Samsung Galaxy S III gets 30Mbps 1080p video thanks to a software tweak

Samsung Galaxy S III gets 30Mbps 1080p video thanks to a software tweak
If you have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S III, here is a neat trick that you might want to check out, especially if you are into shooting videos. Custom ROM maker hyperX has developed a software modification that allows superfine 1080p video to be captured at 30Mbps, thus theoretically increasing its quality even further.

Those who find that a bit of an overkill can select the 24Mbit fine mode, or the normal 1080p mode at 19Mbps. In addition, the 720p video modes have been tweaked, so superfine footage is captured at 19Mbps, while the fine and normal settings adjust the bit-stream to 15 and 10Mbps respectively. No matter what mode you pick, audio is recorded at 192kbps. If that is not enough, the developer is working on enabling 60fps video with his mod, although his efforts have been unsuccessful so far.

The modification adds a few minor tweaks as well, such as the ability to launch the camera during calls, and to take photos while shooting video by pressing the either of the volume keys. Interested? Then follow the source link below to learn how you can add these goodies to your Samsung Galaxy S III. Be aware, however, that the procedure is not for novice smartphone users and it might void your warranty, so proceed only if you know exactly what you are doing.

Related phones

Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

edited comment. what I said was probably wrong,

2. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Root > Jailbreaking. Nuff said...

3. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Best smartphone camera at this time. Making movies by smartphone?

7. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

lol check out nokia bro then tell me this has a better camera btw isn't the SGSIII camera the same as the iP4S camera which lost to the N8?

9. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Oh, too late to edit... I meant the best camera phone, not the camera only... And I forgot nokia 808 too...

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the difference between the 2? tens of millions are going to buy the SGS3, tens of tens are going to buy the Nokia.

11. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

But the Best is still the BesT!!

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

true.. but the best that no one has.. is.. forgotten.

14. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

How does the SGS3 camera compare to the HTC One X?

4. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

I agree with you Abdane.. What's the benefits you will get when you jailbreak your iPhone? - cuztomization - third party apps - some performance & software tweaks That's the basic things you can do on non-rooted Android devices. That's why i'm always confused when iPhone users always say that Jailbreaking is a lot better than Rooting.. lol

5. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Don't know any iPhone users that say "JBing is better than Rooting", but I do hear a lot of "JBing makes the iPhone so much better." Makes you wonder what it's like without JBing.

8. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

You will find many of them on Jailbreaking vs Rooting articles or threads.. They are really annoying, they just say Jailbreaking is easier & a lot better than Rooting without telling any reasons..

12. bangkokbobby

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

because they have iPhones in their pocket...even tech writers...not all but many of them will not say that an Android feature is better than an "equivalent" iOS feature if their personal product of choice is an iPhone...

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

thats pretty cool. now lets see a side by side with a regular camera setting vs the tweaked one to see if its really any different.

15. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

You can do this to the sensation with a 20mbps or 40mbps 1080p video. Makes a big difference.

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