How To Use Video Camera Settings – Sony Xperia Z1

How To Use Video Camera Settings - Sony Xperia Z1
How To Use Video Camera Settings - Sony Xperia Z1

Learn how to use video camera settings on your Sony Xperia Z1. This setting is only available in Manual capturing for Self-timer, Focus mode etc.

To adjust the video camera settings

  1. Activate the camera.
  2. Tap one of the settings icons on the screen.
  3. To display all settings, tap Menu icon.
  4. Select the setting that you want to adjust, then make your changes.

Video resolution

Adjust the video resolution for different formats.

Full HD : 19201080(16:9)

Full HD (Full High Definition) format with 16:9 aspect ratio. 19801080 pixels.

HD : 1280720(16:9)

HD (High Definition) format with 16:9 aspect ratio. 1280720 pixels.

MMS:Record videos suitable for sending in multimedia messages. The recording time of this video format is limited to fit in a multimedia message.

Note: This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

Self-timer

With the self-timer you can record a video without holding the device. Use it to record group videos where everyone can be in the video. You can also use the self-timer to avoid shaking the camera when recording videos.

On (10 s.) : Set a 10-second delay from when you tap the camera screen until the video begins to record.

On (2 s.) : Set a 2-second delay from when you tap the camera screen until the video begins to record.

Off : The video begins to record as soon as you tap the camera screen.

Smile Shutter(video) Use the Smile Shutter function to determine what kind of smile the camera reacts to before recording a video.

Focus mode

The focus setting controls which part of a video should be sharp. When continuous autofocus is on, the camera keeps adjusting focus so that the area within the white focus frame stays sharp.

Single auto focus : The camera automatically focuses on the selected subject. Continuous autofocus is on.

Face detection : The camera automatically detects up to five human faces, indicated by frames on the screen. The camera automatically focuses on the nearest face. You can also select which face to focus on by tapping it on the screen. When you tap the camera screen, a yellow frame shows which face is selected and in focus. Face detection cannot be used for all scene types. Continuous autofocus is on.

Object tracking : When you select an object by touching it in the viewfinder, the camera tracks it for you.

Note: This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

HDR video : Use the video HDR (High-Dynamic Range) setting to record a video against strong back light or in conditions where the contrast is sharp. Video HDR compensates for the loss of detail and produces a picture that is representative of both dark and bright areas.

Metering

This function automatically determines a well-balanced exposure by measuring the amount of light striking the image you want to capture.

Centre : Adjusts the exposure to the centre of the image.

Average : Calculates the exposure based on the amount of light striking the whole image.

Spot: Adjusts the exposure in a very small part of the image that you want to capture.

Note: This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

SteadyShot

When recording a video, it can be difficult to hold the device steady. The stabilizer

helps you by compensating for small movements of the hand.

Microphone

Select whether to pick up the surrounding sound when recording videos.

Flash

Use the flash light to record videos when lighting conditions are poor or when there is a backlight. The video flash icon is only available on the video camera screen. Note that the video quality can sometimes be better without a light even if lighting conditions are poor.

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