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How To Use Moment Pro Camera For Videography, Filmmaking and Cinematography




Moment Pro Camera

Moment Pro Camera User Guide and Manual For Beginners

Version 4.3.19


What’s New

• Reworked Timelapse Exporting.

Moment Pro Camera

Moment Pro Camera is a popular Videography App and Photography App for the Apple iPhone used by many Professional Videographers and Photographers. This App is Less Complex to use than FiLMiC Pro.

In this Moment Pro Camera User Guide, you’ll Learn How To Use Moment Pro Camera for Videography, Filmmaking, Cinematography and Photography.

Moment Pro Camera Premium Features

• Timelapse Mode – Capture stunning time-lapse videos.
• Slow Shutter Mode – Long exposure shots with motion blur and light trails.

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Moment Pro Camera Professional Features

• Apple Watch Integration – Remotely Frame your shot and take photos using Moment Pro Camera App for Apple Watch.
• Focus Peaking – Green Focus Edges will help you dial in your focus.
• Zebra Stripes – Stripes onto the over and underexposed areas in the viewfinder.
• RAW and TIFF – Shoot photos in RAW format for better editing, or TIFF for high-quality printing.
• Split Focus and Exposure - Take control of tricky lighting scenarios.
• Full Manual – Control Shutter Speed, ISO, Exposure, Focus and White Balance with easy to use sliders and double taps to reset.
• Burst Mode – Capture Burst Shots in RAW format.
• HEIF and HEVC – Seamless Support for the latest Apple File Formats across photos and videos.

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Moment Pro Camera Videography Features

• Anamorphic Lenses – De-Squeezing for Anamorphic Lenses.
• Focus Peaking – Yellow Focus Edge glow will help you find dial in the focus.
• Zebra Stripes – Stripes onto the over and underexposed areas in the viewfinder.
• Color Profiles – Select from Default, Flat, or Log Color Profiles.
• Video Bitrates – Control over video quality with Standard, Medium and High Bitrates.
• RGB Histogram – Live RGB Histogram.
• Waveform Monitor – Evaluate video brightness and exposure across your image in real time.
• Audio Meters – Correct Sound Levels with real-time, precise Dual Channel Audio levels.
• Live Histogram – Get your Exposure right every time.
• Video Stabilization – Make your Hand Held Videos Smoother.
• Precise Video – Change your resolution and frame rate on screen.

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Gimbal Integration

• Support for DJI OSMO Gimbals for Focus Control.
• Moment Pro Camera DOES NOT Currently Support the Zhiyun Smooth 5 Gimbal’s Focus Wheel.

Other Features

• Triple / Dual Lens Control – Manually control which side of the triple / dual lens you want to shoot with.
• Moment Lens Support – Select which Moment Lens you are shooting with.
• Moment Battery Case – DSLR Like Shutter Button on Moment iPhone Cases for half-press and full-press capture.
• Apple Watch App – Use your Apple Watch as a Remote to Shoot Photos or Record Videos.
• Siri Shortcuts – Quick access to capture a photo or start a video.



Moment Pro Camera Settings




Moment Pro Camera

Our Recommended Moment Pro Camera Settings


Here are our Recommended Settings for Moment Pro Camera.

General Settings

Location –> Off
Grid –> Golden Ratio
OSMO Mobile –> Set to Focus if you use an OSMO 3, 4 or 5 Gimbal.
App Icon –> Pick your Favorite App Icon.
Volume Button Shutter –> On (Required to use any ISO Remote Control).
Disable All Announcements –> On (Disables Notifications).

Exposure and Focus

Focus Peaking –> On (Helps with Manual Focus)
Histogram –> On (Helps with Manual Exposure)
Highlight Clipping –> Off
Shadow Clipping –> Off
Bracketing –> Off (Requires Post Processing)

Photo Settings

Standard Image Format –> JPG (Most Compatible)
Processed Photo Quality –> Quality (Uses HDR and Deep Fusion)

Video Settings

Standard Video Format –> H.264 (Most Compatible)
Stabilization –> On For Hand Held | Off For Gimbal
Frame Rates –> NTSC (North America)
Bit Rate –> High (100 Mbps)
RGB Histogram –> On
Waveform –> Off

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Audio Settings

Audio Levels –> On
Sample Rate –> 48 kHz
Bit Depth –> 24 Bit
Recording –> Stereo
Built-in Mic –> Back
Bluetooth Mic –> On (If Using Apple AirPods)

Anamorphic Lens

Apply De-Squeeze to Saved File –> On (Anamorphic Lens).

Video Settings – Top Row

Flash –> Off
Color Profile –> Flat
Resolution –> 4K
FPS –> 24 FPS (For Cinematic Film Look)
Lens –> None (Select A if using an Anamorphic Lens)

Video Settings – Bottom Row

Shutter Speed –> 1/48 (24 FPS) – Fixed
ISO –> Use The Lowest Possible Setting For The Lowest Noise. Always Keep ISO Below ISO 100.
EV –> 0.0.
Auto Focus –> On (Manual if using Focus Peaking)
White Balance –> AWB or Use White Balance Card

Video Presets

The preset controls allow you to configure, save and update presets for most of Moment Pro Camera’s settings. This allows for quick recall of a particular shooting style. Select the desired frame rate and then Save as a Preset. We recommend setting up one Video Preset for each Apple iPhone Camera.

Company Reference

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How To Use Moment Pro Camera With Zhiyun Smooth 5 Gimbal




Zhiyun Smooth 5 Gimbal

Zhiyun Smooth 5 Gimbal Button Layout


Moment Pro Camera does not Fully Integrate with the Zhiyun Smooth 5 Gimbal (Focus Wheel Does Not Control Focus). In this Moment Pro Camera User Guide, you’ll Learn How To Use Moment Pro Camera with the Zhiyun Smooth 5 Gimbal’s Controls and Modes:

Zhiyun Smooth 5 Gimbal Button Layout

Power Button – Press and Hold for 2 seconds to Power On | Off.
Single Press Power Button when powered on to Check Battery Level.
Flashing Red PF light indicates Low Battery.

Center Thumbwheel – Controls Light Intensity when Attached and Light(s) Turned On.

Red Record Button – Stops | Starts Recording or Takes a Still Photo. (Volume Button Shutter Needs to be Enabled).

Rear Trigger Button – Press and Hold to Enter Go Mode.
Press 2X to Reset Orientation.
Press 3X to Flip Phone 180° (Selfie Mode).

Joy Stick – Pan Up | Pan Down and Pan Left | Pan Right. This is pressure sensitive allowing for precise control.

FN Button – Press 5X to Reset Bluetooth (If Switching Apple iPhones).

Mode Button – Single Press Mode Button –> Switch Gimbal Follow Modes (PF – L – F – POV – V)
See Our Zhiyun Smooth 5 Gimbal User Guide For Mode Button Descriptions.
Top LED Panel – Tells you which Gimbal Follow Mode the Gimbal is in.
2X Press Mode Button –> Returns to Previous Follow Mode



How To Use The Timelapse Mode




Moment Pro Camera

How To Use Timelapse Mode In Moment Pro Camera


Timelapse Settings – Top Row

Flash –> Off
Photo Format –> TIFF (Better Quality)
Resolution –> Max
Lens –> None (Select A if using a Moment Anamorphic Lens)
Frames –> Select Number of Frames – Watch Capture and Output Times

Video Settings – Bottom Row

Timelapse Effect –> Select Motion Blur or Light Trails
Shutter Speed –> 1/10th Adds Smooth Motion Blur
ISO –> Use The Lowest Possible Setting For The Lowest Noise. Always Keep ISO Below ISO 100.
EV –> 0.0.
Auto Focus –> On (Manual if using Focus Peaking)
White Balance –> AWB or Use White Balance Card



Apple Watch Integration




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How To Rename Files On Your Apple iPhone




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How To Rename Files On Your Apple iPhone

Here’s How To Rename Photos on your Apple iPhone.

1. Open the Apple iPhone Files App.

2) Select the File you want to Rename.

3) Long Press on the File.

4) Select Rename and Type in the New Name.

5) Press Done.



How To Save Your Files To SD Card




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How To Save Your Files To SD Card Using Lightning Adapter

Here’s How To Save Photos to SD Card on your Apple iPhone This procedure can also be used to Backup Your Apple iPhone Photos to SD Card.

1. Insert the SD Card into the Apple SD Card Reader and plug it into your Apple iPhone.

2. Open the Apple iPhone Files App.

3) Select the File(s) You Want to Save To the SD Card.

4) Select the SD Card at the Bottom.

5) Press Save. This may take a few minutes, depending on the SD Card Transfer Speed and the Number of Files.



How To Save Files To Your Mac




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How To Save Your Files To Your Mac

1. Connect your Apple iPhone via USB-C to Lightning Cable to your Mac and Launch Image Capture.

2. Select the Files you want to Save to your Computer. Click Save To... and select a directory on your Mac.

3. After File Transfer, you can Delete any Files from your Apple iPhone by Selecting and pressing the Delete Key.






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