4K Cinematic Video Shot on the iPhone X Without Fancy Accessories

“Shot on smartphone” ads and sample photos/videos are often created with the help of expensive accessories that help achieve more than you can with just the phone — things like stabilizers and lenses. If you’d like to see what you can achieve without these add-ons, check out this 4K cinematic video by Matteo Bertoli.

Bertoli took the iPhone X on a work trip to the Hawaiian island of Kauai. During his free time, he shot some completely handheld video and edited it at night in his hotel room.

“Finally the telephoto lens has OIS and f/2.4 aperture,” Bertoli writes. “This is actually a great deal and basically the 80% of this video was shot with the second camera.

“I DID NOT use any lenses, accessories, tripods or sliders. Everything was shot handheld, the only thing I had on the phone was the silicon case, that’s it.”

This difference separates Bertoli’s video from the short film we shared last week that was created using the iPhone X and other filmmaking tools such as gimbals.

Everything was shot using the native iPhone camera app in 4K at 24fps. The video was edited and graded afterward in the free version of DaVinci Resolve 14.