Apple ProRes enables multistream, real-time editing performance while delivering professional image quality. On an iPhone 13 Pro or later that's running iOS 15.1 or later, you can record videos in the Apple ProRes format in the Camera app using any of its cameras in Video mode.*
You can edit Apple ProRes in the Photos app or iMovie for iPhone, and in video editing apps that support ProRes on your Mac, iPad and iPhone. Find out more about Apple ProRes and Apple ProRes RAW.
* You can't use ProRes with Cinematic mode, slo-mo, or time-lapse video.
Turn on ProRes
To record videos in ProRes on your iPhone, go to Settings > Camera > Formats, then turn on Apple ProRes under Video Capture. To record a ProRes video, tap ProRes in the Camera app, then record your video.
iPhone 13 Pro or later models support ProRes recording in high dynamic range (HDR) using the hybrid log gamma (HLG) format or in standard dynamic range (SDR), and support these resolutions and frame rates:
- ProRes support for 256GB, 512GB and 1TB storage capacity:
- 4K at 30 frames per second (fps)
- 4K at 25 fps
- 4K at 24 fps
- 1080p HD at 60 fps
- 1080p HD at 30 fps
- 1080p HD at 25 fps
- ProRes support for 128 GB storage capacity:
- 1080p HD at 30 fps
- 1080p HD at 25 fps
If you turn ProRes off in the Camera app, the format of the video will default to the format you set under Camera Capture in Settings > Camera > Formats: either High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) or Most Compatible (H.264).
Manage ProRes files
ProRes files are up to 30 times larger than HEVC files. If you store the files on your device, you may run out of space more quickly than you expect. And if you use iCloud Photos to store your photos, you may need to upgrade your iCloud storage plan to make more space available for these larger files. iCloud also has limits on file size.
iOS helps you optimise your storage when recording in ProRes. To extend ProRes recording time when data storage is low, you can free up resources while using the Camera app. The Camera app will also automatically free up storage when ProRes is turned on and less than five minutes of recording time is available.
Freeing up storage will also clear temporary system or app data that may be stored on your iPhone. It doesn't permanently delete unrecoverable data but may require some apps to refresh data when they're used again. To record in ProRes, you will need at least 10 per cent of the storage in your iPhone to be free.
Use ProRes with Photos and other apps
Apple ProRes has widespread adoption across the video post-production industry, so you can open ProRes files with apps that are compatible with the format. Apps may transcode a ProRes video to a smaller H.264 format if ProRes isn't supported.
Edit a ProRes file
You can edit Apple ProRes files in the Photos app or iMovie for iOS, in iMovie or Final Cut Pro for Mac, or in third-party editing apps that support ProRes.
These Apple devices can support ProRes playback and editing:
- Mac devices that are running Mac OS X 10.6 and later
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) and later
- iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation) and later
- iPad Air (5th generation)
- iPad mini (6th generation)
- iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro Max
Share ProRes videos
To share your ProRes video:
- Use a Lightning cable and Image Capture on Mac or a compatible application on a Windows PC to import the files.
- Use iCloud Photos to access the original ProRes video file in full resolution on all of your devices.
- Use AirDrop to transfer the ProRes file from your iPhone to another iPhone, iPad or Mac. Tap Options at the top of the screen, turn on All Photos Data, then tap Done. AirDrop will transfer the original ProRes video to supported devices: iPhone 13 models, iPhone 14 models, Mac with Mac OS X 10.6 and later, 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation) and later, 11-inch iPad Pro (1st generation) and later, iPad Air (5th generation), and iPad mini (6th generation). For all other devices, you'll share an HEVC video if the device supports it, or H.264 video if the device doesn't.