Videos look great on HTC's flagship Android, thanks to its hi-def, 4.7" screen and "Ultrapixel" camera - but to really get the most out of the phone's Full HD video, it pays to dig deeper to find hidden options such as slow-motion video and "Zoe" montages
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Shoot in slow motion
HTC's camera app comes pre-loaded with an impressive slow-motion function, which is great for creating TV-style slow replays of moments such as that great goal or even the couple cutting the cake at a wedding.
To access it, tap the menu button (three dots in the upper left) in the camera app, then tap on Scene in Video Capture Mode, and select Slow Motion. A little running man appears next to the camera icon to show that slow-mo is activated. To focus in on that crucial moment, select Trim once you've recorded your video, then move the sliders along to the crucial moment to home in on the good bit. There are various options for sharing video, including email or Facebook (simply press "Menu" again, then "Share").
Create video montages
"Zoe" mode is a tricky idea to get to grips with, but creates incredible results - it shoots video and stills simultaneously to create short, intense photo-montages that last 3.6 seconds. It takes a bit of practice, but can create stunning short "Highlight" videos that are great for capturing, say, a day out at the beach on holiday. You'll need to master the HTC One Gallery app as well as camera to get the most out of it, though.
Take a Zoe using the normal camera app - but you have to press the Zoe icon (a camera-like one on the right side of the screen). When you press the camera icon, the camera records HD video and also shoots 20 stills. You can see that it's recording a Zoe by a blue icon on the left - also, when you press the camera icon, it will slowly turn red, moving from left to right, to show you are recording a Zoe.
The "Zoes" really come to life in the Gallery app. HTC One will create its own Highlight videos - cutting together videos and images from the same event (it checks GPS location and date), and the handset shows these off in Gallery.
These are a great way to show off holiday memories - and you can edit them by tapping the menu button (three dots in the top right), then selecting stills and videos you want to appear in the "Highlights".
You can also choose music and a "look" for your videos, with "Polaris" offering a realistic look, and five others offering different effects - "Eiffel" for instance, creates an arty black-and-white look with jumpier edits.
Zoe's videos and images appear individually, so you can prune your video to perfection before sharing via email or Facebook (simply press "Menu" again, then "Share").
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