Friday, November 30, 2012

Gig recording comparison Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC 8X @ Brixton, London, UK 28/11/2012

We take the HTC 8X and Lumia 920 head to head whilst recording Nokia's Lumia launch event with Deadmau5. The first two clips were shot at the same time by two people standing next to each other, the second two clips were later in the evening when Deadmau5 arrived at the venue during his live set.

Both were recorded at 1080p and have only been downscaled to 720p for the purpose of this upload.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Deadmau5 @ Brixton, London, UK 28/11/2012

Filmed on a Nokia Lumia 920, this is deadmau5 performing in Brixton for Nokia's Lumia 2012 event.

Buckcherry @ Manchester, United Kingdom 25/11/2012

Following up my previous video showing a 720p recording at a recent Seether gig (see my other videos), I had several requests for 1080p gig review. Well folks, you got what you wished for! The lights were shining straight down onto the lead singer, Josh Todd, and I wanted to use DEFAULT settings to show what normal use looks like. The only change was of course, it was set to 1080p. Hope you enjoy!

ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin' @ SaimaaOpenAir, Finland 20/07/2012


Artist - song: ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin
Happening: Saimaa-Open Air 2012 (
Camera: Nokia 808 Pureview (

Eppu Normaali - Vuonna '85 @ SaimaaOpenAir, Finland 20/07/2012

Artist - song: Eppu Normaali - Vuonna '85
Happening: Saimaa-Open Air 2012 (
Camera: Nokia 808 Pureview (

Monday, November 26, 2012

Nokia 808 PureView vs. Nokia Lumia 920 Music Concert Recording Comparison

We were recording 23/11/2012 on the gig of Marko Maunuksela & Fantasia with 2 Nokia smartphones. They  played the old Mamba hit "Lauantai-ilta" (Saturday evening).

We know that the world's best smartphone for music concert recording is the Nokia 808 PureView (launched 5/2012), because thanks for its huge image sensor (41MP), it can use lossless zoom when shooting fullHD video. Beside that it has 2pcs HAAC (High Amplitude Audio Capture) microphones which are able to record in stereo without interference sounds at very high level (up to 140dB ) + even the lowest bass notes stand out nicely.

But now (11/2012) came the first proper contender in the market - Nokia Lumia 920. It can, at least in theory, come very close to the Nokia 808 PureView, because it has 3pcs HAAC microphones and the image sensor is now hung on a rack to stabilize the video image optically. This revolutionary innovation is called OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). On the other hand Nokia Lumia 920's image sensor is only 8.7 MP vs Nokia 808 PureView's image sensor is 41MP and so Lumia 920 can not use lossless zoom as like it is possible with Nokia 808. Beside that the audio recording with Lumia 920 has done in mono vs 808 PureView's recording is in stereo - it has been speculated that Nokia can change the audio recording of Lumia 920 later to stereo in coming software updates. I think the reason why it is in mono is that WP8 doesn't support yet stereo recording, because I  found out that it is in mono also with another WP8 phone HTC 8X - here is a gig video comparison of Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC 8X:
Microsoft is making some audio improvements to WP8 with next update which is coming early on next year.

In this comparison video, I'm standing about 15 meters from the stage recording with Nokia 808 PureView and my wife is standing beside me on the right side and she is recording with Nokia Lumia 920. Because Nokia 808 PureView doesn't have any mechanical stabilizer (it has only software based stabilization) I am using a hand held mount as like this one: + a camera neck strap as like this one: -
Nokia Lumia 920 doesn't need any mount or neck strap, because it has that OIS system, which works very well as You can see on that video.

More Nokia 808 PureView and Nokia Lumia 920/820 music concert videos and comparisons vs iPhone 4S/5, Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC 8x and HTC One S can be found here:

Nokia Lumia 920 vs. HTC 8x audio comparison @ Trans-Siberian Orchestra concerts in USA


HTC 8x by 

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Finale @ Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT, USA 23/11/2012

TSO playing Christmas/Sarejavo aka their version of Carol of the Bells. Shot on my Nokia Lumia 920... fantastic camera. Just wished it had optical zoom (wishful thinking, I know.) But thanks to the amazing microphone on it, the sound came out wonderfully. Enjoy :)

CRAZY LIXX - Lock Up Your Daughter @ Bar Bäkkäri, Helsinki, Finland 23/11/2012

Crazy Lixx - Lock Up Your Daughter - Live @ Bar Bäkkäri, Helsinki 23.11.2012, Nokia 808 PureView

Apulanta - Anna Mulle Piiskaa/Via Dolorosa @ SaaristoOpenAir, Kaarina, Finland 09/06/2012

Artist - song: Apulanta - Anna Mulle Piiskaa + Via Dolorosa

Yö - Hän Tanssi Kanssa Enkeleiden @ SaaristoOpenAir, Kaarina, Finland 09/06/2012

Artist - song: Yö - Hän Tanssi Kanssa Enkeleiden
Happening: Saaristo-Open Air (
Camera: Nokia 808 Pureview (
360p for 12x zoom

Los Coming Soon - Fernet tastes good @ Festival Arte Claro 3.0, Buenos Aires, Argentina 24/11/2012

Los Coming Soon tocando uno de sus singles , Fernet tastes good, en el Festival Arte Claro 3.0

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Marko Maunuksela & Fantasia - Naispaholainen @ PowerPark, Härmä, Finland 23/11/2012

Marko Maunuksela & Fantasia - Naispaholainen (Aki Sirkesalo cover) PowerPark, Härmä, Finland 23/11/2012.

Markon uusin levy "Kaunista ja hyvää" on ladattavissa esim. Amazonin sivulta.
Nimikirjoituksella varustetun CD-levyn voit tilata täältä:

Captured with Nokia 808 PureView by using its Spotlight Scene Mode.
More Nokia 808 recordings: