Fancy yourself as the next Tarantino? Here’s where to start.
We’re all guilty of whipping our phones from our pockets and trying to capture every moment.
Whether they’re happy memories like your partner on the karaoke after one too many wines, proud moments of your little ones in their school play, or just another video of the dog to add to the collection.
Some of you might consider yourself pros and regularly practice your acceptance speech in the mirror, ready for the next Oscar’s event. Others might just take a stab in the dark, hit record and wait to see what happens.
If you do fancy taking your videography up a notch and want to be the next big Hollywood director, the new Galaxy S21 has you covered. It boasts a great feature called Director’s View and we promise, it’ll change your life.
Lights, camera, action.
This new feature lets you switch between lenses while you’re filming and shows a preview of each camera’s feed, finned to the screen at all times – you can literally see your reaction as and when it happens!
1. Open up the camera app on your mobile.
2. In the shooting mode selector, located at the bottom of the screen, tap more.
3. Then select Director’s View.
4. Tap the icon in the top left hand corner to adjust how your cameras are displayed.
a. Split view: This gives equal room to the front camera view and any of the rear cameras.
b. Single view: This shows one camera’s feed at a time.
c. Picture-in-picture view: This places the feed from the front camera into a little floating window on the top of the feed from one of the rear cameras.
You’re in control of what you see at any time and you can change which of the rear cameras is recording by simply using the pop-up Director’s View box, just above the record button.
Like with the other shooting modes, you can select the camera switcher button to make the front-facing camera, the main view.
This tech is absolutely revolutionary if you see yourself as a bit of a vlogger. It allows you to switch between lenses while recording live and is a great way of capturing memories for dynamically and naturally.
Instead of just hearing your voice directing what is happening, you can talk directly to the camera and be seen in the end shot. If you’re on holiday and you’re filming an exciting excursion you’re on, you’ll be able to directly tell everyone what’s going on.
There are of course some things to be aware of when it comes to Director’s View. Although the S21 Ultra can shoot 8K video footage, this fancy feature is limited to 1080p capture.
However, we certainly don’t see this as too much of an issue as you’re still promised high quality footage – you’ll still get your Oscar!
Although there might not be too much to video right now, if this year has taught us anything it’s to make sure we capture every memory. Hopefully, we’re going to have the summer of our lives and what better way to remember it than to feature in your footage yourself.
If this has got you all googly eyed and hooked, you’ll want to get yourself a great deal today. Luckily for you, we’ve got unmissable prices on the Galaxy S21, the S21 Plus, and the S21 Ultra. Don’t waste another minute with your average-Joe camera!