Take your Samsung to the Oscars.
We’re all guilty of whipping out our mobiles to record pretty much anything. Whether it’s yet another video of the dog or something more meaningful that we want to remember, our phones do the job perfectly.
All of the big brands, including Samsung, go out of their way to prove that their cameras are the best but unless you know the facts and figures, you’re simply just taking their word for it.
Video resolution differs from phone to phone, so it’s worth knowing a little bit about what each one offers and the new Galaxy S21 series took videography to the next level.
Introducing 8K video recording. This might not mean much to you right now, we promise that after reading this article you’ll be itching to get your hands on one of the three new phones.
Get your director on with Samsung.
Samsung are renowned for giving us great cameras with about a million different features and the new Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra are no exception to this.
All three of the new mobiles support 8K Video recording which is the highest resolution available on a smartphone.
To put this into perspective, it’s literally 4X the resolution of 4K video. It gives the best clarity in every video you take and will have your viewers feeling as though they were right there with you.
We don’t say ‘the best’ lightly, it’s literally the best ever seen on a Galaxy device – which we think speaks volumes!
You’ll be able to capture footage that looks worthy of being shown in your local cinema and Vloggers of the world will be able to get top recordings taken with 8K resolution at 24fps – all ready to upload straight to YouTube.
The Galaxy S21 not only boasts 8K recording but has a fancy feature that will take away the stress of missing a photo opp.
8K Video snap lets you pull a 33MP still photo straight from your recording which means you can bring a scene to life, save it, print it, and frame it.
Although you’ll be producing footage that looks award-worthy, we promise it’s simple to do. Whether you’re a beginner and starting from zero or you could give Tarantino a run for his money, this guide has you covered.
1) Open up the Camera app and go to the video setting.
2) In the upper right hand corner, tap resolution.
3) Set the resolution to 'FHD Auto - 8K 24'.
4) Tap Record to begin filming.
5) When you’ve done, your 8K video will appear in your gallery.
Once your masterpiece is complete, you can head to your gallery and edit it with ease. You can get creative and add background music, adjust sound levels, or crop your footage.
It’s worth noting that higher resolution videos take up more storage than lower resolution videos. If you’re running a little low on storage, you can actually go in and change your 8K videos to something smaller to make room – this is done in your gallery.
Lights, camera, action.
As you can see, recording in 8K is super simple when you opt for one of the new Galaxy S21 models. The world will soon be opening up again, following the Coronavirus pandemic and we imagine you’ll want to get all the videos you can.
Whether it’s to film a much anticipated karaoke session on a night out or your little ones on that first trip to the seaside, your video will be better with 8K resolution.