OnePlus always seems to offer affordable but powerful tools for all types of video graphics. The camera hardware itself is crucial, but what is hardware without good software to highlight its real potential? It doesn't matter which version of the smartphone you have, they are all powered by the same OnePlus camera app.
With OnePlus 5, dual cameras on the back provide even better depth perception than previous models. The primary shooter on newer models also supports EIS and OIS, enabling stable video recording by reducing or removing most if not all video shakes. This is all that OnePlus does to help its users get the best video experience possible.
In the guide below, I will highlight some of the best features, settings, and tips you should check out when using OnePlus camera app to record video clips. These are all general guidelines and not in stone. Feel free to try them out and see if they fit your personal image protection needs for any situation you may encounter.
Tip 1: Use grid lines for accuracy
OnePlus phones already offer OIS and EIS for video stabilization, but if you want very accurate video recording to the exact extent, you want to use grid.
Grid lines work extra well when trying to get perfect shots while being clean and symmetrical. You should try to follow Third Rule as a general guideline when recording video clips and snap photos in the same way. It's a great way to change your perspective on how to approach capturing your shots, especially if you are a beginner to photography.
To get started with grid, swipe up the main screen of the OnePlus camera application and go to "Settings." Press "Grid" and then select which grid type you want to use. The default setting for the third rule is the 3 x 3 option, but please try the other options to see what suits your needs.
In the third rule, the scene is divided into nine total rectangles in a three-three segment going horizontally and vertically. This is depicted by the grid lines that you have just added to the viewfinder. Typically, by placing your substance at the intersection of two of these lines, you will end up with a more visually appealing shot.
By adding this rule to your video and image habits, you create what is called composition, which is the method of organizing and arranging your subject within the framework. If you want to learn more about the Third Rule that contains all the technical jargon, visit the link below to see more details.
Tip 2: Use 60 fps for smoother performance
Over the past few years, the hardware in smartphones has finally become strong enough to support shooting direct video at 60 frames per second giving a much softer playback compared to the old road at 30 frames per second. Dual frame rates from 30 to 60 create a silky video playback and are often go-to format for high speed or high intensity images.
There is no error at 30 frames per second, but it depends on what you are trying to achieve. For a more cinematic and natural feeling, you want to go at 30 frames per second, but for something more complex, such as a live sporting event, you will most likely shoot at 60 frames per second. YouTube and other popular online video platforms support 60 fps playback, so take advantage of it if you prefer smoother video performance across the board.
To get started with 60 fps video recording, enter the "Video" section of the OnePlus Camera application, then tap the current video resolution in the upper left corner. Select "1080P 60FPS" or "4K 60FPS" if the phone is to support both formats.
The average refresh rate for consumer displays for smartphones and televisions is still fixed at 60 hertz (Hz), corresponding to a maximum of 60 frames per second for video playback. Not all video content is recorded to utilize 60 Hz by default, but when it does, most should notice the difference if they know what to look for. Higher refresh rates for our screens are coming, so expect future smartphones to record and play even smoother video while the demand for more powerful hardware is rising.
Much like being able to use 60 frames per second for video performance, our smartphones were not strong enough to record Ultra HD 4K video until recently. The standard for HD video for almost a decade has been 1080p, and it is slowly starting to be replaced by 4K as the new standard with every suitable year. Most newer TVs are now equipped with a 4K monitor, and some smartphones also use the same technology.
4K has four times the pixel number in standard Full HD 1080p which means that everything will look much sharper, especially with video content. It makes sense that newer phones can record in 4K, making it more ideal to use in today's entertainment community. Since 4K has finally become more common in households, you want to take advantage of the extra pixels when recording video clips on your smartphone.
To get started with 4K recording, enter the "Video" section of OnePlus camera app, then tap the current video resolution in the upper left corner. Choose "4K", so the next time you record a video, it will be in much higher quality than before.
If your smartphone is new enough and has the hardware to do so, you can now pair 4K video recording at 60 frames per second for maximum quality and performance. However, there are some things to note when using this feature. To begin with, you can only record a consistent five-minute video in most cases, as the file size of an extremely high-quality video becomes huge.
Pressing on that type of power on your smartphone's internal hardware makes it work much harder, so the heat of those components will rise. All the extra workload from recording such high quality video clips in real time will also affect battery life. In view of this, it is usually best to use 4K 60 fps to record your absolute best moments to maintain maximum visual performance until hardware development allows us to go beyond the current physical limitations.
For the most part, the light in the scene taken up by the camera does what it needs to do without having to touch manual control. But maybe you wanted light or dark a certain scene without having to make adjustments to your room lighting. Alternatively, you may prefer to change the brightness level to face a certain effect or to better mark your point of contact.
Somehow, you can easily adjust the brightness of the scene by tapping where you want to make adjustments while recording a video from a OnePlus camera app. Once you have pressed the location you want to change, you will see a slider adjustment slider, where you can customize the setting as you like.
Capturing stylish eyes on slow motion video is not something you do everyday, but you should go to it when you have the chance. Depending on the OnePlus smartphone you have, you will see different options when using the slow-motion feature of the OnePlus camera application.
The most common image rates for 720p slow motion video shots a OnePlus phone will be 120, 240, or even 480 fps. Similarly, the default frame rate you find for 1080p slow motion is 120 or 240 fps. When it comes to video playback with slow video, the slower the frame rate is, the slower you can capture anything in your scene.
To get started with slow motion video recording, go to the "Slow motion" section of the OnePlus camera by setting up on the main screen. In the upper left corner you can select the resolution and frame rate options as needed.
You should also note that the higher the resolution, the lower the frame rate you will be able to shoot. In the end, this means that the lower resolutions will always be able to take better films with a slow picture, but at a reduced level in terms of higher resolutions. This is the trade – you have to decide which one works better for your specific needs at that time.
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