Video stabilization in Motorola Edge 40 Pro works in a way that seems to defy the laws of physics.
In the article, I used compressed GIFs that well illustrate the operation of video stabilization in Motorola Edge 40 Pro, but of course they do not reflect the image quality. You will find the original movie files here.
Gyroscopic stabilization of movies, leveling even strong hand shakes, is nothing unusual in the world of smartphones. On the contrary – it is an absolute standard today, especially in the premium segment.
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Only – well – video stabilization is usually implemented to eliminate vibrations, i.e. up and down movements of the smartphone. Motorola went a step further.
The Motorola Edge 40 Pro has a horizon lock feature. It works amazingly
Film stabilization in Motorola Edge 40 Pro is extremely advanced, because – by activating a special option – you can permanently block the frame level. The “excess” image from the ultra-wide-angle lens is used, so the smartphone can cut an upright frame regardless of the orientation of the device.
Thanks to this function, you can rotate the phone 360 degrees, and the horizon will remain perfectly straight. As if the smartphone rested on the spirit level all the time.
Look at this. I stood on the street, fired the horizon lock, and started recording. Then I waved the Motorola Edge 40 Pro in all directions and turned it vertically.
Here is the video that the smartphone captured during these spins:
I also made a small comparison of the Motorola Edge 40 Pro with the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. During the run, I intentionally waved my smartphones hard and turned them sideways to check the stabilization in really extreme conditions.
In general, Samsung recorded a nicer and less “gelatinous” image in my opinion, but when it comes to stabilization itself, Motorola left it far behind. S23 was overcome by stronger spins, while the edge frame remained perfectly straight throughout the recording.
This is practically the level of top sports cameras. The last time I saw something similar in the LG Wing smartphone, but this manufacturer has already said goodbye to the smartphone market.
In the horizontal stabilization mode, Motorola Edge 40 Pro uses an ultra-wide-angle lens and allows you to record 1080p videos. Stabilization without horizon lock also works in 4K.
Horizontal video stabilization on the Motorola Edge 40 Pro can be very useful
Contrary to appearances, such stabilization can be useful not only when you plan to do somersaults while riding your bike on cobblestones. Potential applications are more mundane.
The horizon lock can be set vertically or horizontally. Thus, the Motorola Edge 40 Pro can record horizontal video when held vertically.
Or vice versa. Record vertical video while held horizontally.
And here it already gives a specific field for action. Many bicycle or car holders allow you to mount the smartphone only vertically. Then the Motorola Edge 40 Pro will still be able to record a video in horizontal orientation.
You can also slide the phone vertically into the breast pocket and record a first-person video horizontally.
Of course, this will not be the most necessary function in the world for everyone, but still for the Motorola Edge 40 Pro you can find some interesting applications that most competing smartphones will not be able to handle.
Miron Nurski, managing editor of Komórkomania
Source: Komórkomania.pl – aktualności ze świata smartfonów i tabletów by komorkomania.pl.
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