Handy: Windows camera with slow motion video
If you’re running Windows 10 Mobile Insider preview on a Lumia 930, 1520, or Icon, you can now try slow-motion video with the updated Windows Camera app. We tested it on our Lumia 930 and we are quite satisfied with it. Watch our hands-on video to see it in action.
To enable slow motion capture, switch to video mode and tap the turtle icon. Tap the video icon or click the camera button to start recording. That’s it! Video is captured in 720p (1280 x 720) at 120 frames per second. When playing, it is four times slower than normal speed.
You can also edit the slow motion video from the camera. While previewing, press the Modify idle option. You will be able to cut and modify the speed of certain parts of the clip. While this is a great feature, we have found that the video quality of our recorded edited clips is significantly worse than that of the original files.
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Another interesting thing that we noticed is that even though the clips are shot at 120 fps, the files imported into our computer are at 30 fps. This is fine for most users as the clips are already slowed down, ready to be shared. Advanced editors would prefer to have the 120 fps files which gives them more control when editing videos.
Slow motion video example
Overall, we are happy with the new functionality. Sure, we’d love to have slow motion on 1080p clips instead of 720p, but today’s Lumias probably can’t. We wouldn’t be surprised if this was featured in the upcoming Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL.
Have you tried slow motion video on your Lumia 1520, 930 or Icon? Share your experiences so far in the comments!