How to Record Video on Galaxy S8 Active

Record Video on Galaxy S8 Active
How to Record Video on Galaxy S8 Active - Learn how to record video using Samsung Galaxy S8 Active and how to configure/settings the video options as a pro to create high-quality videos using your phone.

How to Record Video on Galaxy S8 Active

You can record videos on your Galaxy S8 Active with 4000mAh battery, 12 MP camera in the rear and 8 MP on the front. You can create or record 4K video recording at 30 fps, 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps and 720p HD video recording at 30 fps as high-quality videos.

Galaxy S8 Tutorial Record Video
Galaxy S8 Tutorial Record Video

Here the tutorial using camera video Galaxy S8 Active to shoot a video:
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  1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
  2. Tap Camera, and aim the camera at your subject, and then tap Record. The following actions are available:
    • Tap Capture to take a picture while recording.
    • Tap Pause to pause recording.
    • Tap Resume to resume recording.
    • Tap Stop to stop recording.

Galaxy S8 Active Video Enhancer

Manual Galaxy S8 Active to enhance the image quality of your videos:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Settings > Advanced features > Video enhancer.
3. Tap On/Off to enable this feature.

Galaxy S8 Active Settings Shooting Mode

Several Galaxy S8 Active visual effects are available, but some modes are not available when taking self-portraits.
  1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
  2. Tap Camera, and swipe to the right for the Mode options. Each section indicates which camera (front or rear) the modes are available for.
    • Auto: Allow the camera to evaluate the surroundings and determine the ideal mode for the video.
    • Slow motion: Record videos at a high frame rate for viewing in slow motion. You can play a specific section of each video in slow motion after recording it.
    • Hyperlapse: Create your own time lapse video by recording at various frame rates. The frame rate is automatically adjusted depending on the scene being recorded and the movement of the device.

Front camera
• Selfie: Take selfie shots and apply various effects, such as an airbrushed effect.
• Wide selfie: Take wide-angle selfie shots to fit more people into your pictures.
Learn more how to use Galaxy S8 Camera

Galaxy S8 Active Common Video Options
• Selective focus: Change the focus of pictures after they have been taken. You can focus on subjects near to the camera, far away from the camera, or both.
• Virtual shot: Create multi-directional views of objects.
• Download: Download additional shooting modes from the Galaxy Apps store.
• More options: See more options for the camera modes.


How to Create Slow Motion Video on Galax S8

You can record a video for viewing it in slow motion. You can specify sections of your videos to be played in slow motion by follow this tutorial:
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1 On the shooting modes list, tap Slow motion.

2 Tap to start recording.

3 When you are finished recording, tap to stop.

4 On the preview screen, tap the preview thumbnail.

5 Tap .

The fastest section of the video will be set as a slow motion section and the video will start playing. Up to two slow motion sections will be created based on the video.

Hyperlapse/Fast-Motion Videos Galaxy S8 Active

Record scenes, such as passing people or cars, and view them as fast-motion videos. The frame rate is automatically adjusted to record smoother, less shaky fast-motion videos while walking, travelling by vehicle, and more.

1. On the shooting modes list, tap Hyperlapse.

2. Tap and select a frame rate option.

If you set the frame rate to Auto, the device will automatically adjust the frame rate according to the changing rate of the scene.Share Pictures and Videos The Gallery application lets you share pictures and videos on your social networks and messaging apps. You can also send them to another phone or your computer using Bluetooth.

Galaxy S8 Active Camera Video Settings
Galaxy S8 Active Video Settings

You can adjust your camera’s settings using the icons on the main camera screen and the full camera settings menu.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Camera > Settings to configure settings for the Camera. Available options vary depending on the camera or recording mode used.

Rear camera
  • Picture size: Select a resolution. Use higher resolution for higher quality. Higher resolution pictures take up more memory.
  • Video size: Select a resolution. Use higher resolution for higher quality. Higher resolution videos take up more memory.
  • Tracking AF: Focus on and track a subject selected on the preview screen.
  • Shape correction: Correct distortion in pictures automatically.
  • Timer: Take time-delayed pictures or videos.
Front camera
  • Picture size: Select a resolution. Use higher resolution for higher quality. Higher resolution pictures take up more memory.
  • Video size: Select a resolution. Use higher resolution for higher quality. Higher resolution videos take up more memory.
  • Save pictures as previewed: Save the self‑portrait or self‑recording as viewed on the camera screen, not as flipped images.
  • Shooting methods:
    • Tap screen: Tap the screen to take selfies.
    • Show palm: Hold your hand out with your palm facing the camera to have your picture taken in a few seconds.
    • Tap heart rate sensor: Once your face has been recognized, tap the heart rate sensor to take a selfie.
  • Timer: Take time-delayed pictures or videos.

Galaxy S8 Active Camera effects

You can apply a unique effect on Galaxy S8 Active to your videos or photos.

1. On the preview screen, swipe to the left to open the list of filters and other effects.

2. After selecting a filter or effect, tap the preview screen and take a record a video.

3. To remove the applied filter or effect, open the filters and effects list and tap Remove effect.

Galaxy S8 Active Video Player
Galaxy S8 Active Video Options

Galaxy S8 Active Video Options:
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  • Motion photo: Create a short video by taking pictures.
  • Video stabilization: Activate anti-shake. Anti‑shake helps to keep the focus steady when the camera is moving.
  • Grid lines: Display viewfinder grid lines to help composition when selecting subjects.
  • Location tags: Attach a GPS location tag to the picture.
  • Review pictures: Set to show pictures after taking them.
  • Quick launch: Open camera by pressing the Power key twice in quick succession.
  • Storage location: Select the memory location for storage.
    • To view Storage location, a memory card must be installed. For more information, see “Install the SIM Card and a Memory Card” on page 5.
  • Voice control: Take pictures by saying “Smile,” “Cheese,” “Capture,” or “Shoot,” or record videos by saying “Record video.”
  • Floating Camera button: Add an extra camera button that you can move anywhere on the screen in Auto and Selfie modes.
  • Volume key function: Use the Volume key to take pictures, record video, zoom, or control system volume.
  • Shutter sound: Play a tone when you take a picture.
  • Reset settings: Reset the camera settings.
Viewing videos

1 Launch the Gallery app and tap PICTURES.
2 Select a video to play. Video files show the icon on the preview thumbnail.

Drag your finger up or down on the left side of the playback screen to adjust the brightness,
or drag your finger up or down on the right side of the playback screen to adjust the volume.

To rewind or fast-forward, swipe to the left or right on the playback screen.

Deleting Videos or Photo

Deleting an image or a video on Galaxy S8 Active:
Select an image or a video and tap Delete at the bottom of the screen.

Deleting multiple images and videos

1 On the Gallery screen, tap and hold an image or a video to delete.

2 Tick the images or videos to delete.

3 Tap DELETE.

Syncing images and videos with Samsung Cloud

You can sync images and videos saved in Gallery with Samsung Cloud and access them from
other devices. You must register and sign in to your Samsung account to use Samsung Cloud.
Refer to Samsung account for more information.

Launch the Gallery app, tap → Settings, and then tap the Samsung Cloud switch to
activate it. Images and videos captured on the device will be automatically saved to Samsung
Cloud.