Recording a Dual- or Multi-Camera Video

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Recording a Dual-* or Multi-Camera* video requires an iOS device with the Swivl app and up to four additional devices (iOS, Android, or Chromebook) with the Swivl+ app. In order to record a session using Dual- or Multi-Camera, you must either have activated your Swivl Pro Plus trial or are a current Swivl Pro Plus subscriber.

*Dual-Camera = two recording devices, including the Primary Device

*Multi-Camera = up to five recording devices, including the Primary device


Preparing the Dual- or Multi-Camera session on the Swivl app:

  • Open the Swivl app on the teacher’s device.
  • Sign in to the app using your Swivl account credentials.
  • Tap Capture in the Swivl app interface.
  • Tap either the Dual- or Multi-Camera button at the bottom of the capture screen (Standard users will see “Dual-Camera” Pro Plus users will see “Multi-Camera”)
  • The app will display the code that you will input on the other recording devices using the Swivl+ app, to join the session.

Joining the Session on the Swivl+ app:

  • Open the Swivl+ app on your device or go to: if using a Chromebook
  • Tap Join Session at the top of the screen.
  • Enter the code displayed in the Swivl app and tap Join.
  • As students join the session, the number of devices connected to the session will appear in at the bottom of the Swivl app capture screen.
  enter-join-pin capture-screen

Recording the Dual- or Multi-Camera Video:

  • Tap the circular record button on the right side of the screen to initiate recording. If you are using a Swivl robot, you can also tap on the red button on the side of the Primary Marker.
  • A countdown will begin on all recording devices. Once recording begins, all devices will capture both audio and video.
  • When you are finished, tap the record button again and a timer will count down to the end of the recording.
  • In order to access your Dual- or Multi-Camera project, you will need to upload all videos and log into your Swivl account in a browser. Watch a Multi-Camera video example here.
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