1. Rmbrown1964's Avatar
    What's the best way to set up my camera. My note 3 camera was so slow. Was very hard to take a pic of my Grandkids because they wouldn't stay still and the picture would get blurry. Thank you for any help.
    Yes I have the Note 4 now.

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    10-25-2014 12:35 PM
  2. MattKerwin's Avatar
    try quick tap of the screen before shooting...or record and tap the screen while in video mode to take stills!

    hope it helps!
    10-25-2014 12:43 PM
  3. Bimmerz's Avatar
    If you haven't done so already, you may want to download the extra (free) Modes from within the camera - as one of them is a Sports Shot mode, which is good for taking pics of kids & pets.
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    10-25-2014 01:02 PM
  4. 41Pixels's Avatar
    Where are you downloading these from? Google Play? and what words do you search to find these extra modes?
    10-25-2014 02:12 PM
  5. Rmbrown1964's Avatar
    Yes please were can you download it. Thank you.

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    10-25-2014 02:48 PM
  6. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    Where are you downloading these from? Google Play? and what words do you search to find these extra modes?
    Yes please were can you download it. Thank you.

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    Under Mode in the camera app. Samsung app store.


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    10-25-2014 02:58 PM
  7. biggunspaul's Avatar
    With the camera turned on select MODE,then you should see a list of modes,just swipe them to the left and you should then see mange modes and download.in manage mode you can tick which modes you want to be listed up on the screen and download will allow you to download extra modes such as sports mode for when you want to take photos of the kids running about.

    Hope this helps
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    10-25-2014 02:58 PM
  8. 41Pixels's Avatar
    Thank you for the help!
    10-25-2014 04:17 PM
  9. Rmbrown1964's Avatar
    Thank you! What's the setting you use if I have a shaky hand lol or if people are moving so the picture don't blur

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    10-25-2014 06:44 PM
  10. isabel95's Avatar
    Can't tell you the best way to set it up, but I have observed that skies will be aqua colored if you leave your color balance on Auto - best to put it on Daylight and the skies will be a truer color. I discovered that with my former S3, which I traded in.

    As far as capturing your grandkids and having them come out blurry, your best bet is not to photograph them in low light, because the shutter speed will be too slow to freeze their action.

    I would definitely try using the video for the children - those little bits of their lives will be appreciated for a long time.

    Using voice activation to trigger the shutter is nice, but there is a lag before the picture is taken, so that wouldn't be any better for shooting kids. A sports setting would be good - but then again it has to be outside in bright light.
    10-25-2014 06:56 PM
  11. isabel95's Avatar
    Make sure the stabilization setting is on. It can be inadvertently shut off - and keep your hands off the volume button because you may inadvertently zoom, when you don't want to.
    10-25-2014 06:56 PM
  12. Rmbrown1964's Avatar
    Thank you isabel! Have a good weekend ☺

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    10-25-2014 06:59 PM
  13. isabel95's Avatar
    You're welcome.

    I have two 6 year old (twins) and a 3 year old grandkids and see them infrequently - capturing constantly moving objects is a challenge - a little blur every now and then really doesn't hurt - it says "kid"!

    The pics I received from their parents are invariably taken with a phone camera and I'm grateful for every one!
    10-25-2014 07:08 PM
  14. lostsoul2's Avatar
    It looks like you can manually adjust the iso to 800 if you turn hdr off. not sure what iso setting for that is. either way test it out.
    10-25-2014 11:51 PM
  15. dpham00's Avatar
    What's the best way to set up my camera. My note 3 camera was so slow. Was very hard to take a pic of my Grandkids because they wouldn't stay still and the picture would get blurry. Thank you for any help.
    Yes I have the Note 4 now.

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    As said above, sport mode is 2 way to go. The problem for me is the sport mode setting won't stick. You have to select it again when you exit and re enter the camera app. Camera is the main sticking point for me - the iPhone 6 plus camera is better in low light motion.

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    10-26-2014 03:04 AM
  16. dpham00's Avatar
    It looks like you can manually adjust the iso to 800 if you turn hdr off. not sure what iso setting for that is. either way test it out.
    Auto is fine, imo. It will automatically select iso and I have seen iso 1250 before.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    10-26-2014 03:05 AM
  17. lostsoul2's Avatar
    any idea what iso sports mode shoots at? I'm a rookie at allot of photo stuff but it from what I read 200-400 is normally enough so I wonder if the sports mode can use any range of iso and how it decides.

    Auto will do a good job most of the time but things get blurry when my 4 year old. I normally use the sports mode and sometimes that doesnt seem to be enough. I will take the little monster out and test more. My main gripe is the choppyness of the video in 4K/1080 when moving it slowly.
    10-26-2014 11:51 AM
  18. mhunter6378's Avatar
    any idea what iso sports mode shoots at? I'm a rookie at allot of photo stuff but it from what I read 200-400 is normally enough so I wonder if the sports mode can use any range of iso and how it decides.

    Auto will do a good job most of the time but things get blurry when my 4 year old. I normally use the sports mode and sometimes that doesnt seem to be enough. I will take the little monster out and test more. My main gripe is the choppyness of the video in 4K/1080 when moving it slowly.
    Have you tried setting the video recording mode to smooth motion rather than the default normal setting. If I'm not mistaken, it increases the frame rate. That may help with the choppiness you're experiencing. Although I don't think it is an option when recording in 4K, only 1080p.
    10-26-2014 12:05 PM
  19. HOLLYWOODANT215's Avatar
    I always use smooth

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    10-26-2014 01:57 PM
  20. Rmbrown1964's Avatar
    I agree I have 4 Grandkids 2 girls and 2 boys the one granddaughter is 7 and the other are all 3 lol talk about sister planning lol. My phone is filled with pics of them.

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    10-26-2014 02:06 PM
  21. Rmbrown1964's Avatar
    Thank you everyone for all your help

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    10-26-2014 02:09 PM
  22. lostsoul2's Avatar
    yea.. I upgraded from s4 so I didnt know about that mode till I got the note 4.. I tried that also and you see it but not as bad.. If the phone is still abd people/things move thats seems to be ok, but once I move it left/right, even slow its gets choppy. When I was looking at the 4K vids I took with my wifes phone it was not stable of course but it seems to be a tad more fluid. if that makes sense. both recorded same bit and frame rate.. Ill have to do more testing.. but you can see it here..



    Here is the 1080p@60fps..




    for some reason YT put it at 480, but its the same.. you can see it is a little more smoother but not much. maybe I'm just expecting too much.. form other vids it looks like its practically normal. I wonder if there is an app that will "fix" this vids while on the phone without massing with anything else
    10-27-2014 10:16 AM
  23. Rmbrown1964's Avatar
    Thank you for the feedback!

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    11-12-2014 12:54 PM

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