Low light Video Sample: Nokia N8 at Rihanna Concert

| June 1, 2010 | Reply

This video of a Rihanna gig (I think in Tel-Aviv, Israel) is supposedly captured on a Nokia N8 according to uploader, Tal Tetievski.

  • The video is in 720p and recorded in stereo audio.
  • Stereo separation is obvious but this probably isn’t the best scene to demonstrate it.
  • Considering how loud concerts are, the N8 performed extremely well picking up the audio without too much harshness (only audible on left side -seems to be more wind blowing rather than inability to record extremely loud audio which most camera phones fail beautifully at)
  • Lots of changes between quite dark to lots of light and N8 handles transitions extremely well.
  • Quality is quite impressive as this isn’t optimum lighting conditions for video, look at the confetti and the richness of the colours at certain scenes.
  • Check out the usable digital zoom, which is actually worth using compared to most digital zoom that just blows up pixels.
  • Shakiness is an issue, but then again the recorder is at a gig, thus jumping up and down, waving their hands about often results in shaky video.
  • Video looks sufficiently fluid. No jerkiness, the frame rate looks smooth.
  • Wide angle for widescreen 16:9 video looks fantastic, capturing more of the scene within the frame.
  • People at Rihanna concert should be banned from bringing umbrellas. Yes, we get it. Man, so many eyes that could have been stabbed out! -_^


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@TalTet VIA @picassoc


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