Who else here is disappointed at the lack of 720p capture?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by wankingweiner, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. wankingweiner

    wankingweiner Well-Known Member
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    Well it seems as though the feature which was in the HTC leak from a while back has been scrapped, otherwise htc would be raving about it. That's a big blow for me cause i had my heart set on HD recording. I'll still get the phone cause everything else is perfect.

    Anyone else disappointed too?
     

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  2. Ghâshûl

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  3. wankingweiner

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    ok but why not have it record in 720p from the beginning?
     
  4. Hrethgir

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    I can see that being nice, but it's not a deal-breaker for me. I use my iPhone for spur-of-the-moment video stuff, and it actually does that very good, but if I want to get HD video, I think I would rather use a dedicated camcorder. But the fact that it's got the physical capability for 720p (it sounds like, anyways), then no need to sweat it, there are probably just encoding details thet they are still working out. And the phone isn't out yet, so it's always possible that they will have the bugs all worked out and it will drop with 720p. Guess we'll find out in a couple months!
     
  5. mi_canuck

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    go buy a DSLR if 720p is a dealbreaker... :p
     
  6. wankingweiner

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    its definitely no deal breaker, but kind of a bummer since i expected it. Anyway im hoping for some news on that update
     
  7. mi_canuck

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    expectations... always less to disappointment... :D
     
  8. wankingweiner

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    Yeah, Expansys has never been a reliable source...
     
  10. wankingweiner

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    ok but are they reliable sellers? Like Amazon? I've never bought off there before..
     
  11. raitoyagami

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    ok so when will be the 720p update?anyone got any news?
     
  12. bonerp

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    I really think there are better devices than a mobile phone (at this present time) if you want this functionality. It bothers me not one jot. I'd like the camera to improve if possible.
     
  13. Howie

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    I don't care either way for the video feature... if it does it great, if not no worries. It's a phone and mini computer for me, so I don't care about the camcorder quality
     
  14. OFI

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    I find it hard to believe they can fix this camera with a software update and we will get genuine 720p capture.
    It is the one thing I don't like about this phone, video capture is pretty awful.

    I decided a while ago I would just buy a Flip UltraHD if I want to record some decent video anyway :)
     
  15. matttye

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    The snapdragon processor supports HD recording and encoding.

    They could add 720p video recording at any time but it's not necessarily going to make the video much if any better. It's the lens and mechanics of the camera that determines the quality.
     
  16. stringent

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    If you want to film proper HD get a proper device IMO. The phone camera and recording are really quick get out toys to play with. So no, it doesnt bother me that it doesnt. You going to get a steady hand to film in HD? You need a tripod anyway. How do you think they did the Nokia N8 film?
     
  17. OFI

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    Yea that was my point ;) can't fix bad hardware with a software update. It would be nice if the video quality matched that of my two year old Viewty but I knew this before I bought it.
     
  18. spirit44

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    actually i am REALLY unhappy about the video capture on the Desire. its fine in good light records at 29fps. but anything less than good light and its pathetic, no other word for it, drops to as low as 9fps.

    and the sound? oh my god, beyond pathetic

    don't get me wrong, the phone does everything else very well, but lets be honest about the video recording, its rubbish.

    the video sample of the N8 was impressive, tripod or no tripod. Besides, the sound and video capture on the n95 is much better than the desire, so the N8 will be something else i'm sure
     
  19. Bootsock

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    Don't care myself personally, if I wanted high quality video capture I'd get a proper video device rather than expect a phone to do everything amazingly well.

    Sent from my HTC Legend using Tapatalk
     
  20. Patrick Cassels

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    It appears I may have made a mistake.. I thought the latest firmware had 720p.
     
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