The 5Mp camera offers pretty good quality pics, certainly a step up from comparable cameras by the likes of HTC, and it can now record video in 720p HD. This it does very well and there’s an onboard movie editor that allows you to stitch different clips together. You can also trim them at each end and even split them so you can effectively cut from the middle too, as well as add captions and music. If you get really carried away making movies, there's MicroSD expansion for cards up to 32GB.
In practise it’s fun and fairly easy to use and you can get some OK effects, including slow motion, but there are limits to its capability. The start and stop points for trimming, setting caption length etc can only be adjusted by moving them with your fingers, rather than setting a precise time in seconds. This is fine until you need to synchronise something, like having one caption running after another – it’s tricky to get them to line up exactly without overlapping.
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Also, the captioning only allows for 11 characters at a time. You can add others, but it’s awkward to get them to line up with each other. Other effects are a bit basic – there are effects like solarise and blur but you can’t do fades or dissolves between scenes. And while you can add music, you can only do one track per video, so if you stitch together different scenes and want different music for each, you’ll need to edit the music separately before you add it.
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Or just plain awful?
I vote for both.
Crap subtitle opportunity missed?
Bigger & Bada
OK...I apologise...mine's the one with the brick in the pocket and the trolley-mounted battery
More like Calibri...
... but with squared ends, not rounded.
As for Series60 Sans, I quite like it - it's a modern face, and its condensed format is well suited to the narrow displays you get on phones - especially in languages with longer words than English. The way it's hinted does suck somewhat, though.
didn't stay HD when stretched to 47"?
It's either HD or it's not. It may be recorded in HD, but then either the DLNA software on the phone only transmits an SD stream, or it's still HD and the compression's really bad.
the wrong person's going to walk past as you're taking yet another picture of that post box, panic, & report you to the Old Bill as a terrorist. You mark my words.