iPhone13 adding ProRes video recording reducing pro camera features

The “iPhone 13” cameras will offer a new video version of Portrait mode as part of several changes to improve the imaging capabilities of the 2021 models.

Apple has relied on the iPhone camera to be a key selling point. According to a Tuesday report, the camera’s capabilities are expected to be enhanced in 2021 by introducing new features with the “iPhone 13”.

Bloomberg claims that the Modified Portrait mode will provide the greatest enhancements to the camera’s capabilities. The modified Portrait mode will enable users to record video using the same lighting, background, and bokeh effects as the still image version.

A new filter-like system has been introduced to improve the appearance of photos. You can increase the contrast to make photos more striking.

It’s important to note that the AI will only be applied to certain objects or subjects in the photo and not the whole image.

ProRes audio recording will allow the iPhone to capture better quality footage. Professional filmmakers use this format. This could allow the iPhone to be used in more movie and TV productions.

ProRes is a faster codec than standard video but has a greater storage capacity. It also retains high quality images and reduces file sizes. This has allowed Apple to win an Engineering Emmy in 2020.

In 2020, for the iPhone 12 Pro, Apple introduced ProRAW, an image format that combined the benefits of shooting images in RAW format with computational photography features.

Apple is expected to introduce the iPhone 13 range in its fall product refresh. Pro models may have an autofocus option.

Apple’s decision to keep the 3-camera, 2-camera Standard, and Pro models or switch to a 4 camera system has been disputed.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that the iPhone 13 Pro models would include an ultra-wide lens and autofocus. In 2022, this feature will also be available for all non-Pro models.



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