1. realwarder's Avatar
    So I've been looking forward to getting a new great camera but the samples I've seen of 950 video are pretty atrocious in my view. Can some people with the 950 upload some video to show the camera when walking etc. Does the focus step like this? I guess it seeks less but it's like there's only 6 focus levels and the camera is jumping between them. Does the digital image stabilization help? Thanks!

    11-22-2015 10:01 PM
  2. RuleOfSines's Avatar
    Its not continuous auto-focus, or at least mine doesn't and I don't see an option for it. As the scene changes you have to tap the screen to refocus.
    11-22-2015 10:30 PM
  3. Skyway's Avatar
    So I've been looking forward to getting a new great camera but the samples I've seen of 950 video are pretty atrocious in my view. Can some people with the 950 upload some video to show the camera when walking etc. Does the focus step like this? I guess it seeks less but it's like there's only 6 focus levels and the camera is jumping between them. Does the digital image stabilization help? Thanks!
    I didn't watch the video you linked, but I can tell you video is very good. The camera does feature continuous focusing, but I haven't had any issues with my videos. They all look perfectly fine to me. YMMV.
    11-22-2015 10:32 PM
  4. RuleOfSines's Avatar
    I didn't watch the video you linked, but I can tell you video is very good. The camera does feature continuous focusing, but I haven't had any issues with my videos. They all look perfectly fine to me. YMMV.
    Did you have to change anything with the settings? Mine doesn't ever focus unless I tap the screen.
    11-22-2015 10:34 PM
  5. Skyway's Avatar
    Its not continuous auto-focus, or at least mine doesn't and I don't see an option for it. As the scene changes you have to tap the screen to refocus.
    Continues auto focus is indeed a feature on our cameras. I haven't had any issues though, I'm guessing you haven't either.

    Op, the camera is fantastic. My girlfriend and I compare videos and pictures all the time and she has an LG V10, which has one of the best android cameras available. My 950 beats her every time.
    11-22-2015 10:35 PM
  6. Skyway's Avatar
    Did you have to change anything with the settings? Mine doesn't ever focus unless I tap the screen.
    Nope, mine focuses perfectly automatically. It's also pretty quick.
    11-22-2015 10:37 PM
  7. mrshamoozoo's Avatar
    Im glad you posted this. My 950 has been trippin when it comes to video recording. Lots of skipping and freezing when recording higher than 720p at 60fps. At 30fps, it seems to work okay. Im going to a concert tomorrow and will play around with it. But my 830 might still be my primary recording device until i can get this perfected. I need to upload a couple samples i recorded.

    Edit: And now that im playing with it more, its not having any issues. Figures. But to answer OPs question, digital stabilization should help lots.
    11-22-2015 10:48 PM
  8. realwarder's Avatar
    As requested, I'd love to see some recordings posted from users here who have a 950.
    11-23-2015 08:50 AM
  9. mrshamoozoo's Avatar





    Im going to a concert tonight and will post some footage from there afterwards. My youtube channel has about 550+ videos filmed with my 830, 920 and 1520. Mostly concert footage.
    ashram, Roland Stoll and ZuLuuuuuu like this.
    11-23-2015 06:04 PM
  10. st1cky's Avatar
    Been having so many other issues with phone I honestly have forgotten about testing the video. Guess I'll play around with it and post back here.
    11-23-2015 10:30 PM
  11. mrshamoozoo's Avatar
    Yes the phone is def a buggy mess. I could go into detail but it would take too long haha still love it though because i know microsoft will fix it.
    11-24-2015 12:54 AM
  12. mcheiron's Avatar
    Okay, don't misunderstand me, this is whining on a high level.

    In most video settings, everything is fine. But when recording with 4k resolution, the video starts rather late and then skips and freezes in between while the audio is still recording. These hick-ups can be up to 5 seconds long. It doesn't matter if the video is saved to the device or microsd.

    Any solution to fix this?
    11-25-2015 04:38 PM
  13. ashram's Avatar
    Okay, don't misunderstand me, this is whining on a high level.

    In most video settings, everything is fine. But when recording with 4k resolution, the video starts rather late and then skips and freezes in between while the audio is still recording. These hick-ups can be up to 5 seconds long. It doesn't matter if the video is saved to the device or microsd.

    Any solution to fix this?
    i only tried 4k 1 time, so the microsd, and it was fine for me. even casted it to my tv and it was 4.45 minutes of smooth playback. but 4k is VERY intensive. maybe a game or something was open in the background?
    11-25-2015 04:56 PM
  14. mcheiron's Avatar
    i only tried 4k 1 time, so the microsd, and it was fine for me. even casted it to my tv and it was 4.45 minutes of smooth playback. but 4k is VERY intensive. maybe a game or something was open in the background?
    Good point. Couldn't have been a game but maybe Edge or some other app. I will have to check that.

    Edit: that might have been it. Tried it again with all apps closed and besides a short hick-up right at the beginning it was smooth.
    11-25-2015 05:11 PM
  15. ashram's Avatar
    well, i figure you'd want to keep read/write operations to a minimum to record 4K, as less than 5 minutes is around 1.3GB of video
    11-25-2015 06:02 PM
  16. mcheiron's Avatar
    I took some mire videos and again, the videos as stuttering during playback. No difference if fresh boot, resolution, frame rate, storage location. After a couple of seconds the video stops while audio is still there. The video starts playing again after 5ish seconds.

    This ia rather annoying since I hoped the newer builds might fix this.
    12-22-2015 07:41 AM
  17. Con Georgiadis's Avatar
    So I've been looking forward to getting a new great camera but the samples I've seen of 950 video are pretty atrocious in my view. Can some people with the 950 upload some video to show the camera when walking etc. Does the focus step like this? I guess it seeks less but it's like there's only 6 focus levels and the camera is jumping between them. Does the digital image stabilization help? Thanks!

    check thiw out...taken by me Lumia 950 4k
    12-22-2015 10:16 AM
  18. JohnnyBawesome's Avatar
    I am having this problem too. Is it based on the recording resolution? I am doing 1080 60 fps. When I play the video (whether on my phone or on my computer) the video will stop after a few seconds, but the audio continues.
    12-22-2015 12:45 PM
  19. mcheiron's Avatar
    I am having this problem too. Is it based on the recording resolution? I am doing 1080 60 fps. When I play the video (whether on my phone or on my computer) the video will stop after a few seconds, but the audio continues.
    For me, it is independent of the resolution or frame rate (down to 720p/24) or storage location (sd or device). It ia rather frustrating.
    12-24-2015 07:12 AM
  20. JohnBarry2's Avatar
    I am very unhappy with photos and even more disappointing with the video. Focus hunting is a huge problem, sometimes it skips frames. Its very inconsistent. I got the 950 the day it launched and got a replacement a week ago because i was so unhappy with it, same terrible experience on both phones, tried all the updates. 920, 925 and 830 were better experiences. This is my last windows phone. Everyone will say wait for the surface phone, i am not ok with waiting for the 3rd iteration of a surface phone, that will take 4 years. Windows has last a loyal customer.
    12-24-2015 09:25 AM
  21. Dante X's Avatar
    I just bought a 950 and I am having issues with autofocus for video on lowlight, is terrible. Haven't received latest firmware. Do you know if the update fixes this?
    01-12-2016 11:32 AM

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