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Old December 26th, 2012, 08:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Wondering if anyone can help. The video that I take with my Note 2 is extremely poor quality. It looks blocky and choppy. I have changed the settings to record in fine and superfine but it doesn't change the quality much.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Old December 26th, 2012, 09:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This is more of a guess as I haven't done too many videos, but where are you saving the video to - the onboard memory or a microsd card?

Are you using the default video player?
What resolution are you set to? (not the same thing as fine/superfine).
How big are these videos?
Is anti-shake on?
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Old December 26th, 2012, 09:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Mine takes excellent video in good light--no way is it all blocky or choppy. Does it look any better when played back on a PC? are you using Recording Mode "Normal"? Anti-Shake "ON"? don't pan too quickly or you'll get the "jello" effect which can ruin the best of videos.
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Make sure the lense is clean..
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LOL! My wife has had her Bionic for a year. It took her 10 months to remember to clean off the lens before taking a picture. Whenever I was around when she would get ready to use the camera, I'd remind her to clean the lens. She finally got the idea. LOL!
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Mine also takes superb video
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Heck I took some video in low light the other day and it came out beautiful!
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I am using the onboard video player and I have recorded in both regular and fine and it still looks the same.

I am saving to my sd card.

I wish I could upload video. I took video of my kids opening xmas presents and it looks terrible. I didnt pan at all.

Yes the lens is clean also :-)
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I am using the onboard video player and I have recorded in both regular and fine and it still looks the same.

I am saving to my sd card.

I wish I could upload video. I took video of my kids opening xmas presents and it looks terrible. I didnt pan at all.

Yes the lens is clean also :-)
You can upload the video to photobucket, youtube, vimeo, etc. There are a lot of photo/video sharing websites that can host the video and corresponding apps that'll allow you to upload.
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I am using the onboard video player and I have recorded in both regular and fine and it still looks the same.

I am saving to my sd card.

I wish I could upload video. I took video of my kids opening xmas presents and it looks terrible. I didnt pan at all.

Yes the lens is clean also :-)
Maybe someone here knows if a very slow SD card can impact camera performance on a cell phone.

Barring an issue with the card, the next thing I'd suggest is a factory reset. If it still looks dreadful, I'd ask for an exchange. (I'm no expert on this issue--never heard of it before--I'm just saying what I would do in those circumstances). good luck!!
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Figured it out guys, just had to change the resolution.

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Old December 27th, 2012, 09:30 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Figured it out guys, just had to change the resolution.

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glad you found your problem. now are you happy with the video?
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Pleased you found the solution also if you have a 1920x1080 and superfine resolution why not use it
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Yes the video is absolutely beautiful now!
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