iPhone 11 Pro Max Cinematic 4k Video // Worth Upgrading from iPhone 10?

iPhone 11 Pro Max Cinematic 4k Video // Worth Upgrading from iPhone 10?

(soft music) (upbeat music) (police sirens) (cars honking) (thumping music) (bird chirping) (electronic click) (upbeat music) (thumping music) (sweep and punch) – Hey, guys, Jake Weisler, here. And we just wrapped shoot on the [Jake] iPhone 11 Pro Max. We just wanted to give you
our overall thoughts on this camera after having shot
with it now for a few weeks. Know this is not a detailed
breakdown of every single feature that comes with the iPhone 11. This is really just our
thoughts and impressions on the video capabilities of the iPhone 11 and how it compares to the
iPhone 10, its predecessor. The footage you just saw was shot entirely on the iPhone 11 by our team. Mostly, we’re using Freefly Movi which is one of our
go-to phone stabilizers. But some of the shots
were also shot handheld. Which brings us to our
first big improvement from the iPhone 10 to the iPhone 11 is the image stabilization. It does a great job when shooting at keeping everything very buttery smooth. This is especially helpful
when using the telephoto lens because every little movement
was smoothed out beautifully. Apple continues to improve
their stabilization every single year, making it super practical for
shooting handheld if needed. So now let’s talk about
the biggest new feature that comes with the iPhone 11 which, of course, is having three lenses. When it first came out, the internet went to town on this look saying it looked like a stove top and a bunch of other things. The image is great on all three lenses but if I had to choose the
softest lens of the three, I’d say it’s the ultra wide
lens, the 13 millimeter. Because it’s so wide, you
will see a lot of distortion in this lens but our
team still loved using it and, yes, like every lens, it has a place. So while it is a great option and a great tool to use
in certain situations, it wasn’t my favorite and
I wouldn’t really recommend using it a lot because the
other lenses are better but seeing that it’s the
first edition of a lens of its type for the iPhone, it’s understandable that it
still has a long way to go and a lot of work to put into it so I’m excited to see the next models and what they can do
to improve the quality. But if you’re wanting to buy the iPhone 11 specifically just for that
third ultra wide lens, I don’t think it’s worth it. Another con to using
the 13 millimeter lens is when you put it on the Freefly Movi, it’s so wide, you can see
the Movi’s motor and handle so you can’t even use it on the Movi and so we weren’t able to use
it with the Movi just handheld but, like we said, because the iPhone has
great stabilization, we were able to use the ultra
wide millimeter lens handheld without seeing a whole lot of problems. The other two lenses, the standard lens which is equivalent to
about a 26 millimeter and the telephoto lens which is about a 52 millimeter,
performed beautifully. All the footage you saw was shot at 4K at 60 frames per second and slowed down to 24 frames in post, same specs as the iPhone
10, so nothing new there. Our next thing we loved
about the iPhone 11 and probably the second
biggest upgrade to it from previous models is
the improved battery life. Apple decided to remove
the 3D touch feature from the iPhone 11 which allowed more room for a bigger and better battery. Shooting 4k at 60fps and
using a third-party app tends to eat your battery up quickly. For that recent shoot, we
used it for 3 straight hours and, by the end of the shoot, we ended the day on a 50% charge. This is probably the biggest
improvement from the iPhone 10 and the main reason
we’d recommend upgrading from the iPhone 10 to the iPhone 11. With the iPhone 10 on a normal day, my phone would usually
die at around 8 or 9 p.m. Where, as with the iPhone
11, by the end of the day, I’m usually at a 30-40% charge. So I definitely love this
feature and I’m super excited they decided to go away from the 3D touch to improve the battery life because that’s what we
all care about more. So if you’re wanting to
upgrade from the iPhone 10 to the iPhone 11 solely for
the battery, it’s worth it. Another pro with the iPhone 11
in any smart phone in general is the versatility it comes
with in regards to filmmaking. It’s so easy to travel
with and you can set it up and shoot within seconds
and produce incredible work. As opposed to carrying around your DSLR, setup, or cinema cameras. Obviously the iPhone
quality isn’t as good as a DSLR or cinema camera and it still won’t be taking over as our go-to camera for professional work but it’s incredible for
run-and-gun shooting, vacations, and even small projects. The quality, versatility, and
practicality of the iPhone is unmatched, in our opinion, compared to any other smart phone. Parker even used the iPhone 10
in a recent real estate video and here’s a side-by-side
look at his iPhone 10 footage stacked up next to the 1 DX Mark II. And, as you can see, they
are pretty indistinguishable especially when viewing
on a mobile device. He even threw some of the iPhone 10 shots into the final video to see
if the client would notice and the client didn’t so, can the iPhone be used professionally? We think so. But, obviously, we don’t
recommend it as your main camera. Also, FYI, since the iPhone 10 doesn’t have a wide angle lens, Parker used the Moment Wide Angle Lens for that real estate shoot and we like the quality
of the standard lens with an external wide
angle lens much better than the new wide angle
lens on the iPhone 11. So if you’re just wanting
a wide angle lens, we recommend buying a third-party
Moment Wide Angle Lens as opposed to buying the iPhone
11 just for a wider angle. The quality on the iPhone 10
with a Moment Wide Angle Lens is much better than the iPhone 11’s. And lastly, one other con to
be aware of with any iPhone and any smart phone in
general with filmmaking, is the lack of depth of field or the ability to adjust
your aperture low enough for that beautiful bokeh
or background blur. Yes, iPhones have that
artificial bokeh for photos but nothing for video
so maybe in the future they’ll figure out a software solution but as long as the
sensors remain this small, I wouldn’t ever expect background
blur with a low aperture in video from phone cameras. So there are our thoughts. Overall, the iPhone 11 as a phone I think is a huge upgrade
from the iPhone 10 but as a filmmaker’s tool,
I’d say it’s a slight upgrade. We weren’t insanely impressed with it. There weren’t any huge leaps
forward in video quality. The main one just being
the improved battery life which we were huge fans of. So if you’re looking to
upgrade your phone specifically for video-making and
you had the iPhone 10, we don’t hugely recommend it but if want improved battery
life and slightly better specs and don’t care too much about
that softer wide angle lens, then the iPhone 11 is a great choice. But I am excited to see
what Apple can do now now that they’ve started
on this three lens venture. I’m excited to see their next
models and their next upgrades because, if Apple’s proven anything, it’s just that they
continually get better. That’s it, guys. We hope you enjoyed our
impressions on the iPhone 11 Pro. And again, like always, if you wanna learn how to
create videos like we do, check out the link below. And join our online community
of over 11,000 students who are all becoming
professional filmmakers and living their dream. Because when you’re just starting out, it doesn’t matter what camera you have. The important thing is
to start creating content and improving your skills. So if you just have an iPhone
or a small, crappy DSLR or a professional cinema camera, the course is built to
help you learn and grow as a filmmaker with other
filmmakers around you to run a successful production company. Or, if you just wanna see a free preview of what the course is like, feel free to click the other link below where you can sign up for
our free 1-hour training where we go over our top 10 series for achieving cinematic shots. But that’s it for today. If you have any further
questions, please let us know. (fading music)

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  1. Don't understand the appeal of the digital zoom in, looks really cheesy to me. Other than that, there are some great moments and architecture captured!

  2. Hey guys thanx for this interesting video. I got the iPhone 11 Pro and my footage looks so grainy. Well even I put the ne filter to play with the shutter speed. Then what’s the process to optimise my shoot…have u used a denoiser in post? Thx for your back

  3. Can it be possible to film 4k 30p with iPhone but use dslr 1080p 30 for B roll?
    Will it be good for post production?

  4. Guys, are there any differences if we change recording formats on Iphone? From High Efficiency to Most Compatible? Cause my Premiere won't open High Effiency mode.

  5. Shooting in similar lighting conditions with the Moment app and Filmic pro and footage is noisy as hell. How are you producing footage this clean???

  6. You can turn of 3D Touch on the iPhone X
    Go to settings>accessibility>touch>3D&haptic touch. And turn it off

    I will say battery life has improved on my iPhone X

  7. You will get to 1m subs sooooon!!!!! Awesome work guys! Love this channel. 💪 and I also love moment!! Had to come back and edit it as i kept watching lol

  8. are you gonna try oneplus phones? the 7 and 7 pro versions are now fully compatible with Filmic pro (not the 7T and 7T pro yet)… I think they are a nice options by half of the price of an iphone 11 pro although they don't arrive to have the same quality (not very far actually)

  9. In wich kind of edit program are you working? I have also a 11 pro, but when i want to edit the footage in Premiere pro, the video is glitching. And i dont know wich kind of sequence i have to use and wich render settings to not make the video with bad quality. Maybe you can make a video of it? There arent not any video's yet.

  10. In this well planned shoot it is obvious the cameraman is crippled by the limitations of his gear. Cinematic should be said with “air quotes”. No parfocal shots or depth of field. It looks like more of the ”instatube pho-cinema“ which is a new class of videos people make on their mobile phones that uses tricks like putting crap in foreground to confuse viewers into thinking there is depth of field. Would have been so much better if your crew just rented gear to shoot.

  11. I'll upgrade to the Galaxy S20 ultra for its upcoming Pro video mode with full manual controls and snapdragon 865 support for 4k at 120 fps.

  12. This video is really great guys, I’m about to upgrade from the 8max, so this got me stoked.
    I do have a question for some advice though, I shot a good handful of footage on my iPhone in high efficiency. Premier Pro nor Rush of anyone seems to be able to open and use the .mov files, any suggestions? Please and thank you!!! I really don’t wanna not be able to use my nighttime New Orleans footage 😬

  13. You say best of phones y don't you try and show us galaxy note 10plus u said you will where is it….quite disappointing you just keep using I phone what about those who have note 10s if u dont want to prove us STOP SAYING ITS BETTER I SUBSCRIBED BECAUSE OF SOME things u said but getting disappointed well u wont even read this msg cause u dont care I'm sorry for saying all this but it's better to be fact as I am subd to your channel dont get me wrong I still like but why the hell cant you do Samsung 😡😡😡

  14. Great video!
    Small question to clarify the compatibility between the iPhone and the Movi: With the counterweights and the iPhone offset to the maximum on the left what is the widest focal length of the zoom (between the 13 and 26mm optics) usable without seeing the Movi To the picture?

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