Gone are the days when recording a video was a major task. Forget about videos, even capturing images was a cumbersome thing to do. Thanks to the ever-growing technology, we are now able to capture professional photos and videos with so much ease, and that too right from our phones.
However, there is one area where we still haven’t been able to make any advancement. I’m talking about the ability to use both the cameras, front and rear, at the same time to record videos. In fact, one can't even flip the camera while recording.
Many phones let you capture dual images where the images are shot from the front and rear camera both at the same time. However, you cannot switch cameras while recording a video both on Android or iPhone both.
Basically, once a person starts recording a video, there's no option to flip the camera while you are still recording. So if you want a feature like this, the social media apps like Instagram and Snapchat can come to your rescue.
However, since these apps are limited to capturing only 15-20 seconds of video in one go, you will have to shoot multiple videos.
The trick involves two major steps – create multiple videos using social media apps and then merge them together using video-joiner apps.
In this post, we have given detailed instructions to create such videos.
Create Videos Using Social Apps
Since the native camera app doesn’t support flip, you can use apps like Instagram or Snapchat to flip camera while recording.
Method 1: Using Instagram
Step 1: Open the Instagram app on your Android device or iPhone. Tap the camera icon present at the top-left corner to go to the Story Screen.
Step 2: If you are an iPhone user, hold the camera icon in the Normal mode and start recording your video. To flip the camera, double tap anywhere on the screen with the other hand while holding the camera icon.
On Android devices, flipping the camera in the Normal mode doesn’t work. You have to use the Hands-free mode to record your video. The Hands-free mode can be accessed by left swiping the camera modes present at the bottom.
When the recording is on, double tap anywhere on the screen to switch camera. You can use the Hands-free mode to flip camera on iPhones too.
Step 3: Once you have recorded the video, tap the Save button at the bottom-left corner to save the video to your device.
Step 4: Since Instagram supports just 15-second video in Stories, you will have to shoot multiple videos if you want a longer video. I know, I know. It’s too much. But something is better than nothing.
Once you have all the videos, you need to merge them together. The way to do that is given after the Snapchat Method.
After downloading an app, tap the Join/Merge option and select the videos that you want to stitch together. You can also use your phone’s built-in video editor, in case it supports stitching of videos.