Remember I told you about hyperX’s work on getting the Nokia N8 to shoot at 30 frames a second instead of the 25 it does out of the box? Today I’m glad to tell you that hyperX has released that mod as a downloadable application that you can install on your N8 and start shooting at 30 FPS.
What’s more, the hack also allows you to take virtually uncompressed images from your N8 that capture a little more detail than what you would get with the default settings. As a downside, the new images are a whopping 11 MB in size versus the 2 MB default average.
The mod does make a difference, but unless you will be cropping images often or be printing them in large sizes, the default settings should work just fine. However, the 30 FPS makes the hack totally worth it, the video is much more smooth and fluid.
You can download the application (sis file) here, but you will have to sign it before you can install it on the N8. Here’s hoping the next N8 firmware brings 30 FPS shooting as a default.
What happens when the person who single handedly supported the i8910, when Samsung had forgotten about it, gets a Nokia N8? Mods. It has been barely a day since hyperX got himself a N8 that the mods have started to flow. He has managed to mod the N8 to shoot at 30 frames a second instead of the 25 FPS that it does out of the box. This results in a video that looks very smooth even during fast pans.
He’s been kind enough to upload the raw sample so that you can see for yourself. Unfortunately neither VLC or QuickTime could verify the exact frame rate for me, however I’m willing to place my trust in his claim and the video does look smooth. I uploaded the video to YouTube, but YouTube’s post processing ensures that the video doesn’t retain its smoothness. Its best if you download and see it for yourself.
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The next mod that he’s carried out is to do with the stills. The average 12 MP image that the N8 takes is around 2 MB is size, but he has reduced the compression dramatically and his image comes comes in at a whopping 11 MB. Does it improve the quality? It is difficult to judge from the single sample that he’s provided, but the image does look amazingly detailed even when zoomed in completely.
Before you ask, there are no instructions on how to do this yet. But with hyperX rocking a N8, the modding scene does look bright. What mod am I looking for? One that boosts the FM transmitter to crazy levels, without frying the chip of course! You?