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I tried filming my WT745 earlier tonight but I noticed I can't film with stereo audio for some reason, and the audio itself is very quiet. Wat do?

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So I guess there's no fix for this and the Pro1 is just a broken POS software wise? Good thing I never retired my N900 because even that thing is far less buggy than the Pro1.

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12 hours ago, Wasmachineman_NL said:

So I guess there's no fix for this and the Pro1 is just a broken POS software wise? Good thing I never retired my N900 because even that thing is far less buggy than the Pro1.

I can't say much about stereo recording, because I'm not really into that.  But I can say the software is .. well .. let's just say rather unpolished and leave it at that.  But the hardware is generally very good.  I highly recommend giving Lineage a try.  It makes the software experience much better, in my (biased) opinion.

 

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I'm pretty sure there's only 1 microphone in the Pro1, unlike the N900 which has a microphone at either end it seems?

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1 minute ago, Zamasu said:

I'm pretty sure there's only 1 microphone in the Pro1, unlike the N900 which has a microphone at either end it seems?

There are two mics on Pro1. First is next to the charging port and second is next to the camera module.

On 7/8/2020 at 1:40 AM, Wasmachineman_NL said:

I tried filming my WT745 earlier tonight but I noticed I can't film with stereo audio for some reason, and the audio itself is very quiet. Wat do?

Make sure that you have not covered mics during filming. If you are using a case check that the mic next to the camera is not covered.

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2 hours ago, FlyingAntero said:

There are two mics on Pro1.

The mic placement is clearly intended for noise-reduction.

And I have no idea if the mics are handled as individual mics and the noise-reduction are done software-wise, OR if it is some chipset function using two physical mics, but only giving one mono stream of input to the system. I would not be surprised if the second was the case. Anyone knows? @tdm ?

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3 hours ago, EskeRahn said:

The mic placement is clearly intended for noise-reduction.

And I have no idea if the mics are handled as individual mics and the noise-reduction are done software-wise, OR if it is some chipset function using two physical mics, but only giving one mono stream of input to the system. I would not be surprised if the second was the case. Anyone knows? @tdm ?

The msm8998 is definitely capable of stereo recording.  But I don't know how the Pro1 has it wired up.  You would probably have to ask @Waxberry.

 

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Look at this shit:


I paid nearly €700 for this thing and I have to put up with broken as hell software with problems like not being able to record with proper sound or spontaneous reboots. Shame on you Fxtec! Software QA needs to become much better if you really want to break through because most people won't tolerate bugs like this.

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It's a 21 minute long video, what exactly are we supposed to be looking for? 

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10 minutes ago, Craig said:

It's a 21 minute long video, what exactly are we supposed to be looking for? 

Sound being borderline unhearable. I installed LineageOS and very briefly tried the camera: WOW WTF, it's miles ahead of the factory camera!

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Yeah snapdragon camera has lots of issues.   I watched a bit and was wondering if maybe it had to do with it seemed to sometimes keep trying to refocus.  But yeah not much sound going on that I noticed.

Lineagecamera is fine, yep.   Another alternative for stock or Lineage is OpenCamera.  It even recognizes our focus and shutter buttons.   Although if you're trying to use the button with stock you'll need a 3rd party app to prevent the camera button from auto-launching snapdragon app, one of the many other problems with stock that were reported last year.....

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Am I guessing correctly when I point to noise reduction?

Some days ago I recorded a video on a construction site. The noise reduction converted most of the "background noise" to silence. Sometimes it "failed" and actually recorded sound as well. The result was a video that barely had audible sound, even at high volume, and intermittent bursts of eardrum piercing noise.

The snapdragon camera is the worst camera app I have seen in my life :classic_sad:

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Still not great, but miles ahead of the stock Android camera.

And I forgot to set it to 4k, LoL

EDIT: Strange, I can't film in 4k with LineageOS.

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