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Using video layouts & shapes in iOS
Using video layouts & shapes in iOS
Updated over a week ago

Before we get into the magic of layouts and shapes in Detail, let's talk about Detail's secret sauce – dual-camera recording.

Whenever you record a video in Detail, the app will capture both camera angles – the selfie camera and the rear camera – at the same time.

This means that when recording is done, you have 2 video layers – one from the back and one from the front – that can be replaced with another video, swapped around or moved into a specific layout our shape.

What are Layouts?

Video layouts in Detail are different options for how your final video can be laid out with either one or two videos.

Layouts can be changed after recording is complete.

Full Screen

The Full Screen layout option shows one camera angle (selfie or camera angle) in full screen.

Small Mask

The Small Mask layout is a cutout of you and only works for the Selfie camera – it's essentially creating a cutout of you like a green screen feature.

Large Mask

The Large Mask layout is a larger version of Small Mask and also only works with the selfie camera.

Picture in Picture (PiP)

This layout places one video (or camera angle) into a small rectangle on top of the other video (or camera angle). This rectangle can be positioned in any corner of the screen and works for both the rear and selfie camera. You can swap camera sources by tapping the (🔁) switching icon.

Grid

The grid splits the full screen in half and places both camera angles / videos on top of each other. You can swap which video goes where (top or bottom) by tapping the (🔁) switching icon.

30 / 70

This layout splits the full screen into 30% at the top and 70% at the bottom and places both camera angles / videos in either section. You can swap which video goes where (top or bottom) by tapping the (🔁) switching icon.


What are Shapes?

Video shapes encase your video into a shape with a frame. Shapes dynamically change with Layouts.

Full screen (two arrows)

No frame around your video

Speech

This your video into a speech-bubble-esque shape

Rectangle

Puts your video into a simple rectangle frame

Phone

Puts your video into a smartphone mockup on a plain background

Fade

This blends your videos into each other

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