Best Dual Camera Recording for iPhone? DoubleTake app by Filmic


So people say that the best
camera is going to be the one that you always have with you
and that is especially true if you are a user of the iPhone
11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max; even the iPhone 11 because this
takes some outstanding photos and videos. Now I recently had
the opportunity to go and travel to Switzerland and walk
across the high suspension bridge in all of Europe.
Spoiler alert It was amazing. But I think would be a great
opportunity to showcase the double take app which allows
you go in and capture multiple video streams from your iPhone
and really use it kind of as an effective way to go out and
tell stories. Now in this video I want to show you what it is
how it works and when you want to use it. Let’s get started. Now you
might not know anything about Switzerland but Mount Titlis is
located in central Switzerland. Real close to Lucerne and it is
home of the highest suspension bridge in all of Europe. Ten
thousand six hundred and maybe twenty three feet above sea
level and the suspension bridge is 320 feet across 150 steps.
And it’s nothing short of exhilarating, exciting,
breathtaking, and scary to walk across it because it’s all of
nature you’re so high in the air and it’s windy right. You
feel the bridge can swaying from side to side. It’s
definitely worth it. So I would say if you have the
opportunity I would consider going. Now the app
I’ve been talking about is called DoubleTake, it is a free
app from the same folks who bring you FilmicPro and you
don’t know about FilmicPro is probably the most robust was a
camera app for the iPhone because you can almost setup
configure any number of settings to really dial in the
type of video and the quality of the video that you want on
the iPhone. So I’d say it’s it’s part of the premiere video
app that that people who shoot on the exclusively tend to use
now when it captures multiple streams of video. Those two video streams are
capped at 1080p and they can be either recorded at 24 25 or 30
frames per second. Now everyone knows 24 frames per second is
really the only way to record a video unless you’re going to
slow something down in a post and then maybe you would record
at 30. But I digress. 24 frames for life. Now that resolution
like I said is capped at 1080p and that’s not really the
developer being lazy and not wanting to give you a 4K but
that is a limitation of Apple’s API. Well we’ll look at the
reviews. Not that they’re bad but some people complaining
about the resolution being limited 1080 and that’s not
necessarily something that developer can go
ahead and manage to. It’s only something that they
can work with because that’s all the API for Apple supports
hopefully in iOS 14 Apple will go ahead and increase the
resolution giving you some 4K maybe who knows maybe 8K
whatever the cases of a better resolution in their next
version of my iOS. All All right. Now we talked about
what double take is, let’s go ahead and setup our phone to
record some video. All right. Opening the app we are
presented with really with the viewfinder is and there are
four different glyphs in each of the four corners. So top
left hand corner is going to save icon, bottom left hand
corner is going to select cameras, top right hand
corner is going to go allow us to choose a recording mode, and
the bottom right hand corner is going to be the record button.
Let’s go and start with the camera selection. So now we’re
presented with all four cameras off me. It’s gonna be all four
cameras. I have an iPhone 11 pro Max and we see each of the
four cameras listed ultra wide wide tele and selfie camera. Now whatever camera you choose
as the camera is going to be your primary camera. Now for me
let’s go and choose the ultra wide and we’re in choose the
selfie camera so that’s going to show “A” and “B”, let’s go
and click confirm. And now we have the what is going to be
the primary window which is the ultra wide in what’s going to
be here in the was gonna be in the picture picture. Camera is
going to be that the selfie camera. Now if we click in the
top right corner and going into the recording mode clicking it
once brings in the picture in picture mode. And what that
means is that everything that we record is gonna be shown and
in the video file this could be an integrated video file. If we do the split screen it’s
going to show 50 50 split. Again this is getting
integrated video file. Now if we go ahead and hit record here
is gonna be this two discrete video files and we can go and
move this selfie camera all the way around on the screen just
by dragging and dropping it we can move it around the screen
we can bring it back out. All right. Now again this is gonna
record us to seperate video files so it doesn’t really
matter where you put it on the screen. You can go to the main
camera. Go on tap here in the center. Now allow me to focus
on me which is great. How you doing. We go back here and we
can then individually focus on another part of the screen if
we want to lock it. We’re just going to hold down
focus folks but until it is a solid rectangle. Now we see
here and these two focus are being trolled independently.
Now we have to stop. Let’s go to the File menu and we see
here camera a camera B are recorded as two separate video
files. Now if we go here and changes back let’s go and
change it from individual the picture in picture. Let’s snap
record and really this is the same experience except for the
recording file is going to show everything that we do in move
along with this video files if I hit stop here I go to the files now instead
of saving to files like we would have expected. It
actually shows one file that is in there you see that “B” cam
moving all way around from different places inside the
video file now split screen is really the same thing. So it’s
going to give you a 50/50 even split of the front facing
camera. Camera “A” and Camera “B” then it can reveal here on
the side. There’s going to be integrated video file. You
can’t change that. I don’t like particularly recording that
way. I like doing the discrete files
where I’m having an individual file for each camera allows me
to go and mess with them post and that’s actually what I did
when I was in Switzerland crossing the bridge. So I had
two different video files and I was able to manipulate the B
camera which is my selfie camera any which way I wanted
to to go ahead and come a certain look. Otherwise I would
have been stuck with having that picture in picture view
during the video file. Now in terms of pros I’d say
you know you can records two simultaneous video streams
those video streams can be either recorded into a single
file or into a integrated file. Third thing is that it is going
to go ahead and allow you to lock the focus and expose your
controls independently per frame. In addition to allowing
that to be independent of one another. The downside is that
you know the app doesn’t allow you to go and snap frames you
know allow it to take individual pictures while
you’re recording one. Two,. It doesn’t allow you to go ahead
and record anything higher than 10 ATP listeners limitation of
the API and three three what three I don’t remember oh and 3
it doesn’t appear to leverage the individual mics there on
the back of the phone. So I know each time that I recorded
the back camera and the front facing camera it did seem to
use only one of the mics. You could just tell the
difference in the audio quality but let me know if your
experiences are different in the comments below. Now that is
gonna wrap it up for me folks. Let me know how you plan to use
a double take app to go and become a better storyteller in
the comments below. I am Mike and I will talk
to you the next one

Comments 2

  • Full Video of the Titlis Cliff Walk: https://ourte.ch/TitlisCliffWalk

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