Video shot with Samsung GALAXY Nexus appears on YouTube in 1080p glory
During the introduction of the phone the other day, Google played a video shot with the camera on the phone. The video was of a sunset on a beach and while it showed potential, a problem with the streaming of the video gave viewers an incorrect impression of how well the handset captures video. As a result, the Google employee who took the footage-Romain Guy-posted the video on YouTube where you can get a real idea of the quality of the camera on the Samsung GALAXY Nexus.
On Google+, Romain explained that he used Adobe After Effects CS5 to produce the final edit, but only to speed up the first clip. So for the most part, the video on YouTube gives you a good idea of how video you shoot on the phone will turn out. And even watching it on a computer screen or phone, it sure looks good. Just make sure you have YouTube set for HD playback.
If you are interested in seeing how Romain Guy was able to take such a great video of the sunset on the beach using the Samsung GALAXY Nexus, just check out the pictures below!
1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3072; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
This can't wait to see a hands on video on the phone itself.
2. remyrz (Posts: 194; Member since: 28 Oct 2010)
so.. 8 megapixel is better than 5 megapixel huh? im not sure about that now :D
7. roldefol (Posts: 3262; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Depends on the 5 MP and 8 MP cameras... there are some great 8 MP and some lousy 8 MP, ditto for 5 MP. This just goes to show you can't judge any piece of tech by numbers alone.
9. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
its not about mpx numbers, its about quality parts and software.
16. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3072; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
All of Samsung's high end android phones have had good cameras. From the SGS and no surprise with the Galaxy Nexus. I don't care enough about camera's to even worry about what kind of camera it has or the quality. ICS, 4.65 720p hd display is alone a reason to buy.
3. Cyd07 (Posts: 83; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)
Not good, just excellent ! Even on fullscreen on my 22" desktop screen.
But I don't understand why he made the clip faster ?
10. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
he was showing off the built in time lapse functionality of ICS
11. chuckyoo (Posts: 34; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Time lapse is a recording option for the galaxy nexus. That is awesome.
5. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
A giant body cannot fit a microSD card slot is not my choice, good bye Nexus see you Galaxy S II.
6. terabyteRouser (Posts: 457; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Surely, the Nexus will not miss you.
13. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)
this is a huge factor for me too. but I may break down still. I love this phone I got my hands on a Dummy and it feels really really good.
But i have 16 gigs filled on my sd.. not sure i wanna wait the hour its going to take to transfer all that data
8. henrickrw (Posts: 408; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
I would love to see this exact shoot with the GS2....
12. zhieson (Posts: 10; Member since: 21 Jun 2011)
An older 5mp SLR still destroys ANY cell phone camera (even 8mp).
MP don't really matter unless your blowing something up. And even if so, you can have a lot of pixels that are of poor focus/processing.
14. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)
this is very true. even non digital SLR will still kill any phones cam.
but that kinda goes without saying. I would like to see a photography phone come out or something. would be interesting.
15. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Looks incredible. Very nice. Don't know why he speed it up, but i would like to see how smooth the video is and I can't because he speed it up.
17. Penny (Posts: 1446; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
720p and 1080p versions of this video keep crashing for some reason. Don't know if anybody else is experiencing this.
18. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
are you trying on a phone or a computer? I had no issues so far
20. Penny (Posts: 1446; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Was trying on a work computer earlier. Windows 7, Google Chrome, enough internet bandwidth. Must have been a problem with the plugin, because it is working fine on my home computer, which is also a Windows 7, Google Chrome setup.
21. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 259; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
It's not the megapixels that make the quality of a photo or video, it's the dimension of its lens or sensor plus the software that handles it