It’s the time of the year when everyone tries to come up with New Year’s resolutions and that can mean committing to healthier lifestyles or even embarking on a new career path. In a time when video platforms are getting record viewership numbers, it is unsurprising that making videos has become a popular option for many.
Among all the types of content, one can make, vlogs are perhaps one of the most accessible options to anyone without a background in video production. With that said, you can’t start empty-handed.
To start off, you will need a camera, but maybe you’re not ready to take the plunge just yet for a dedicated photographic setup. There’s a great alternative –the HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro. Huawei’s latest flagship smartphone comes with powerful cameras and a comprehensive set of video capture features that let users create incredible videos. Here are some of our favorite things about the device and why we reckon it will help you get your vlogging venture started.
1. Made for video capture
Smartphone vloggers tend to film with the front camera. That way, they have access to the screen at all times, which is great for ensuring that the video is framed correctly. Whereas other smartphones may come with a lacklustre front camera, that’s not the case with the HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro. In fact, it’s quite the contrary.
The front Ultra Vision Selfie Camera features a 3:2 sensor with a class-leading pixel size of 1.22μm. From a technical point of view, footage captured on a 3:2 sensor requires less cropping to produce 16:9 videos, the standard aspect ratio for widescreen films, HDTVs, and most online videos. Having a large pixel size means you’ll get detailed footage that is comparable to what other smartphones can only do with their rear cameras. In other words, you’ll be able to get great looking videos easily, anytime, and anywhere.
2. Powerful versatility
One of the key things that makes the HUAWEI Mate 40 Prosuch a great starter camera is its versatility – it combines the function of several pieces of camera equipment and makes them all accessible through a highly intuitive user interface.
The Ultra Vision Cine Camera is fitted with an ultra-wide lens supporting up to a 100 degrees field of view. This provides great flexibility in how you can frame your shot and means users no longer need to buy a selfie stick to get a wide enough perspective.
The HUAWEI Mate 40 Proalso offers AI image stabilisation, enabling you to get steady footage without the need of a gimbal. Lighting is no longer an issue either thanks to powerful features such as XD Fusion HDR Video that allows you to effortlessly create videos with high dynamic range.
3. Audio matters
Sights are important, but so are sounds. You’ll be doing a lot of talking when you’re vlogging, and the last thing you want is to have your voice drowned out by the hustle and bustle of everything happening around you.
With the HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro, you get two fantastic features that are made for quality audio capture. When shooting with the Ultra Vision Cine Camera, you can access Audio Zoom, which amplifies the audio of a source as you zoom in. Meanwhile, the Ultra Vision Selfie Camera supports Audio Focus, a directional sound pickup solution which increases your voice while boosting clarity and minimizing ambient noise. Either way, you’ll not only look good on videos, but you’ll also sound good well.
5. Easily add diversity
In vlogs, you are the center of focus, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the video cannot benefit from having a variety of different shots. On the HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro, you have a wealth of options. First, both cameras support slow-motion capture. With the Ultra Vision Selfie Camera, you can easily spice up your vlogs with stunning Full HD Ultra Slow Motion footage shot at 240fps. The Dual-View Video feature lets you create a video showing two perspectives by capturing with both the front and rear cameras simultaneously. With it, capture what’s around you and your genuine reactions at once. It’s incredibly easy to use too – accessible from the ‘more’ tab in the native camera app, it only takes one tap to start the recording, and the device takes care of the rest.
There’s also Story Creator, which offers a selection of video templates for you to easily create videos with movie magic. It takes minimal effort to use – just point, start recording and hold still. Depending on the template, the device does all panning and tilting by itself, leveraging AI and the various lenses at the back to mimic various camera movements. The HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro offers five templates by default, but more are available at HUAWEI Themes.
6. You can go further
Being a Huawei device, the HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro works seamlessly with other products in Huawei’s 1+8+N ecosystem. For instance, with Huawei Share, footage captured on the smartphone can be easily and quickly transferred to a HUAWEI MateBook X for editing. To see how your vlog looks on a larger screen, you can play the video clip on the notebook without first transferring the file by taking advantage of the Multi-screen Collaboration feature. With the help of the HUAWEI ID, you can also access all your photos, videos, and files on other registered devices, allowing for easy storage and transfer.
The HUAWEI Mate 40 Procomes pre-installed with HUAWEI AppGallery, Huawei’s official app marketplace. There you’ll find a wide range ofpopular global apps from photo and video editing applications to productivity tools and games. You can find apps on Petal Search, Huawei’s official search engine, which complements HUAWEIAppGallery to provide a quick and convenient means for finding apps, videos, images and more.
Whether you’re planning to go full-time vlogging or just dabble in online content creation in the New Year, the HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro is a fantastic device you can depend on. Get yours today: https://consumer.huawei.com/ae-en/phones/mate40-pro/