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Your friends are never going to believe what you did. The only way to prove it to them is with that video you took. Rate this thread to express how videos shot on the Sony Xperia 1 come out. A higher rating indicates that videos are smooth (and not choppy) and that auto-focus works very well, and that the camera adjusts quickly to different lighting conditions while recording.

Then, drop a comment if you have anything to add!
 

scoobiesnacks

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Nov 15, 2011
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My initial experience is it struggles to focus when recording video

And it seriously overheats when recording 4k video for any reasonable length of time.
 

Timaustin2000

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Feb 16, 2013
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The 1080p video is class leading: no quibbles there. It's absolutely the best, most stable 1080p footage you can get, with brilliant immersive sound recording.

The 4k,... notsomuch. The image itself is fine - good colours and great DR for 4K but Sony really need to work on their stabilisation. The most recent update has helped but it still struggles some on the horizontal axis, making it not as stable as competitors. The EIS is not working well with the OIS.

So it's a mixed bag and one that is a software update away from fixing. But if you keep it on 1080p then you're in for a treat.
 
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xerxess

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Mar 13, 2014
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The 1080p video is class leading: no quibbles there. It's absolutely the best, most stable 1080p footage you can get, with brilliant immersive sound recording.

The 4k,... notsomuch. The image itself is fine - good colours and great DR for 4K but Sony really need to work on their stabilisation. The most recent update has helped but it still struggles some on the horizontal axis, making it not as stable as competitors. The EIS is not working well with the OIS.

So it's a mixed bag and one that is a software update away from fixing. But if you keep it on 1080p then you're in for a treat.

had try newest update? stabilization improved alot
look at this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsZZAe0ztUM
 

Timaustin2000

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Feb 16, 2013
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had try newest update? stabilization improved alot
look at this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsZZAe0ztUM

I've had the June update, yes. Some improvement but it still struggles not to jump on the horizontal axis, which it still does. Fine if you're not walking but really distracting if you are.

There is actually an answer to the problem, I've discovered - so long as you're not wedded to the SteadyCam effect: switch stabilisation off entirely.

Yes, really.

The stabilisation toggle seems to apply only to the EIS not the OIS, which is automatic. As it's the EIS not playing well with the OIS that is causing the issue, switching it off actually fixes it.

Your videos no longer "float": it looks like you're walking. But you're walking,... Smoothly.
 

jackfrost3821

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Oct 5, 2010
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Hey guys,

I shot this video on our beloved Xperia 1.


As the video description says, I'm not a pro. In fact this is my first time shooting travel/cinematic video. Got encouraged because of how Sony advertised this(these) camera(s). This device inspires creativity.

Anyway, great potential in this thing to be out there at the top of smartphone camera game.

Please share your thoughts. :)
 
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snake218

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Nov 1, 2012
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Hey guys,

I shot this video on our beloved Xperia 1.


As the video description says, I'm not a pro. In fact this is my first time shooting travel/cinematic video. Got encouraged because of how Sony advertised this(these) camera(s). This device inspires creativity.

Anyway, great potential in this thing to be out there at the top of smartphone camera game.

Please share your thoughts. :)
Greta video, you used the cinema pro app?
BTW, the firmware update is supposed to enchantment stabilization when recording on 4k
 

jackfrost3821

Senior Member
Oct 5, 2010
356
103
Sacramento, CA
Greta video, you used the cinema pro app?
BTW, the firmware update is supposed to enchantment stabilization when recording on 4k

Yes, I used Cinema Pro app for all clips before latest firmware update. Also I used my roommate's Snoppa Atom gimbal, it was struggling a bit to stabilize phone of Sony Xperia1's size. Both previous firmware and gimbal did not help much with stabilization.
 

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    The 1080p video is class leading: no quibbles there. It's absolutely the best, most stable 1080p footage you can get, with brilliant immersive sound recording.

    The 4k,... notsomuch. The image itself is fine - good colours and great DR for 4K but Sony really need to work on their stabilisation. The most recent update has helped but it still struggles some on the horizontal axis, making it not as stable as competitors. The EIS is not working well with the OIS.

    So it's a mixed bag and one that is a software update away from fixing. But if you keep it on 1080p then you're in for a treat.

    had try newest update? stabilization improved alot
    look at this
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsZZAe0ztUM
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    had try newest update? stabilization improved alot
    look at this
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsZZAe0ztUM

    I've had the June update, yes. Some improvement but it still struggles not to jump on the horizontal axis, which it still does. Fine if you're not walking but really distracting if you are.

    There is actually an answer to the problem, I've discovered - so long as you're not wedded to the SteadyCam effect: switch stabilisation off entirely.

    Yes, really.

    The stabilisation toggle seems to apply only to the EIS not the OIS, which is automatic. As it's the EIS not playing well with the OIS that is causing the issue, switching it off actually fixes it.

    Your videos no longer "float": it looks like you're walking. But you're walking,... Smoothly.
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    The 1080p video is class leading: no quibbles there. It's absolutely the best, most stable 1080p footage you can get, with brilliant immersive sound recording.

    The 4k,... notsomuch. The image itself is fine - good colours and great DR for 4K but Sony really need to work on their stabilisation. The most recent update has helped but it still struggles some on the horizontal axis, making it not as stable as competitors. The EIS is not working well with the OIS.

    So it's a mixed bag and one that is a software update away from fixing. But if you keep it on 1080p then you're in for a treat.
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    @Timaustin2000 is there any way to turn it off for CinemaAlta app?

    I believe that OIS is locked in the Cinema Pro app, in that neither EIS or OIS are working. Apparently it's so that you can get better results on a tripod but I do wish they'd add it as an option - not everyone can justify buying a gimbal.
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    Hey guys,

    I shot this video on our beloved Xperia 1.


    As the video description says, I'm not a pro. In fact this is my first time shooting travel/cinematic video. Got encouraged because of how Sony advertised this(these) camera(s). This device inspires creativity.

    Anyway, great potential in this thing to be out there at the top of smartphone camera game.

    Please share your thoughts. :)
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