Use Director's View and Dual recording on your Galaxy S21 5G phone

Last Update date : Feb 13. 2021
Use Director's View and Dual recording on your Galaxy S21 5G phone

Are you an aspiring vlogger or YouTuber that has difficulty juggling multiple devices when you are trying to record yourself? Or maybe you just need something new to freshen things up in your videos? Either way, you should check out Director’s View and Dual recording on the new Galaxy S21 5G lineup. It lets you record a video using the rear camera and selfie camera at the same time! You will be able to record things around you and your reactions simultaneously.

Information provided applies to devices sold in Canada. Available screens and settings may vary for smartphones sold in other countries.

Record more at once with Director’s View and Dual recording

Note: You can use Director’s View by itself (with no selfie camera) or with Dual recording, which lets you simultaneously record with the rear camera and selfie camera at the same time. Director’s View also gives you the option to switch between the rear camera lenses.

1 From the Home screen, navigate to and open the Camera app.
2 Tap MORE, and then tap DIRECTOR’S VIEW.
Tap MORE, and then tap DIRECTOR’S VIEW.
3 Different lens options will appear at the bottom of the screen. If you do not see these options, tap DIRECTOR’S VIEW at the bottom of the screen.
4 Tap the available options to switch between the different camera lenses – even when you have already started recording! For example, you can alternate between the Ultra-wide lens and telephoto lens instantly.
5 To start Dual recording, tap the rectangle icon in the upper right corner. This will open a window where you can record yourself.
To start Dual recording, tap the rectangle icon in the upper right corner. This will open a window where you can record yourself.
6 From here, tap your desired recording option:

  • Tap Picture-in-picture to have a small window appear in the corner, where you can see yourself in real time as you record.

  • Tap Split to display the camera’s viewfinder on the top and selfie camera on the bottom. You will get a large view of whatever you are recording as well as yourself.

  • Tap Single to make only the camera’s viewfinder appear. In other words, this will turn off Dual recording and the selfie camera.
7 Once you have chosen your desired settings, tap Record to begin taking a video.
8 Like we said, you can alternate between the rear camera's lenses while a video is recording. However, you can not change the Dual recording feature once a video has started, so make sure to choose one before starting.

Note: Switching from the rear camera to the selfie camera while recording will turn off Dual recording.

9 Tap the Pause icon to temporarily stop recording. You can press the Record icon to continue the recording.
Tap the Pause icon to temporarily stop recording. You can press the Record icon to continue the recording.
10 When you are finished, tap the Stop icon. The video will be saved in the Gallery app.

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