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How to Record With Two Cameras Together on Samsung Galaxy Phones

by Ravi Teja KNTS
Record With Two Cameras together on Samsung Galaxy phones

Samsung Galaxy phones have one front-facing camera and at least 3 or 4 rear-facing cameras (depending on the model). While recording a vlog, for example, you may want to record using your front and back cameras together. However, Samsung also allows you to record with two rear cameras at the same time. All this is possible using the native Samsung camera app on Samsung Galaxy flagship phones. Here’s how to record with two cameras together on Samsung Galaxy phones.

Record With Two Cameras Together on Samsung Galaxy Phones

The latest Samsung Galaxy S24 series comes with a dual recorder option. This mode lets you record with both front and back cameras at once or even two back cameras. This option is only available on OneUI 6.1 or later.

Note: In case, your phone is running on an earlier OS version, then there’s another option called Director’s View which provides similar functionality. We have covered it below.

1. Open the Samsung Camera app.

2. Tap on the More tab at the bottom of the Camera app. Here select the Duel Rec option.

Dual Rec option on Samsung Phone

3. It should start recording with front and back cameras simultaneously. You should see a full-screen back camera recording with a PiP (picture-in-picture) mode front camera recording. This view is perfect for the vlogs.

4. You have multiple options to choose from here. Tap on the four-squared box icon. In the pop-up, you will see a list of lenses. You can select any two lenses to record from. For example, on the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, you can choose between front, wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto.

Selecting the lenses on Samsung Camera

Note: You can choose a front and back camera or even two back cameras like wide and ultrawide if you prefer.

5. Tap on the top right square icon. This will change the layout to a split-screen view from the PiP view. Tapping the same icon will change it back to the PiP view. An easy way to choose the layout of the video you are shooting.

Selecting the layout for Dual rec on Samsung

7. Sometimes, the camera feed can be in the opposite position to the one you prefer. For example, the back camera can be in the PiP mode, and the front selfie camera can be in the background while you want it the other way. To change the position, tap on the rotate icon at the bottom to switch the layout.

Rotating the position of the layout

8. If you do not prefer to record both videos in the same layout, but instead save the recorded videos in two separate files, tap on the down arrow icon at the top. This will record the video using both cameras and save them as separate files.

Saving the video files seperately

9. The FHD/UHD option will switch between resolutions like UHD (Ultra High Definition – 3840x2160P) and FHD (Full High Definition – 1920x1080P).

10. Finally, tap on the shutter icon to start recording with both cameras simultaneously. While recording, you have the option to pause or change the layout. To stop the recording, tap on the Stop icon (Square icon).

Dual Rec on Samsung Galaxy phones

Record With Two Cameras Together With Director’s View

If your phone is running on OneUI 6.0 or earlier versions, then you can use the Director’s View. However, with the Director’s View, you can only use front and back cameras together but not two back cameras. Director’s View also offers many options but in a different layout. Here’s how to use Director’s View.

Note: Director’s View is only available on Flagship Samsung Phones running OneUI 3.5 to OneUI 6.0 version.

1. Open the Samsung Camera app. Select the More tab at the bottom and then select the Director’s View mode.

Director's view on Samsung Camera

2. The front camera will already be in the PiP mode. At the bottom, you can choose the back camera from wide, ultrawide, or telephoto according to the lenses your phone supports.

Selecting the lenses

3. To change the layout, tap on the square icon at the top right and then select PiP mode or split screen mode.

Selecting the layout on Director's View

4. In case the position of cameras in the layout is not aligned with your needs, tap on the rotate icon at the bottom right corner to change the layout.

changing the layout of Director's View

5. If you do not prefer to record both videos in a combined layout, rather if you prefer to save the recorded videos in two separate files, tap on the down arrow icon at the top. This will record using both cameras but save them as separate files.

Saving videos separately

6. Finally tap on the Shutter icon to start recording. While recording, you have the option to pause or change the position of cameras in the layout. To stop the recording, tap on the Stop icon (Square icon)

Recording Director's View on Samsung Phones

Record With Two Cameras Together on Samsung Galaxy Phones

Dual recording is available on other Android OEMs like OnePlus, LG, and Redmi too. While each has its pros and cons, Samsung’s take is better as it offers more features and flexibility like choosing the resolution as well as the option to record with two back cameras if needed. Also, you can save both videos as separate files which isn’t available on all other operating systems.

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