Use mobile device as second camera (multicam mode)

Who: Host
Device: Computer Browser with Mobile App

Join in Multicam mode from your mobile device to include an extra camera angle when you record.

The additional angle provides more flexibility: you can use it to capture a close-up, create a wide shot with multiple in-person participants, or get a second video track of yourself for the final edit.

NOTE: Device Requirements
This is a beta feature that is available in the Riverside iOS app on a device with iOS 15 or above or in the Riverside Android app. Be sure to use the latest version of the app.

Step by step - iOS

  1. Download the Riverside iOS app.
  2. Log in to your account on a computer.
  3. Join a Riverside Studio as a Host from the computer.
  4. Log in to your account on the mobile device.
  5. On the mobile device, navigate to the Studios list.
  6. On the top left corner of the screen, click the studio initial to open up your Studio list.
  7. Select the same Studio you joined from your computer in step 3.
  8. On the bottom right corner of the screen, click Record.
  9. At the bottom of the screen, tap ••• [the three dots].
  10. Select Use as second camera.
    TIP:
    Usually a phone's rear-facing camera is its higher resolution camera.
    Tap spin-rotate.svg to switch between the device's cameras.
  11. Click Record on the computer.
    The mobile device records video (not audio) as a separate high quality track. 
  12. After recording, keep the Riverside mobile app open until the upload completes.

Step by step - Android

  1. Download the Riverside iOS app or Riverside Android app.
  2. Join a Riverside Studio from the computer as a Host or Guest.
  3. Open the Android mobile app.
  4. Tap a Studio on the list, paste in a Studio invite link, or tap the link on your phone.
  5. On the Lobby page, tap ••• [the three dots] and choose Use as second camera.
    TIP:
    Usually a phone's rear-facing camera is its higher resolution camera.
    Tap spin-rotate.svg to switch between the device's cameras.
  6. Tap Join with this camera to confirm.
    When the recording starts, the Android device records video (not audio) as a separate high quality track.
  7. After recording, keep the Riverside mobile app open until the upload completes.

You can add more than one additional camera.

The camera's details are included in the Studio's People tab as Second Camera, but the Studio does not display an additional video frame for the camera angle.

The second camera angle does not appear to external audiences during a live stream.

Download the video as a high quality track labeled Second Camera on the recording's page afterward.

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