In this tutorial we are going to see how to use slow-motion mode. Slow motion mode is one of the most popular features among users in recent months. Samsung, Sony or Huawei do not hesitate to improve and customize this mode to offer more options and better image quality. But what is the point? How can we shoot videos in slow-motion mode? This is what we will show you in this article.
What is slow-motion mode?
This is an inevitable trend in 2018. As the name suggests, the slow-motion mode allows you to record a slow motion video allowing you to capture specific elements. This technique can be used for different purposes: highlight something fun or cute, explain a situation that happens very quickly and so on.
In any case, more and more manufacturers offer this feature in their devices. Image quality and recording speed vary from model to model, however, more and more high-end devices use 960 fps recording.
Every manufacturer does things its way, so it is difficult to generalize this technology. What is important to remember is that sometimes it is difficult to bring the video at the right time: you record short frames that, thanks to the slow motion, are transformed in a few seconds.
In other words, we must be careful to capture the situation at the right time, sometimes it is a problem. Samsung has solved this problem: it offers an automatic recognition/registration system.
How to perform a slow-motion recording?
Things are definitely more complicated without the automatic mode. The main difficulty is capturing the scene at the right time: you want to record a very short moment, you need to press the button at the right time.
In a situation where everything is based on the snapshot, the mission is almost impossible (unless you know exactly what will happen and when). In short, forget the instantaneousness or hope to be lucky.
If you have the scene under control, however, and you know exactly when to press the button, you can get good results. First of all, make sure you are not too far or too close to your object (usually a person), it is useless to have a good timing if the subject of your video is not visible.
You will realize if there is a space between when you press the button and when the recording actually starts. This is in particular the case of the Huawei P20 Pro.
Like all videos, it is important to have a good stabilization. If you’re shaking, your video will be ugly and flickering. You probably have a stabilizer in your smartphone but make sure you keep the device firmly in your hand to avoid risks. Do you use the slow motion function?