The problem with many film production cameras available on the market today is they tend to break the budget for many independent filmmakers. 

There is good news for those video producers that are looking for an alternative film production camera and it’s called your smartphone.

That’s right, today’s smartphones shoot amazing 4K quality video production footage. They are real competition for some of the best selling filmmaking cameras out there on the market. 

This post is for film producers looking for a cheaper alternative to a video production camera, and what phones are the best for video and film production.

With the advancement in smartphone camera technology, the huge amount of storage space available, fast processing speeds, and video production apps to help you along the way, it’s no wonder why video producers are choosing a smartphone for his/her next film project

Are you thinking about using a smartphone for your next film project? I will break down what the best 4k video phones are, so you can start your video marketing cheaper than you ever thought possible.

Best Smartphone For Filmmaking In 2021 – Video Production

Smartphones For Film & Video Production

Smartphones are not just for making phone calls. They are powerful palm-sized computers that also take amazing 4k videos.

Beginning to advanced video producers are using smartphones to shoot amazing movies at a fraction of the cost for a professional 4k filmmaking camera.

With so many great smartphones available on the market that can produce incredible video footage, it can be difficult to choose the right one for you. 

Below are reviews of the best smartphones for film production chosen by my filmmaking colleagues shooting short-films while stuck in self-isolation.

Apple iPhone 11 & 12 Pro Max

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Apple iPhone

Since the Apple iPhone 7, video producers were given the ability to shoot features with, as long as you had conversion lenses attached to the smartphone.

Directors attached lenses like Moment anamorphic lens to give the iPhone footage a more cinematic look to the footage.

With the release of the iPhone 12 Pro Max, Apple has finally added 5G to its flagship Smartphone

It features the powerful A14 Bionic chip, 5G to download and stream high-quality video marketing, a bright 6.7″ Super Retina XDR display, and Ceramic Shield for better drop performance. 

Apple‘s new LiDAR scanner improves autofocus in low light conditions and offers night mode for portrait photos.

Apple Pro RAW is a film production dream because it will give you full creative control over colour, detail, and dynamic range on the iPhone or with a third party app. 

It has an extended dynamic range for video production up to 30fps and cinematic video stabilization for video marketing in 4K, 1080p, and 720p. 

Apple continued with the three rear camera system like the predecessor Apple iPhone 11 pro max. 

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max features a 12mp 26mm f1.8 wide-angle, a 52mm f2.8 2x telephoto. A super-wide 13mm f2.4 lens, so loyal filmmakers to the Apple eco-system are now rejoicing in the fact that they now have an amazing filmmaking smartphone. 

The iPhone 12 Pro Max rear cameras will shoot in 4K UHD at 24/30/60fps, 1080p at 30/60/120/240fps, 720p at 30fps.

If you are using the front camera for vlogging, it will shoot in 4K UHD at 24/30/60fps, 1080p at 30/60/120fps. 

Maximum storage of the iPhone 12 Pro Max is 512GB with 6GB of Ram. The screen also has a maximum refresh rate of 60Hz.

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