Last time we told you about the awesome Lfocus hack that allows you to get manual focus in the video mode on the N900. Apart from that the same hack (packaged as a .deb for easy installation) also gives you the ability to turn off the annoying red light during video capture and even turn on the LEDs for better lighting. If you have not installed the Lfocus app, use the following part else skip to the next section.
In order to get started you will need to download the script, which is packaged as .deb file so that you can install it like a normal application. Get the latest version from here.
Once you have downloaded the file, transfer it to the N900, locate it via the File Manager and tap on it to begin installation.
Once installed, you will see the two icons shown below in your status bar when the camera cover is open. The camera app launches in the full screen mode so to see the status bar, tap a blank space on the screen. Then tap the date/signal/battery cluster to bring up the following menu.
Now tap the button next to the keyboard to bring up the following menu.
Press the button at the end of the scroll bar to bring up the following.
Use the onscreen buttons to get the desired result. If you enable the keyboard shortcuts, by pressing the keyboard icon in the status bar (green means activated) you can also use the following keyboard shortcuts:
q-w led on/off
e-r recording red light on/off
a-s change focus
d fixes the sudden focus that happens sometimes after pressing the camera button,so press d first then adjust the focus with a and s so you don’t get a different focus than the one you got with the camera button.
If for some reason you missed our initial announcement, here it is one more time. We are giving away THREE Nokia N900’s and you only have time till the 18th of April i.e. three more days to get your entries in.
Once you do that you will have three avenues to win:
First: Simply tell us what you think of the application – things you like and things you would like to see improved. The top review judged on criteria such as value and merit will be awarded a Nokia N900.
Second: Share your Ovi Store experience with us along with what you think would make the Ovi Store perfect.
Third: You need to do nothing for this one. Once you have downloaded the Hi-N-Bye application from the Ovi Store, simply enter your name in the comments section below and at the end of the contest, we will choose one lucky winner based on a random draw.
That’s it. If you head over to the original post, you will more information about Hi-N-Bye as well as the complete set of rules and deadlines.
Note: I have disabled comments on this post so that they is no confusion and all your entries are made at the original post.