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15 Nov 2023 · 7 minutes read
· by Patrycja Kobierecka

Behind the Lens of Apple's Scary Fast Event with iPhone 15 Pro Max

How to be a filmmaker with just an iPhone?

Scary Fast Event

The recent Apple special event on October 30 took the tech world by storm, showcasing the groundbreaking MacBook Pro with the M3 family of chips and the 24-inch iMac with M3. While these innovative devices were the stars of the show, an unseen hero was working behind the scenes: the iPhone 15 Pro Max. This blog explores how the iPhone 15 Pro Max, with its cutting-edge camera system, played a pivotal role in capturing the magic of the event.

A Deep Dive into the Powerhouse - iPhone 15 Pro Max Specs

iPhone 15 Pro Max

For those who haven't met the Titanium perfection of technological sophistication, allow us to introduce the iPhone 15 Pro Max. Apple's latest flagship smartphone transcends boundaries, redefining the smartphone experience with its unparalleled blend of cutting-edge features and exquisite design. In this journey through specifications, we jump into the very essence of the iPhone 15 Pro Max—a device that seamlessly marries innovation with elegance, setting new standards in the world of mobile technology. From its sleek Titanium design to the powerhouse A17 Pro chip, and the advanced Pro camera system to its environmentally conscious design, each facet of the iPhone 15 Pro Max is a testament to Apple's unwavering commitment to excellence.

Developed Design & Display

The device features a Super Retina XDR display with a 6.7‑inch all‑screen OLED display, offering an immersive visual experience. The 2796x1290-pixel resolution at 460 ppi ensures sharp and vibrant visuals. The Dynamic Island Always-On display, ProMotion technology with adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz, and HDR display contribute to a seamless and responsive display. The iPhone 15 Pro Max boasts a Titanium design, complemented by a Ceramic Shield front and a textured matt glass back. With dimensions of 76.7mm x 159.9mm x 8.25mm and a weight of 221 grams, it strikes the perfect balance between elegance and functionality.

iPhone 15 Pro Max Design

The device features a Super Retina XDR display with a 6.7‑inch all‑screen OLED display, offering an immersive visual experience. The 2796x1290-pixel resolution at 460 ppi ensures sharp and vibrant visuals. The Dynamic Island Always-On display, ProMotion technology with adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz, and HDR display contribute to a seamless and responsive display. Apple continues its commitment to the environment with the iPhone 15 Pro Max. The device incorporates recycled or renewable materials, such as 20% recycled or renewable content and 100% recycled aluminium, cobalt, copper, and more. It reflects Apple's dedication to sustainability and reducing its environmental impact.

Camera, Connectivity & Chip

The Pro camera system on the iPhone 15 Pro Max is a photography powerhouse. The 48MP Main camera, 12MP Ultra Wide, 12MP 2x Telephoto, and 12MP 5x Telephoto combine to deliver unparalleled photography capabilities. With features like super‑high‑resolution photos, 3x and 5x optical zoom, Night mode portraits, and advanced video recording options, the camera system pushes the boundaries of mobile photography and videography.

The iPhone 15 Pro Max supports 5G, Gigabit LTE, Wi‑Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, and features a second-generation Ultra Wideband chip. With precision dual-frequency GPS and NFC with reader mode, it offers advanced connectivity options. Powered by the A17 Pro chip, the iPhone 15 Pro Max ensures a smooth and efficient user experience. The new 6-core CPU, 6-core GPU, and 16-core Neural Engine contribute to enhanced performance and efficiency, making it a multitasking marvel.

Mega Battery & MagSafe

Equipped with MagSafe wireless charging of up to 15W and Qi wireless charging of up to 7.5W, the iPhone 15 Pro Max ensures convenient and efficient charging. The built‑in rechargeable lithium‑ion battery provides impressive battery life, supporting up to 29 hours of video playback.

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Crafting Scary Fast with iPhone 15 Pro Max

For those who haven't watched the Titanium hero of Apple's Scary Fast special event on October 30, the spotlight wasn't just on the groundbreaking MacBook Pro and 24-inch iMac with M3 chips. Behind the curtain, the iPhone 15 Pro Max emerged as the silent star, capturing every moment, every frame, and every breathtaking detail. At the heart of this production was the iPhone 15 Pro Max, renowned for being the preferred smartphone for creative professionals and filmmakers. Guided by the skilled hands of documentary film director Brian Oakes, acclaimed for his work on "Jim: The James Foley Story" and "Living with Lincoln," Scary Fast took the iPhone 15 Pro Max from your pocket to the centre stage.

iPhone 15 Pro Max on the set recording new capabilities for health professionals

The iPhone 15 Pro Max boasts a camera system that redefines smartphone videography, rivalling even the quality of professional video cameras. With the ability to capture ProRes up to 4K60 fps to an external drive using Apple Log encoding, the iPhone 15 Pro Max opens new doors for post-production colour grading. Notably, it stands as the world's first smartphone to support the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES), setting a new global standard for colour workflows.

The night's reveal of the new MacBook Pro and 24-inch iMac involved a crew immersed in the Apple universe. Filmmakers, editors, and colourists collaborated using iPhone 15 Pro Max and Mac computers throughout the production. The introduction of the new USB-C connector brought a massive leap in data transfer speeds, reaching up to 10Gbps with a compatible USB 3 cable. This enhancement facilitated new workflows, such as ProRes video recording directly to an external SSD drive, empowering the crew to review footage in near real-time.

MacBook Pro and 24-inch iMac

Director Brian Oakes expressed his awe, stating, "It's amazing to see that the quality from a device that is so small and so portable can rival a large $20,000 camera." A sentiment echoed by Apple's Jon Carr and Jeff Wozniak, both industry veterans with credits in blockbuster films like "Top Gun: Maverick" and "Avatar."

Perfect Integration: iPhone 15 Pro Max & the Film Industry

The crew utilised a custom SpaceCam rig, a mainstay on major productions, seamlessly integrating the iPhone as their primary camera. This allowed them to achieve the same complex shots accustomed to larger setups. Even under the cover of night at Apple Park, Scary Fast showcased the iPhone 15 Pro Max's low-light video performance, coupled with ProRes Log encoding for superior dynamic range and flexibility in post-production colour grading.

Behind the scenes - a custom SpaceCam rig with iPhone 15 Pro Max

Utilizing the Blackmagic Camera app designed exclusively for iOS users, the crew enjoyed the same tools used in feature films, TV shows, and documentaries. The app, available for free on the App Store, added digital film camera controls to the iPhone and supported Apple Log encoding on the iPhone 15 Pro Max. The set embraced traditional filming techniques, including the use of drones, flawlessly blended with the iPhone 15 Pro Max's capabilities. Cranes, dollies, and an array of filmmaking tools danced in harmony, capturing scenes that reflected the excitement and liveliness of the environment.

Tim Cook on the set

Reflecting on the project's success, Stefan Sonnenfeld, CEO of Company 3 and a seasoned professional in the industry, emphasised the iPhone's incredible versatility and ease of use. "I think what I love about the iPhone is it enables everybody who uses it to have access to incredible amounts of information, and with an intuitive operating system so that whether it’s myself or my 7-year-old, anybody can pick it up and pretty much use it right away."

Leaving Behind the Cinematic Trails of the Scary Fast Event

The recent Apple event not only introduced groundbreaking devices like the MacBook Pro but also showcased the unsung hero—the iPhone 15 Pro Max. This blog explored its specifications, highlighting its role in the Scary Fast event and its integration into the film industry. Directed by Brian Oakes, the Scary Fast event demonstrated the iPhone 15 Pro Max's capabilities as the preferred smartphone for filmmakers. The device's advanced camera system, supporting ProRes recording and the Academy Colour Encoding System, opened new possibilities for creative professionals.

As we await more exciting developments, the success of the Scary Fast event with the iPhone 15 Pro Max marks a milestone, revolutionising how filmmakers approach their craft. Stay tuned for another exciting blog, exploring the continued impact of Apple's cutting-edge technology on creativity and innovation.

Published 15 Nov 2023 by Patrycja Kobierecka
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Patrycja Kobierecka
E-commerce Associate

Marketing & content creation has been Patrycja's passion for ages! To keep our readers updated she keeps following all Apple news and trends in the industry.

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