With the arrival of apps like Vine and Snapchat, the trend of recording video using mobile devices is becoming mainstream – replacing still images. This, coupled with the recent “selfie” craze, has spiced up the whole video thing. Now more and more iPhone owners are utilizing the front-facing camera to record each and every special moment of their life, and then sharing it with their friends and family.
However this additional spice might often add complexity to the situation. Meaning, what if you’re capturing a live real-time action but your inner selfie addict urges you to record your own reaction to that certain event as well? Since iPhone currently doesn’t give the option to capture both sides of the story, you’ll have to sacrifice one of your wishes.
Being aware of the fact that it could be a life altering decision for many users, the developers at Kwarter Inc., have come up with a solution in the form of an app known as Twicer. The app essentially lets iPhone owners “add commentary to videos” by utilizing both the front and the rear-mounted camera in the same movie setup, with just a swap.
So the users are able to record their own reaction alongside the main action in a matter of seconds.
You also have the option to share the commented videos – dubbed Twices – across various social networks as well as follow and interact with other people’s created videos all over the world.
Getting Started with Twicer
The app is pretty easy to use; just follow the steps below and you’ll have no hard time creating your first Twice.
1. First things first, download the Twicer for iPhone from the App Store and install it on your device.
2. After the installation is complete, you’ll be asked to provide access to the camera function of the device. Agree to proceed.
3. Then tap on the Twicer icon and you will instantly land on the video recording screen.
4. Once there, hit the familiar record button to begin the recording function of the app.
5. You’ll have the choice to select either the rear camera to capture the main video or the front shooter to record commentary that appears in the upper right corner of the screen. To swap between the two, click the switch option in the bottom left-hand corner.
6. The app lets you record a maximum of 60 seconds-per-video, out of which how much have you captured is being updated in a simple UI below the video.
When you’re done recording the video, it can then be shared to the Twicer network timeline or a plethora of other social networks.
You can also explore Twicer Channels and Editor’s Picks to discover unique video content, and even send private video messages directly to your friends. But the one feature that I really liked about Twicer is the option to import existing videos into the application before adding separative narrative.
The app is available for free on the App Store. Download it for yourself and let us know what you think.