Photos By Meta Reviews The Best iPhone Cinematography Tips

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Photos By Meta Reviews The Best iPhone Cinematography Tips

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Photos By Meta Reviews The Best iPhone Cinematography Tips

When Shooting iPhone Cinematography, Meta uses the Moment Pro Camera on an iPhone 13 Pro and an iPhone 13 Pro Max, protected by a Moment Case and Moment Nylon Strap. This Special iPhone Case includes a Drop-in M-Series Lens Interface over all 3 iPhone Cameras, which can connect to Moment Lenses or a MoonDog Labs 52mm Filter Mount.

Meta shoots Nature Photography and Macro Photography in Apple ProRaw with an Apple iPhone 13 Pro and an Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max.

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Meta's Best Photography TipsAre Your iPhone Files Backed Up? – You can use the Apple Lightning to SD Card Reader to backup your iPhone Files to a SD Card in the Field. It is recommended to use a Fast SD Card, especially if you are shooting in Apple ProRAW format, as the files are about 30 Megs each. See Meta’s iPhone Backup Procedure Below.

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Here are Meta’s Best iPhone Cinematography Tips you can use to take Better iPhone Videos.

• Digital Zoom – Never Use Digital Zoom! Use Optical Zoom instead, which uses the iPhone’s built in Cameras to get optically closer. If you need to Zoom In, walk closer or use the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max Ultra Wide Tele Camera which is 3.0x, or you can add a 2x Moment Tele Lens. Digital Zoom is Digital, not Optical, so you will often get a larger, but blurrier images.

• Level Horizons – There’s nothing worse than a Landscape Video with a tilted horizon. To get the Best Level Horizons, turn on the Grid Option.

• Use Manual Focus – Apple’s Auto Focus takes an average Focus of the entire image, but for Manual Focus, tap on the screen to focus on an area in the Foreground, Middle Ground or Background. Once focused, you can also manually adjust the exposure on the screen. Turn on Focus Peaking in Moment Pro Camera and FiLMiC Pro.

• Keep Built-In Filter Set to Original – Left over Colored Filters, like Vivid, can leave unwanted colored tones on your videos. Make sure the 3 Circle Filter Icon (top right corner) is Grey and not a colored.

• Apple Watch Monitor and Remote Control – If you own an Apple Watch, you can use the Camera Remote Apple Watch App to View and Remote Control your iPhone Camera. FiLMiC Pro and Moment Pro Camera provide Apple Watch Apps.

• Backup Your iPhone Files To SD Card – You can Backup your iPhone Files to an SD Card using the Apple SD Card Adapter. First Plug in the Apple SD Card Adapter with an SD Card. Faster SD Cards will Transfer Quicker. Open the Photos App on the iPhone, then Select all of the Files you want to Backup to SD Card. Select Save to Files, then select the SD Card. Hit Save.

• Tripod / iPhone Clamp and IOS Remote Control – For TimeLapse Videos you should use a Tripod / iPhone Clamp and an IOS Remote Control. This eliminates any movement when you press the Shutter Button on the iPhone.

• Gimbal / Monopod – For super smooth Video, consider using a Gimbal such as the DJI OM 4 Gimbal. You can also extend the reach of the Gimbal using a Monopod for Drone Like Video Footage.

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Meta's Best Photography TipsQuickly Access Your iPhone Camera When Locked – On the Locked iPhone Screen, Tap and then Press the Camera Icon (bottom right) or Swipe from Right to Left. Meta keeps the Apple Native Camera App and the Moment Pro Camera in her Dock so she can Quickly Access them when the iPhone is Unlocked.

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Apple iPhone Filming Production Tips and Techniques

• Clean Your Camera Lens – Your Tiny Lens can Pickup Fingerprints, Lint and Dust.
• Airplane Mode – Put your iPhone in Airplane Mode to prevent Notifications.
• Shoot from Start to Finish in Sequential Order.
• Keep Your ISO as Low as Possible Use Base ISO or Under ISO 50.
• Avoid Constantly Zooming In and Zooming Out. This is a Beginner Mistake to Avoid.
• Enable The Rule of 3rds Grid – This will help compose keep your horizon level.
• Lock Exposure – Lock your Shutter Speed at 2x the Frame Rate (180° Rule).
• Remote Control: Use an IOS Remote Control to Start | Stop Recordings.
• Use Slow Motion and Timelapse – These Special Effects can add interest.
• Vary Shooting Gear – Just because you own a Gimbal, you don’t have to use it all of the time. Try a Tripod or a Monopod.
• Move Very Slowly – Even if you are using a Gimbal, you need to Move, Zoom and Pan Very Slowly. Practice your “Ninja Walk”.
• Take Notes When Shooting – This Helps when Video Editing.

Lightning Tips and Techniques

• Use Proper Lighting – Meta uses Ulenzi VL49 RGB Lights (Photo: Left).
• Shoot in Shade – This will soften or diffuse your natural sunlight.
• Avoid Over Exposure – Use a Variable ND Filter.
• Enable The Rule of 3rds Grid – This will help compose keep your horizon level.

Audio Tips and Techniques

• Sound Is Very Important – Set your Audio Levels Correctly.
• Use a High Quality Digital Microphone for the Best Audio Content.
• Use Music and Sound Effects – Music can create suspense and adds interest.

Pre Production Planning Tips

• Get Permission – Some Venues have Rules on Commercial Photography.
• Tell your Story – Build Suspense – Tug at the Viewer’s Emotions and Feelings.
• Plan Your Project – Storyboard Your Project to Visualize the Final Result.
• Set the Scene – Your Introduction Scene Should Include Where You Are.

Video Editing Tips and Techniques

• Rename and Organize Your Files into Folders for Easier Video Editing
• Master your Video Editing Software – Meta uses Filmora For Video Editing.
• Learn Your Video Editing Program Keyboard Commends.
• Try Editing Backwards – Generally the Final Shot you will need is at the end.
• Edit Clips – Set the In and Out Point For Each Clip Before Dragging to Timeline.
• Short Clips – Use a Lot of Short Clips – Limit Clip Length to 5 Seconds.
• Color Grade Your Video at the End of your Video Production.
• Create Daily Copies of your Project Timeline.
• Cut on Action – Hollywood Technique keeps your Audience Wanting to See More.
• Sync Multi-Camera and Audio Files in the Same Folder.

YouTube Channel Tips

• Consider Disabling YouTube Comments – Ignore Negative Comments from all the Negative People out there!

Meta's Best iPhone Cinematography Tips and AccessoriesThe 180° Rule – Always Lock the Shutter Speed at 2x the Frame Rate (1/48th for 24 fps or 1/60th for 30 fps). Keep ISO below ISO 100 to Prevent Overexposure. Attach a Variable ND Filter to reduce the amount of light. Meta shoots at ISO 50 to Keep the Noise as Low As Possible.

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