Filmmaker praises low-light shooting of new iPhones: “supernatural”

Filmmaker praises low-light shooting of new iPhones: “supernatural”

The cameras of XS iPhones and XS Max They already have a good dose of polemic, but how about some really effusive compliments to counteract the controversy?

The words of comfort (to Apple, I mean) come from Richard Lackey, a professional filmmaker and colorist who has tested the video capabilities of the iPhone XS Max in Barcelona in recent days with the FiLMi Pro app developer team. The group's tests were focused especially on low light scenarios and the prints were the best possible. Lackey arrived Wondering how Apple is managing to generate such "supernatural" results!

The camera system of the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR seems to generate much better images than the sum of its parts.

As much as this is just an “Y” year, the significance and impact of Apple's clear path toward real-time computer image processing should not be underestimated. Apple clearly believes that the future of the world's most popular camera is in the software, and I couldn't agree more.

With the iPhone XS Max, I was able to capture clear video under very low light conditions. Not only was it clear, it had more color information in dark parts of the image than on any other iPhone I've ever shot.

For those who like to see a closer look at the technicalities of the whole thing, it is worth reading all of Lackey's considerations; Among the main positive points highlighted by the professional are the dynamic tone mapping and the noise reduction performed by the software, which, contrary to what happens with selfies, can make the videos produced by the new iPhones even more detailed and with more defined textures.

The video below, produced by the team, has two parts: the first has professional color corrections and the second shows the raw capture made by the iPhone XS Max:

The opinion of the filmmaker is so positive that he goes so far as to say that he doesn't see much reason to shoot with color profiles and settings changed in professional apps like FiLMiC Pro on new iPhones. The native software of the new devices themselves would already be able to produce the best possible results on its own.

What a beauty, huh ?!

via iPhone Hacks