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How To Disable The Red Camera Light On The N900 & Turn On The LEDs For Video

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.

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  • Now tap the button next to the keyboard to bring up the following menu.

N900 Hack Gives You Manual Focus In Video - Makes N900 An Incredible Video Capture Tool

  • Press the button at the end of the scroll bar to bring up the following.

N900 Hack Gives You Manual Focus In Video - Makes N900 An Incredible Video Capture Tool

  • 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.

Reminder: There’s Still Time To Enter Our N900 Giveaway

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.

Reminder: There's Still Time To Enter Our N900 Giveaway

It would be best to read our original announcement here, but if you would like a summary first, read on.

Here is how to enter:

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.

The N900 Becomes Official With An Awesome Video Promo

With one announcement after the other in the last four days, Nokia is realy turning it on. Despite the Booklet 3G, the N900 is the device that I am looking forward to the most.

Today, Nokia made the N900 official with one great looking promo video. My advice is leave the reading for now and have a look at it first.

Now that you are already awestruck and desperately wanting the device, have a look at these N900 highlights:

  • Maemo 5-powered
  • Features a horizontal slider design with a three line QWERTY keyboard.
  • 3.5 inch WVGA (800 x 600) resistive touch screen
  • An ARM Cortex-A8 600 MHz processor
  • 1 GB of Application Memory – 256MB of RAM (and 768MB of virtual memory)
  • Nokia BL-5J 1320 mAh battery.
  • FM Transmitter, USB Charging.
  • Dimensions of 110.9 x 59.8 x 18mm, weighs of 181g.
  • 5.0 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, video capture at WVGA (800 x 480), upto 25 frames per second.
  • Tri-band WCDMA and WiFi connectivity.
  • Integrated A-GPS, 3.5 mm AV jack – doubles at TV-Out port.
  • 32GB of flash storage with a microSD card slot.
  • Fennec web browser powered by Mozilla technology, supports full Flash 9.4 and AJAX.
  • Unified Messaging and Address book.
  • Video playback support for H.264, MPEG-4, XviD,  WMV and Flash.
  • Panorama desktop with a multi-window task switcher.
  • Available in select markets from October 2009 at a cost of €500 before taxes and subsidies.

If you want more details, here is a link to the press release. The device will be demoed at Nokia World but here is a small teaser from Nokia. Stay tuned for more.