This week, FiLMiC Inc. updates its mobile cinema camera app, FiLMiC Pro, offering full support for 10-bit SDR capture on select iPhone 12 and a number of Android mobile devices.
According to FiLMiC Inc., the new FiLMiC Pro v6.13 update also delivers a huge improvement to the app’s log recording capabilities, Log V3. The new FiLMiC Log V3 is now optimized for 10-bit SDR capture. FiLMiC promises this will allow for “superior color grading experience for mobile cinematographers in their post production workflow.”
10-Bit SDR and Log V3 on mobile devices
Now that mobile users have access to both 10-Bit SDR and Log V3 while using FiLMiC Pro v6.13, the video these users shoot should have a noticeably improved color quality. Those with the new iPhone 12 series devices that support 10-bit recording, 10-bit SDR should deliver “ the best possible dynamic range and color rendition on mobile devices” when used with Log V3, according to FiLMiC.
When users shoot with 10-bit SDR, they have access to more tonal values. In the case of FiLMiC 10-bit SDR, it offers 256 tonal values per RGB channel to 1,024 tonal values per channel. In total, this offers mobile shooters with over 1 billion available colors when shooting in 10-bit and Log V3. Ultimately, having this many available colors is critical during post-production color grading. With more color information, editors can adjust to footage and its colors more effectively than with 8-bit.
Still, users can choose to shoot with either 8-bit or 10-bit in FiLMiC Pro. When 10-bit is selected, users will have access to curves under the gamma panel. Additionally, Log V3 replaces Log V2 when recording in 10-bit.
The app’s Library and Imaging Panel have been updated as well, allowing users to use the panel to see the currently selected bit-depth.
Pricing and availability
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