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How to Use Dual Camera on Instagram: Use Front And Rear Camera Simultaneously

Last Updated: 2022. 09. 02
Summary
Want to make dual camera Instagram stories or reels but not sure how to use the dual camera feature on Instagram? Here is a simple tutorial for you. We’ll also show you how you can add the dual view on a prerecorded video for your stories and reels.

Recently, Instagram announced a few new features, including the Dual Camera feature, which allows you to record video from both the front and rear cameras at the same time. The dual camera could be a helpful photography tool for content creators to make creative dual-view stories and reels on Instagram. Here is what the dual camera feature is and how to use the dual camera on Instagram Story or Reel.

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Part 1 How to Use Dual Camera on Instagram Story and Reels

When you try the Dual Camera feature on Instagram, you can record something interesting with the back-facing camera and also record your reaction to it with the front-facing camera at the same time, and both recordings will appear on screen at the same time.

Check the steps below to learn how to use the dual camera feature on Instagram to make a multiple perspectives video:

Step 1
Open the Instagram application and tap on the “plus” icon from the top-right corner of the screen.
Step 2
Choose whether you want to create a story or reel using the dual camera.
Step 3
For a dual camera Story, click on the story option > select the camera option > tap on the arrow and click the “Dual Camera” option; for a dual camera Reel, click on the Reel option, then tap the down arrow to show more and find the “Dual Camera” option.
Step 4
Here, you will see the little rectangle with your front camera preview, and you can tap and drag the front camera image to move it anywhere on the screen.
Step 5
Once satisfied, you can tap the record icon to record the video from both the front and rear cameras with the Dual feature on Instagram.
Step 6
When you have finished the recording, you can continue to edit your video or add filters and effects before posting.

Instagram Dual Camera Feature

Part 2 How to Add Dual View on a Prerecorded Video for Instagram

Can you make a reel with the dual feature, on a prerecorded video?

- Question from Instagram users

Unfortunately, you can’t add the dual view to a prerecorded video on Instagram by now. However, FlexClip online video maker helps you add a dual view to a prerecorded video and easily make the dual view video for your Instagram in minutes.

Just click the Get Started Now button below and check the simple steps to learn how to add dual view on a prerecorded video for an Instagram story or reel:

Step 1
Upload your prerecorded video to FlexClip. Here you can upload from the local file on your computer directly, or choose the prerecorded clips from your phone by scanning the QR code. Also, check the ratio icon on the top left corner to pick the right aspect ratio for your Story or Reel.
How to Add Dual View on a Prerecorded Video - Upload

How to Add Dual View on a Prerecorded Video - Upload

Step 2
Apply your prerecorded video to the Timeline as scene first. Then find the dual view footage; you can use your own footage, pick one from FlexClip’s Video library, or even record a new one using the webcam recorder. Once get ready, add it to the Timeline as layer.
How to Add Dual View on a Prerecorded Video - Apply

How to Add Dual View on a Prerecorded Video - Apply

Step 3
Now, you can customize the layer footage freely to make your dual-view video. You can adjust its location and size simply by drag and drop; crop it into creative shapes, like circle and heart shapes, and more; you can also add various motions to the layered video, such as fade-in and fade-out.
How to Add Dual View on a Prerecorded Video - Adjust

How to Add Dual View on a Prerecorded Video - Adjust

Step 4
Make more edits to level up your dual snap video with animated text, funny stickers, dynamic elements, cool filters, overlays, various shapes, etc.
How to Add Dual View on a Prerecorded Video - More Edits

How to Add Dual View on a Prerecorded Video - More Edits

Step 5
Once done, you can click the preview button to preview your final dual snap video through the previews window and then export it for sharing to your Instagram.

Final Words

The dual camera feature on Instargam makes your Story and Reel look much more attractive and creative. FlexClip is a good tool for you to make a story or reel with dual view on a prerecorded video. Don't wait anymore! Come and try the dual camera videos right now!

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