Smartphones will never be able to compete with DSLR cameras but, considering the majority of our recordings and photos go to social media, we can safely say that DSLR is not as necessary for an occasional not-nitpicky photographer. One feature that is quite popular but rarely spoken about is Slow-motion which brings great effect to your recordings. Today, we answer how to take slow-motion videos on Android 11 and how to edit them.
How to record slow-mo on Android 11
Recording Slow-mo on Android 11 doesn’t differ from previous Android versions. Whether you are using the stock camera or decided to try a Gcam port, the procedure is rather simple. Just access the camera, slide right until you reach additional options, and choose Slow Motion.
Once there, select the ratio (2, 4, 8, or even 16 times slower), tap on the shutter/recorder button, and start filming. The approach may vary, so sometimes complete videos will be recorded in slow-mo so they can be edited later. Or, in some cases, you need to pinpoint the exact section of the recording where things slow down.
Now, the way of recording slow-motion videos might be different depending on the Android brand you use. Usually, high-spec devices offer recording in HD resolution and up to 960 FPS. Usually, you can select the portion which is being slowed down and the recording time is limited up to 32 seconds.
The latest and greatest from Android software allows for post-editing of recordings, meaning that you can select the exact portion of the video that will be slowed down. Google Photos combined with Google Camera will allow you to do that. Most other OEMs offer specific tweaking within their respective Gallery apps.
How to edit Slow-motion videos on Android 11
Once you take a slow-motion video, most OEMs offer filters, stabilizing the video, or resizing it by removing frames. If you do not shy away from editing Slow-videos on your PC, chances are you’ll get even better results with certain more-complex video editing tools.
What comes out of the phone and after a few on-device tweaks should be more than good enough for social media. Most apps are compressing videos so even recording in higher resolutions wouldn’t make a big if any difference.
The results may vary based on what device capabilities are but, most modern midrange devices should do quite well.