Video Recording Audio QualityGeneral


Last Updated: 2012-12-20 22:50:41
  1. BleedingPurist

    BleedingPurist Well-Known Member

    My friend recorded video at a concert with his S3 with very poor audio quality results. It's a known issue that apparently is a software problem. My Droid 3 does a pretty good job by comparison (and even records the video better without saturation from the lighting.)

    For those who already have their Note II, can you confirm whether this issue has carried over to the Note II or does it record audio at a level of quality that one should expect today and not as if it were an Iphone 3GS (horrible audio.)

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  2. Elantric

    Elantric Well-Known Member

    I can confirm the Note2 records video with stereo sound

    But I have not tried to record a high decibel rock concert with it yet.

    FWIW =- My iPhone 4 does remarkably well recording high decibel rock concerts - but Mono only.
  3. BleedingPurist

    BleedingPurist Well-Known Member

    Thanks! I do know it also records in stereo. You could actually test it at home or in your car if you have a system that pumps out bass. The issue is that the S3 on ICS recorded filtering out the bass.... which destroys the sound quality. The rumor is that the Jelly Bean update fixes it.

    It is a deal breaker for me though if the Note 2 can't record audio with video on par with what is good by today's standard. I really don't want to wind up with a Razr...but it can do it with no problem.
  4. BleedingPurist

    BleedingPurist Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised no one has an answer on this given that the camera is also one of the draws to these devices.
  5. Rtlsnksteve

    Rtlsnksteve Well-Known Member

    Give me a few hours and I'll run out to the car, crank the subs up and see how it sounds recorded. I'm kinda curious about this now that you brought it up.
  6. Rtlsnksteve

    Rtlsnksteve Well-Known Member

  7. Lucidmike

    Lucidmike Well-Known Member

    It seems to be very sensitive. I recorded a video with children playing at least 20 feet behind me. My video is loud with this background noise. But it knows how to regulate it for example if the foreground sound is loud, it seems to kill the background noise no problem. Or if the foreground noise is kinda low, it will amplify it. But maybe not good for loud concerts. I haven't tried it at a loud concert.
  8. BleedingPurist

    BleedingPurist Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much! You put my fears to rest! The Note 2 is nothing like the GS3. It handles audio as you should be able to expect in 2012 on a phone.

    Here is a sample of what the GS3 does to audio at a concert. Rush - Red Sector A (Gibson Amphitheater 11-19-2012) - YouTube The audio was by no means overly loud. The bass was actually underwhelming in volume. Your car stereo was more powerful (relatively.) What is going on with the GS3 on Ice Cream is absolutely inexcusable and Samsung should be embarrassed. I cannot be more relieved to know I won't have to rethink going forward with the Note II next week.
  9. BleedingPurist

    BleedingPurist Well-Known Member

    Seems to me it will do perfectly fine at concerts if it can handle the kind of bass in the sample above.
  10. Veritas4420

    Veritas4420 Well-Known Member

  11. Rtlsnksteve

    Rtlsnksteve Well-Known Member

    Oh good, I'm glad to hear that. I'll be honest I haven't even listened to it yet. Wasn't too sure how it'd turn out.
  12. dnautomate

    dnautomate New Member

    Very diappointed with audio from last night's concert recorded on my phone:


    see youtube link in attachmetnt

    Shot on:
    Samsung Galaxy Note 2
    Model SGH-I317M
    Android v4.1.1

    any ideas?

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