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Galaxy S9 Plus + DJI Osmo Mobile Gimbal = 4K 60fps AWESOMENESS!

Here’s how to make great 4K 60fps videos w/ Galaxy S9 Plus and DJI Osmo Mobile gimbal.  YouTube adds a lot of artifacts(due to rendering) when viewed with anything less than 4K, so please try to watch the video in at least 1440P or 4K.  If you are using Samsung Galaxy device such as S9 or S9 Plus, make sure your display setting is set to 1440P first otherwise you will be limited to 1080P only.

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Galaxy S9+ vs. Pixel 2 XL Low-Light 4K Video Comparison!

Galaxy S9 Plus camera has F1.5 which probably is best shown by doing a video comparison.  In this video comparison, we take up the Galaxy S9 Plus again Pixel 2 XL and see which one does better in low-light and near darkness.  Of course, the results are definitely impressive as the S9 Plus kills Pixel 2 XL in terms of clarity, level of noise, and exposure.  Galaxy smartphones have always had one of the best(if not the best) performance when it comes to the video category and the Galaxy S9/S9+ has definitely stepped up another level with its F1.5 over last year’s F1.7.  Now, I am actually not sure how much of improvement that is so we will do another test on that soon.  Stay tuned!

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How to Stream 4K Movies on Your Phone to Chromecast using AllCast! [App of the Week]

Chromecast has been probably one of the most innovative devices that allows you to easily “cast” online videos such as YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, etc…etc… Now, one of the missing features of Chromecast is that it cannot by itself stream movies on your phone.   Also, if you want to stream 4K movies, that’s even near impossible to do.

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Pixel 2 4K Cinematic Camera Test! [HandHeld]

In this 4K cinematic camera test, I took the Pixel 2 on a trip to the beach with my daughter Peony to see how well it worked during sunset hours.  To my surprise, the Pixel 2 has an “amazing” stabilization using its OIS/EIS combo.  Now, the original Pixel also had OIS/EIS combo but wasn’t as good as the Pixel 2.  With better processor and better electronic stabilization algorithms, the Pixel 2 behaves like it is on a gimbal during good lighting.   Now, I did find stability does not work as well in low light and I assume this is due to the fact EIS(Electronic Image Stabilization) works by cropping out the mistakes.

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Galaxy Note 8 4K Cinematic Video Test!

In this video, I take the Galaxy Note 8 into the nature in my backyard and also take my daughters to Ocean Beach in San Francisco.  All shots were in auto-mode hand-held except for the timelapses where I used a tripod. (Timelapses were simply sped-up footage of the video.) Comparing to the older Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, the added 2X zoom camera proved to be very useful in situations where zoom was needed without losing quality.  I did make use of the manual mode in certain shots where manual focus was needed plus I didn’t want the ISO or shutter speed to flicker my shots.   Overall, the Galaxy Note 8 does have very good 4K video camera that you can use for family videos or even professional-quality videos.  Although still one of the best, I prefer the new LG V30 for videos which I feel have a ton better room for cinematic colors along with LOG mode and better manual mode.