Apple Updates Clips App With Support For iPhone 12 HDR Recording, Multiple Aspect Ratios, More

Apple today released a new update to its Clips app, adding support for the company’s new iPhone 12 in the form of HDR. Apple also says that this update is the “biggest update ever” for the app.

It might have a point, too.

The most important change is obviously the new support for HDR, something iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro owners are shooting now. Apple also enables HDR by default, so people will definitely need that support in Clips.

For videos that stand out with amazing color and contrast, Clips supports HDR video capture using the rear-facing cameras on iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. Clips users can record HDR footage directly into their project and add more HDR photos and videos from their Photos library. Clips will even share the final video automatically as a Dolby Vision HDR file.

Apple has also added support for multiple aspect ratios, making it easier than ever to record in portrait for things like TikTok and Instagram.

With support for vertical and horizontal videos, Clips is a great tool for creating stories for Instagram and Snapchat, as well as landscape video masterpieces for YouTube. Clips on iPhone automatically opens to a new 16:9 vertical project, making it quick to record video for social platforms. Plus all filters, posters, Live Titles, and Selfie Scenes have been updated to record in all-new sizes for the perfect finishing touch on a new post. The updated share sheet also shows a video preview before sending, and videos can be shared in any supported size using new export options.

On top of this we have a new “amped-up” iPad app, with a large Effects browser and support for the Magic Keyboard, Smart Keyboard, and Apple Pencil. Back on the iPhone, this latest version of Clips also has a new, streamlined interface for all users.

The newly updated Clips app has been released to the App Store and you can download it now. It’s a free app and everyone should have it in their arsenal.

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