Record and edit 8K videos with your Galaxy phone

Person recording snowboarder in 8K on a Galaxy phone

8K video is the newest, best-quality picture standard available, and your Galaxy S20, Note20 5G, and Note20 Ultra 5G can record videos in this impressive format. Your videos can also be edited however you like, while maintaining a high resolution with zero blur. On the Note20 series, you'll have access to additional editing options and can even control which microphone is recording. If you’d like to show the world your new videos, you can share them to YouTube or to your smart TV.

Note: 8K video sharing on a TV is not supported through an HDMI USB-C connection. When recording 4K or 8K videos they can only be saved on the internal memory of the phone.

Film and edit an 8K video

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. If you have a Note20 5G and Note20 Ultra 5G, you can also use the Pro Video function to capture 8K pictures as well.

  1. To start taking a video, open the Camera app.

  2. On an S20 series phone, tap VIDEO, and then tap the Ratio icon to set the resolution to 9:16 8K. 


    Alternatively, if you have a Note20 5G or Note20 5G Ultra, tap MORE, and then tap PRO VIDEO. Be sure to tap the Ratio icon and set the resolution to 9:16 8K or 9:21 8K.

    Ratio option in Pro Video mode on Galaxy Note20
  3. When you're ready, tap Record to begin filming.

  4. You can also tap Capture 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 and then tap the screen while the video is playing.

  7. Tap the Gallery icon in the left corner to take high-resolution 33MP pictures of the video.

    Note: You can check the picture's resolution later on from the Gallery app. Simply navigate to the picture, and then swipe up. The resolution should be 4320x7680.

  8. To edit the video, tap More options (the three vertical dots), and then tap Editor.

  9. Next, use the slider at the bottom of the screen to trim your video. Swipe to the musical note to adjust the sound level or add background music. Any other edits to the video will convert the video to 4K when it is saved. You can also adjust the sound.

  10. If you'd like, you can change the video's resolution to something other than 8K. Tap Resolution, and then choose your desired resolution.

  11. When you are done editing, tap Save. It may take a few minutes to save the video, depending on its size.

  12. 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.

If you have a Note20 series phone, you can also control the sound input and change the microphone's direction when recording videos.

Share your 8K video

Note: 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 do this wirelessly on your smart TV or by uploading it to YouTube.

To send your video to your TV, 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.

Maybe you want to upload the video to YouTube instead. Begin by opening the Gallery app, and then selecting your video. Tap Share 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.

Share options on a Galaxy phone

Please be aware that an 8K video's quality may degrade when the video is synced with Samsung Cloud and is played in real time from the Samsung Cloud Server. The streaming speed and video quality of 8K videos may differ depending on your network conditions. If you are experiencing streaming difficulties, we recommend completely downloading the video and then watching it.

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