In the Getting Started with Cinemagraph Pro for iOS and macOS tutorials we reviewed which tools you'll need to create a cinemagraph:

  • iOS device or digital camera capable of recording HD video
  • Tripod to keep your video perfectly still
  • Flixel Cinemagraph Pro for iOS or macOS

Always consider your composition and camera settings before recording footage for cinemagraphs. Learn the best filming tips for creating cinemagraphs using an iPhone or iPad in the tutorial below.

Technical Specifications

  • Record footage for your cinemagraph in HD (1080p) or 4K. iOS devices which support 4K video recording at 30 FPS include iPad Pro (9.7"), iPhone 6s, and iPhone 7.
  • For a standard cinematic look, record your footage at 24 or 30 FPS. If you want to create a slow motion cinemagraph, record at 48 FPS or higher. 

Note: If your frame rate exceeds 30 FPS, the recording will default to HD (1080p) resolution. 

Composition

  • Record footage for your cinemagraph using a tripod. Without that stability, there'd be a clear separation between the still and video elements of your cinemagraph.
  • Frame your video in such a way that you can see a separation between moving subjects. For tips on capturing more complex motion, check out our tutorial on Advanced Masking
  • Record multiple takes to achieve the ideal motion for your cinemagraph
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