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Here Is Just How Powerfully The iPhone 8 Plus Shoots Cinematic 4K Footage

by on September 26, 2017
 

Stephan Jukic – September 26, 2017

Even before its release near the beginning of this month, the iPhone 8 Plus (though its name wasn’t yet concrete at the time) promised one hell of a built-in camera system with plenty of serious shooting specs thanks to the powerful processer that was expected for this device. Well, it certainly hasn’t disappointed now that it’s here. All iPhone models Since the iPhone 6S have been able to deliver some pretty impressive ultra HD video recording and especially so when used by professionals with an eye for editing. However, the iPhone 8 Plus takes its package of recording capabilities to what is an inarguably whole new level.

This is what Los Angeles cinematographer Matteo Bertolli recently demonstrated when he took out an iPhone 8 Plus and gave it a spin around his city for some day and night time cinematic shooting in 4K ultra HD. The 2.5 minute resulting video that you can see right here below was done entirely on the phone in the resolution at different frame rates. It’s impressive to say the least.

According to Bertoli,

“Apple said they improved the sensor and that is true. I was super impressed by the colors this iPhone is able to pull out.  Dynamic range is also very impressive and finally the second camera was improved at a point where you can actually use it for video.”

Here are some stills from the video too:

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The obvious question with this look at how well the iPhone 8 Plus performs is to also ask how it compares to the much pricier and slightly more powerful iPhone X. Well according to Bertoli, the most notable weakness of the iPhone 8 Plus compared to its X cousin is that the iPhone X offers dual optical image stabilization for both of its camera modules while the iPhone 8 Plus only delivers this to its wide angle camera.

Bertoli also further clarifies that a Rhino slider was used for some shots but that everything was completely handheld and shot at 4K 24p, 48p or 60p. The cinematographer used Filmic Pro while shooting and post production editing and grading was done with DaVinci Resolve 14.

The iPhone 8 Plus comes with a dual 12 megapixel rear camera setup and a 7 megapixel front camera, with 4K UHD shooting at up to 60fps and 1080p shooting at up to a whopping 240fps being possible with the rear camera lens combo. It sells in a 64GB version for $800 and a 256GB version for $950.

Story by 4k.com

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