Filmic Releases DoubleTake

Double Take by Filmic

Filmic Inc. continues to demonstrate its loyalty to mobile filmmakers by releasing DoubleTake. DoubleTake is a powerful multi-cam video tool that will eventually make its way inside the current Filmic Pro Video app. For now, it’s a standalone app that transforms your iPhone into a multi-cam studio, allowing you to capture video from two cameras at the same time, assuming you have an iPhone model that supports multiple cams.**

Best of all, it’s FREE! You can download a copy from the Apple App Store at https://apps.apple.com/us/app/doubletake-by-filmic-pro/id1478041592

According to Filmic, you can use DoubleTake to record video in new ways:

– Camera Visualization: Better than a director’s viewfinder! Use DoubleTake’s camera picker view to visualize all available cameras for your device. Use this view to help decide how to frame your shot and which cameras you will select.

– Shot/Reverse shot: To capture all the organic and intimate interaction between two actors or interviewer and interviewee. Traditionally, filmmakers would need to employ two cameras and place these in cumbersome ‘over the shoulder’ locations. With DoubleTake you can place one device in between your actors and place the audience right in the middle of the conversation.

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The Double Take User Interface

– Multi-cam: Capture two different focal lengths of the same subject at the same time. Use DoubleTake with the Ultra Wide lens (iPhone 11 Pro Max, 11 Pro and 11 only) and the Tele to capture both an establishing shot and a punch-in on your subject simultaneously. Or use any other combination of front and rear lenses for unrivaled multi-cam capture.

– PiP or Discreet: The DoubleTake interface allows you to see both cameras of your video capture at the same time through the use of a Picture in Picture (PiP) window. You can move this PiP around the screen, tap to zoom in, or swipe it away if it’s distracting (the second video will continue to record). With DoubleTake you can decide if you want to record your videos as separate discrete files or if you want the video recorded as a composite video that includes the PiP window animated as you see it on the screen.

– Split-screen: Doubletake also allows you to use any two cameras to create a 50/50 split-screen effect that is saved as a single video. This is great for capturing engaging interviews, or any scenario where two sides of the story need equal weighting on screen.

We’re testing the new app and will have more info later. For now, run, don’t walk – to the App Store and download the free app before Filmic comes to their senses and starts charging people for this app.

NOTE: Per iOS 13 capabilities, multi-cam video is restricted to the following devices only: iPhone 11 Pro Max, 11 Pro, 11, Xs Max, Xs and Xr. While this app will install and function on all devices supported by iOS 13, all devices outside of this list will be restricted to recording video from on a single camera.


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Scott Bourne

Scott Bourne (ASINWP) is a professional wildlife photographer, filmmaker, author and lecturer who specializes in birds. He’s been involved with photography for more than four decades and his work has appeared in more than 200 publications.

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