How To Use Video Camera On Samsung Galaxy Note 2

How To Use Camcorder On Samsung Galaxy Note 2
How To Use Camcorder On Samsung Galaxy Note 2

In addition to taking photos, the camera also doubles as a camcorder that also allows you to record, view, and send high definition videos on Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

Note: To ensure the Camcorder can record the video, use an SDHC memory card.

How to shoot video on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Note: When shooting video in direct sunlight or in bright conditions, it is recommended that you provide your subject with sufficient light by having the light source behind you.

  • From the Home screen, tap Apps > Camera icon to activate the camera mode.
  • Tap and slide the Camera mode button down to Camcorder Mode.
  • Using the devices main display screen as a viewfinder, adjust the image by aiming the camcorder at the subject.

Note: Use either the Up and Down volume keys or spread/ pinch the screen to zoom in or out. For more information, refer to How to navigate through the screens.

  • Tap the Video key Record icon to begin shooting video. The red light will blink while recording.
  • Tap anywhere on the screen to re-focus the camera on that object. The camcorder auto-focuses on the new target area.
  • Tap the screen then select Auto focus icon to turn on auto focus. This will automatically focus the video based on the object at the middle of the screen.
  • To capture an image from the video while recording, tap Camera icon. This feature is not available while the anti-shake feature is activated.
  • Tap the Stop icon to stop the recording and save the video file to your Camera folder.
  • Once the file has been saved, tap the image viewer, then tap Play icon to playback your video for review.
  • Press Back key to return to the viewer.

Camcorder Options on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

You can change options using your keypad in capture mode. The following short cuts are available:

  • Self portrait: allows you to activate the front facing camera so you can take videos of yourself or video chat.
  • Flash: allows you to set the flash options to Off or On. When you set the flash to On, it stays on continually while you are taking a video.
  • Recording mode: allows you to set the recording mode to: Normal, which is limited only by available space on the destination location, Normal, Limit for MMS (which is limited by MMS size restrictions), Slow motion (adds a slow motion effect to your video), or Fast motion (adds a fast motion playback effect to your current video).
  • Effects: allows you to change the color tone or apply special effects to the video. Options include: No effect, Cold vintage, Warm vintage, Posterize, Solarize, Green point, Blue point, Red-yellow point, Washed out, Cartoonify, Black and white, Sepia, or Negative.

Camcorder Settings on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

  • Edit shortcuts: allows you to set shortcut icons for the settings that you use the most.
  • Self-recording: allows you to set the front camera so you can take videos of yourself or video chat.
  • Flash: allows you to set the flash options to Off or On. When you set the flash to On, it stays on continually while you are taking a video.
  • Recording mode: allows you to set the recording mode to:
    • Normal: is limited only by available space on the destination location.
    • Limit for MMS: is limited by MMS size restrictions.
    • Slow motion: applies a slow motion video effect.
    • Fast motion: applies a fast motion video effect.
  • Effects: allows you to change the color tone or apply special effects to the video. Options include: No effect, Cold vintage, Warm vintage, Posterize, Solarize, Green point, Blue point, Red-yellow point, Washed out, Cartoonify, Black and white, Sepia, or Negative.
  • Exposure value: allows you to adjust the brightness level by moving the slider.
  • Timer: allows you to set a timer for how long to wait before taking a video. Options include: Off, 2 sec, 5 sec, and 10 sec.
  • Resolution: allows you to set the image size to either: 1920x1080, 1280x720, 720x480, 640x480, or 320x240.
  • White balance: allows you to set this option to one of the following choices: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, or Fluorescent.
  • Outdoor visibility: activates/deactivates a screen brightness setting that allows you to better view the screen when outdoors.
  • Guidelines: allows you to turn the guidelines On or Off.
  • Anti-Shake: reduces image blur due to the movement of the subject of the video or hand movement.
  • GPS tag: allows you to turn GPS On or Off (also known as Geo-tagging). The location of where the video is shot is attached to the file.
  • Contextual filename: (requires GPS tagging) allows you to adjust the filename based on contextual information such as your current GPS location.
  • Save as flipped: allows you to automatically save a new video as a mirror image flipped of the original.
  • Video quality: allows you to set the image quality to: Superfine, Fine, or Normal.
  • Storage: allows you to configure the default storage location for images or videos as either Phone or Memory card (if inserted).
  • Reset: allows you to reset all camera or camcorder settings to the default values.
  • Image viewer: allows you to access the Image viewer and the various viewing options for a selected video. Image viewer options are described in the following section. The last video you took, will be displayed as a thumbnail in the Image viewer icon.
  • Camcorder button: shoots or stops video recording when pressed in Camcorder mode.
  • Live Shooting: takes a photo during a video recording session in Camcorder mode.

Note: This feature is not functional when the Anti-Shake feature is activated.

  • Camcorder Mode: allows you to shoot video. Slide the button up for Camera mode or down for Camcorder mode.
  • Storage location/Charge Status: indicates the current storage location (Phone or Card) and the charge state of the device.

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