When shooting in Cinematic Mode, Apple enhanced the resolutions compatible with iPhone 14 models. This post explains Cinematic Mode and describes how to use the new, higher 4K resolution settings.
the iPhone 12 Pro’s cinematic mode
When recording video, Cinematic Mode uses “rack focus” and Dolby Vision HDR to effortlessly switch the emphasis from one topic to another. To achieve the depth of field, it blurs the background while locking the focus on the primary subject of the scene. If you move the Camera laterally to center on a new issue or if a new subject enters the scene, the cinematic mode automatically changes the focal point to this new topic and blurs the background.
For instance, your iPhone will intelligently adjust the background blur to lock focus on the new topic if a second person enters the frame while you are recording a video of someone else. It instantly returns to the original subject if the person’s face is turned away from the Camera, giving the illusion of skilled professional filming.
On iPhone 13 series models, video can be recorded in 1080p at 30 frames per second while in Cinematic Mode. For the iPhone 14 series, Apple improved the Cinematic mode, which now supports recording in 4K at both 30 and 24 frames per second.
How to Shoot a Video in Cinematic Mode on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14
All four iPhone 14 models now support 4K cinematic mode recording, which offers a better resolution at either 24 frames per second (film style) or 30 frames per second. By following the steps listed below, you can adjust the resolution.
Open the Settings application on your iPhone 14 to access this page.
As you scroll down, click Camera.
To record a movie, tap.
4K at 24 or 4K at 30 frames per second are available.
When 4K at 24 frames per second (film style) is selected, a minute of cinematic footage will take 135MB of storage and 170MB of storage when 4K at 30 frames per second is set (higher resolution).