iPhone4 HD video: how to fix red flicker and edit with Final Cut Pro

If you own an iPhone4, I hope you are using it to capture video.  One of the best features of the phone is its ability to capture HD video.  For the size and convenience, the quality is amazing.  Many people now use their iPhone video camera instead of using a pocket camera like the now defunct Flip, or Kodak Zi8.

You may want to share your footage online on your YouTube channel.  To do this, you’ll need to import your clips onto your computer, and if you’re like me, you’ll edit it.  The first thing you’ll need to do is connect your phone to your computer via the USB cord.   Once the video video is imported into FCP, review the clips. 

The first time I tried to edit iPhone HD video in Final Cut Pro 7, I experienced a problem with the video flickering red once it was imported.  The tutorial below will show you not only how to import your footage from your iPhone into your computer, but I’ll show you how to fix the red flicker red glitch.  There is free software that will fix the problem, and it will also eliminate the need to render iPhone video as well.

If you like this video production tutorial, you may want to watch me demonstrate the proper way to hold your iPhone when shooting video.

Please leave a comment, tweet or share this video production tutorial, or let us know if you need any help with your video.

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  1. Mcleash says:

     This was very very very helpful to me…Thank you very much!!

  2. Excellent post. I will say, however, I'm saddened that Cisco dropped the Flip. The image is much crisper than the iPhone (better lens), although I'm sure that will continue to improve. (Heck, I wish Apple had just bought the Flip from Cisco. An awful waste.)

    • Anonymous says:

      Thanks for the comment John.  I'm sure many people are sad that the Flip is gone.  I've been a fan of the Kodak Zi8 for a while now.  If you capture audio, the mic input is great.  Hope you come back!

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