Format Selection in FiLMiC Pro

FiLMiC Pro will support all capture formats (codecs) made available to us by the operating system.

On iOS the following capture formats are available under the Settings > Resolution menu:

  • 8-bit in either H.264 or HEVC
    8-bit SDR offers near universal compatibility across a broad spectrum of endpoints. This format is a favorable compromise between the opposed priorities of compactness and image fidelity. 
  • 10-bit SDR
    10-bit SDR offers greater shadow detail, superior color representation and natural gradation. It is optimized for use with HLG and LogV3 gamma curves.
  • ProRes 709
    This format delivers VBR 4:2:2. The encoding and color transform coefficients are BT.709. This format should be use if maximal NLE and playback compatibility is desired.
  • ProRes 2020
    This format delivers VBR 4:2:2. The transfer function is BT2100 HLG. The Color Primaries and YCbCr are BT.2020. This format should be used if HDR or wide-gamut footage is an end point.
  • DolbyVision HDR
    DolbyVision HDR encodes video with a wider color gamut, and enhanced tonality that requires a high dynamic display to consume. This format may not be interpreted correctly on some SDR monitors.

On Android the following capture formats are available under the Settings > Resolution menu:

  • 8-bit in either H.264 to HEVC
    8-bit SDR offers near universal compatibility across a broad spectrum of endpoints. This format is a favourable compromise between the opposed priorities of compactness and image fidelity. 
  • 10-bit HDR (not available on all devices)
    10-bit HDR encodes video with a wider color gamut, and enhanced tonality that requires a high dynamic display to consume. This format may not be interpreted correctly on some SDR monitors.