Big jump in video quality with Sholes!


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  1. kbayer

    kbayer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I wasn't having much luck with the video recording, but saw a thread on how to improve the quality with a few modifications. Thread here: http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/39706-higher-quality-video-recording.html

    It suggested that I change the bps from 300,000 to 800,000.
    I couldn't really figure out how to do it, so I never did.

    I eventually installed the Sholes ROM from the Market and noticed an instant improvement in video quality.

    I checked my Astro file, (in the system/build file as in the link posted above), and noticed that it is now set to 900,000 bps, rather than 300,000... obviously this was changed automatically by the Sholes ROM.

    Just another confirmation that the Sholes was a great decision, for me at least.

    Here's a couple of videos to show the difference. This is a breakfast/storage room and my dog, Riley, who never knows exactly how to behave in front of the camera. NOTE: for some reason my videos posted twice, so the "After video" is in the next post.

    "Before Sholes" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GperlSZneOE
     

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    kbayer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Don't know why the video above posted twice... and the following would not post at all... trying again: (looks like it's posting twice as well????????)

    "After Sholes"
    Better quality... choose 480p and let it download completely for best results. Also, of course it looks way, way better before the Youtube compression got ahold of it, but still pretty good. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGud4Eq0hCQ
     
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    Gunner Well-Known Member

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    Kinda hard to tell, because Utube rapes the quality of all videos uploaded. But I'd heard of this mod before. Heard it does make quite a difference.
     
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    GolfnDroid Well-Known Member

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    I can definitely vouch for kbayer i rooted both of my droids last night with sholes and the video quality now is insane!!! I'm running 2.03 smoked glass and i'm very impressed so far with the quality.

    I used kbayer's instructions in the SMU app thread and that helped a lot! Thanks for that. And props to PsychoKitty's SetCpu profiles i'm running those and the battery life on my phone has increased at least 30-35% so far.
     
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    kbayer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Wow square... if mine would have been that good to start with, I would have left it as-is.
    NICE!
     
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    Cute dogs, guys. Very cute.
     
  8. kbayer

    kbayer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks.:eek:

    Cindy Crawford was busy, so had to go with the dog.

    Too hot down here in Texas for a penguin.
     

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