Record and edit 8K videos with your Galaxy S20 5G

Last Update date : Oct 08. 2020
8k videos

8K video is the newest, best-quality picture standard available, and your Galaxy S20 can record videos in this impressive format. Your videos can also be edited however you like, while maintaining a high resolution with zero blur. If you’d like to show the world your new videos, you can share them to YouTube or to your smart TV.

Information provided applies to devices sold in Canada. Available screens and settings may vary for smartphones sold in other countries. 8K video sharing on a TV is not supported through an HDMI USB-C connection.

In order to film an 8K video on your phone, you’ll need to enable the 8K setting in the Camera app. Then, you can use the Editor to trim your video.

1 To start taking a video, open the Camera app.
2 Tap the Settings icon (the gear icon, at the top left corner), tap Rear video size, and then tap 16:9 (8K).
3 Tap the Back arrow twice, and then tap the Record virtual button.
4 You can also tap the Capture virtual button while you're recording an 8K video to save a high-resolution photo.
5 When you’re finished recording, open the Gallery app and find your video.
6 Tap Play video, tap the More options icon (the three vertical dots), and then tap Editor.

It may be required to touch the screen to display the additional options.

7 Next, use the sliders at the bottom of the screen to trim your video.
8 If you'd like, you can change the video's resolution to something other than 8K. Tap Resolution (at the top of the screen), and then choose your desired resolution.
9 When you are done editing, tap Save (at the top of the screen). It may take a few minutes to save the video, depending on its size.
10 To check the resolution details of an 8K video or photo after recording, open the Gallery app. Find the video or photo, and then swipe up on it to view its details.

Your phone and TV must have Wi-Fi turned on to share the video.

Now it’s time to share your video so everyone can enjoy it. You can share your edited 8K videos wirelessly on your smart TV or by uploading it to YouTube.

To upload the video to YouTube, open the Gallery app, and then select your video. Tap the Share icon at the bottom of the screen, and then tap YouTube to open the app. Sign into your account, and then tap Upload. The video may take some time to upload due to the file size.


Maybe you want to send your video to your TV instead. You can use either Tap view or Smart View. With Tap view, you can tap your phone against the edge of your TV to instantly transfer media. Or, you can enable Smart View to mirror your phone’s screen on your TV. You can then play the video from your phone.

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