1. GWBlack's Avatar
    Hi Everybody, I just recorded some song videos at an 11,000 seat indoor rock concert with my new 930 (running the latest version of 8.1, Denim & Lumia Camera). Of course, the background was dark with bright lights flashing on/off. The camera did great in general, but the focus went from very clear to very grainy, back to very clear, etc. All of my video settings were on "Auto". My two questions are:

    1) Is there a better and more stable focus setting than "Auto" for indoor concerts?

    2) Am I supposed to use "tap to focus" along with auto focus? Or is it only supposed to be used with manual focus settings?

    Thank you!
    06-26-2015 09:22 PM
  2. KllR007's Avatar
    use manual focus or infinity.
    gpobernardo and GWBlack like this.
    06-27-2015 09:02 AM
  3. GWBlack's Avatar
    Thank you.

    You can see what I am referring to in the song below. The focus starts off good, then becomes blurry until Time 3:04, and then improves for the rest of the song.

    Since I record each song individually as a separate video, will I need to keep resetting the manual focus to infinity for each song, or is there a way to save that focus setting in camera memory?Thank you again.

    06-27-2015 11:30 AM
  4. KllR007's Avatar
    You should try Lumia Camera Beta, which had feature that save your settings.
    https://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/s...8-ab637bcaa96c
    06-27-2015 03:12 PM
  5. GWBlack's Avatar
    Thanks, but I am already using Lumia Camera, Denim and 8.1. Are you referring to something different? Perhaps my version already saves the manual settings. I don't know, since I was using auto setting.
    06-27-2015 10:30 PM
  6. KllR007's Avatar
    theres link to marketplace, what other you want ?

    "Since I record each song individually as a separate video, will I need to keep resetting the manual focus to infinity for each song, or is there a way to save that focus setting in camera memory?"

    In that Camera Beta when you set infinity focus a close app and then reopen it will be saved. On normal lumia camera and lumia camera classic doesnt.
    GWBlack likes this.
    06-28-2015 03:12 AM
  7. GWBlack's Avatar
    Sorry for the confusion. Since it is called "Lumia Camera Beta" and I already have Lumia Camera 5, I thought Beta was an earlier version than 5, not a later version. Normally the word "Beta" is used for a very early version.
    06-28-2015 10:25 PM
  8. eusty's Avatar
    The word camera gets confused in WP land as there are lots of versions of the stock camera with different names!

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    06-29-2015 07:17 AM
  9. Ejay Lozano's Avatar
    My Lumia 830 did the same thing when I took it to to an EDM outdoor festival.
    I remember doing another video and there was so much lighting that it made the capture grainy...
    Last edited by Ejay Lozano; 06-29-2015 at 08:02 AM.
    06-29-2015 07:30 AM
  10. GWBlack's Avatar
    My Lumia 830 did the same thing when I took it to to an EDM outdoor festival.
    I remember doing another video and there was so much lighting that it made the capture grainy...
    Did you have focus set on "auto" then? Do you now set it on manual infinity as others have suggested?
    06-29-2015 10:57 AM
  11. Ejay Lozano's Avatar
    Did you have focus set on "auto" then? Do you now set it on manual infinity as others have suggested?
    Focus was set to auto, everything else was set to default.
    06-29-2015 11:39 AM

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