DoubleTake Jump Start Tutorial (iOS) – Multi-Cam by FiLMiC Pro
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DoubleTake Jump Start Tutorial (iOS) – Multi-Cam by FiLMiC Pro

January 29, 2020


Welcome to the FiLMiC Channel. In this tutorial we are going to take you
through DoubleTake, the free multi-cam video app on iOS for XS and 11 Series iPhones. While you can download DoubleTake on older
devices, Apple does not support multi-cam capture on them, and they are limited to a
single cam capture, only. After first launching DoubleTake, you will
enter the main recording interface. In the upper left is the Library button. In the top right is your shooting mode selector,
which is grayed out now as just one camera is selected. In the lower right is your record button,
and in the lower left we have the all important camera picker. Tap it once to open the camera picker. All available video feeds are displayed here,
allowing you to select any combination of two lenses for your recording by tapping to
define your A camera and your B camera. You can tap a selected lens to deselect it
and choose another. Once two lenses are selected, you can use
the Mode Button in the upper right to choose between three shooting modes: discrete, picture
in picture, or Split-Screen. Your mode can also be easily toggled from
the main record screen so we will cover what each mode does from there in a moment. For now I’ll leave it set to Discrete. In the lower right you can select between
24, 25 and 30 frames per second. Once your lens combination and framerate selection
is made, tap Confirm to exit the selector. The A camera fills the entire screen in DoubleTake,
and the B-cam fills the PiP overlay. This allows you to accurately preview both
cameras at all times, even when using the rear and front cameras together. The B-Cam PiP can be dragged around the screen
and released over any of the anchor points. You can also swipe the PiP off screen to hide
it, and recall it by tapping the carrot icon that appears to recall it. You can even take your PiP B-Cam full screen
by tapping the expand button. When the B-Cam is taken full screen, you can
swipe it up or down to hide it, and bring it back in by tapping the carrot, as well
as minimize it by tapping the minimize button in the upper right. For focus and exposure DoubleTake uses a conjoined
reticle. Tap once to set an area of interest, and tap
the reticle again to lock this value, which turns it yellow. What is really cool is that this conjoined
reticle is supported on both cameras. If you want to adjust your focus and exposure
on the B camera, just tap to enlarge the PiP, and then tap on your area of interest, and
tap again to lock it. The reticle state will persist even when you
minimize your B camera PiP. Now let’s look at DoubleTake’s three shooting
modes, which can be cycled through with the mode button in the upper right. First up is Discrete Mode. In this mode, DoubleTake will save two separate
video files. If I start a recording, I can move my PiP
around, hide it off screen, recall it and take it full screen – however when I end the
recording, and open the library – you can see two discrete files have been saved. It doesn’t matter what you did with your
b-camera PiP – the camera feeds are captured in their entirety, and it doesn’t matter
if your b-cam was off screen or not. This shooting mode is ideal if you need full
control over your multi-cam experience in post production. If we exit the Library and return to the main
recording interface, let’s tap the mode button to enter PiP Mode. Whilst the layout looks identical to the discrete
mode, the key difference here is that once you start a recording, instead of capturing
two files – you get a single file that represents what you see on screen. This means that if you move your PiP around,
hide it off screen, or even take it full screen – this is saved to the final recording. Let’s take a look at the final clip. As you can see everything I did on screen
is faithfully captured, and this eliminates the need for lengthy post production, and
makes for exciting new storytelling possibilities. Let’s return to the main camera view, and
press the mode button again to enter the split screen mode. Here we get a straight 50/50 split, with your
A cam placed on the left and your B cam placed on the right. Just like the PiP Mode, this saves a single
file to the library and requires no editing in post and accurately reflects what you see
on the screen. In Split Mode, each half of the screen has
its own reticle, and these can even be set and locked at exactly the same time. I’ll end the recording, and let’s take a
look at DoubleTake’s library by tapping the button in the upper left. By using our own internal library, this means
we can retain control over how clips are names, as well as colour code your A and B camera
clips for easier visual grouping. To save a clip to the iOS Photos app, tap
the clip selector, add one or more clips to your selection, then tap the camera roll icon. To share a clip directly to another app, make
a selection and tap the share icon which will launch the iOS share target sheet. If you have a large number of clips in your
library, and you want to select them all at once, just long press on the clip selection
button. And lastly, if you want to import your media
to a computer, simply use iTunes File Sharing to browse your DoubleTake media library. If you are using MacOS Catalina, this is achieved
directly from the Finder window after selecting your iPhone. On older versions of MacOS and for Windows
users, this is achieved through iTunes. Just select your device, navigate to the file
sharing section and choose DoubleTake. All clips can be easily imported from here. Thanks a lot for watching this tutorial. If it helped remember to leave a thumbs up
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  1. After long waiting..finally multicam fuctionality..is it available now at this point at for Ios users?..can we shoot in 4K with multicam?

  2. Please update this information in facebook filmic pro app…users are waiting for this past few months…thanks filmic pro for wonderfull option

  3. This is AMAZING. I shoot short sci-fi films with my phone and oh man, the time it would save! I wish Android manufacturers cared as much about video as Apple does. LG would come the closet but their stuff goes basically unnoticed. It's good to see that Filmic Pro is constantly evolving. You guys never make me feel like I wasted money on the software even if I'm on Android and we're basically the step-child. Lol. Good stuff guys.

  4. i can't downloaded in my country (Greece) yet,why? I have Iphone 11 Pro max and i also have the Filmic Pro App

  5. Been waiting on this to decide on a new iPhone! Excellent breakdown and very nice implementation. Can't wait to try it out! 💖

  6. I have filmic pro installed on my IPhone 11 Pro Max. But I still see the old version. How do I upgrade to this version?

  7. 👀 Looks great! 👍
    📲 One thing that needs to be addressed ASAP is when shooting both cameras display text from shirts or scenery so that it is readable not a distraction because it’s backwards like the bobble head was in this overview.
    Remember that both cameras 🎥 need this to happen while filming at the same time. Thanks 😊

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