The Nokia N82 is too sensitive when taking videos… but only with the sound that it records. I think it could even record a whisper. But again, this is only evident when taking videos.
The good thing about this is that you’ll have better sounding videos. And i was surprised to hear the N82′s speakers when playing a video.. The audio output is loud! Its louder compared to playing music or playing an audio file.
And I found out that the N82 is different from other mobile phones. It has a limit to the “noise” that it can record.
I watched a concert a couple of weeks ago. I was confident on taking videos of the performances. only to find out that the audio or the recorded video was bad – it was distorted and the sound became garbled. I was surprised to know this. I’ve been recording performances using other phones but i didn’t have this problem.
Check out the video sample illustration i made after the break,
So remember, when taking videos using your Nokia N82, lower the audio recording volume when in “noisy” environment so that you’ll have better results with your video. Also, if you want to record a sound, i suggest you use the video recorder instead of the usual voice recorder because the output is better.
I hope Nokia can include in their firmware update to also increase the sound output of the speakers when playing music and level it to the loud sound that we can hear during video playback.
Oh, the N82 is a great tool for Podcasting!
Readers are asking how to lower the volume when recording videos. However, it seems that the Nokia n82 does not have an option to lower the volume of the audio while recording.. either by recording an audio or recording a video.
This is a big FLAW in the unit.
I thought i had lowered the volume when I was viewing the playback.. it turns out that i only lessen the audio of the playback and not while recording.
But don’t loose hope. There is an answer. The answer is just to lessen the “noise” being recorded. And what do you do when you hear noise? You cover your ears right? The ears of the Nokia N82 is the microphone…
Yes you’ve guessed it right.. cover the microphone. its at the bottom of your phone. I tried it just now and it worked to lessen the noise being recorded. Try it.
Hope this helps.. and hope nokia would release a firmware update soon.