How to activate Apple ProRes on iPhone 13 Pro running iOS 15.1

Apple ProRes in iOS 15.1 settings

You can now activate Apple ProRes on iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max! All you need to do is update to iOS 15.1 Beta 3 and activate this new feature in the camera settings menu. The public release of iOS 15.1 is expected next week most likely on Tuesday, October 12 alongside watchOS 8.1 and the Apple Watch Series 7!

What is Apple ProRes?

This is a professional video format used by video professionals for post-production editing.

This feature may not be popular among the average iPhone user, especially because ProRes videos require a lot of storage space.

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According to Apple, one minute of 10-bit ProRes HDR (4K) takes up around 1.7 GB of storage space!

Limitation: In fact, Apple ProRes functionality is limited to 30fps at 1080p on iPhone 13 Pro models with only 128GB of storage space!

How to activate ProRes

how to activate ProRes in iOS 15.1

  • 1. Open Settings and press Camera.
  • 2. Go for it Formats available at the top of the list.
  • 3. Switch on Apple ProRes, in the Video capture section.

How to record videos in ProRes

Once activated, just open the stock Camera application, swipe to Video and start recording. Apple ProRes format will be used to capture your images.

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Apple ProRes not available?

First, please check that your iPhone has been updated to iOS 15.1 or later. You can do it in Settings -> General -> About -> Software version

Second, be aware that ProRes is currently only available on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Any other iOS 15 compatible iPhone will not have the option in the camera settings!

Did you successfully activate ProRes on iPhone 13 Pro? Do you plan to use this professional video capture format? Use the comments section and share your comments.

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