Is this video quality considered normal?


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  1. .Griff.

    .Griff. Member This Topic's Starter

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    My T-Mobile Desire received the 2.2 update a couple of weeks ago and on Saturday I thought I'd try some 720p recording.

    Unfortunately the result is really disappointing; stuttering/jerky recording, poor image quality, poor sound quality etc

    Can you take a quick look and tell me if I've done something wrong (wrong setting perhaps?) or if this is as good as it gets on the Desire?

    YouTube - HTC Desire Test Video Recording 720P
     

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  2. nickkr

    nickkr Well-Known Member

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    yes yes .. very normal......

    mine is just as bad at 720.

    Class 4 card in use .... am I paranoid enough to try a class 6 ?

    I guess if you want quality video recording you are better off not trying to use a phone!
     
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    papa j Well-Known Member

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    pop out the plastic lens on the cover and i am sure you will notice a difrence
     
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    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    Not with lag though ;)
     
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    Phenomenological Well-Known Member

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    That video is very respectable considering what you're actually using is a phone. You can't expect a phone to produce a flawless video - They aren't physically big enough. They have tiny image sensors and tiny optics. There's a reason high quality photo and video cameras are big and expensive - They need to be!

    The Desire does a hell of a lot of things very well. But I'm afraid it uses a sensor, not a wizard, to capture your video. :p
     
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    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    Actually, this is a known issue on stock roms. I just recorded a 1080p movie playing on my television and it was jerk free. However, the movie on my pc itself isn't great quality. It flashes up a frame of oddness every few seconds.
     
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    Casual Pete Well-Known Member

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    Mine doesn't stop and start like that and I'm only using a class 2.

    Still shakey but perfectly acceptable for a phone imo.

    YouTube - Benji

    Flick it into hd,it seemed to mess up in slandered def from when I uploaded it,not sure why.
     
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    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    to stop the laggey flicker that happens is a simple fix as its to do with the camera iso setting.

    before recording a video go into the camera in picture mode, go into settings and change the iso to 800 instead of automatic.
    close camera and open it again and record video, it will work nice and clear and lag free
     
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    memgem Well-Known Member

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    i cant say im having these problems.
    when i was on stock orange i had taken videos at a trance rave and it was decent quality video, just the sound wasnt great as the crowd noise seemed to overcome it, but using a 2.2 rom with camcorder set to 720p my videos r ace, not jerky and good quality.
     
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    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    1080p?
    anyway its the iso setting, someone on xda forums found it was affecting video as its linked so changing it works
     
  11. .Griff.

    .Griff. Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just tried that and it definitely makes a noticeable improvement.

    My "back garden" -

    YouTube - HTC Desire 720p Test Video
     
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    +1 to that.
     
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    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    My 720p is rather good. However out of curiosity, I may have to find a test.subject to compare against my dslr
     
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    The settings on my camera are: 720p (1024x768) mp4
    but when i transfer the vids to my pc they're in 3gp(11fps) and without sound, does anyone know how to solve this?

    EDIT: the sound works with VLC player and the resolution is 1280x720, only the output format on the pc is .3gp, isn't it suppose to be mp4?
     
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    .Griff. Member This Topic's Starter

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    Fair comments but...

    A, I never expected and/or asked for flawless video. I merely asked if my video represented normal quality for a Desire or not. As it turned out changing a setting improved the quality no end.

    B, I can think of several phones that lack wizardry, instead using sensors, that produce better results but that's a debate for another day now as my original question has successfully been answered by others.
     
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    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    plus its much improved when you change those settings
     
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    This was always changing my photos quality to worse though.
    And the video is the same... no change.
    stock froyo
     
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    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    it does make photo quality worse but you can change it back

    it does work for video its proven by many people on xda forums. as long as you are filming in a well lit area

    if not and you have a light spot instead then the video will stutter as the camera tries to whitebalance
     
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    SHiFT3R Well-Known Member

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    OK I'll try again then.
    I really haven't noticed any difference inside my office.

    The thing is that I always forget to go back to auto when I (for some urgent reason) need to take a photo. I realize that this is a technical workaround but it is not practical enough for me.
     
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    I found the better the light conditions the better the filming performance. I took one in the evening and it was horrid, I then took one in the daytime and it was good.
     
  23. widehead

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    Pfffft.

    The Desire produces significantly poorer video footage than my N86 8MP.

    It's no good claiming 720p video if it doesn't look any good.

    Anyone here seen video capture on the iPhone4? It is unbelievably good. Makes me want to cry.
     
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    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    did you watch the iphone video recording on a pc/mac?

    theres not much in it.

    we did a test at work last week with my colleagues iphone4 and my desire (after i tweeked the video as explained above) and there was not much in it at all
    only difference is that the desire keeps auto adjusting whitebalance heavily where as in video mode the iphone4 was more subtle so it looked a little more stable.

    in good lighting conditions this shouldn't be a factor.

    when watching them on the phone howeve3r the iphone4 looks better but then it has a better screen and displays a larger res

    some examples i found on the net
    Iphone 4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08F-NrwXtUg&NR=1

    desire
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXYEqMb0XfA
     
  25. .Griff.

    .Griff. Member This Topic's Starter

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    Video quality aside one thing that's immediately apparent from that comparison is how poor the sound recording quality is on the Desire compared to the iPhone. :(
     

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