Filming on a mobile

Discussion in 'Fireworks Forum Chat And Discussion' started by jezzadw, May 18, 2020.

  1. Hi All

    Been filming on my mobile for a few years now, and getting better slowly but still could use some help. I now use the open camera app to access more of the settings and the focus I set to infinity whilst I put the white balance as daylight, what do you guys do with the exposure? do you leave it in the middle at 0 or do you put it plus/minus 2 EV which is all my phone will do? Any advice?

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  2. danielpyronutter

    danielpyronutter Pro Firer/Crew Supports UKFR

    I've not even looked at the settings mate lol, seems to work fine normally
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  3. maxywell

    maxywell Supports UKFR

    I've tried messing about with various setting but they don't make much difference, still seems to go in and out of focus on certain effects, mostly green for some reason. :confused: my advice would be don't buy a samsung...
  4. If I leave it on auto it goes blurry as lol
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  5. Haha that's my phone. One of my crowd last year filmed a piece on the new iPhone and wow, I would of used their clip except they filmed in portrait not landscape lol
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  6. Duskyfuse

    Duskyfuse Supports UKFR

    The newer iPhones are really very good at automatically adjusting as you film. All of my YouTube footage has been filmed via various iPhones and although not pro-looking by a long shot it does a good job of capturing the general effects.
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  7. I'll ask him if he here this year to film also, but do it properly lol
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  8. danielpyronutter

    danielpyronutter Pro Firer/Crew Supports UKFR

    I'll be upgrading my phone this year
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  9. Pyro Pete

    Pyro Pete Forum Editor

    The iPhone is getting very good at video, I came across this clip a while ago of fireworks which was filmed on one:

    You can't really ask for better than that for a phone. I'm wondering how the iPhone SE compares as it's Apples new cheap model. And there are apps too which give full manual control over everything.
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  10. Looks like I'll have to borrow a filmer lol I refuse to buy an iPhone lol
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  11. Well my wife and I have the same phone so be interesting to let her film on auto and I'll play around with a few settings and we'll compare.
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  12. RCT

    RCT Supports UKFR

    i phone 6 poor, I phone 8 v good. The vids sent to me on Samsung, i assume newer models also very good. I think it’s just down to age of the phone and software etc.
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  13. See what happens this year then. Just wondered what settings people used and had success with. :)
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  14. Madfish

    Madfish Pro Firer/Crew

    Indeed, this was iPhone X point and shoot in 1080hd setting. I think they cope remarkably well, the only thing lacking is a wide angle of view for typical 'home' displays

    (edit- probably looks worse than original footage if Youtube have re-compressed)

  15. I tend to use a camcorder from Argos.It Has a firework setting and is good as long as there isn't loads of smoke (Canon Legria HFR706) I also sometimes use the GoPro Hero session as it has a wide angle and you can pick the best settings in the app, I found this video very helpful.

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