The iPad version of Final Cut Pro that Apple recently unveiled includes a “pro camera mode” with a number of manual settings not included in the standard camera application. iPhone users saw this and quickly started calling for these features to be brought over to iOS, too.
Perhaps in iOS 17?
Bring FCP pro camera mode to iPhone
Film-makers who decide to forgo traditional cameras are more likely to choose iPhone than iPad to record their video. Nevertheless, Final Cut Pro for iPad allows users to record video directly in the app.
And what caught the eye of many iPhone users is that the upcoming application includes a pro camera mode.
“Pro camera mode brings even greater control to the creation process on iPad. Video creators can shoot high-quality video in portrait or landscape orientation, monitor audio and available recording time, and manually control settings like focus, exposure, and white balance.”
iPhone users want it too
These advanced features are not available in the iOS camera application, but there are calls for them to be ported over.
Hold up… iPad gets a pro camera mode with manual white balance!??
I need this on my iPhone pic.twitter.com/z451s9mSyp
— Tyler Stalman (@stalman) May 9, 2023
Pro Camera Mode is the most interesting announcement included in the release news for FCP on iPad.
I think it's safe to say we'll see this come to the next iPhone Pro models.
— patrick (@imPatrickT) May 9, 2023
To be clear, there have been no (serious) suggestions that Final Cut Pro be ported to iPhone. One glance at the extremely complex user interface of that application shows how unlikely that is.
But people do want the iPhone Camera app to get pro camera mode with manual settings like focus control and white balance when recording videos. And there are predictions that these will be available to iPhone Pro users with the release of iOS 17, which is likely to be unveiled at WWDC23 in June.