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Support Any chance of an auto-exposure fix for video?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MorningThief581, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. MorningThief581

    Thread Starter

    Jan 9, 2010
    I really love my Evo, but video recording is a huge disappointment. Unless I'm missing something there's no way to lock exposure when you start recording. So the auto-exposure engages, and brightness adjusts as you pan across a scene. Ok, so that's not too horrible... I'm not sure any phones support exposure lock. But couldn't they have done a better job with the exposure algorithm? I'll use the iPhone for comparison since it's the only other phone I've used for HD video. The iPhone is capable of smooth exposure adjustments, at least making your video look like something shot with modern technology. The Evo makes exposure adjustments in fairly large increments, and the effect is really distracting. Is there some hardware limitation that mandates this? Or did HTC just do a really crappy job developing the Evo's video recording software? Any chance of a fix somewhere down the line, either as improved auto-exposure or the ability to disable it?


  2. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Android Expert

    Jun 27, 2010
    Over Yonder
    hrm...i've found keeping the white balance on auto but changing the metering to center and turning off auto focus seems to calm it down a bit .... but haven't rally played with it too much.

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