Apple constantly looks to improve its camera capabilities, and the new Action Mode helps people of all backgrounds film great video. If you’re a fitness or outdoors enthusiast, you know that filming anything while active is a pain due to the shaking and poor image quality. Instead of having to buy a separate attachable camera for your activities like a GoPro, you can start to use your iPhone 14 more instead! If you’re looking for how to use Action Mode on your new iOS device, read on.
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What is Action Mode on iPhone 14?
Action Mode on iPhone 14 is a way for you to record all sorts of content without having to worry much about destabilization or shakiness. For example, if you’re following a subject while running, your camera will inherently shake and the shot would be subpar to say the least. If you turn on Action Mode, you can have a brilliant-quality tracking shot that’s fully stabilized and ready to publish.
The iPhone 14 uses its default stock camera to help you correct shaky video as necessary. It does this by using the full camera sensor that has more overscan and roll correction to create a stabilized effect. Another concern for individuals looking to use Action Mode may be a deterioration in video quality. If you’ve used any sort of stabilizer in the past, you know that it creates a weird effect to overcorrect video, and the overall quality of the video goes down, too. Action Mode can record in 2.8k at 60fps with Dolby HDR support. Basically, you can use Action Mode without having to do much post-processing and publish straight away.
How to Turn on Action Mode on iPhone 14
Turning on Action Mode is extremely simple on iPhone 14. Here’s how:
- Open the Camera app on your phone.
- Swipe your mode menu until you get to Video.
- On the top of your Camera app, tap on the Action Mode symbol (a running stickman).
- You can begin shooting video and enjoying Action Mode.
Can Action Mode Replace a GoPro?
GoPros have long conquered the market for action cameras due to their durability, ease of use, and capturing abilities. While many companies have tried to enter the market as a direct competitor, it seems none have been able to replicate the same magic that GoPros have. We think that iPhones will never truly replace a GoPro, as the two have completely different uses and an iPhone probably isn’t the best piece of equipment for action capturing, due to its big size and expensive hardware. If you have a chest strap that you can attach your iPhone 14 to, you may have a chance at replicating some GoPro functionality. We don’t recommend using your iPhone 14 in situations where you can break it, though.