Moment updated its Pro Camera iOS app to support all of the iPhone 15 Pro’s new features in a more usable interface for professionally-minded photographers and filmmakers.
Pro Camera version 5.2 adds a bunch of new features including, Moment claims, a total overhaul of its video engine which adds explicit color space control in addition to support for Apple’s ProRes capture. A big pain point with the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max smartphones has been a lack of control options despite the addition of the excellent ProRes Log format. Moment’s app now changes that.
“If you are looking for a powerful and easy-to-use camera app, Pro Camera is for you. We make it fast and intuitive to switch between controls, dial in your shot, and keep shooting. Our video controls rival what you’d find in expensive apps, while our photo controls offer the simplicity of changing and locking in the settings you like,” the company says.
Moment’s Pro Camera app is now one of only a few that supports Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro camera updates and is just one of two that gives filmmakers the controls they need to effectively take advantage of the smartphone’s video capture capabilities. To this point, only BlackMagic’s app gave this kind of access, but now it has some competition.
Pro Camera now allows filmmakers to not only shoot in 422 ProRes Log, but also pairs it with the ability to precisely control video bitrate (which also now no longer requires restarting the app if they are changed), view shots with a waveform monitor or RGB histogram, and gives the ability to shoot with anamorphic lenses. Moment also added support for Dolby Vision Video (10-bit HDR) on compatible iPhones.
Moment also says that the update to its video engine means improved efficiency which it says reduces the risk of dropped frames.
While that gives filmmakers significantly more control than they would have with the native camera app, Moment’s app also has new features for photographers. The Pro Camera app now supports 48-megapixel HEIF, JPG, TIFF, and ProRAW files.
In addition to these new features, Moment also says that it has reduced the latency when switching cameras, and fixed the orientation of HEIF timelapses using a slow shutter effect.
Moment’s Pro Camera app is available to download from the Apple App Store for $6.99. It offers a few other in-app purchase options including unlocking timelapse, which costs 3.99.