With the release of the iPhone 12 series, Apple expanded its Night Mode feature to the iPhone 11 last year with TrueDepth and Ultra Wide cameras and introduced new options for taking bright pictures in low light, i.e. shots capable of using night mode in selfies and portraits.
Thanks to Time-Lapse, you can use Night Mode in low light to capture videos for longer periods of time. When using night mode with a tripod, the time-error gives more time for sharper videos, better light trials, and smoother exposure in low light conditions.
How To Utilize Night Mode Feature On iPhone 12
At the end of the day, Night Mode Feature has activated automatically – all you have to do is find the right low light.
1. Now open up the camera app on your iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max.
2. Under Viewfinder, swipe left until you run out of time.
3. To adjust the exposure, press the chevron above the viewfinder, and adjust it with the dial that appears above the shutter button.
4. Notice that the red shutter button is around the timer. Press the button to start recording and you will see the timer counter move around the shutter button. Press the shutter button again to stop recording.
When you shoot Time Lapse video in low light, night mode is automatically activated. Notice the number of frames captured per second compared to the time you recorded. The longer you record, the fewer frames per second will be captured, and the faster the effect of the action during playback, which will shorten the video to 20-40 seconds no matter how long you take it.
If you record in 10 minutes, the frame capture is 2 frames per second. After 10 minutes, it drops to 1fps, and then to 40 minutes to 80 minutes. At this moment you have no option to change the frame rate manually in the stock camera app.
Night mode Tripods are strongly recommended to reduce time, but if you do not use a tripod, make sure you keep the iPhone as stable as possible for best results.