Cinema P3 Pro Camera 4+

Professional Cinematic Video

Thomas Blackburn

    • 4.7 • 308 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Cinema P3 Pro Camera unlocks the full capability of your device’s cameras.

— Intuitive easy to use controls make taking photos and video a pleasure.
— Advanced professional tools allow you to capture the highest quality image every time.


— Automatic and Manual controls
White balance, temperature and tint, exposure, ISO, shutter speed, shutter angle and focus

— Center, Spot and Manual Exposure Modes

— Continuous Automatic White Balance (AWBc)
Manual White Balance control with Temperature and Tint controls
Lock White Balance (WB lock)
Automatic White Balance calibration using a grey card

— Manual Zoom control with adjustable zoom speed for smooth transitions
Zoom with a two finger pinch gesture

— Presets to store custom camera settings such as Exposure Mode, White Balance, Video Format and Anamorphic Lens Distortion,
Restore a preset with a single tap.

— High Dynamic Range (HDR) Video Capture
— Capture HDR video with Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG).
— Capture HDR video with C-Log and D-Log.
— Capture 10-bit video with Apple Log*.
— Capture 10-bit BT.2020 color (Dolby Vision)*.
— Capture and playback video with P3 wide color.


● Multiple video recording formats:
— 10-bit Apple Log*
— 10-bit HLG (Dolby Vision)*
— 10-bit 709*
— 8-bit P3 HLG
— 8-bit P3
— 8-bit 709

● Full control over video format settings:
— Use all Frame Rate, Resolution and Color Spaces supported by your device.
— H.265 HEVC, H.264, ProRes*
— Bit Rate, Pixel Aspect Ratio and Key Frame Interval
— Time Code Track
— 4K Wide Recording Mode

● Powerful full screen and mini scopes, with advanced image processing tools provide real time image analysis.
— Luma/Luminance Scope
— RGB Parade
— RGB Overlay
— Histogram.
— XY Colorspace
— VectorScope
— Luma Histogram
— (False) Color Analysis
— Zebras

● Tools
— Anamorphic Desqueeze with Distortion Correction
— Aspect Ratio Guides and Grids assist scene composition.
— P3 Button highlights parts of an image that use P3 color.
— Anamorphic De-squeeze for 1.3x and 1.55x anamorphic lenses.
— Preserve Camera Settings when changing camera modes
— Lock White Balance on Record
— Camera Quick Select
— Torch
— Tilt Sensor
— Rotation Lock

● Creative Video Mode to optimise and enhance the image in camera:
— A-Log & B-Log (SDR)
— C-Log & D-Log (HDR)
— 33 and 65 point LUT export to convert Log footage to 709, 2020 PQ & 2020 HLG color spaces.
— Creative presets with saturation adjustment

● Focus Controls
— Continuous Automatic Focus
— Automatic Focus
— Face Detection modes
— Focus Target for automatic focus and Focus Lock function
— Manual focus control with Focus Loupe to magnify the image for accurate focussing
— Focus peaking highlights the edges of in focus objects to assist focussing

● Audio
— Audio level meter
— Audio monitoring with headphones
— Stereo audio recording on compatible devices
— Audio Format selection AAC/LPCM
— Manual or automatic microphone selection
— Microphone gain control for compatible microphones

● Media Player/Viewer
— Photo Viewer with image info display (EXIF, TIFF)
— Video Player with track info display (audio, video, timecode)


● Full Manual Control for Photos
— White Balance, Color Temperature and Tint, Exposure, Shutter Speed, Stabilisation, Flash, Focus, HDR and Red Eye Reduction

● Multiple image formats
— Capture photos in HEIC or JPG formats, with optional Live Photo
— Custom Aspect Ratio for JPG photos 4:3, 3:2, 5:4, 7:5, 1:1, 16:9, 2.39:1
— RAW, ProRAW* capture
— RAW with Bracket capture

● User customisable EXIF Data

● Photo Timer

*Not all functionality is available on all iOS devices
In-App purchase is required to enable some functionality
Feature availability is dependent upon model of iPhone/iPad used

What’s New

Version 1.3.61

● Update to HEIC Photo Settings
- Add ability to set Aspect Ratio.
- Anamorphic Desqueeze setting is applied to HEIC Photo.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
308 Ratings

308 Ratings

JeffBDVS ,

My new go-to video app

TL;DR: Buy this app. Now.

Long-time user of Filmic Pro Legacy and now also Filmic Pro. I didn't think anyone could match the features of FP (and I'm paying enough for them!) I tried the usual suspects here on the App Store (BeastCam, Moment, Protake, etc.) and always came away disappointed. Until now.

I have to thank YouTube-er "iPhoneographers" (Blake Calhoun). I was looking for a less-expensive app to replace Filmic Pro and a search turned up his find-an-alternative video. A user in the comment section asked him to review Cinema P3, which he did. I tried CP3 and immediately knew I'd found a real gem.

I signed up for the 7-day trial, but I didn't need more than 2 to decide to pay for the upgraded "pro" version of the app. The free version of the app is very full-featured, but the developer (Tom Blackburn) deserves the very modest price he charges for the pro version as a reward for his creativity, quality and accessibility. Even if you never plan on using the Pro features, please support this guy and buy the app.

Tom is incredibly responsive to support and feature requests, which only adds to the genuine value of this app. Others have noted the features they like the best, so rather than re-list them here, I'll leave my review as a journal of my journey to get here. If you've been searching a while for a professional video recording app that feels right the moment you start using it and that won't make a dent in your budget, welcome home.

Casperankinen ,

The Best Video App on iOS

This app ticks all the major boxes for me. Frame Rate, Shutter/ISO and Colour Control, with False Colour to control my exposure. The UI is straightforward and there’s just so many small things that it helps out with, that you can have scoped overlays automatically turn just when adjusting certain settings (eg. False colour on exposure controls) or how it records the zoom angle in your video metadata so when you’re matching to 3D footage it’s much easier.

I’ve used many of its competitors, including Filmic which was my go-to, even with some woeful UI issues, until it screwed up my entire phone. I lost so much time and shots because of Filmic. Yet CinemaP3 just works, you can rely on it.

Also the developer is constantly making this better daily, I’m eager to see where this app goes.

Skippermark ,

Amazing app and support

I needed a program that wrote timecodes to iPhone footage during recording, so I could combine them with other cameras that support time-coding. The app does this perfectly. I was also trying to use this with a gimbal, and I have the gimbal record button activate the app, but was having difficulty getting it to work so I reached out to the developer and received a reply moments later with a suggestion to try. I try the suggestion, and it worked great. I’m currently in trial mode, but will be purchasing the app as soon as the trial ends, I couldn’t find a way to buy it while in the trial. It’s a great feeling to know that the app is supported so well and has so many powerful features.

In-App Purchases

7-Day Trial
7-Day Trial
Try Cinema P3 Camera completely for 7 days
Pro Tools Upgrade
Pro Tools Upgrade
Full control of Cinema P3 Camera

App Privacy

The developer, Thomas Blackburn, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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