About Apple ProRes on iPhone
Learn about Apple ProRes on iPhone. Apple ProRes enables multistream, real-time editing performance while delivering professional image quality.
Record video in Apple ProRes
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 on iPhone, iPad, and Mac, Final Cut Pro for iPad and Mac, and in video editing apps that support ProRes. Learn more about Apple ProRes and Apple ProRes RAW.
* You can't use ProRes with Cinematic mode, slo-mo, or time-lapse video.
What you need
To use Apple ProRes, you need iOS 15.1 or later and one of these iPhone models:
iPhone 15 Pro Max
iPhone 15 Pro
iPhone 14 Pro Max
iPhone 14 Pro
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 13 Pro
Learn about supported resolutions and frame rates
Your iPhone supports ProRes recording using the built-in storage of your iPhone in high dynamic range (HDR), in standard dynamic range (SDR), or in Log encoding.
With iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, you can also record Apple ProRes directly on an external storage device connected with USB-C.
Your iPhone supports these resolutions and frame rates:
ProRes support for 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB storage capacity:
4K at 60 frames per second (fps), iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max only, when using an external storage device that supports speeds of at least 220MB per second and maximum power draw of 4.5W
4K at 30 fps, 25 fps, and 24 fps
1080p HD at 60 fps, 30 fps, and 25 fps
ProRes support for 128 GB storage capacity:
1080p HD at 30 fps and 25 fps
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, tapin the Camera app, then record your video.
If you turn ProRes off in the Camera app, the format of the video defaults 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. You can store and manage your ProRes files on your iPhone, on iCloud, or with an iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max, on an external storage device connected with USB-C.
Manage files on your device
To record in ProRes, you need at least 10 percent of the storage in your iPhone to be free. If ProRes is turned on and less than five minutes of recording time is available, the Camera app might free storage automatically.
You can also export large photos or videos from the Photos app to an external storage device. Then, to clear space on your iPhone, delete the video from the Photos app and then delete it permanently from the Recently Deleted album.
Manage files on iCloud
Record ProRes files to an external storage device
With an iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max, you can connect an external storage device with USB-C to store or record your ProRes files directly on an external storage device. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Your external storage device must be formatted with APFS or exFAT. Password-encrypted drives aren't supported.
Use a USB 3 cable with speed of at least 10 Gbits per second.
Your external storage device must write at speeds of at least 220 MB per second. If you attach a slower external storage device, you might get a Slow Recording Speed message.
Use the Files app to format your external storage device and manage your ProRes files.
To record to your iPhone, disconnect the external storage device.
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 might 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 on iPhone, iPad, and Mac, Final Cut Pro for iPad and Mac, or in third-party editing apps that support ProRes.
These Apple devices can support ProRes playback and editing:
Mac with 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 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 Pro Max
iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max
iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max
Share ProRes videos
To share your ProRes video:
Use a USB-C or Lightning cable and Image Capture on Mac or a compatible application on a Windows PC to transfer 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 your Mac. Tap Options at the top of the screen, turn on All Photos Data, then tap Done. AirDrop transfers the original ProRes video to supported devices: iPhone 15 models, iPhone 14 models, iPhone 13 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 devices supports it, or H.264 video if the device doesn't.