This free iPhone camera app promises to give your footage a Hollywood edge

The BlackMagic Camera app is designed to link perfectly with DaVinci Resolve, and offers top notch video capture on iPhone

The Blackmagic Camera app in use on an iPhone, on a green and yellow background
(Image credit: Blackmagic)

Looking for a way to boost the quality of video footage on your iPhone? Well, good news – there's an app for that.

The folks over at Blackmagic have just released their new camera app, promising to bring a bit more of a Hollywood edge to footage shot on the devices. The brand are known for making top end video production hardware, as well as editing software like Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve.

So, we're expecting something pretty good from this. And having had a quick play with the app this morning, it doesn't disappoint. You'll find a comprehensive suite of adjustable parameters on board.

Users have quick access to things like image stabilisation, white balance, focus and zoom, via a panel on the right-hand side of the screen. That allows you to make changes on the fly to craft the perfect shot.

You'll also find settings like the lens, FPS, shutter speed and aperture across the top left of the display, while the ISO, white balance and tint can be found on the top right. All of these can be adjusted by simply tapping on them and using the virtual scroll wheel which appears on the right.

At the bottom of the display, a sound level monitor and a histogram give users on the fly access to crucial settings regarding their composition. Plus, if you use Blackmagic Cloud for collating resources, you can even upload them directly from the app to the cloud.

It's a fantastic app. Sure, some of the features are accessible via the native camera app, but they certainly aren't as easy to use as they are in this. Add in the extra features, though, and it's not hard to see how this could be a really useful tool for those who are keen to make great looking videos.

It's definitely the sort of app which will enable you to get the full experience from the iPhone 15 Pro Max, for example. That features one of the most capable cameras of any phone yet, complete with multiple focal lengths and a powerful optical zoom.

Quite honestly, it's remarkable that this is a free app. The sheer amount of control it offers is a massive deal, and could easily warrant being a paid-for service. But it's not – even more reason for you to download it and give it a go for yourself.

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.