Realme 12 Pro and Realme 12 Pro+ arrived in India last week and are now on sale across various channels. Both Realme phones are packed with features like luxury watch design, 120Hz curved display, Sony sensors, and more. Although there is a long list of features, what attracted us more was Realme's collaboration with Top Gun: Maverick cinematographer Claudio Miranda. He also won an Oscar for his work in the film Life of Pi and brought to the table his cinematic experience. In an email conversation, Claudio Miranda discussed his collaboration with Realme and the custom camera mode for the Realme 12 Pro series.
On the collaboration with realme to enhance the camera experience on the realme 12 Pro series, Miranda said, “When the realme team talked to me about the idea of realizing cinematic portraits on a cell phone I was interested and thought It will be very interesting.” Collaboration, and if I can take cinematic photos from my phone at my fingertips, that will mean more people will be able to experience cinematic photography. Meanwhile, working with realme contributes to my unique artistic vision in smartphone photography. By customizing the Master Camera filter, we can bring a cinematic touch to images captured with the Realme 12 Pro Series, enriching the photography experience and allowing users to express their creativity in new and exciting ways Are.
He said, “This collaboration with smartphones has provided me with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of mobile cinematography. Collaborating with realme provides an opportunity to work with cutting-edge camera technology and contribute to its development.”
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When Miranda was asked about the custom camera features introduced in the Realme 12 Pro series, he explained, “It's about combining my ideas about shooting cinematic portraits with Realme's imaging style. “We have collaborated to improve the MasterShot algorithm of realme 12 Pro series.” The portrait imaging style is more cinematic. This includes adopting the cinematic aspect ratio of 2.39:1. Another collaboration is to include customizable camera filters inspired by my work on films like “Life of Pi,” “Top Gun: Maverick.” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
Since this is Miranda's first collaboration with a smartphone brand on the camera front, we wanted to understand his thoughts on smartphone photography. “Smartphone accessibility means almost everyone has the opportunity to become a photographer, and that has democratized the art in many ways,” he said.
“Smartphone technology has evolved rapidly and is reaching the point of professional creation. When I used the Realme 12 Pro+, I took a lot of photos. When taking portrait photos, the subject looks clear and the background blur is also very Naturally, it is difficult to tell whether it was taken with a smartphone or a camera. Moreover, such a small phone not only has five focal lengths, but can also achieve a zoom of 120X. In such a situation, such a comprehensive photography experience can be achieved. It's hard to make a small device into the realm of professional photography. While phone photography can't replace the capabilities and image quality of professional cameras, it has certainly bridged the gap and provided a viable option for many situations. .The compact nature of smartphones allows for greater mobility and the ability to capture spontaneous moments that might otherwise be missed,” he adds.
A highlight of this collaboration is the inclusion of customizable camera filters inspired by Miranda's work in films like Life of Pi, Top Gun: Maverick and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
He explains, “By including these filters, we aim to provide young users with the ability to express their creativity and achieve professional-looking results straight from their smartphones. Another important aspect of our collaboration is the introduction of a cinematic aspect ratio of 2.39. The introduction is :1 for the Realme 12 Pro series. This aspect ratio is widely used in the film industry and has become synonymous with the cinematic experience. By bringing this aspect ratio to smartphone cameras, we are able to provide users with a wider , enabling users to capture photos with a wider field of view, creating a more immersive and cinematic visual experience. Overall, the collaboration between realme and Me aims to combine the art of cinematography with smartphone photography, allowing users to enhance their creative potential. and can capture stunning scenes that evoke the magic of the big screen. With Master Camera Filters and Cinematic Aspect Ratio, we hope to enable users to explore new dimensions of photography and express their unique artistic vision. “
Many people may not understand the difference between Cinematic Portrait mode and regular Portrait mode, so why not ask the Chilean-born director of photography, who has won multiple awards including a New York Film Critics Circle Award for his work on Top Gun: Maverick. Have won awards. break it? He explains, “In my view, the initial difference lies in its increased ability to convey the characters' emotions. To achieve this, close-up shots with texture are essential, because of the proximity to the characters that convey their emotions.” “Enables a more immersive experience. The second difference is the requirement for cinematic tone in the genre. This should be based on accurately reflecting the relationships between tones and incorporating some stylistic adaptations inspired by the cinematic genre.”
Finally, we checked in with Miranda about what advice he would give users to get the best shots and photos. “Taking inspiration from movies is one of my habits, when I see a movie scene, I take a screenshot or picture of it and save it. When I'm shooting, I consciously You will remember how he creates scenes in films similar to mine.” first seen. But the most important thing is to pick up the camera or cell phone to record, only by shooting and recording more can I take more good photos!'' explains Miranda.
Our review of the Realme 12 Pro is live, and very soon, we'll be releasing our review of the Realme 12 Pro+ on Gadgets 360. stay tuned.