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HDR Video

HDR offers a larger range of colors, as well as a higher dynamic range for luminance (from 100 to 1000 cd/m2). This results in video quality that more closely matches real life, with richer colors, brighter highlights, and darker shadows.

HDR Video

Advantage of HDR Video Recording

There is an overall brighter picture when you use this method, especially if you are shooting outside.

The best HDR video viewing experience is on a Dolby Vision display, found in any iPhone 12+ and most TVs.

If you want to get the most out of your iPhone 14 Pro Max, then you should shoot 4K with HDR.

Disadvantage of HDR Recording

When creating a new Project make sure to use the Wide Gamut HDR = Rec. 2020 PQ or Wide Gamut HDR = Rec. 2020 HLG color space. If your using an existing project you can use the HDR Tool in Final Cut Pro to adjust the colors so that the imported video appears brighter than non-HDR videos if you use the HDR Tool in Final Cut Pro.

It is not recommended to use HDR when you are trying to capture motion, such as when you are photographing sports, as it increases the chance of a blurry photo because it takes three shots to do so.

There is a possibility that HDR video may cause more halos in certain clips compared to others.

It is recommended that you view HDR video on a display that has Dolby Vision. If you view HDR video on a screen that has SDR, then the footage will appear washed out.

Using HDR requires more disk space, so if you're recording a long session - such as a school play or soccer game - you should expect to see a very large video file. Make sure to plan your use of HDR before you begin recording.

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Magnetic Smartphone Stand

As I was looking for a better way to connect my iPhone 14 Pro Max to a tripod, I thought there might be a better mounting solution than the standard grip mount. I figured that using a magnetic mount might make it easier for me to detach the phone and use it for other purposes while I was filming.

In searching for the right mount on Amazon, I came across the PROfezzion Magnetic Smartphone Stand as a suitable option. At $16.99, I thought this would be worth a shot. The bottom has a standard #20 tripod mount on it, so I decided to give it a try.

Magnetic Smartphone Stand

Four Things I Learned

The tripod stand works perfectly when attached to a standard tripod mount. I used it with my igadgitz desktop tripod stand and my tripod magic arm, both of which worked perfectly with this tripod stand.

The stand is not really portable. When I packed it for a shoot, the stand was quite bulky. There's no way to collapse it flat enough to fit in my camera bag.-

In addition to the tripod mount, there are two detachable bases with a removal tool, I am not sure I would ever use this feature as it might damage the tabletop. The mount is standard sticky and I wouldn't want to risk damaging my desk by applying adhesive.

There is a minor problem with this mount type as I have to open the measure app just to make sure the phone is level before shooting, but that's not a problem specific to the PROfezzion Magnetic Smartphone Stand, but it would be nice if there were some built-in levels available.

Overall

This is a great stand to have, just takes some time to get used to it. I think I'll investigate some other stands that might have some ability to charge the device while mounted to the adapter..

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iPhone 14 Pro Max Tripod Mount

In 2019, I blogged about the Glif Tripod Adapter and how its my favorite adapter. Turns its still an awesome tripod adapter to the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Glifi Phone14

Three things I Learned about the Tripod Mount

My Glif tripod adapter was purchased in 2019 for $29.99 and has been an excellent purchase. The product has stood the test of multiple dings at the bottom of my camera bag, as well as varying New England weather conditions.

Studio Neat has the Glif Tripod Adapter on Backorder. Not sure when they will have it back in stock - or how long it has been back ordered. There's none available on eBay or Amazon.

The bad thing about this mount is that it blocks the ability to use the Magsafe. So I can't charge the phone while connected to the Glif Tripod Adapter. Technically, I could still use the cable to charge the phone.

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Low Light Photos

One of the reasons I wanted the iPhone 14 Pro Max is the ability to take better nighttime photos. Apple's Introduction video talked about how lowlight photos would be much better.

Watch the event - again

Apple Event
https://www.apple.com/apple-events/

For the past couple of weeks, I have been playing with the iPhone 14 Pro Max, and I am impressed with the low-light photo capabilities of the device. It is nice to be able to take good photos at night without having to use a tripod.

If you like to take pictures in low light situations, the iPhone 14 is a great phone to upgrade to.

Photo Challenge

On Halloween night, I took both my iPhone XS and iPhone 14 Pro Max and took a picture at the same location. I wanted to see how much better the iPhone 14 Pro Max is.

iPhone XS Max

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iPhone 14 Pro Max

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iPhone Case

This year with my new iPhone 14 Pro Max phone, I wasn't going to go fancy with the new case. Instead, I wanted something that would be functional, but wouldn't break the bank. Additionally, I wasn't exactly satisfied with the Apple thing. Although it looked pretty cool, it cost way too much for me.

A case I found and recommend is the Neeliup iPhone case, which can be found on Amazon for under $18.

i Phone14 Case2022

Four Things I Liked About the Case

The iPhone 14 Pro Max is the first iPhone to come with a MagSafe device, so I didn't want a new case to jeopardize my ability to use it with the MagSafe devices. This case handles magsafe like a charm. The case doesn't weaken the magnetic hold.

My concern when I first got the iPhone was that the lens would scratch if I moved the iPhone on the desk. However, this case provides just enough protection to ensure that the lens will not get scratched.

My preference is a simple, conservative-looking case that doesn't stand out too much and that is simple and easy to use. I don't like cases that make the iPhone stand out too much. The other thing I did not want was a case that added a whole bunch of plastic around the edges, which would make the phone bulky when it was carried around. This case delivers in simplicity.

It is vital that the price is right. As I mentioned before, I did not want to spend $50 on an iPhone case. I wanted a simple case that would give the phone the necessary protection.

In Summary

In other words, if you are looking for a case but you do not want to spend too much money on it, then this is the case you really cannot go wrong with the Neeliup iPhone 14 Pro Max Case.

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Macro photography

If you're looking to get into macro photography, the iPhone 14 Pro Max is a great option. This phone has a built-in telephoto lens that gives you 2.5x optical zoom, and its sensor-shift stabilization lets you take sharp photos even at close range.

To get started with macro photography on your iPhone 14 Pro Max, open the Camera app and swipe to the Photo mode. From there, use the 2.5x optical zoom to get close to your subject matter--the closer you are, the more detail will be visible in your photo. Once you've found your framing, tap on the screen where you'd like to focus and hold still while taking the shot.

And that's all there is to it! With a little practice, you'll be able to take some stunning macro photos using nothing but your iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Sample Images

I dug deep into my personal collection to find something unique to put online. Here are two ticket stubs that I found:

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Boston Celtics Ticket from March 20, 1987. Larry Bird and company beat the Seattle SuperSonics.

John Handcock Ticket
John Hancock Observatory Child Ticket from the 1980s.

Great Macro Pictures!

Did you see the details in the above picture? Notice how you can see the pin marks in the Boston Celtics Ticket? How about tear-off marks at the top of the John Hancock Observatory Ticket

There's nothing fancy taking these pictures. I just used natural sunlight to get the best lighting.

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Always On

The new iPhone 14 Pro is finally here and it's packing some serious heat! As always, Apple has outdone itself with the latest release, making the iPhone 14 Pro one of the most anticipated phones of the year.

One of the most talked-about features of the new phone is its Always-On display. This feature allows users to see vital information at a glance, without having to wake up their phones. Whether you're checking the time or your notifications, Always On makes it easy to stay on top of things without sacrificing battery life.

i Phone Always On
How the "Always On" looks at your desk. Basically, you get a "Smart Clock."

Three Things About Always On

With iPhone 14 Pro Max, you can set up the clock on your desk, and it will always be visible. Apple has basically created a smart clock - hopefully, more useful widgets will follow.

If you keep the phone next to your bed, the screen dims so the iPhone doesn't add any unwanted light to the room.

Whenever you need to conserve battery life, you can turn off "Always On". For example, if you're attending an event and you want to preserve power, it is wise to turn off "Always On".

Steps to Turn Off "Always On"

Display Brightness Always On

  • Go to Settings
  • Select "Display & Brightness"
  • Toggle "Always On" at the bottom.
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5G Speed at Gillette Stadium

Today, the New England Patriots defeated the Detroit Lions in an exciting game played at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

We watched the game from Section 225, Row 20. The seats were perfect as much of the scoring occurred at our end zone area.

With my new iPhone 14 Pro Max, I decided to test the speed of the internet at our seat. I first tested the local WiFi and then 5G.

Here are the results of the test:

Gillette Stadium 5g Internet Speed
Wifi Speed vs Verizon 5G Speed.

I used the Google Internet Speed Test - which is my go to speed checker.

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iPhone 14 Pro Max

I have replaced my iPhone XS Max with the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which arrived today. I pre-ordered it on September 9. The new phone is slightly larger than the old one, but not so much that it feels unwieldy. It's also noticeably heavier, but that's to be expected given the larger screen size.

The display is absolutely gorgeous and the camera system is incredible. I'm really happy with my decision to upgrade and can't wait to see what else this phone can do!

Over the next few weeks, I'll blog about the new iPhone and the various things that I learned while using it.

My iPhones

My Phones
All my iPhones - Check out the difference with the camera lens.

My iPhone History

I used my iPhone XS Max from September 22, 2018 to October 4, 2022 - 1473 days. Or 4 years, 12 days.

The iPhone XS Max with 256GB cost me $1,199 in 2018. That ended up working out to $.81 per day.

Model Date of First Use Days Used
iPhone 4 February 12, 2011 851
iPhone 5s September 20, 2013 757
iPhone 6s Plus October 17, 2015 1,071 days
iPhone Xs Max September 22, 2018 1,473 days
iPhone 14 Pro Max October 4, 2022

According to Google Sheets, using the previous trends, my next phone will be on Sunday, January 3, 2027.

Overall Phone Screen Size

  • iPhone 4 960'--640 pixels at 326 ppi
  • iPhone 5s 640'--1136 pixels at 326 ppi
  • iPhone Plus 1242 x 2208 pixels at 401 ppi
  • iPhone XS Max 1242 x 2688 pixels at 458 ppi
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max 2796 x 1290 pixels at 460 ppi
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