Video: Pitch Black video recording with Nokia N8 and a Ring Light

| December 6, 2010 | Reply

Camera Guru extraordinaire Jan van der Meer has another great tip for N8 users (well all camera phone users in general).

For extreme low light the Nokia N8 has a Xenon Flash. But what about video? There’s no LED light, and even if it was there they’re almost usually pants for anything other than shooting macro video (unless of course you’ve got a big sensor to assist in capturing in low light) e.g. N86

Jan’s tip for the N8 is to use Ring Light.  As you can guess it’s a ring of lights. These cost a few bucks and in Jan’s own words provide “enough light to enlighten your whole house”. Well, maybe. :p.

Another great tip is how Jan attaches the light ring. With VELCRO Perhaps not something you’d leave on your N8 but if you have a film project this would be very useful. Jan says you can even attach additional lenses to the light ring too. The whole velcro thing has many possibilities of what to attach to the N8 and what the N8 could attach to, no?

This as with most things can be adapted for other phones too.



Video: Low light by James Burland



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Category: Nokia, Nseries, Symbian, Video

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