NABWeek 2020: FiLMiC’s DoubleTake turns your iPhone into two cameras

Designed for content creators of all skill levels, DoubleTake from FiLMic is a free multi-cam app that essentially turns your iPhone into different angled cameras.

With the app, you can capture two different focal lengths of the same subject simultaneously. You can use DoubleTake with the Wide, Tele and Ultra Wide lens on the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. From the looks of it, this will be a great tool for those doing professional broadcast news interviews or YouTubers operating a live stream. Essentially, this app can be very useful for anyone with an iPhone who wants to capture multiple angles of the same shot in one take.

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Discrete mode (shot / reverse shot)

In this DoubleTake mode, you can shoot two full-size 1080p images with the front and rear cameras. It works in both landscape 16:9 and vertical 9:16. According to FiLMiC, you will receive instant A/B tracks for quick edits and can “capture all the organic and intimate interactions between two actors or an interviewer and their subject.”

As you already can guess, this mode is very useful for news broadcasts when they’re doing interviews. This mode also seems to be a great choice for vloggers, allowing them to capture what is happening in front of them as well as their own reaction.

Discrete mode (varied rear lenses)

As for this DoubleTake mode, you can record from any two available rear cameras on your phone at the same time. You can move the PiP (Picture-in-Picture) around the screen, tap to expand, or swipe it away if you don’t want it around without interrupting the recording.

This mode can be very useful to filmmakers. They’ll be able to capture much more much quicker.

Picture-in-Picture or split screen composite mode

DoubleTake allows you to shoot your video with one of you camera shots being composited on top of the other. It also allows you to have both shots side by side.

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  • Full frame focus and exposure
  • Selectable broadcast frame rates: 24fps, 25fps, and 30fps
  • 1080p video at high bitrate encoding

Pricing and availability

You can get the FiLMiC DoubleTake from the App Store now for free.

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Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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