Getting Started: Moment Pro Camera App

Moment Pro Camera App

What is Moment Pro Camera App?

The Pro Camera App has always been centered around bringing your favorite big-camera controls to your smartphone camera. With unique features such as timelapse, slow motion blur, zebra stripes, and full-stock manual controls over ISO, shutter speed, and aperture — you can truly turn your smartphone into a DSLR. Its impeccable intuitive design helped revolutionize the way we use our everyday devices into something bigger, cooler, and more efficient.

Different Modes

Open the app and you’ll notice a ton of different modes to utilize. Before we get started with the access of each mode, let’s simply go over what each is and their purpose.
  • Photo - Photograph images with full manual control.
  • Video - Record short films.
  • Slow Shutter - Achieve soft, creamy blurs when capturing dreamy effects or movements.
  • Timelapse - An intuitive and powerful way to capture time-lapses on your phone; set up the tripod and let Pro Camera do its magic.

To swipe through the modes, click the very bottom right-hand corner icon and tap which of the 4 different modes you wish to use.

General Settings

The general settings can be accessed by tapping the lower left-hand corner next to your camera gallery, where you’ll see a list of Location, Grid, etc. Let's roll over what thes are and mean.
  • Location - Tapple the toggle on/off means the app either will or won’t permit access to your current location.
  • Grid - Tap either None, Square, Thirds, or Golden ratio to control the composition of your picture, whether that by Photo or Video.
  • Add Siri Shortcut - Integrates siri into the app.
  • Bluetooth Devices - Allows you to connect your bluetooth to devices like the Osmo 3.
  • App Icon - This is a cool one! Tap which icon you’d like to represent the Moment Pro Camera app on your iPhone.

Each of these settings are typically seen as an overview and can be adjusted at any time you’d like. They’re made for ultimate customization at your leisure!


Presets within the app are not fun colorized filters, but rather — a set of already programmed manual settings, set by you, to use again and again during particular shooting scenarios. For instance, you’re able to create a preset by toggling the ISO, shutter speed, and aperture settings t your liking.
In order to do this:
  1. Click the “Preset” button right next to the shutter button on the bottom of your screen.
  2. By clicking, “Cinematic Video”, set up the desired resolution, frames per second (FPS), flash, white balance, etc. and hit “Save”.
  3. By clicking, “RAW Burst”, you can set up the desired EV, focus, shutter speed, and more and click, “Save”.
  4. By clicking, “Slow-Mo”, you can set up the desired settings and click “Save”.
  5. And again, by clicking, “Bulb Light Trails”, you can set up the desired settings and click “Save”.
  6. If you’d like, you’re also able to save an entirely new preset for say, indoor photography or outdoor videography, by adjusting the toggle settings to your own discretion and hitting “Save”. This can be done by clicking the large blue button at the bottom of the Presets page.

Presets are a fantastic way to set up an existing mode of operation when you open up your app. Work smarter, not harder.

Adjusting Manual Controls Overview

Note: We’ll do deeper into this subject here and here. It’s important to understand what some of these highly useful features are and why they’re used frequently.
  • Focus - Scroll to manually focus which part of the subject you think it most important.
  • White Balance - Not all light is created equal, adjust the temperature here.
  • EV - Our form of “aperture”, giving yourself an overall exposure setting.
  • ISO - The level of your camera’s sensitivity to available light in the scene.
  • Shutter Speed - Think of it as the length of time that your image sensor ‘sees’ the scene you’re attempting to capture.
  • The Formats - We have 3 different formats.
    • JPEG - the standard compressed file format you're used to shooting on
    • TIFF - a lossless file format that retains all the image details in various layers
    • RAW - a lossless, high-quality file format loved by the pros

Selecting Phone Lens

In the very top right hand corner, you’ll find a circle icon. Click that and a table of different lens options will pop up. If you have a Moment Lens, click which lens you’re willing to attach to your Moment Case to select. This way, the app is cognitively aware of which lens you’re using and will intuitively work the lens with your fresh layer of glass. Click the circle icon again to go back to the Camera screen.

In order to switch between Rear and Front Selfie cameras, simply click the infinity-looking sign in the camera square. If you’d like to switch between your smartphone’s native Wide and Tele lens, click the icon directly below that says “1x”.

Anamorphic De-Squeeze

Lens profiling refers to the correction made with pictures or video used with an Anamorphic lens. In order to effectively utilize footage or photographs from either of these lenses, it’s best you know how to correct any distortion or unwanted effects.

Lucky for you, we couldn’t have made this process easier. To do this, simply press the Settings button on the lower left-hand side of your bottom screen. Scroll down to where you’ll see “Apply Desqueeze to Saved File” and click the toggle. When the toggle is blue, this means you’ll be able to desqueeze any visual clips once you save them to your Camera Roll.

Tops Bars - What Do They Mean?

Within the Photo mode, you’ll notice icons at the very top of your screen. In order from left to right, here’s what you need to know.
  • Flash - Turn on or off the flash for an image.
  • Timer - Either turn on the timer for 3 or 10 seconds.
  • Effect - There’s burst mode, or bracketing. Burst mode allows you to record a succession of images in a linear time frame, whereas bracketing is the act of taking multiple images with different camera settings.
  • Format - Again, choose between JPEG, TIFF, or RAW. You can read more on this under the Adjusting Manual Controls section above.
  • Selecting Phone Lens - Click which Moment lens you want to use.
Within the Video mode, you’ll notice icons at the very top of your screen. In order from left to right, here’s what you need to know.
  • Flash - Turn on or off the flash for an image.
  • Color Profile - Choose between Default, Flat profile or Log profile.
  • Resolution - The difference between 4k, 1080p, or 720p.
  • Frames Per Second (FPS) - 24, 30, 48, and 60.
  • Selecting Phone Lens - Click which Moment lens you want to use.

What’s New?

This section is all about how to find out the latest updates for Pro Camera to stay up to speed.

First, you should Subscribe to our App newsletter in order to be aware of when fresh content and new features exist. To do this, please visit the Settings Menu and click “Subscribe to Newsletter” near the middle of the section, and enter your email.
If you’re wanting to give feedback on the app itself, please do so. We highly encourage customer participation so we can always work to be better. To do this, please visit the Settings Menu and click “Got Question or Feedback? near the middle of the section, and enter your feedback within the text box.
We sincerely hope that this article found you well and tha you’re ready tock and roll with the best new app on the market (hehe, jokes). In all seriousness, feel free to contact us with any questions or additional feedback and we’ll be happy to take a look and work on what we can.
Moment Team

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