Using the Camcorder in Samsung Wave II

The Samsung Wave II’s Camcorder is popular for its capability of recording 720p HD Videos at frame-rate of 30fps, just like its predecessor. To access the camcorder of Samsung Wave II, do the following:

  1. Go to Main Menu and then navigate to Camera.
  2. Wait for the camera to load (takes 1-3 seconds) and you will see the camera in active standby mode. The screen will look like this:
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  3. Now navigate to the Camcorder mode by pressing the top-left button with a camera symbol. By default, the camera opens in Camcorder mode.
  4. To start with quick-video recording without changing any setting, fully press the Capture button located on the right side of the phone. The video recording will start, displaying a record symbol along with time and memory usage of recording on the display screen.
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  5. To stop recording and save it, click on the Capture button again. The recording will save automatically to the default video folder.

Now this is just the simplest way of recording videos. There are advanced functionalities which will be required from time to time.

Recording Modes:

There are 3 recording modes available, the Normal recording modes allows you to record normal size videos at full 30fps. You can define the settings of such videos from Settings page from Camera which will be discussed below.

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The Limit for MMS lets you capture low resolution low-size video files that are suitable for sending via MMS.

The Slow Motion video recording mode will capture videos at 320x240px resolution at 120fps and will allow you to see the recordings in slow motion. Thanks to the powerful 1GHz Hummingbird processor.

Flash Options (Video Light):

There are 3 flash options- one is Auto-Flash, which will automatically switch on/off the Flash for allowing video lights in darker environment.

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Exposure Settings:

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You can set the camera’s exposure values by using the Exposure meter and setting your custom preferences from there. If you set this to 0, the camera will automatically adjust the exposure values.

Settings:

There are many settings available for camcorder. The Timer will allow you to set a self-timer. Then you can also select the resolution of videos starting from 176x144px resolution to Half-HD 720p resolutions.

There are also settings for video quality, White Balance and Several Effects that can be added to the video.

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You can also enable Guidelines in video which are nothing but graphical axes display to enable you take more accurate videos by following the axes. You can enable/disable audio recording too as well as set default memory location for storing the recordings.

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If in any case you are messed up with the Settings and wish to go back to default settings, then use the last Settings option- the Reset function.

In Category: Mobile, Samsung Wave II

Ravi Shankar

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