Apple recently released the M3 chip and completely new MacBook Pros during the last Scary Fast event held on October 30, 2023. However, this Halloween-themed event had a surprising ending. And no, we’re not talking about any ‘One More Thing’ reveal, but the fact that the entire event was shot on the latest iPhone and edited on a Mac.
Apple Scary Fast Event was recorded on iPhone 15 Pro Max: details
The end screen of the event sent the Apple community into a spiral of excitement, leaving them wondering which iPhone the recording was made on and how exactly. Well, we have the answers to that, as just hours after the event aired, an uncredited BTS video for the event was spotted on YouTube and shared all over X, showing how it was shot. It confirms that one iPhone 15 Pro Max was used to capture the event and it was further edited on a Mac.
This news is quite credible since the iPhone 15 Pro Max has a digitalized version Camera system with 7 lenses, which is achieved via three native cameras (48 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP triple rear camera with OIS). This makes the whole rig quite capable. The most exciting part, however, was… no external lenses were used during the recording, meaning the entire focus was on the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
The Apple team used all these capabilities together with the help from drones, cranes, dollies and even professional lighting to obtain highly stabilized and well-lit images from the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s camera system. Even the low-light images look pretty good, captured over Apple Park. Current smartphone cameras cannot of course be compared to high-end cameras used in actual film production. Despite this, the physical structure of the camera has evolved considerably over the years.
If you’re curious and want to take a look behind the scenes for yourself, you’re a bit out of luck, as we said Apple has delisted the video. However, you can watch some of it as it makes its rounds X (via Apple News) here.
While we don’t know how much extra artificial post-production has been added to the footage, it’s pretty clear that iPhones have come a long way when it comes to cinematography. In addition to this news, another recent example is the Indian film ‘A chance,” a music full of diverse genres recorded with an iPhone 14 Pro.
If you had to shoot your own movie, would you do it on an iPhone? What do you think of the Scary Fast event being recorded on the iPhone 15 Pro Max? Let us know in the comments below.
Featured image courtesy: Apple (through X/Apple News)