MAVIS is the ultimate pro filmmaking and broadcast camera for the iPhone. It provides professional level filming tools including focus peaking, waveform monitor, vectorscope, false colour and zebras. It gives you audio controls, audio metering, custom resolutions, framerates and recordings formats. It also brings a natural interface to give you full flexible manual control while shooting.

Main features include:

- Focus peaking and expanded focus for manual focus assist
- Zebras and False Colour exposure assist
- Manual focus, exposure and colour
- HD, 2K and 4K* recording
- High bit rate and HEVC encoding*
- Custom frame rates up to 240fps*
- Digital Zoom in 1080p
- Dual camera support for iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X
- Full screen mode
- Custom audio inputs
- Audio metering and manual audio gain control where available*
- Real-time audio passthrough for monitoring in headphones*
- Real-time full-scale vectorscope for color work
- Real-time full-scale waveform monitor for exposure monitoring
- Timecode
- Global Presets
- Custom Function (FN) button
- Multiple saving and sharing options
- Apple Watch record start/stop remote
- Support Docs

Support for multiple resolutions*:
- 4K (UHD) with audio
- 4K (4:3, no audio) - record at maximum camera resolution without audio
- 2K (4:3, no audio)
- HD

Custom frame rates:
- Presets available include 24fps, 25fps, 30fps, 50fps, 60fps*
- Select any frame rate from 3fps up to 240fps*
- Record up to 240fps in 1080p*

Full manual controls for:
- Focus
- Exposure
- Shutter
- Colour temperature

Shooting Assistants:
- Focus peaking and Expanded focus helps ensure your shots are always in focus
- Real-time full-scale waveform monitor helps you shoot with the optimum dynamic range
- Real-time full scale vectorscope ensures your colours are consistent and your white balance is correct
- Zebra overlay helps ensure your shots are never over exposed
- False color support for Gradient and Ranges with full details about colour representations
- False color helps ensure your shots are never over/under exposed

Encoding bit rates:
- 10Mbit/s (Make your storage last longer)
- 20Mbit/s (Standard)
- 30Mbit/s (High quality production)
- 50Mbit/s (Great for post and colour grading)
- 100Mbit/s (Great for very high quality productions, color grades and visual effects)*

Audio control:
- Custom external inputs
- Select external audio input from Lightning connector or analog input
- Stereo audio from Lightning connected inputs
- Internal mic selection and polar pattern
- Manual gain control where available
- Audio pass-through/monitoring with headphones*
- VU metering

Viewfinder support
- Recording Tally
- De-Squeeze support for Moondog Anamorphic Lens
- Image flip support for DOF adaptors
- Support for different aspect ratios in the viewfinder
- Support for guide overlays in viewfinder

Device Info
- Battery life indicator
- Memory usage indicator

*Device restrictions apply. See website for full details -

MAVIS was developed by filmmakers for filmmakers and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do :-)

What's New

Version 3.1.1

Apple Watch support for record start/stop remote. Performance improvements and bug fixes.

v3.1.1 Improvements include:
Fixed a bug that caused the front facing microphone to be default on some devices.

v3.1 Improvements include:

- Better exposure control in low light conditions
- Prevented slow shutter speeds changing frame rate unless activated by user - Better frame reordering with HEVC - Prevented h.264 recordings with 4K resolutions and 50/60fps (now HEVC only) - Fixed bug that caused viewfinder to occasionally freeze - Fixed bug that caused exposure to change automatically in different light levels - Fixed bug that caused tally to be behind status bar - Update to viewfinder and recorder low level threading to improve responsiveness - Various other bug fixes

v3 Features Include:

- Digital Zoom - Timecode - Custom Function Button - Global Presets - Zebra Zoning - White Balance Presets - Detailed Files View - Recording Tally - HEVC encoding* - New Metal GPU Engine - Dark Interface - Re-engineered Audio Engine - New Files System - More Aspect Overlays & Hardware views - Support Docs - Support for iPhone X

More information is available at

*Device restrictions apply. See website for full details -

Enjoying MAVIS? Don’t forget to rate MAVIS on the App Store to show your support :-)

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Amazing app!


As a professional TV director and cameraman, I 've been somewhat impressed at the way that some smartphones such as the iPhone 6s Plus can handle images, both still and video.
What was lacking though was the right software to take advantage of the possibilities.
I needed to have full control as well as monitoring of the various functions.
Enter MAVIS!
What an incredible little(!) app.
I couldn't believe that it actually offers focus peaking as well as a waveform monitor, not to mention a decent manual audio level control.
In short, it has everything that I'd expect if I was to pick up a professional video camera.
I also bought the IoGrapher frame to hold the 6sPlus, which really has turned it into a very high-powered video acquisition unit
Well done to the developers - I salute you!

This is an update at July 2017.
While I still stick with my previous thoughts, there is one fault that I reported to the developers, but nothing seems to have been done to rectify it: the manual focus control has an image of infinity and also a flower for close up work. It appears that the icons are the wrong way around. One should be able to slide ghe control to infinity to focus on distant objects, whereas it's the other way around...

Developer Response

Thanks for the amazing review and for updating the feedback. We look at all the comments and feed them back into the app.

Pro level features almost


I have discovered this app after using filmic pro which I found unusable as I kept unlocking my manual settings. This app allows you to hold your shutter speed, and frame rate and alter your ISO easily and focus with peaking whilst looking at waveform! Very impressive!. Only lacks a flat profile to allow for easier colour correction. Be aware if you shoot 24 fps with 1/48 shutter you will need nd filter for shooting daylight due to the wide aperture on iPhones.

Now near perfect

baa sheep

The new update to Mavis, and the addition of lossless, servo controlled digital zoom for HD shooting, has brought it one step closer to perfection. This works with most older and less expensive iphones as well as the very pricey top models. Please can we have the ability to shoot in wide gamut and LUTs to maximise dynamic range in post processing. If these are added the app would definitely become the best pro videography app available for iphone. Excellent!

Developer Response

Really glad you like the new zoom. We've worked really hard to make it feel like a proper servo zoom! Thanks for the great review.


43 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 WattenEarth Ltd


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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