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Step 1: Get the Detail iOS app so you can use your iPhone as a camera on your mac.

Start with this Scene Pack

Download this ready-to-go Scene Pack to get going in seconds. This template will show a camera, a screen, and a combination of the two.

The Basics

Simple titles and camera defaults that make setting up any video quick and easy.

Start FAQs

What platforms can I use Detail with?

How can I use Detail?

What devices does Detail work on?

Keyboard shortcuts

Can't see your camera in Detail? Email support@detail.co for help.

Setup your video

Connecting your iPhone, other camera’s and microphones to upgrade your video quality.

Getting started with scene packs

Scene Packs are Detail templates to kickstart your video projects. They can be found when starting a new project or on the website. They will download and open automatically.

Selecting your audio source

You can use any audio interface or microphone with Detail. Just make sure it's connected to your Mac and then click the little dropdown at the bottom right of the app window to select the audio input source you want to use.

Setting up a project

You start with creating and setting up your scenes. Per scene, you determine what it should show by hovering over the canvas and selecting what you want to add. A camera, screen share, image, or text. Or all of these, you decide.

Mounting your camera and iPhone

You can mount your phone using various stands and monitor clips. We prefer microphone stands with a phone mount as it is super customizable.

How to connect your iPhone

To connect your iPhone (or iPad) camera, you'll need to install Detail for iOS. To get the best image quality and stability, connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac via USB. When the app is connected to your Mac the camera will be visible in the camera drawer.

Setup FAQs

How do I connect my iPhone camera?

Installing the Detail Camera Extension

Use your iPhone or camera for video calls on Meet

Recording and editing your video

Create engaging content with our easy to use editor.

Recording your scenes

To record the scenes you created, simply press the record button. The nice thing is that all scenes are recorded so you never miss a moment.

Horizontal and vertical video

In the very top-left of the app, you find a toggle that lets switch between horizontal and vertical video. When you are in ‘vertical mode’ the export orientation will also be vertical, so ready to go for mobile.

Create scene layouts with combo scenes

Combo Scenes allow you to show multiple scenes in one frame. Perfect for podcasts, reviews and presentations. You can choose from multiple layouts and backgrounds.

Editing your video

Once you recorded your scenes you can edit the timeline. Make cuts (’x’)and remove parts you don’t need and replace scenes whenever you want. If the scene was present during recording it is available.

Sharing your screen

Hover over the canvas and select ‘Screen’. Now you can select any full display or window that you want to place in your scene.

Text and image overlays

Add text and images to your video by adding overlays to your scenes. Hover over the canvas, select text or image, and you are good to go. Once added there are many settings to tweak the appearance.

Create FAQs

How do I remove the Detail watermark from my video?

Why can't I move text or images to the background?

I can’t see Detail as a camera option in other video apps

I can't see the option to turn on cinematic blur

Share your video

Get your video out there.

Uploading and managing videos

Once you have exported a video you can upload it from the Library. The online video is easy to share.

Exporting videos

Once you are happy with your video, press the export icon on the top right of the app. Select your preferred settings and your video is rendered and stored in your Library.

Your Library

Your library can be accessed via the left icon in the top-right of the app. It shows all your projects and exported media.

Live streaming

You can stream to your favorite platforms like Youtube and Twitch using a stream URL and stream key. Check out our Live streaming guide to learn more.

Share FAQs

Stream directly to Youtube Live on your Mac

Use Detail to stream on Twitch