If you’re looking to branch off into the wonderful world of content creation, namely vlogging, and you want to use the Galaxy S10+ your main camera for shooting video (it was used to film an episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, so it’s more than capable), Samsung has your back.
The firm has put together five tips to take the ultimate shots for vlogs using your Galaxy S10+ — and they include everything from enabling Super Steady Mode for gimbal-like stabilization to using Hyperlapse to alter the flow of time between scenes, eliminating the need for a dramatic cut.
Here’s everything it recommends, lifted straight from its Newsroom:
Super Steady Mode
When you hold a camera in your hands, the slightest shake can be reflected in the footage, resulting in lots of time-consuming cuts and edits before your video is ready to be published. Super Steady mode on the Galaxy S10+ is able to eliminate the effect of shaky hands by calibrating the video, predicting your movements and calculating the range with the smartphone’s Ultra Wide lens. To switch on Super Steady when shooting a video, just tap the icon in the center at the top of the screen.
Vloggers are constantly mixing up their content and format to attract new audiences and excite existing fans. Often the difference is in the details, transforming the vlog from digital content into artform. To ensure that you don’t miss any of the action, capture the moment on your Galaxy S10+ in Super Slow-mo. Taking 960 frames per second, Super Slow-mo plays back 0.4 seconds of footage over 14 seconds, creating breathtaking videos that invite viewers to examine every detail, from a droplet of water falling on a petal, to a critical play in a sports game.
Whether it’s slowing down or speeding up, a change of pace can add a fresh perspective on an everyday scene. Hyperlapse provides the perfect segue from one moment of action to another, allowing you to condense the flow of time and fast-forward between scenes without a dramatic cut. What’s more, because the effect can also be added after capturing the original video footage, creators don’t need to be conscious of the camera or alter their actions while they are filming.
UHD Front Camera
While there are many different styles of vlog covering countless different topics, they all offer a personal point of view. When a vlogger talks directly to the camera, they want to ensure that they have the best picture quality possible to capture their moods and reactions.
The Galaxy S10+ is optimized for this first-person perspective, equipped with two front cameras, including a 10MP Selfie Camera. This powerful camera can achieve UHD resolution, picking out the contours and fine details of the face to express every nuance of emotion. When they come to edit their film, cuts between footage captured with the front and rear cameras appear fluid, uninterrupted by differences in quality.
Creating animated videos once required specialist know-how and a lot of time, limiting the kind of content that vloggers could produce. Now, with AR Emoji on the Galaxy S10+, you can create your very own avatar and capture its movements on-camera, crafting an instant digital mini-me for the screen. Upgraded for the S10 line, the new AR Emoji accurately follows the movements of your eyes and your body when filming. If you prefer to stay anonymous, you can also replace your head with your AR Emoji’s cartoon-like face by selecting the “Mask” function.
And here’s an example of all those recommendations in action, starring Korean vlogger HongJun: