Most people have pretty powerful tablet or smartphone these days, so why get the best out of them? Devices released in the past few years can help you create amazing video content without the hassle of having to buy a whole separate camera – but you know that already, of course. So let’s get to the good stuff.
Most mobile devices released in the past few years have a 4K camera module, which captures good quality video. Phone manufacturers know this, and they want you to make the most out of it, that’s why they promote it so much in advertisements. Take note though, most devices won’t have 4K turned on automatically as it takes up too much battery, so double check your settings and ensure it’s on if you want to use it.
HDR and Bokeh
In our YouTube video, we discuss HDR and Bokeh. So you can understand the visuals clearer we have added them here. In the image below you can see a software technique called High Dynamic Range (HDR) applied to the picture of the cyclist looking out to the lovely blue sky. It’s challenging capturing a balanced picture of a scene like this because the sky will usually be over exposed, or blown out, so you wouldn’t get to see it in its full glory. But HDR helps to bring these details back to to the image by giving it a wider range of light and colour detail, and thereby making the overall picture appear more sensational to the eyes.
Defined as computer-generated imagery to provide a greater range of light and colour, Bokeh, as seen in the video below is the use of a soft out of focus background. Both of these can now be done using your mobile devices.
Capture More, use what You Like
Filming with mobile was designed to be point and shoot, capturing those spur of the moment events. Sometimes we capture what we want, and sometimes we don’t. Try filming in 4K as default, and when it comes to the review and edit stage, you have the option to lower the quality to something like 1080p which is still High Definition (HD). That way you’ve increased the chances of always getting the content you want. If you want to find out more about great quality filming on mobile click here!