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The Camera Application—Recording Videos (Droid 1)

The Camera application enables you to take pictures, record video, and upload video straight to YouTube. We cover the video recording and upload features of the Camera application in this chapter. Using the Camera application to take pictures is covered in Chapter 9.

Recording Video

  1. The Camera application should be on the Home screen. Touch to launch it. You can also press and hold the physical Camera button until you feel a short vibration.
  2. Slide the switch from the still camera to the video position.
  3. Touch the Start Video icon, or press the physical Camera button to start recording video. Touch the icon again or press the trackball again to stop recording.1

Changing Video Settings

Before you record a video, you can change some settings that can alter how the video is recorded.

  1. Touch to set the color effect. Your choices are Mono, Sepia, Negative, Solarize, Red Tint, Blue Tint, or Green Tint.
  2. Touch to set the white balance. Your choices are Incandescent, Daylight, Fluorescent, and Cloudy.
  3. Touch to set the flash mode. When in video mode, turning the flash on makes it remain on to light the area while you’re recording.
  4. Touch to set the video quality. Your choices are High (30m), which is 30 minutes of high-quality video, Low (30m), which is 30 minutes of low-quality video, MMS (Low, 60s), which is 60 seconds of low-quality video for MMS), and YouTube (High, 10m), which is 10 minutes of high-quality video for YouTube.
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