Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

If you are intending to use “Cinematic” mode in FCPX you need the following…

Firstly you need to update your OS to Ventura 13.2.1 or you will get a nag from FCPX telling you that you need to update.

Secondly you also need to update FCPX to 10.6.5 and finally update your iPhone 14 to 16.3.1

I have struggled with “Cinematic” mode up until the latest IOS as it did not work properly but with a good bit of perseverance it now works fine.

I love the fact you can choose the focus point after the event but be careful its not all plain sailing.

As seen above Apple leave a fair margin (Darkened area) that you have no control over when choosing a focus point. Everything outside that dark area is a focus point.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

One thought on “iPhone 14 Pro Max in Cinematic mode

  1. Hang on, forget the phone, I want a video review of your Only Fools and Horses figures!!! Hope you are keeping well!

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