iOS 16 bug-breaking support for videos in cinematic mode: report
San Francisco: A new bug in iOS 16 is reportedly hampering videos recorded in cinematic mode, which are no longer recognized by free video editor iMovie and video editing tool ‘Final Cut Pro’.
Users reported the issue on Apple Support forums and Reddit.
They said video editors iMovie and Final Cut Pro “can no longer open cinematic videos recorded with an iPhone running iOS 16,” 9to5Mac reports.
“iOS 16 seems to have broken this feature in FCP, which will show ‘The cinematic effect cannot be activated’ error,” said one Final Cut Pro user.
Another user posted that errors are also encountered while using iMovie.
The tech giant had not yet acknowledged the new bug and released a software update to fix it.
Some users suggested a workaround, like editing cinematic videos on iPhone first and then sharing on AirDrop on Mac.
With Cinematic mode, your iPhone 13 camera can record videos with a shallow depth of field and add beautiful focus transitions for a cinema-grade look.
Cinematic mode works by capturing the depth map of the video as it is being filmed.
In the new iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, Cinematic mode is available in 4K at 30 frames per second (fps) and 4K at 24 fps, with pro-level workflows for video, including ProRes and end-to-end Dolby Vision HDR.