Posts Tagged ‘HD’

Nokia N8 and TRON takes over Canadian Rogers’ YouTube Page!

December 19, 2010 3 comments

Keith has noticed that Canadian network “Rogers” has been taken over by Nokia N8 and TRON!

Go check it out – it looks AWESOME! It’s part of their HD Holiday campaign that we first saw late November.

At first it looks like an ordinary youtube page and then a big Nokia N8 jumps in to the picture and starts playing TRON. Check it out as it begins to destroy the youtube page!

Read more…

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HD Video: Finnish Lakesides from Dawn to Dusk – Filmed and edited on the Nokia N8

November 10, 2010 3 comments

Above is another stunning Nokia N8 video from topolino70 who amongst many are truly showcasing how fantastic the N8’s HD recording is.

Once your shot is composed, keep it steady on a tripod. This makes your video look like a series of moving pictures because each and every frame is so clear. Go ahead, pause at any moment and the screenshot is crystal clear. As mentioned before, the close up shots are produced with a simple magnifying glass. A great advantage of the N8’s Active Hyper-Focal Focus is that past that close up distance, you are always in focus. No initial focus necessary (though there are certain times when you’d want only certain things to be in focus but that’s another story.

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Videos: Nokia C7 Sample Videos 720p HD Video Tests

October 27, 2010 3 comments

Now before you watch this, I think it’s important to note that like the N8, the uncovered camera glass on the C7 (is it glass? Well whatever it is) is prone to finger prints/smudges/grease which if left unwiped very easily DESTROYS your image/video quality. It takes a second to wipe but remembering to do so is the bugger.

First two by PhoneArena

Next video by RomeoWhiteChannel


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720p Video: Very weird unboxing (smashing) of the Nokia N8 – filmed by the Nokia N8

October 10, 2010 10 comments

As “UNBOXINGS” go, this is one of the weirdest ones I’ve ever seen. But hey, kudos to N8 for inspiring even crazy people to unbox it on camera and later getting them decent any time/anywhere HD cams to share their craziness world wide.

The guy, aptly named Mr Tard Mo has uploaded a couple of vids shot by his new N8 which he’s gone (even more) crazy for. At one point, the N8 box is SMASHED by a sledge hammer. Don’t worry though, there’s no N8 inside.

And here’s the same crazy biker guy using a Takegawa 194 as a hair dryer.


Video: Stunning video shot and edited on the N8 – with solution for close up macro! (+more macro samples)

October 1, 2010 17 comments

Thanks to Manpreet Jagpal for the heads up to, here below is one of the most beautiful videos I’ve seen shot on a phone – and it’s edited on it too.

What’s more, you may be suspicious that there are very clear close up shots with blurred background. But the N8 has a fixed focus video meaning everything is clear except close up shots. This was achieved simply and cleverly with a magnifying glass! Neat! Have you tried that out? I’m gonna want to try that. 🙂

Also pretty important but not often shouted about is the ability to record precision audio in stereo. It really helps give that sense of being there – that sort of holophonics experience – especially over good speakers/headphones.(I literally shivered when the “wind” blew across my ears)

I’d happily listen to an hour recording of plain running water recorded by the N8 – You know, like those nature sounds tracks. It would be so easy to make your own with the N8 – perfect for relaxing/revising and sharing.

The location is Suolijärvi Lake, Tampere, Finland – it looks so picturesque.


for more examples of macro mode via magnifying glass:

videos uploaded by topolino70

HD Videos: Nokia N8 Sample videos – low light and outdoors 720p

August 31, 2010 17 comments

Here are some  sample videos from the Nokia N8 uploaded by silverato3428 – The first three supposedly in low light, and the fourth outdoors. Be sure to click the 720p HD version.

I’m curious to know how the N8 is able to resolve that text.  It seems a little too clear for fixed focus video and have something that close be in focus, whilst objects further away are still close.

Mummy –

Just seconds away from 1000heads/WOMWorld/Nokia HQ – outdoor.

  • The colour looks great, the frame rate looks smooth.
  • The N8 is also able to quickly adjust to different brightness levels.
  • Panning looks rather smooth too. Normally, movement of the phone would cause a somewhat jelly like distortion.

Thanks to bharadwaj for the heads up!

Get yourself a decent pair of headphones to listen to the marvelous Nseries grade audio quality.

Awesome sound for your video since 2005 when all others were producing (and some still are) shitty, tinny audio.

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Video: 720p HD Music Video shot with the Nokia N8

August 21, 2010 4 comments

A quick browse at youtube brings up a video supposedly shot on the Nokia N8, 720p HD. I haven’t got much time to analyse it as I have to go but much of the detail can be read here at this source.

Each week, judges “American Idol” contestant selected the outstanding, of the two judges who received the highest rating that week. Production of “American Idol” produced an outstanding clip that special deal, filmed entirely on a cell phone.זאת,However, as part of the advertising cooperation Keshet Eurocom, a representative of Nokia in Israel.Last season, clips taken with mobile phones N85 and N86, but this year won a production work with the N8, which supports HD-quality video resolution 1080×720 (or 720p).הThe N8, which is expected to be launched in Israel next month, is the first device equipped with a Nokia-made this capability.

You can see the red recording light and according to one of the comments, “between 2:37 and 2:39, you can see the N8 in the car’s reflection!”

The video was reuploaded by none other than Camb078 from

and another

Not sure if there’s any more.

source via Camb078

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Video: HD Video Sample of Nokia N8 real Digital Zoom (user Proto N8)

May 2, 2010 4 comments

Here’s another sample of the N8 video (taken from Amhed360’S post before it was removed)

It’s not by Nokia, it’s from a user.

The other one I’ve seen (N8 on a plane ) that no one else managed to see matched the quality of Nokia’s official video sample.

e.g. if you look at that post, all the dials and the text on the plane’s dashboard are readable.

Check out the digital zooming action. Just like the N86, we have proper working digital zoom.

Normally, when camera phones zoom in on a 640×480 video, all they do is make those pixels bigger. Hence why digital zoom is almost always blurry.

Basically with proper digital zoom, you take all that 4000×3000 pixels, and just move the 1280x720p frame around. This maintains much of the detail better.

e.g. check out this image below

But look how far away it actually is. It’s the best solution to making do without the bulk of optical zoom.

via burakb

How to: Remove the back cover of the Nokia N900/Insert a wrist strap

December 6, 2009 9 comments

This is a quick video that shows how to remove the battery cover and also how to insert a wrist strap.

The back cover mechanism has been gradually refined over the years with Nseries. I remember the flimsy connecting stubs of the N95 and N93’s battery covers; they were so weak, they broke if you looked at them the wrong way.

Not so with the N900.

Back covers: N97 and N900

Like the N97, the whole N900’s back cover comes off, but the N900’s battery cover is much more secure.

  • Stubs are short, can’t break off (the first time I used the N97 I accidentally bent one of the stubs preventing me from putting the cover back on – until I bent it back.
  • N900 back cover is snug all the way around; I can remove the N97’s battery cover from 3/4 sides. This is why the battery and back cover might sometimes spring off when you drop the phone.
  • The plastic used in the N900 is stronger. The back cover of the N97 can be bent like a slice of salami – or more accurately like any CD. but not so with the N900.
  • You can only take the N900’s battery cover off the intended way. Just pull from that gap above the right stereo speaker (the side with the lock switch). It comes off pretty easily from this point, but no where else so you’ve got a safe, secure fitting.
  • Like the N97, to remove the back cover, just pull in one go. Don’t be scared, it won’t break – it’s pretty tough.
  • To replace, insert the back cover off starting at the camera end. Just push it all down till it pops back into place.

The wrist strap bit is optional – I always need to have one for my gadgets – prevents 99.9% of all accidental slippages and drops when in use.

  • After removing the battery cover, on the camera side there’s a hole and a hook.
  • Feed the wrist strap through the hole and over the hook.
  • Pull to make sure it’s snug and replace battery cover.

It’s much less fiddly than the N97 or a lot of other methods to insert a wrist strap.  Just continue feeding the wrist strap through the hole and you’re pretty much 90% done.

Despite being clad in plastic, the N900 is a really solidly built phone. Excellent back cover and much improved wrist strap insertion.

Unboxing Extravaganza of The Nokia N900 – HD Video unboxing and huge unboxing gallery of Live Pics. Warning! Extremely image heavy.

November 25, 2009 12 comments

This morning WOMWorld kindly sent over the Nokia N900! Much excitement aside, I won’t be writing much in this post; I’ll leave the video and photos to speak for themselves.

Hopefully you’ll be on a broadband connection as there’s tons of live pics of the N900, the box contents as well as an unboxing video shot in HD.


P.S. All photos captured by the Nokia N82 (Digicam way too memory hungry and it’s so much more  convenient to bluetooth pics over to my pc).