Filmic Pro has a superb range of professional settings ̵1; bit rate, frame rate and microphone selection to name a few – that can make it possible for you to capture the best possible photography. But different shots require different settings, and changing settings in the flight can be frustrating. With Filmic Pro you can skip the entire process by saving your favorite settings as presets for quick and easy access.
Custom presets are remarkably easy to create and as easy to use. Filmic Pro lets you open presets either in-app or, if you use an iPhone, directly from the home screen. This means that you are ready to shoot within seconds after each scene change, not a few minutes, without the risk of you forgetting to enable or disable a particular setting.
But not all settings can be saved in custom presets. We have reached out to Filmic Pro to clarify, but at the end we see that you cannot save lens selection. There may be more settings you can't keep, but most of them can be part of your own presets.
first Saving Presets
Saving presets in Filmic Pro requires one thing: that all the settings you want are enabled or disabled first. This is because once you have preset, all current compatible settings will spin into that preset. Just make sure that everything that is currently set is exactly the way you want it for the preset. You cannot edit presets later, but you can delete and add new ones.
When you are safe, press the cog at the bottom and then select "Presets". Here, press "Save current settings as preset". Now select a name for your preset, which you can identify directly as "4K 60fps" or "1080p Time-Lapse". After selecting a name, press "Save". You will then see your new preset in the list.
There are two easy ways to access one of your presets. First, you can access your presets from the same menu "Presets" that we saw in section 1 through the gear icon. Press the preset you want to load, then press "Load" from the pop-up button.
Second, you can only access the most recently used presets via iOS devices with 3D Touch settings via quick action on the app's home page icon. Press deep on the icon and you will find up to three of your presets here, except the usual Filmic Pro preset. Select the preset you want, and Filmic Pro opens with the preset settings.
You know which Preset that is currently in effect, because Filmic Pro marks a selection next to it via the "Presets" menu. If you see several control-marked presets, these presets happen to be duplicates.
It is easy to rename and delete any preset at any time from the "Presets" menu. Unfortunately, first name presets change only for iOS at this time.
On an iPhone, to delete a preset, swipe left on it to reveal the "Delete" option. Press it. Alternatively, if you sweep left too far and too fast, remove the preset directly. You will not be warned before deleting, so make sure you really want to delete the preset before pressing or swiping.
To rename a preset, swipe left (but not fast) on it to display the "Rename" option. Press it and Filmic Pro starts the keyboard. Enter your new name and then press "Rename" to complete the process.
On an Android phone it works pretty much the same as iOS. To delete a preset, swipe left on it to reveal the "Delete" option. Press it. You have to press "Delete" at the prompt to confirm, a good failsafe if you went too fast and selected the error.
To rename a preset, swipe left on it to display the "Rename" option. Press it and Filmic Pro starts the keyboard. Enter your new name and then press "OK" to complete the process.
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