iPhone 13's major rumored upgrade: Why ProRes is such a big deal

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Whether you’re a filmmaker, a cinematographer or you just love to shoot videos, the iPhone 13 can give you more creative options.

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The next iPhone, which is likely to be called iphone 13, could be announced tomorrow. Apple is catching a virtual event on tuesday Where the next version of the iPhone is expected to launch and apple watch. in the middle Mountains of Leaks and Speculations Regarding the iPhone 13, there’s one rumor in particular that captures the interest of anyone who loves to shoot video: Apple ProRes is coming to the iPhone.

Apple optimizes ProRes video and is especially useful for those who grade or use editing software such as Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere Pro. it comes from rumor Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, which thinks the new iPhone will add support for the Apple ProRes video codec, which achieved Apple Engineering Emmy Award in 2020.

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ProRes video files have a lower amount of compression than the more common H.264 and H.265 codecs currently used on the iPhone. ProRes protects the image quality of video, allowing for faster encoding and decoding.

If ProRes makes its mobile debut on the iPhone 13, there could be related benefits. It is likely that you will not only be able to record videos in ProRes with your iPhone, but also edit them, which you currently cannot.

If iOS supports ProRes editing, it’s not too fanciful to imagine ProRes support coming to the iPad and its larger, more edit-friendly screen. When M1 iPad Pro was issued, a The common complaint reviewers and YouTubers had was What it lacked in macOS-like Pro apps like Final Cut Pro X. Maybe ProRes support is the missing piece? we will see. In the meantime, here’s everything you need to know about Apple ProRes.


The iPhone 13 can take video shooting to another level.

What is Apple ProRes?

This is a video codec Apple created in 2007. ProRes can compress a video into a smaller file while maintaining a lot of image quality and color. It is a widely used codec for editing software such as Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve.

Why do you want Apple ProRes on iPhone?

In recent years, video cameras such as the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K have been able to record video and save the file as ProRes to an SD card or hard drive. This makes it faster to edit because you don’t have to spend time customizing the file.

Currently, there are many people who use iPhones to capture footage for professional or other movies and videos. film producer Steven Soderbergh shot two feature-length movies with the iPhone. I often supplement videos I shoot with a dedicated camera with footage I shoot from my iPhone Nerdshala Review Videos. ProRes Video will allow Soderbergh and other iPhone filmmakers to maintain better image quality and color, which will give them more latitude to adjust both in post-production.

Which iPhone 13 Models Can Support ProRes?

We won’t know for sure until the new iPhone is formally announced. But Apple may follow the same playbook it used iPhone 12 when Apple ProRaw launched. Meaning we can see ProRes limited to Pro and Pro Max models.

What is video codec?

Almost all videos are compressed when you record them. Raw uncompressed video takes up a huge amount of disk space. A codec like Apple ProRes compresses that video to a somewhat smaller size without degrading the image quality too much. Other codecs include H.264 and H.265, which are currently in use on all phones.

What is the difference between Apple ProRes and H.264/H.265 video codecs?

Imagine folding a piece of paper 8.5×11 inches long to fit in an envelope. To make it fit in a smaller envelope, you will need to fold the paper further. But the more you fold a piece of paper, the more folds there will be.

Video codecs work in a similar way and H.264/H.265 videos use more compression to produce a smaller file. But the downside is that the image quality is not as strong and it takes a long time to encode H.264/H.265 video.

Apple ProRes uses less compression to maintain greater image quality and color, and encodes and decodes faster. But that means its file size is bigger. ProRes was intended for post-production workflows such as editing and coloring. H.264 and H.265 are designed to be easy to share.

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