At last week's Apple conference, a photo application called Filmic Pro showed us the features of synchronous multi-lens video recording of the iPhone 11 Pro. Through the wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle, long-focus lens and front-end lens of the new iPhone, different picture contents can be recorded synchronously, which brings more professional multi-angle video creation and allows video creation. Vloger, Vloger, etc. are more convenient to obtain video material.
The good news is that this feature is not limited to the latest iPhone 11 series, but will be supported by the iPhone XS, the iPhone XR and the 2018 iPad Pro.
The multi-lens synchronous video feature relies on the new API introduced in iOS 13, which allows developers to start multi-lens recording with performance and power permitting. Apple released the API on WWDC in 2019, while users of the iPhone XS, the iPhone XR and the 2018 iPad Pro can wait for multi-lens applications in the coming months. Filmic Pro, which was demonstrated at the conference, was launched at the end of this year.
Since multiple video streams are processed at the same time, there are certain requirements for the performance of the mobile phone. The iPhone XS and the iPhone XR can only activate some combination of cameras. Developers may also have to use low-quality camera sources, depending on their application logic and the division of labor for the rest.
For example, the iPhone XS only supports two of three lenses (wide-angle, long-focus and front-end) to be recorded simultaneously, but not three lenses to be recorded simultaneously.The multi-lens API will come with the iOS 13 launch later this week. It should be noted that the native camera application of the iPhone does not support synchronous recording for the time being, and the users of the iPhone still need to rely on third-party applications to achieve this function.