Apple’s new M2 iPad Pro requires a third-party app to record ProRes video. Here’s what you need to know.
With the release of the new Apple M2 iPad Pro, content creators can shoot video in ProRes for the first time.
The company failed to mention that the iPad’s camera app doesn’t support the codec, and users will have to use a third-party app like FiLMiC Pro.
Looking at the iPad Pro’s camera video options, users noticed that there was no ProRes option in the camera settings, leading many to believe that this was simply an oversight by Apple or a bug in iOS 16. camera application code.
An oversight or a bug?
Last week, the Cupertino mothership proudly announced in its marketing materials that it supports ProRes, turning the tablet into a “complete mobile video studio.” But when users got the new iPad Pros with the M2, they quickly discovered that it depends on your definition of “complete.”
While the iPhone has been able to record with Apple’s own professional codec since the iPhone 13, the iPad Pro still misses the mark, at least when it comes to the native camera app.
To unlock ProRes support, users must rely on a third-party app with an in-app purchase for the privilege.
The M2 iPad Pro is a minor upgrade in the development cycle, not only with ProRes recording, but also with an update to the M2 Apple Silicon and a new scrolling feature for the Apple Pencil. In addition to these features, or as insiders say, “wings”, the 6th generation iPad Pro actually provides 20 percent simpler performance.
So getting support for ProRes, which allows users to record Apple’s professional codec, would be even more important for content creators.
Third Party Options
Meanwhile, users can take advantage of ProRes support with a third-party app like FiLMiC Pro, but that comes at an additional cost, and with FiLMiC moving to a weekly subscription model, it’s hurting users on Apple’s part. “Don’t really do what Apple says they can do.
Additionally, users can still technically use ProRes using the iPad Pro as a camcorder, but relying on third-party apps and not mentioning it seems like an inconvenience on Apple’s part. Typically, the company publishes third-party features and app developer comments.
But in this case, Apple takes all the credit and gives users none of the local support. Hopefully, Apple will soon release an update for iPadOS that frees up the native camera app for a ProRes option.
Until then, users can always browse the app store. Or try using a real camera.