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Samsung outs a stunning short film, shot entirely with the Galaxy S5

0. phoneArena 25 Jul 2014, 08:12 posted on

Samsung's phone cameras are usually among the very best ones available, and the one in the Galaxy S5 cemented this impression. Equipped with a new, 16 MP unit with a relatively large, 1 / 2.6” sensor with a native aspect ratio of 16:9, and an aperture of F2.2, the S5 can be used as an excellent camcorder, too, despite the lack of optical image stabilization...

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posted on 25 Jul 2014, 08:17

1. Settings (Posts: 390; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Show me the metadata and EXIF if Samsung S5 really created that beautiful video montage. I'm still in doubt.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 08:42 4

6. spin9 (Posts: 67; Member since: 31 May 2014)


You are right but I believe it's real. Otherwise we could see more in the dark areas, maybe (there goes the promotion)

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 08:55 11

7. tech2 (Posts: 2081; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Hold on buddy this is not Nokia.

Check out GN3 recording with 4k:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dlXIzOzLss

Even on 1080p (21inch) display that looks amazing !

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 10:48

16. needa (Posts: 91; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


yah i guess it is good for a smartphone camera. but there is definitely nothing special about it. quite honestly it looks pretty bad. colors are all wrong. edges just disappear on the phone etc.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 11:04

19. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 938; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Guess it's good for a smartphone camera... quite honestly it looks pretty bad. You're just a troll aren't you....

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 16:32

21. ph00ny (Posts: 602; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Check out this video shot with S3. Im sure the video was processed but you still need a decent core quality to come out with that

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_QNBwvBV4Y

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 09:07 5

8. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 938; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


I do think the S5 is capable and made this video. But even with metadata and EXIF, you can't be sure they used a camera stabilizer set to enhance the video.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 10:49

17. needa (Posts: 91; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


oh they used something along those lines for sure.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 09:16 6

10. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3357; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


It's not nokia sista!
http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_fakes_lumia_920_pureview_video_issues_an_apology_for_it-news-4765.php
http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_lumia_920_sample_images_found_to_be_fake_as_well-news-4769.php
You may want to facepalm now :D

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 09:25 1

11. spin9 (Posts: 67; Member since: 31 May 2014)


What a bluff that was

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 09:38 1

12. wax33 (Posts: 45; Member since: 06 Apr 2014)


I quite easily can believe that was taken with a phone. As far as video montages go, it's not that beautiful (but it's good for a phone).

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 09:53 3

14. boosook (Posts: 1013; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


It' real, for sure. Noone would repeat the same mistakes that Nokia did with the 920. What people don't usually consider is that "shot with the Galaxy S5" does not mean that it has been shot like a normal user would do, i.e. with the phone in its hands and without postprocessing.
In my opinion, the phone has been mounted on a steadycam or a similar support, what's more the output might well have been processed with a postproduction software.
Bottom line: it has been shot with the S5, but do not expect to achieve the same results during your everyday movies, unless you're a skilled videographer.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 10:15

15. Settings (Posts: 390; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Yeah its obviously mounted on a steady support. Look at the 01:00 part of the video, following the skateboarder is sooo seemless like its mounted, knowing that S5 cam got no OIS to begin with.

Im waiting for someone to pull this up and say its a fake.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 18:26 3

23. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 885; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


It was proved that DIS of S5 is much better than OIS of LG

S5 has best camera, best display , best battery life(of the high end phones), water resistant and dust proved , best functionality ......

posted on 26 Jul 2014, 01:12

25. Settings (Posts: 390; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Yeah S5 got an awesome camera but to have that kind of "professional" quality, still I'm in doubt.

posted on 26 Jul 2014, 00:59

24. Taters (Posts: 3095; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


It's probably real but definitely using a tripod and other expensive panning equipment.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 08:35

2. frankg (Posts: 9; Member since: 14 May 2014)


Think ther are trolling just like Nokia did with the Lumia 920G

Google on fake nokia 920 add....

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 08:35 7

3. livyatan (Posts: 692; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Samsung 4K capable phones are AMAZING camcorders in good ambient conditions.
Check this one out :

http://youtu.be/GjyQOm-JsIE

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 08:39 4

4. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2814; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


COLDFUSTION IS AMAZING

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 08:40 3

5. livyatan (Posts: 692; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Also worth seeing:

http://youtu.be/pLiehzLTxXk

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 09:12 6

9. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3357; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


No doubt, currently Samsung has the best camcorders in a smartphone ala Galaxy S5 and Note 3.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 09:47

13. jayc_m (Posts: 7; Member since: 23 Jul 2014)


Wow. ✌

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 10:55

18. Scorpion (Posts: 85; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)


I think it's "smooth video" option, on 1080p - which means 60 fps. And yeah a tripod was probably used.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 14:23 1

20. GreekGeek (Posts: 811; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


1. They used a camera stabilizing rig to make the panning and sweeping shots look good

2. They hired a pro to do the intricate color grading

you cannot replicate those shots in an ordinary day

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 17:38

22. gigaraga (Posts: 1070; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Brilliant. I don't think there is another phone with HDR for video...not even Nokia has that dynamic range that high.

posted on 26 Jul 2014, 05:30

26. MobileGuru (Posts: 78; Member since: 18 Jan 2014)


Does not count if it's not shot with a hand

posted on 26 Jul 2014, 09:56

27. azozovich (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


don't really believe it...i own a s5 and there is no way it takes that good quality video! the shooter absolutely used editing softwares and pics are too stable

posted on 26 Jul 2014, 17:14

28. pkiran1996 (Posts: 165; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


You're implying the video has been edited simply because the you cannot replicate the shooting and filmography yourself.

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