Complete Guide to the Blackmagic Camera App

Learn how to master the Blackmagic Camera app and shoot professional quality video with an iPhone.

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Learn how to master the Blackmagic Camera app in this in-depth video training series. This is the iOS camera app that has taken the mobile video & filmmaking world by storm!

In this guide we'll start with the basics of getting to know the app, then learn how to use it to shoot professional quality video with your iPhone.

Included in this course:

  • 28 lectures / 2.5 hours of educational material
  • Recap quizzes / PDF downloads / Professional video examples
  • Additional resources and links for suggested gear, accessories, etc.

Covers these topics and more:

  • Choosing resolution and frame rate
  • Manually control white balance, exposure and focus
  • Using histograms, zebras and focus assist
  • Shooting slow motion
  • Automatic rack focus controls
  • Using presets to quickly repeat different shooting setups
  • Audio settings
  • Shooting Apple Log
  • HDMI video monitoring
  • Using Blackmagic Cloud
  • Overall Best Practices for before, during and after your shoot
  • Also included for FREE are future key updates to the V1 BMD app! Including various features and compatibility with future iPhone models.

Who is this course for?

  • Indie or student filmmakers, YouTube creators, mobile journalists, documentary filmmakers, vloggers, corporate, real estate or social media video producers, etc.
  • Whether you're a beginner just getting into iPhone video and using Blackmagic or are coming from another app like FiLMiC Pro
  • Really anyone who wants to create professional video with a iPhone (and even make money using it)

Suggested Requirements:

  • A general knowledge of film or video terms and concepts is ideal, but not mandatory. Various gear, software and techniques mentioned might sound unfamiliar otherwise. But, if you're a novice don't worry as you can learn along the way (that's the idea, right?).
  • However, this is NOT a filmmaking "how to" course. Here we focus on how to use the Blackmagic Camera app to create high quality videos and films. Check out our companion course "Smartphone Cinematography 101" for comprehensive lessons on the craft & techniques of visual storytelling and shooting mobile video. And we also have a course on color grading with LumaFusion if you're interested in the post-production side.
  • A compatible iPhone with the Blackmagic Camera app installed (it's a free app).
  • Please note: The app is currently only available for iOS devices. Also, some features demoed in the course do require an iPhone 15 Pro or Pro Max to use (like Apple Log), however, you do NOT need a 15 series device to use most features in the app.

Did you know you can also view this course on the Teachable iOS app, too? Yep. Download it here.

Don't wait to create! Start today and unlock the potential of this amazing mobile video app.

Your Instructor


The iPhoneographers is a YouTube channel and website empowering mobile and DIY filmmakers. We make tutorials, gear reviews, how-to videos, short films and more. Founded by filmmaker Blake Calhoun and telling stories with an iPhone since 2012.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Are there subtitles for non-English speaking students?
Yes! The videos are subtitled in many languages including French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese (Brazil) and Chinese (Hong Kong).
Do you charge sales tax or VAT?
Yes we do in most cases, however, we cover that cost! So you only pay the advertised flat price. We look at it like a built-in student discount. :)

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