Features

New Phones, New Cameras

With the launch of iPhone 7 Plus you can now get supersharp close-up videos with optical zoom at 2x. With two 12-megapixel sensors the iPhone 7 Plus camera is truly the best in its class offering both a wide-angle and telephoto lens. MAVIS supports both camera modules giving you the option to select which camera you want to use before you hit record.

iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 7 lens construction

The new iPhone 7 camera provides great 4K (UHD) images from a 12-megapixel sensor. A new six-element lens brings optical image stabilisation to all iPhone 7 models and a larger ƒ/1.8 aperture provides up to 50 per cent more light onto the camera sensor than iPhone 6s giving great low-light video capture.

Amazing 4K Resolution

With iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus and iPhone SE you can capture amazing 4K (UHD) video with audio. You can also capture the maximum resolution of the sensor with 4K (4:3) at a resolution of 4032x3024.

Using the power of MAVIS you can ensure the best capture quality with bit rates of up to 100Mbit/sec and real-time visualisations, all while capturing at 4K resolutions.

iPhone 6s 4K resolution

120FPS in 1080p

With iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus and iPhone SE you can record 120fps in 1080p. This gives you amazing detail at an incredible frame rate and enables you to incorporate slow motion footage into your HD productions.


iPhone 6s 120fps in 1080p

Device restrictions apply
For full details about device restrictions, see the specs

Focus Peaking and Expanded Focus

Focus Peaking and Expanded Focus are tools to assist with focusing. The focus peaking visualisation highlights contrasted edges a bright colour to make it easier for you to determine which part of your shot is in focus. This only happens within the viewfinder so it's never seen on the recording. The expanded focus tool lets you digitally zoom in the viewfinder so you can get a closer look and make sure your focusing is spot on. Both these features are industry standard tools that are tried and trusted by professionals.

Focus Peaking with a dog
Expanded Focus

Exposure

The waveform monitor shows the detailed brightness of the video you are recording. The waveform monitor is full scale - which means that black is represented by 0 and white by 1. This shows you the maximum dynamic range for recording.

Waveform monitor

The waveform monitor helps you to shoot with the optimum dynamic range - you can ensure this by maintaining a good vertical spread of your waveform. White peaks and black troughs that flatten out show over and under exposed portions of video where the dynamic range is exceeded.

Waveform Monitor
ISO and Shutter control

Adjust the exposure by changing the ISO or shutter speed to remove the peaks and troughs. If the exposure controls don't fix it, then you'll need to look at the lighting. You can use MAVIS as a tool to help set your lightning accurately.

False Colour

Zebras

Zebras highlight parts of the image that are over a set exposure threshold (this can be set in the settings). You can use the Zebras to make sure your shots are never over exposed

False colour

False colour is another way to help visualise exposure. The colours blend from blue to red to signify black to white. False colour is very helpful to see small white peaks, or to see the level of detail in the blacks.

False Colour
False Colour Ranges

False Colour Ranges

False Colour Ranges gives you an alternative way to view your exposure with different colours representing different ranges within the signal level. Full details about colour representations can be found within MAVIS.

Colour

MAVIS gives you extensive control over the colour of your shoot. Using the vectorscope you can precisely setup your colour without relying on your eyes (which can be affected by anything from diet to the colour of the walls).

The full-scale vectorscope shows the precise colour analysis of your scene as the camera interprets it. Set the colour of a white or grey surface to the centre of the vectorscope, and you have an accurate representation of white. Set the colour of an object to a consistent angle on the vectorscope and you can ensure you always have consistency - regardless of the white point.

Vectorscope
Colour menu

The white balance can be set automatically. However this can lead to many undesirable colour casts, or the automatic removal of desired casts. You can set and lock the colour balance of three presets - and select or further edit them in real time while you are recording.

White Balance

Manually adjust the Kelvin temperature to match your lighting conditions or use the auto set white balance feature before you start filming to match and lock the white balance to your environment.

Audio

Our new audio engine enables full support for internal and external audio sources. Record broadcast quality audio with an external microphone connected via either the Lightning or headphone connector.

Connect a microphone via either the Lightning or headphone connector and use MAVIS to monitor and record the source. All audio sources can be monitored with the VU meter so you can make sure that your audio levels are correct and free from peaking.

iRig
Gain

MAVIS now supports audio gain control for both internal and external mics giving you complete control over your audio. Check out the specs for full details about support.

Real-time audio passthrough for monitoring in headphones gives you complete control and confidence that the audio you're capturing sounds great. Monitor audio sources from the internal mics, Lightning connector and headphone connector (with compatible hardware).

Headphones

Viewfinder

The updated viewfinder now provides support for the Anamorphic Moondog Lens and Beastgrip DOF adaptor. This means the image displayed in the viewfinder can be de-squeezed or flipped, allowing you to easily frame your shots when using hardware accessories.

Moondog Lens
Beastgrip DOF Flip

Also, because we only manipulate the viewfinder, we are still able to record the real output from the camera sensor so you have access to the raw data. This is great as it allows you to have full control over the method used to de-squeeze your recordings in post production.

Recordings

Record in resolutions up to 4K and bitrates up to 100Mbit/sec. Frame rates are selectable and can be stored for quick setup of standard modes.

Resolutions shot in 16:9 as offered by the iPhone camera. Resolutions in 4:3 store pure pixels. This means that the aspect ratio of the recording is based on the pixels the camera is offering. By default the viewfinder is cropped to 16:9 to help framing. With the new viewfinder you can now choose to show the 4:3 Full Frame image. Perfect if you want to see exactly what you are shooting. With the extra pixels stored you can then re-frame your 4K (UHD) productions in post.


Resolutions - 2K/4K

Device restrictions apply
For full details about device restrictions, see the specs

File management

Files can be stored locally in MAVIS, or can be saved to your camera roll; files in a higher resolution can only be saved locally. Local files can be accessed with iTunes, AirDrop or your favourite sharing option, and are accessed through the Settings menu. Long continuous shots are better stored locally regardless of resolution.

Real-time interface

MAVIS User Interface

MAVIS has been designed to be a flexible tool while shooting. The functionality has come out of the needs we have had on our own shoots, and has led to an interface that is responsive and intuitive in a fast pace environment.

MAVIS works best in manual mode. Both the focus and exposure controls are very fluid and easy to grab while shooting. If you are not in manual mode, these controls give you a display of what the cameras focus and exposure is doing. Grabbing these immediately switches into manual mode.

Menus on the left hand side give quick access to functions needed while recording - including visualisation modes, exposure and focus settings. Functions not changeable during recording are accessible in the settings menu.