4K 2160p (3840 x 2160)
• FiLMiC Extreme (100 mbps)
• High Efficiency Codec (HEVC) –> Enable

Frame Rate

• 24 FPS / 1/48th (Cinematic Look)
• 48 FPS 1/96th FPS For Slow Motion (Cinematic Look Slow Motion)

• 30 FPS / 1/60th (Standard TV Look)
• 60FPS / 1/120th For Slow Motion (Standard TV Look Slow Motion)

• Auto Shutter –> 60 Hz Shutter (North America)

Audio

• Select iPhone Microphone
• PCM
• 48.0 kHz
• Bluetooth Microphone –> Enable (For Apple Earbuds)
• Automatic Gain Correction –> Enable
• Voice Processing –> Enable
• The Audio Level is set using the White | Below the Time Code. A good place to set this is at the 2nd Colon: 00 : 00 | 00.

Device

• Remote Control –> Enable (For FiLMiC Remote)
• Orientation Lock –> Enable (Lock in Landscape Mode)
• Snap Focus –> Enable (Quicker Auto Focus)
• Preview Active –> Enable (For FiLMiC Remote)
• Tap To Hide Interface –> Enable (Cleaner Look)
• Hide Reticles With Interface –> Enable (Cleaner Look)
• Hide Zoom Rocker –> Enable (Do Not Use Digital Zoom)

CMS (Content Management System)

• Time Code Track –> Enable
• Contact Management –> Enable

Hardware

DJI OSMO Mobile –> Enable (Allows FiLMiC Pro to be controlled by the Buttons on the DJI Gimbal).

Sync

Offers the ability to synchronize your Preset Files to your cloud storage account.

Community

Access Social Media.

Firstlight

FiLMiC Firstlight is a Still Photography Camera App from the makers of FiLMiC Pro. Tap to Switch Applications.

Stabilization (iPhone)

Disable iPhone Image Stabilization when using a Tripod or a Gimbal.

Camera

Select which iPhone Camera to use. (Remember to Clean your iPhone Lenses)

Overview

Displays Resolution, FrameRate, Bitrate, Hardware, Audio and Preset Information currently being used.

Torch (Rear LED Flashlight)

Tap on this to Enable the LED Flashlight on your rear camera as a Constant Light Source.

Guide

Enables the Rule of Thirds Grid (Helps Line up the horizon).

Presets

FiLMiC Pro allows you to Save Multiple Presets under the Preset Setting. Meta uses 4 Presets:
• 4K 24 (Cinematic Shooting)
• 4K 30 (Standard TV Shooting)
• 4K 48 (Cinematic 2X Slow Motion)
• 4K 24 (Standard TV 2X Slow Motion

Note: Presets also include any settings you make to the Optional Cinematographer Kit, so be sure to set those before you Save Presets after adjusting these settings.

Meta's Best Mobile Videography TipsWhen Launching FiLMiC Pro on your iPhone, Hold down on the App when Launching and you will get presented with your Preset List. This is a much faster way to Launch Right into your Presets.


How To Focus Pull in FiLMiC Pro

Open Manual Controls

Move Focus Wheel to 1st Focus Point
Tap the Focus Point Line on the wheel to set 1st Focus Point

Move Focus Wheel to the 2nd Focus Point
Tap the Focus Point Line on the wheel to set 2nd Focus Point

Tap the mark you wish to Start your Focus Pull From
To start the Focus Pull, Tap on the mark you wish to End the Pull
Alternatively you can Tap on the small arrow if available
Adjust the Focus Pull Speed using the Variable Speed Slider

Analytics Tray (Red “A” Button)

The Analytics gives you 4 options to monitor Under Exposure and Over Exposure. You can turn on Zebras, Clipping, False Color and Focus Peaking. Meta likes to use Clipping and Focus Peaking. Screen will turn Black and White when enabled for better viewing.

Lock Your Shutter Speed at 1/48th or 1/60th and Use a Variable ND Filter to Control Exposure

The Exposure Control uses a Combination ISO and Shutter Speed. Locking the Shutter Speed at 2x the Frame Rate (1/48th or 1/60th), the Joystick will Only Control the ISO. Keep ISO below ISO 100 to Prevent Overexposure. Attach a Variable ND Filter to reduce the amount of light. Meta uses ISO 100 Indoors and ISO 22 Outdoors.

Move Very Slowly

You can set the Movement Speed in FiLMiC Pro to Different Speeds for Pan and Zoom. Use the Slowest Setting.

Practice – Practice – Practice

Practice what you have learned – Take lots of Notes – Remember Film is Cheap. Get to know your DJI Gimbal and learn FiLMiC Pro BEFORE you begin shooting.

Meta's Best Mobile Videography TipsExperiment with many Different Settings. Experiment with Different DJI Gimbal Moves, including attaching the DJI Gimbal to the end of a Monopod for the “Drone Effect”. Experiment with Slow Motion and Very Slow Motion. Experiment with Different Shots and Effects, including Shallow Depth of Field for a Blurred Background.

Plan Your Video Production

Planning and Storyboarding is Key to a Successful Video Production. Always Shoot to Edit – Keeping the Editing in Mind!

Saving FiLMiC Pro Video Clips to your Computer via iTunes

1. Connect your iPhone via USB to Lightning Cable to your Computer and Launch iTunes.

2. You should see your iPhone Icon at the Top Left Corner. Click on the iPhone Icon.

3. Settings –> File Sharing –> FiLMiC Pro. This will Display all of your FiLMiC Pro Video Clips on the iPhone.

4. Select the Video Clips you want to Save to your Computer. Click Save To… and select a directory on your computer.

5. After File Transfer, you can Delete any Video Clips from your iPhone by Selecting and pressing the Delete Key.

Reference: DJI OM 4 User Manual

How To Access FiLMiC Pro Control Modes on DJI OM 4 Gimbal – Watch a Video

To Access FiLMiC Pro’s 4 Control Modes with the DJI OM 4 Gimbal, Push Down on T | W Button on the Left Side of the DJI Gimbal to Cycle through the 4 FiLMiC Pro Control Modes. Each Control Mode is Color Coded with a Color Dot in the Cycle Indicator: Blue, Yellow x2 and Red.

Moving Joystick will display a Circle with a Thick Line around the Icon to show you what area you’re adjusting.

Note: Red is Locked | White is Unlocked.

Mode 1 – Pan | Tilt (Blue Dot) – Default Control Mode (Can Also Be Setup in the DJI Mimo App to SpinShot | Tilt)

Note: Tap the Trigger 1x to Return to Pan | Tilt (Blue Dot) – Default Control Mode 1.

Joystick Left – Pans Left.
Joystick Right – Pans Right.

Joystick Up – Tilts Up.
Joystick Down – Tilts Down.

Meta's Best Mobile Videography TipsHow To Enable SpinShot in FiLMiC Pro Instead of Pan – In the DJI Mimo App –> Select Settings –> Press M Button –> Quick Menu. Press M Button –> Select Video –> SpinShot. Open FiLMiC Pro. Joystick Left now Rotates to the Left. Joystick Right now Rotates to the Right. To Reset Back to Pan –> Press M Button –> Video –> Tilt Locked.

Mode 2.1 – Reticle Control Mode – Lock | Unlock Manual Exposure and Manual Focus (1st Yellow Dot)

Joystick Left – Lock | Unlock Manual Exposure (Circle). (Allows Precise Movement of Manual Exposure Circle).
Joystick Right – Lock | Unlock Manual Focus (Square). (Allows Precise Movement of Manual Focus Square).

Joystick Up – Zoom-In. (Do Not Use Digital Zoom).
Joystick Down – Zoom-Out. (Do Not Use Digital Zoom).

Mode 2.2 – Auto Control Mode | Lock | Unlock Auto Exposure and Auto Focus (2nd Yellow Dot)

Joystick Left – Lock | Unlock Auto Exposure (Circle). ( Wide Auto Exposure).
Joystick Right – Lock | Unlock Auto Fixed Focus (Square). (Wide Auto Focus).

Joystick Up – Zoom-In. (Do Not Use Digital Zoom).
Joystick Down – Zoom-Out. (Do Not Use Digital Zoom).

Mode 3 – Manual Control Mode – Set and Lock Exposure | Set and Lock Focus (Red Dot)

Joystick Left – Decreases Exposure Arc (Circle) (Darkens).
Joystick Right – Increases Exposure Arc (Circle) (Brightens).

Joystick Up – Focus Arc (Square) (Infinity).
Joystick Down – Focus Arc (Square) (Close-Up).

Note: Swiping from the 2 Sides will let you set the Slider Sensitivity Speeds.
Note: Lock Your Shutter Speed (1/48th or 1/60th) in Manual Exposure Control Mode.

Meta's Best Mobile Videography TipsLock Your Shutter Speed – The Exposure Control uses a Combination ISO and Shutter Speed. Locking the Shutter Speed at 2x the Frame Rate (1/48th or 1/60th), the Joystick will Only Control the ISO (Lowest is ISO 22). Keep ISO below ISO 100 to Prevent Overexposure. Attach a Variable ND Filter to reduce the amount of light.

How To Use Timelapse Mode in FiLMiC Pro – Watch a Video

FiLMiC Pro can be placed in Timelapse Mode in the FrameRate Settings (Standard | Timelapse). Timelapse is an alternate form of Framerate System by which FiLMiC Pro will take video images based on Seconds per Frame rather than Frames per Second.

Timelapse can be 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.

FiLMiC Pro Timelapse can record in one of 8 Preset Seconds per Frame Capture Intervals (1s, 2s, 3s, 5s, 10s, 30s, 45s, 1m) for playback at 24fps or 30fps. When in Timelapse Mode FiLMiC Pro 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 video.

Meta's Best Mobile Videography TipsAnker USB-C Portable Charger – FiLMiC Pro’s Timelapse Feature will require your iPhone to be powered on for a long period of time. Your iPhone can be charged using the DJI OM 4’s USB-A Power Port. In the field, an Anker USB-C Portable Charger can charge your DJI OM 4 Gimbal, which in turn charges your iPhone.

Reference: FiLMiC Pro User Manual V6


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How To Use FiLMiC Pro With Apple Watch

You can use the FiLMiC Apple Watch App to Start and Stop Recording, View Current Time and Remote Video Preview from your Apple Watch.

The FiLMiC Apple Watch App is designed to automatically connect to the paired iPhone’s version of FiLMiC Pro. The FiLMiC Pro app on the iPhone must be launched manually. Allow 2 to 3 seconds for the pairing process to complete. At this point the Apple Watch app and the FiLMiC Pro app on your iPhone are ready to communicate with one another.

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