iPhone 6’s Camera Could Revolutionize Filmmaking
Sep 12, 2014 08:43 AM EDT
One of the features that Apple boasted about its latest iPhone 6 is its improved camera settings.
According to the company, the camera of the new device has cinematic video stabilization and can be used to take 240-fps slow-motion footages. In addition, even at 60 frames per second, the camera can shoot 1080p high-definition images, Apple Insider reported.
Many experts believe the new smartphone's camera can be used by aspiring moviemakers as a helpful tool in their chosen craft.
Although amateur directors have been making short films with the iPhone 6's predecessors, the offerings of the latest model will have a significant impact on the quality of their works.
This is according to Rocky Fosheim, director of the feature film "And Uneasy Lies the Mind." His film, which is an entry at this year's South By Southwest Film Festival, was shot entirely using an iPhone 5 and with a budget of $15,000, according to Wired.
"The iPhone has been here for a while, but in 2015 I think there's going to be dozens, hundreds, of movies shot on the iPhone 6," the director said. "I hope, at least, people find it a useful tool."
For his film, Fosheim took advantage of the iPhone 5's flaws to get the scenes that he wanted. For instance, some of the footages, which appeared a bit grainy due to the camera, resonated with the gritty themes of certain scenes.
But, since Apple is constantly improving the features of its product with every new release, he believes upcoming films made using the iPhone 6 will have a cleaner look.
"Now every new model of the iPhone that comes out, it's getting rid of those imperfections," he said. "It's adding video stabilization, it's increasing resolution, it's making it less grainy, and hopefully with the new sensor it's increasing the dynamic range."
"But you don't need to go through elaborate training to use this thing, it's literally just that you can take it out of your pocket and start filming and you can come up with something amazing," he added.