How to change your video settings on the BlackBerry Priv camera

Our smartphones have become an all-in-one device that we carry around every day and it is the device most of us will reach for to take photos and videos. I love to take home videos on my BlackBerry smartphone, as I'm sure many of you do too, and that will continue with my use of the BlackBerry Priv. If you didn't know already, the Priv does 4K video recording but of course other video shooting modes are available too. Here's a quick tutorial on changing the video settings on your Priv.

How to change the video settings your BlackBerry Priv

  1. Open the BlackBerry Camera app
  2. Tap the gear icon on the top right of the screen
  3. Tap on the resolution and frame rate displayed to the right of Video Resolutions / Frame Rates
  4. Select your desired resolution. Your options include:
    • 4k / 30 fps
    • 1080p / 60 fps
    • 1080p / 30 fps
    • 720p / 60 fps
    • 720p / 30 fps

      BlackBerry Priv Video Camera Settings
  5. Toggle the Enhanced Video Stabilization switch On or Off. By default, this option is off. This is an option you may want to turn on to keep your videos looking steady whenever you'll be shooting in a shaky environment or if you're going to be walking and shooting at the same time.
  6. Tap the Back button to return to camera view

Now you can capture those moving picture moments just the way you want. Note that in order to be able to record in higher resolutions i.e. 1080p or 4k, you need a Class 10 media card. Those options will be greyed out if you are not using a Class 10 media card. For more of our, BlackBerry Priv help articles follow the link below. Also, here's an example of the 4K capabilities on the Priv, sent into us by Fall Light Productions who stated 'Out of any phone I have ever used personally, the BlackBerry Priv has some of the nicest looking footage'.

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