Video in this video i’ll go through the functions and give you some tips on how to get the most from the app. While we can install third party apps, like filmic pro and mc pro 24 fps to get manual control, some smartphone makers have their own version. Brands like samsung sony and lg have their own native camera apps, which allow you to set things like shutter, speed, focus and more, except for one notable exception iphone. The advantage of using an app native to the device is greater reliability and compatibility, but manual control is usually more complicated than having everything on auto. On the other hand, the reward for using pro video is well more pro. Looking videos features will vary depending on the device you have, but the majority of this video will be relevant to anyone using samsung’s pro video mode, but that said, i’ll be using a samsung note. 20. Ultra pro video allows you to control the four most important settings in a camera. White balance focus shutter, speed and iso. These settings are not available in auto mode because the phone software is setting these for you, pro video mode is accessed in the sub menu labeled. More when you first open the camera app next to the record or shutter button, you have four options: single, take photo video and more tap more to open up all the extra options. Now one of those options is pro video, so tap that and enter pro video mode.
All the manual controls are in this long column of buttons on the right of the screen. You can scroll this list up and down to access all the settings at the top is the zoom button and at the very bottom, is a reset button. So if you get in a mess with the settings, just hit that reset and everything will be restored of these four settings – i would say white balance is probably the least important to set manually and perhaps the trickiest. However, you should probably try to lock white balance before pressing record, so it doesn’t change during a shot. The way to lock white balance is to tap the button with the letters wb in a circle at first, it will be in auto so tap auto to switch to manual or drag your finger up and down over the area to the right to set the exact Color temperature, once you have set white balance, this way it won’t move, while you’re shooting above white balance, is a button labeled standard tapping. This button opens up a set of controls which allow you to alter the color and tone of the image manually. The first setting tint is usually used in combination with white balance to create the color profile if you’ve used an app like filmic pro, you might be familiar with the kelvin tint combination note that this button is not available in 4k or 8k. Only in 1080p below white balance is the focus button with two circles within the button at the moment: it’s labeled af for autofocus, but if i tap it to open the focus control and then swipe my finger up and down to adjust, focus it switches from auto To manual as you adjust focus, you’ll notice, this green edging around the objects in the frame uh this isn’t a glitch.
This is to tell you what’s in focus. The green edges indicate the in focus edges in the frame. You can try to create a focus pull shot, although samsung hasn’t included, features to help you with that other than the live focus peaking. That is certainly easier to achieve a nice smooth focus change if the phone is fixed in place somehow like mounted on a tripod. So get the first focus position in place, hit record and then adjust the focus slowly to the second focus point you might want to practice this a few times before hitting record Music below focus is an overall exposure control button, a circle with a plus and minus Sign inside tap that to adjust the exposure with one control, so this will adjust both iso and shutter speed. At the same time, when the exposure setting is zero, the camera app considers this to be perfect exposure. Meanwhile, a plus number means overexposed and minus number means underexposed, but you don’t have to go with what the app says. Sometimes we want to make a creative choice to expose the frame differently to how the app sees it. For example, we might be filming through a window and the app wants to expose the inside of the room. But we might actually want the outside to be exposed correctly and the inside to be in shadow or, if we’re, filming a subject. And we want to create a look which is more about the highlights see.
The app will generally try to expose a scene to make as much visible as possible, but that might not be to your artistic taste below exposure control. Is the shutter speed button tap this to access manual, shutter speed? Why do we need to control shutter speed manually? Well, if you’ve watched any of my other videos about achieving the film look, you will know the answer, but put simply shutter speed controls the amount of motion blur in the image and to get a nice smooth. Looking video, we generally want shutter speed to be about 1, 50th or 1 60th, although there’s no harm in going lower to get even more motion blur. But once you start to use faster, shutter speeds, the video will look less smooth and have a harsher look to it. Having said that, there are times when a harsh look might be desirable, for example, when filming action sports – and you want a more gritty, look so that’s a creative choice. You can make there by adjusting shutter speed manually or by toggling auto to manual at the top. The general exposure control grays out it’s no longer accessible, but if you switch both iso and shutter speed back to auto the general exposure control becomes available again. Another reason you might want to set shutter speed manually is to remove strobing caused by artificial lights. You can see here that certain shutter speeds cause this strobing, while others don’t as we’ve seen iso generally combines with shutter speed to set exposure.
So why would we want to set iso manually well, one problem with iso being too high? Is you start to see more digital noise in the image and for that reason, it’s good practice to keep iso as low as possible below 200 is usually good. Enough 50 is the bottom setting and if you can keep it there, all the better now this is one little quirk. I noticed with pro video mode. If you keep the shutter speed in auto, when you adjust iso, the shutter is adjusted at the same time to compensate. So i guess, if you don’t care about shutter speed, then you’d use this method just to make sure iso is kept as low as possible. However, if you want to control shutter speed as well as iso, then first make sure you put shutter speed into manual and now, when you adjust iso, the shutter is locked to the speed you set once you have it set this way. Adjusting iso will cause the image to look darker or brighter. Note. You’Ll see that below the exposure control button, you now get a reading telling you if the app thinks the image is under or overexposed again plus for over and minus for underexposed. But as i say, this is a creative choice. You don’t need to be ruled by that. However, you can use it as a guide to give you a sense of exposure level, and this might be useful when you’re filming in bright conditions and it’s hard to see the screen.
Clearly, the very last pro video mode setting allows you to set the direction of the microphones. If your device has multiple mics, like the note 20 ultra omni uses both front and back microphones, then front uses the front facing mics and rear obviously uses the rear facing ones. So if you have you or your subject, talking to camera, it’s probably best to set the microphone to the one facing them and let’s hope that samsung allows us in promo to switch to the selfie camera. Because, right now, i can’t see what i’m doing as a comparison. This is using omni so i’m, using both mics to switch video resolution in pro video mode. You need to go into camera settings by tapping the cog icon in the bottom left corner pro. Video mode has its own setting separate from the regular camera mode. You can select from a list of ratios 16×9 or 21×9 for extra widescreen, then there’s full for full hd, full high definition and one by one to shoot square videos, there’s also 8k versions for 16×9 and 21×9. If we choose 16×9 there’s, a second menu to choose frame rate and resolution, the maximum we can shoot at is ultra high definition or 4k at 60 frames per. Second, what you choose depends on what you want to do with the film after and the look you want. So, for example, if you choose 60 frames per second and playback at 60 frames per second, the video will have that video game.
Look, it will look less like film, some people prefer it and others hate it, but bear in mind you’ll double the size of the video file, shooting at 60 frames per second, instead of 30 frames per second now most people shoot at 60 frames per second, so They can use it for slow motion, shoot 60 frames per second and play back at 30 or 24 frames per second, and you should get nice slow motion in pro video mode. You also get to choose 24 frames per second, whereas in the regular video mode 24 frames per second is not an option that’s just about it for a kind of basic overview of the pro video mode in uh. That samsung gives you, and i hope you find it useful if you want to like and subscribe.