This app brings multi-camera capabilities on iPhone 11 series
FiLMiC has launched a new app that promises to transform the iPhone into a multi-cam studio by allowing you to record videos from two cameras at the same time. Dubbed as DoubleTake, the app was first previewed at Apple's iPhone 11 keynote in September last year, and arrives as a free app tailored specifically for the iPhone 11 series. Read on for more details.
It is compatible with all devices running iOS 13
FiLMiC's DoubleTake app is compatible with all the devices running iOS 13. However, the multi-cam video feature is available only on iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xs, and the iPhone Xr.
It lets you access all the cameras on your iPhone
With DoubleTake, you get access to all the available cameras on the iPhone 11 Pro (the ultra-wide, wide, telephoto, or selfie camera) and the option of choosing frame rates — 24fps, 25fps, or 30fps — which all record at 1080p (Apple's default resolution for multi-cam capture). And then, you can just select the preferred camera feed and start recording. It's pretty straight forward.
The app has an interesting Shot/Reverse shot feature
If you have shot interviews (using single cameras), you know how cumbersome it is to get the "over the shoulder" angle and then capture dummy nods for post-production. However, with DoubleTake's Shot/Reverse shot feature, you can place the iPhone in between your interviewer and interviewee to record them simultaneously using the rear-facing and front-facing cameras. This mode helps you capture it rather organically.
Multi-cam mode lets you shoot in different focal lengths
The Multi-cam mode allows you to capture your subject in two different focal lengths at the same time to add more perspective. On the iPhone 11 series, you can use the ultra-wide-angle lens and the telephoto camera to capture an establishing shot as well as a close-up of your subject simultaneously. It's a great feature for shooting films and documentaries.
You also get a Picture-in-Picture mode and Split Screen view
With the Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode, you can view two camera feeds (say ultra-wide and telephoto) at the same time. You can move the PiP window around the screen, tap to zoom-in or hide it away. There is also a Split Screen feature that helps you use any two lenses to create a 50/50 split-screen effect, and the video is exported as a single file.