Your iPhone Can Do More

Capture HDR Video with Hybrid Log Gamma

Cinema P3 Camera is a unique new camera for iPhone and iPad with cinematic quality video.

Cinema P3 Camera has an intuitive user interface that lets you switch between Photo, Video and Creative modes easily.

View the information you need with the simple HUD display — Resolution, Frame Rate, Color, Focus Mode, White Balance, ISO and Shutter Speed.

Choose the on-screen controls you use most with a customizable interface.

Gain complete control over your iOS device and unlock capabilities that were previously hidden.

Quickly configure camera settings such as Exposure, White Balance and Focus Modes using the Settings menu.

Use automatic or precise manual control over ISO, Shutter Speed, Exposure, Focus and Zoom.

Manually configure non-standard frame rates and resolutions supported by your device or select from presets.

Capture High Dynamic Range (HDR) video with more color, higher brightness and increased contrast.

Use advanced tools for real time image analysis and processing to optimize the image on-device and record using P3 or BT.2020** Color and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG).

Cinema P3 Camera uses Metal to harness the advanced graphics capabilities of your iOS device and deliver superior image quality compared to other camera Apps.

Cinema P3 Pro Camera

P3 Color

If you're making Cinematic video, you need P3 color.

The latest iPhones and iPads* have wide color P3 displays with incredible color and brightness — but only use it for photographic images.

The Cinema P3 Camera gives you full access to the abilities your device for video.

The result is stunningly realistic video with up to 25% more color than standard video. Grass is greener. Skies are bluer. Bright vivid colors can now be captured and recorded accurately.

Hybrid Log Gamma

The cameras in the latest iPhones and iPads* are capable of capturing High Dynamic Range (HDR) video.

Cinema P3 Camera lets you store your video using using Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and Full Range Video, which stores more detail and preserves the HDR brightness information in your image.

The result is dynamic, life like video.

Other camera Apps don't do this. They use tone mapping to convert HDR to Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) and lose contrast.


Cinema P3 Camera includes a creative mode that processes the image from the camera sensor to achieve beautiful Cinematic video.

Processing image data from the camera sensor before it is saved to disk increases image quality compared with adjustments made later by post processing.

This Cinematic Processing has been carefully designed for a variety of scene lighting conditions.

For example, you can boost shadow detail on a bright sunny day, or increase saturation on a cloudy day.

Full Control

Automatic or Manual

Cinema P3 allows full control over all camera settings such as white balance, temperature and tint, exposure, ISO, shutter speed, shutter angle and focus.

The method of control is determined by setting one of the three exposure modes: Center, Spot and Manual.

Exposure Modes

Choose 'Center' and the camera will set exposure automatically for the centre of the image. Exposure can be adjusted using a Bias slider.

Choose 'Spot' and the camera will set exposure at a specific spot on screen. Drag the exposure spot to set its position. Tap it to lock the exposure.

Choose 'Manual' for full manual control over exposure settings.


Zoom into video using a two finger pinch gesture or use the zoom slider for precise single finger control.

Adjust the zoom speed in settings for smooth zoom transitions.

For the highest image quality, disable software zoom to only allow zooming when it can be achieved using the image sensor. For example when shooting at 1080p.

White Balance

Let the camera do the work using Continuous Automatic White Balance (AWBc).

Set white balance manually to a specific value (WB lock) using Temperature and Tint sliders or use Presets.

White balance can also be set automatically using a grey card and Gray World Calibration.

Advanced Tools

Automatic Focus

Continuous Automatic Focus, Automatic Focus and Face Detection mode are supported.

Manual Focus

A manual focus slider enables fine control over focus from macro to infinity.

Focus Target

The Focus Target for automatic focussing can be moved or set by tapping on the screen.

Focus can be locked (disabling automatic focus) by tapping on the Focus Target.

Focus Peaking

Focus peaking highlights the edges of in focus objects to ensure accurate focussing.

Focus Loupe

A focus loupe assists manual focussing by magnifying the image at the focus target.

Drag the focus loupe to move its position.


Guides & Grids

Aspect Ratio Guides and Grids can be displayed to assist scene composition.



6 powerful scopes provide real time analysis for optimum image quality.

Luminance, RGB Parade, RGB Overlay and Histogram scopes assist setting exposure.

XY Colorspace and Chroma Vectorscope assist with color gamut and white balance.



Get the perfect exposure using Zebras.

Animated stripes highlight parts of an image where detail is lost through the saturation of Red, Green or Blue channels.


P3 Button

Use the P3 button to see which parts of the image use P3 color. Standard gamut colors are displayed as shades of grey.

See why you need P3 color in your video.


Color Analysis

Ensure you have the right highlight and shadow detail in your image using color analysis.

Each band represents a 7.5% change from minimum to maximum brightness.



For users with anamorphic lenses, Anamorphic Desqueeze will ensure your image is displayed with the correct aspect ratio.

This is true for video preview, recording and playback.


Creative Mode

Capture more information from your Camera sensor while recording video.

Choose from a wide selection of creative options to automatically adjust highlight and shadow detail, contrast and saturation, to achieve truly Cinematic video.



Cinema P3 Camera can also takes fantastic photos.

The same powerful tools used for video are are available to capturing photos.

Manual Settings

Settings are all fully customizable.

This includes White Balance, Color Temperature and Tint, Exposure, Shutter Speed, Stabilization, Flash, Focus, HDR and Red Eye Reduction.

Image Formats

Capture photos in HEIC or JPG formats, with optional Live Photo.

Record the full image information from the camera sensor with simultaneous RAW and HEIC capture.

Function Overview

User Interface

HUD Display Resolution, Frame Rate, Color, Focus Mode, White Balance, ISO, Shutter Speed, Battery Level.

Manual Zoom Pinch Gesture/Zoom Slider

Field of view indicator

Show/Hide UI with vertical swipe

Manual Camera Selection

Aspect Ratio Guides & Grids

Anamorphic Desqueeze 1.33×, 1.55×



RGB Parade

RGB Overlay


XY Colorspace

Chroma scopes

Analysis Modes

Luminance Color

Luminance Scope*


XY Colorspace*

General Settings

Exposure Modes Center/Spot/Manual

Tone Mapping Local/Global

Lens Distortion Correction* On/Off

Camera Controls

White Balance Auto, Manual, Preset

White Balance Grey Card Calibration

Exposure Modes Center, Spot, Manual

Exposure Target Indicator Spot Mode

Exposure Bias Adjustment

ISO Adjustment

Shutter Speed Adjustment

Shutter Angle Adjustment

Manual Focus Adjustment


Focus Modes Continuous Auto Focus (AFC), Auto Focus (AF), Manual Focus (MF), Face Detection

Video Smooth Auto Focus On/Off

Focus Lock On/Off

Focus Target Indicator Drag/Tap to Focus

Manual Focus Loupe On/Off

Focus Method Phase/Contrast

Focus Peaking On/Off & Focus Peaking Color

Photo Settings

Flash On/Off/Auto

Red Eye Reduction On/Off

Stabilization Speed/Balanced/Quality

Image Format JPG, HIEC, RAW, ProRAW**

Life Photo On/Off

EXIF Data User Customizable

Video Settings*

HDR On/Off

Torch On/Off

Stabilization Modes*: None, Standard Cinematic, and Cinematic 2

Time Code Track 64/32 bit

Video Format*

Video Codec H.264, H.265 8-bit and 10-bit**

Resolution 640×480, 960×540, 1024×768, 1280×720, 1440×1080, 1920×1080, 2594×1944, 3264×2448, 3840×2160, 3840×1606

Frame Rate 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, 60, 72, 75, 90, 96, 100, 120, 240

Bit Rate Automatic, Custom

Color Rec.709, P3, HLG P3, HLG 2020**

Pixel Aspect Ratio


Audio Level Meter On/Off

Stereo/Mono Audio Recording*

Microphone Selection* Automatic or Manual

Audio Format AAC or LPCM

External USB microphone

Microphone Gain Adjustment

Headphone audio monitoring On/Off

Display Settings*

Disable Screen Dimming

Record / Photo Button Position

HDR Display Tone Map or Clip**

*Not all features are available on all iOS devices.

**Supported on iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro.

*Feature availability is dependent upon model of iPhone/iPad used.