Nokia N8 Best mobile imaging device today 12Mpix stills and 720p HD Video (H.262/MPEG-4) 28mm vide angle F2.8 Carl Zeiss Tessar Optics Large 1/1.83” Image sensor and Xenon flash HDMI connectivity Image processing tuned by photographers
Practicalities Make sure the Camera is on High Definition! To save battery, make sure you turn off the “Save Location info” For speed and reliability, use a memory card to store the footage For speed, download your footage to PC/Mac via card reader
Telling a story through video Excellent idea Fluent story telling Technical execution
Telling a story through video Excellent idea = Difficult Fluent story telling = Challenging Technical execution = Easy
Technical potholes Lens flare Auto Focus with video Auto exposure Auto White Balance Low light performance and noise Zoom Handshake Audio
Lens Flare From this To this Plan your shots Make sure lens is clean Use hand as lens hood
Auto focus Video sharp from roughly 1 meter to infinity With additional wide angle lens you can use shorter distances Extreme Close-ups achievable with close-up lens
Auto Exposure AE adjusted according to relatively small spot located center of the image Place bright areas center frame when ever possible People see blown out whites but don´t mind black
Auto Exposure Scenes with very high dynamic range can be evened out with external lights or careful planning. If high contrast scenes can´t be avoided measure exposure from the brightest part of the scene!
Auto White Balance AWB designed to correct color errors caused by different lighting conditions. Designed not to be perfect. Candle light should be warm, snow gold. For desired effect manual AWB can be used. Cloudy pre-setting on sunny day gives warm tones. Several light sources in one scene may cause problems.
Low light performance For best possible results, Cheat. Normal mode 25fps, low light 15fps, night 5 fps.
Zoom 3 times digital zoom available. No loss in sharpness! For best results go with either 2x or 3x zoom. Zoom above the “i” in Nokia!
Handshake Handshake rarely looks good Unless it´s intentional When using steady cams or tripods turn off the video stabilization Avoid very fast panning in your takes It might distort vertical lines
Audio Wind noise reduction. Recording level control in harsh environments like rock concerts. Bit rate 128000, Sampling rate 48000. Two stereo microphones, one facing forward one backward Singapore Birdpark