Apple Shares 'Hermitage' Shot on iPhone Video, Previewing Over 5 Hours of Continuous Museum Footage Taken on a Single Battery Charge

Apple has shared a new video in its ongoing "Shot on iPhone" series, showing off the photographic capabilities – and in this case the battery life – of the iPhone 11 Pro.

Titled "Hermitage," the one and a half minute video previews footage taken within the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The footage was filmed on an ‌iPhone 11 Pro‌ in one continuous take for 5 hours, 19 minutes, and 28 seconds, and all of it on a single battery charge.

A cinematic journey through one of the world's biggest museums in St. Petersburg, Russia, taking in 45 galleries, 588 masterpieces, and live performances. Filmed entirely on ‌iPhone 11 Pro‌ in one continuous take on one battery charge.

After the footage was taken, the ‌iPhone 11 Pro‌ still had 19 percent battery left, according to Apple.

Directed by Axinya Gog, the one-take journey through Russia's iconic museum can be viewed in its entirety here. Apple has also made available a playlist of track highlights used in the film on Apple Music.

Apple has shared dozens of "Shot on ‌‌‌iPhone‌‌‌" photos and videos over the course of the last several years, updating the content with the launch of each new ‌‌‌iPhone‌‌‌ model.

Apple's ‌‌‌‌iPhone 11 Pro‌‌‌‌, which is used for the newest ad, features a triple-lens camera with the best wide-angle sensor Apple has released so far along with a telephoto lens and a super wide-angle lens for better landscape shots.

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3 weeks ago
Absolutely love my iPhone 11 Pro. The battery life alone is insane. I finish most days with 60%+ battery life. One day it was 80% and didn’t even bother charging it, got two days battery life and still had 15% at the end of second day! It’s unreal - coming from an iPhone 8 that died every night at 11pm I’m so happy! I can easily get two days battery and I don’t have to worry about a thing!
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3 weeks ago
I saw the original 90 minute version of Russian Ark years ago, it was an okay story but the Hermitage Museum is amazing and on my bucket list to visit.
Had an interesting backstory how they used hard drives and Sony cameras to produce the longest take. Took four takea and three failed so they had to start over and had success on the fourth. Wiki has a good read about it.

[URL unfurl="true"]https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Ark[/URL]

Also reading about other directors and long takes is another interesting part of history. In today's every 2 seconds cut films we are used to seeing it blows the mind tonhave very long takes and makes it hard to blink.
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3 weeks ago


I saw the original 90 minute version of Russian Ark years ago, it was an okay story but the Hermitage Museum is amazing and on my bucket list to visit.


Worthy addition to any bucket list.
I got to visit it last March. Give yourself plenty of time to see it all. Like about a month.
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3 weeks ago


I call BS (please, correct me if I'm wrong). (In fact, I want to be wrong here.)

One of the first concerts I shot was on my iPhone 5S, and I attempted to just shoot it continuously. I hit the 4gb file limit, which due to the phone struggling to save that file, then caused my resumed recording to be out of sync with it's audio.

Because of that and my lack of video editing knowledge, I was never able to post that gig and may have lost the footage.

So, I'm not saying it can't shoot for 5 hours before the battery runs out, I'm saying that unless the file system has been changed, there's no way that is continuous because 1080p30 video would have easily hit 4gb somewhere between 60 and 90 minutes.


Apple released the Apple File System with iOS 10.3 and MacOS 10.13. Max file size limit is 8 Exabytes. So to ease your concern, the issue you experienced with your 5s would not happen again.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_File_System
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3 weeks ago
just like the movie Russian Ark - snap!
shot in one take, really tedious to watch
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3 weeks ago
The music in the ad is Mechanisms by Kirill Richter.
You’re welcome.
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