How to shoot 4K video on Samsung S10


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samsung galaxy s10, how to shoot 4K, how to, turn on, enable, 4k, UHD, ultra high definition, video, improveThe S10+ is also the first flagship from Samsung to offer 4K video recording from the front cameras now in addition to the rear.  While the addition of 4K in front is great, it’s not super intuitive to get it turned on. I’ll show you how to do it.

How to shoot 4K video on Samsung S10

On my Samsung galaxy S10+, the 4K video wasn’t enabled by default. Finding and switching the settings is a bit of a conundrum, particularly because Samsung never actually uses the term ‘4K’ inside the phone, yet it does on its website…

How can I enable 4K UHD video on Samsung Galaxy S10+?

samsung , how to shoot 4K, video, UHD, turn on, enabble, samsung galaxy S10Here’s how to do it:

Go into Camera and click the gear to access Settings.

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Choose whether you want the front or rear camera, and  on the S10+  both do offer 4K. You’ll see a list of options and it will look like 4K isn’t an option…

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    You’ll see:
  • 16X9 (is likely the default selected)
    • Subheading: Resolution
  • Full
  • 1:1

Tap on the subheading, Resolution.

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To get 4K video, choose one of the options labeled UHD. UHD stands for Ultra High Definition, which is another industry term for higher resolution 4K video. Each option lists the 4K/UHD resolution, which is 3840×2160. There’s 2 options; regular 4K/UHD and 60 fps 4K UHD. Tap to select your option.

When you go back to the camera, you’ll see an immediate difference. 4K video is hyper-realistic and takes some getting used to. But it looks amazing.

It’s actually kind of simple once you know what to look for.

What is 4K TV?

You’re likely hearing a lot about 4K TV, particularly if you’re looking at upgrading your older TV. Also called Ultra HD (UHD), 4K TV has caught on because it’s the best possible video picture available to consumers like you and me.

What’s so great? Millions of Pixels!

The ‘4’ part of the “4K TV” name comes from the approximate number of horizontal pixels; there are about 4000; a regular HD TV has only about 2000 pixels. So with over eight million total pixels, 4K/Ultra HD gives whatever you’re watching life-like colour, vivid brightness, and authentic, realistic detail. So what are those 8 million pixels doing for you? They supply more detail than you’ve likely ever seen, more sharpness and more colour options; in all, a much more realistic image on your screen.
For more detail on 4K TVs, read my blog all about it.


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