GALAXY S3 – Sound Compression Issue!!! (READ DESCRIPTION)

THIS WILL BE FIXED!!! Get your pitch forks ready! Samsung has done some crazy stuff to the microphone recording during video.

As far as I understand, during video, it records at a low sampling rate (or how much audio information is recorded in a unit of time – in this case, low). They resample [recompress] it ( they digitally change how much information is present – which can leave gaps in information). Then they use dynamic range compression (taking the lowest sound and matching it to the loudness of the highest sound before it distorts). – Thank you, Supercurio… I believe this is what you were getting at!

All This going on = CRAP. All this was done so that they phone would respond, ironically, to a larger range of sounds. But THEY DID IT WRONG!!!

So, when you upload straight from the phone to YouTube, there is no more compression done (technically – not counting YouTube). – Thanks STU!

But when you open it on your computer and edit it in Final Cut, which I did, there is even more rendering and compression done to the poor file! The audio breaks and distorts.

So until this is fixed, I guess I will upload straight to YouTube and not edit the video in Final Cut. lol

Supercurio is aware =D He knows I am pissed lol. Samsung and Wolfson are also aware!

Anyway, I will be giving away some awesome stuff so stay tuned!

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Erica Griffin

HI! My name is Erica Griffin. I am known on the interwebs as The Technology Nerd Who Likes to Film Stuff. I create insanely in-depth technology reviews as well as blog my experiences about what it is like to incorporate them into everyday living! I am from San Diego, CA. I went to the University of California, San Diego for my bachelors degree in Cognitive Science (I studied brains and hormones and why people do what they do). I specialized in Human Computer Interaction. Then I minored in Digital Media Production. Mix that all together and you get THE TECHNOLOGY NERD WHO LIKES TO FILM STUFF hehe. I love my boyfriend, Fran├žois Simond, aka Supercurio, from XDA. He means everything to me and has been so supportive of me through all this! I love tech (obviously), I like to sing, I like to make origami models, I love to travel, I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and savior....

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