Apple has adapted the iOS version of the video editing software iMovie for new features of the iPhone 13: Version 2.3.3 allows importing and editing of videos that were recorded in the new cinema mode, as the manufacturer announced. The cinema mode, reserved for the iPhone 13, allows you to set a sharpness level in videos and to blur other areas of the image at the same time – similar to portrait mode for photos.
Subsequent focus shift
The shift of focus is not only possible during a recording, but also afterwards – and then also on older iPhones: According to Apple, devices from the iPhone XS (built in 2019) are able to adjust the depth of field effect in the cinema mode videos and to add focus points change and delete. Post-processing of cinema mode recordings is also possible on certain iPads: Apple lists the third generation iPad Air 3, 11 “iPad Pro or 12.9” iPad Pro (both built in 2018) and the iPad mini 5 as minimum requirements.
New is in iMovie also support for editing videos in Apple’s ProRes codec, which is supported on the iPhone 13 and the new iPad mini 6 as well as all iPad Pro models from 2018. In addition, the video editing app now allows photos to be integrated into projects in the ProRAW format introduced with the iPhone 12 Pro last year. A corresponding update is still pending for the Mac version of iMovie.
iOS and iPadOS 15 are now required
Apple has parallel too the video editing tool Clips designed for cinema mode and thus allows effects such as filters, stickers and emojis to be added to the recordings. Support for ProRes videos and ProRAW images is also on board. For apples Audio-App GarageBand there is also a bug fix update available. The latest version of all three Apple apps only run on iPhones and iPads that have already been updated to iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, respectively.