splitting beamer frame vertical into two frames (with frametitle)

I would like to split one frame into two frames located next to each other. Basicaly I could do this using minipage or columns (as the example shows)...However in this case I will lose some space from skipping the frametitle.

This is how it might work (not what I am looking for)

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}{~}
\begin{columns}
\begin{column}{.5\textwidth}
{\usebeamerfont{frametitle}\usebeamercolor[fg]{frametitle} left frame title}
\end{column}
\begin{column}{.5\textwidth}
{\usebeamerfont{frametitle}\usebeamercolor[fg]{frametitle} right frame title}
\end{column}
\end{columns}
\end{document}


But I actually want somehting like:

\begin{frame}
\frametitleleft{left frame title}
\frametitleright{right frame title}

\leftcontent{..}
\rightcontent{...}
\end{frame}


I am hoping you understand what exactly I am trying to achieve.

EDIT: This kind of addresses what I am looking for, but not exactly.

You could temporarily switch to a custom frametitle template, that supports two titles:

\documentclass{beamer}

\defbeamertemplate{frametitle}{splitframe}[3][]{%
\ifbeamercolorempty[bg]{frametitle}{}{\nointerlineskip}%
\vbox{}\vskip-1ex%
\begin{minipage}{.48\textwidth}%
\usebeamercolor{frametitle}%
\usebeamerfont{frametitle}%
\strut #2%
\end{minipage}%
\hfill%
\begin{minipage}{.48\textwidth}%
\usebeamercolor{frametitle}%
\usebeamerfont{frametitle}%
\strut #3%
\end{minipage}%
\vskip-1ex%
}

\begin{document}

\begingroup
\setbeamertemplate{frametitle}[splitframe]{left frametitle}{right frametitle}
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{foo} % <- needs to be non-empty, content does not matter
\begin{columns}[onlytextwidth,T]
\begin{column}{.48\textwidth}
left frame text
\end{column}
\begin{column}{.48\textwidth}
right frame text
\end{column}
\end{columns}
\end{frame}
\endgroup
\end{document}


• That seems convinient. \begingroup and \endgroup initiate a seperate enviroment to ensure the custom frametemplate will be only used within? – Pratched Jan 20 at 15:24
• Did not specify, but does this solution provide a way to ensure the titlesection will be shown? – Pratched Jan 20 at 15:53
• @Djiwahwah Yes, the \begingroup and \endgroup ensure that not all frames are affected, but only the ones you want. – user36296 Jan 20 at 18:21
• @Djiwahwah What do you mean with titlesection? – user36296 Jan 20 at 18:21
• Well I am using an outertheme of my university. And only if a frametitle is provided there is the section name and number above the frametitle. As we are supressing the framtitle of this frame, there is obviously nothing like this. It could be a theme thing, but I imagened this is standard beamer behaviour. – Pratched Jan 20 at 20:06