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The Filmic Pro video recording app is outperforming Apple by introducing iPhone 13 Pro ProRes video support into the iOS app before Apple introduces its own previously announced addition.
As part of the iPhone 13 Pro launch, Apple promoted the ability for people to record video in ProRes, a professional video codec used in high-end cameras and editing workflows. However, while Apple delayed the introduction of ProRes video support from launch, Filmic has taken the opportunity to add support to its own app.
Version 6.17 of Filmic Pro now includes support for ProRes, with full support offered on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The free update of the video app adds options to the resolution setting format selector that enables ProRes capture.
The four options are ProRes Proxy (170 Mbps), ProRes LT (360 Mbps), ProRes 422 (540 Mbps), and ProRes 422 HQ (735 Mbps), and all versions are 10-bit and use 4: 2 chroma subsampling: 2 and intracoding. When ProRes is enabled, a ProRes badge is added in the corner of the interface.
Filmic advises that ProRes does not support its Cinematographer Kit or Film Looks features, and is limited to 30 fps in 4K resolution, 60 fps in 1080p.
Filmic Pro requires an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 13.0 or later and is 101.3 MB. The base app costs $ 14.99, with in-app purchases also available.