Apple, while presenting its new iPhone 11 Pro in the Apple event earlier this month has reviled the new feature of multi-cam simultaneous recording.
The good news is that Apple is introducing the same feature in some of its old models too.
The iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPad Pro through iOS 13 are getting this multi-cam feature.
The iPhone at its event demoed the multiple cameras simultaneously recording through a new version of cinematic camera app Filmic Pro. The presentation was mainly focused to highlight the advanced camera capabilities of the latest iPhone model. But, later it has been found that it’s not something that would be exclusive to the iPhone 11 Pro but will also be available on last year’s iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPad Pro through iOS 13.
Apple earlier at a session held at WWDC 2019 announced about its new API that is especially designed to bring multi-camera capture into the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, and the latest iPad Pro. Through this development, called AVMultiCamPiP, app developers can”simultaneously record the output from the front and back cameras into a single movie file using a multi-camera capture session.”
However, there are some imposed limitations on the older models, such as only certain combinations of camera sensors can be used for simultaneous recording. Developers would also be restricted to use inferior-quality camera feeds on last year’s iPhone models, giving a way to professionals to switch to the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
On 19 September, the arrival of iOS 13 will bring this advanced feature to the existing hardware will be able to capture multi-camera simultaneous feeds.