Throughout its iPhone 11 occasion final week, Apple showcased an as-yet-unreleased model of the Filmic Professional app operating on the brand new iPhone 11 Professional. The app was able to recording footage from a number of cameras concurrently, for instance, entrance and rear digital camera or wide-angle and first shooter. In accordance with Filmic Professional, the up to date model of its app can be obtainable within the App Retailer someday later this 12 months.

The multi-cam recording operate makes use of a brand new API that comes with iOS 13 and, in response to Apple, required a redesign of the digital camera pipeline on their gadgets. The excellent news is that the modifications have already been made on the iPhones XS and XR, in addition to the newest iPad Professional fashions, as defined in this WWDC session keynote.

A screenshot from the WWDC session that exhibits the supported MultiCam Codecs on the iPhone XS.

Nevertheless, having a number of cameras energetic and recording on the identical time places loads of stress on the {hardware}, which is why multi-camera recording on the 2018 gadgets has some limitations. Solely sure combos of cameras could be activated concurrently (see desk under) and, relying on the {hardware} necessities of their app, builders might need to revert to lower-quality video streams to make the function work.

A screenshot from the WWDC session displaying what mixture of digital camera modules can be utilized with the MultiCam API in iOS 13 on an iPhone XS.

It has not been clarified but which digital camera combos can be usable on the iPhone 11 technology however throughout the Filmic demo, the footage gave the impression to be recorded from all 4 of the iPhone 11 Professional’s cameras concurrently.

However, that is excellent news for homeowners of 2018 Apple flagship gadgets who will be capable of use the brand new function not less than partly. The multi-cam API ought to launch with iOS 13 on September 19. We would count on a bunch of third-party apps implementing the performance quickly after.