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Dark video recording on 4.4.2 possible fix

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By serzhanja, Member on 24th March 2014, 08:59 PM
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As many of you have noticed, after updating to 4.4.1 and 4.4.2, a recorded video with stock camera is a lot darker than it was on 4.4. It was done probably to increase framerate at night, but crippled low-light video capability. I have noticed that Camera MX by MAGIX allows recording video with lower framerate in low light, but a lot brighter, almost like it was on 4.4, and in full HD resolution.

Below are two samples

Notice higher framerate but darker image.

Notice lower framerate but brighter image.
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25th March 2014, 02:22 PM |#2  
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Nice find, the 4.4.2 update made the video recording in low light unusable for me really , way to dark

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25th March 2014, 07:06 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by Mac Callam

It may be your camera device problem. you can go your servicing center and fix it.

Definitely not a camera sensor issue, since I know and have seen how MY nexus 5 stock camera shot video in low light on 4.4 and how badly it does now on 4.4.2. I reverted back to 4.4 and video in low light is brighter.

There's another repeatable glitch. When switching to Panorama mode in stock camera (not photosphere, panorama) and then to Video recording mode, the image in the viewfinder becomes brighter and stretched, and when you press Record, it reverts to dark video.
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25th March 2014, 10:39 PM |#4  
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Same thing I noticed.
The camera software needs a fix,so as immersive mode bugs.
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