Apple has unveiled its new iPhone 14 series. Users will find much to be enthused about in the model range, which comprises of the iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro, and 14 Pro Max. The new series distinguishes itself from predecessors with a number of tiny enhancements.
The Action Mode in the Camera is one such little improvement that will make a big difference. The Action Mode is part of the full iPhone 14 roster with certain differences. The iPhone has always had a superior camera than the competition. And Apple is further upending things by including the Action Mode. Let’s examine this new mode and its potential applications.
What is Action Mode?
Action Mode is a built-in function of the Camera app on the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro versions that aims to better steady your videos. When recording a video, it seeks to eliminate noticeable shaking, vibrations, and unwanted motion.
It uses the whole sensor together with sophisticated roll correction and greater overscan to create videos that are steady even during intense action. When filming from a moving car or sprinting next to your subject, you may utilize this setting to record exceptionally steady films. Even your hand-held videos will be steady enough with the iPhone 14’s Action Mode that you don’t even need any additional equipment like a gimble.
Even though it somewhat crops off the picture, videos produced in Action Mode are rather smooth. The ultrawide lens is likewise the default option, although you may change it.
Action Mode allows you to capture films with up to 60 frames per second in either 1080p or 2.8K quality. From the default HD resolution that the mode records, you can quickly switch between the two resolutions. Additionally, it supports Dolby Vision HDR on iPhone 14 models. Apple ProRes video formats are also supported by the 14 Pro models.
Using the Action Mode
The iPhone 14 and 14 Pro models’ Action Mode is comparatively easy to use. Start by opening the Camera app that is the default of your iPhone.
Then, switch to the “Video” mode from the options at the bottom.
In the top-left corner of your standard video view, you’ll see a symbol of a running figure. Tap it to enable Action Mode.
When the Action Mode is active, the icon will become yellow.
As soon as the Action Mode is turned on, the 0.5x sign will be highlighted above the camera shutter since Action Mode always employs the ultrawide lens by default. Tap one of the other zoom options to change it.
Optimize Action Mode for indoors
Outdoors with enough daylight, Action Mode works best. In low-light situations, you’d notice a warning that said “More light required.” Even though there is still a lot of light, you will most likely notice the warning while you are inside. With the warning, you may still utilize the Action Mode, but your video will be blurry.
Apple has included an additional option in the Camera app for this warning. It is possible to optimize the Action Mode for low-light environments to reduce grain. However, this setting will not work in very low light environments. We recommend you to be in brightly lit environments.
To activate the ‘Action Mode Lower Light‘ setting, open the ‘Settings‘ app. Then, scroll down and tap on the ‘Camera‘ option. In Camera settings, go to ‘Record Video’.
Toggle on the switch next to Action Mode Lower Light.
The iPhone 14 and 14 Pro cameras have a number of advantages, but Action Mode has received the most attention so far.