Vlogging or video blogging is redefining how users relate to their smartphones. With Filipinos now spending an average of 6.35 hours a week watching online videos, the fourth-highest average online viewing time per week next to India (7.12 hours), Singapore (6.62 hours) and the US (6.58 hours) according to a recent Limelight Networks report, videos are definitely a primary online content. YouTube currently ranks fourth among the online content consumed by Filipinos, and monthly active YouTube users in the country are forecast to hit 33.55 million by 2020.
Some local vloggers have created a following in the different fields such as beauty and fashion, music, lifestyle, travel, and entertainment. Several even earn money from their video blogs.
Vlogging is not only about sharing personal experiences or ideas about an issue or topic through an online video but is also about engaging a target viewer base. But what exactly are the secrets to a good and engaging vlog? Besides relatable content and creative inspiration, it pays to have the right video equipment, post-production software and online platforms.
Choose to be more
Unique content does not always sell—unique content with a well-established style does. The video storytelling style can be naturally based on one’s personality, humorous such as when poking fun at current trends or straightforward, even brutally honest as when discussing issues or providing tips. Video bloggers can experiment in the videography, video editing and music.
Having the right equipment is particularly crucial in delivering great video content. Nokia smartphones can now be used to create outstanding videos and post these immediately for sharing with family and friends.
Nokia 8’s Dual-Sight camera technology uses two 13MP cameras with ZEISS optics for high-quality imaging and video. The cameras have dual-tone flash and f/2.0 aperture for better photos in low-light conditions. The video resolutions supported are 4K and 1080p at 30fps. Complement videos with strong audio using the Nokia 8’s OZO AUDIO technology. Capture moments with spatial 360° recording, the same technology used by Hollywood film experts. Vloggers can highlight certain sounds while reducing background noise using the Audio Focus mode.
The smartphone runs on a Li-ion 3090mAh battery, which promises long battery life for non-stop video recording. Wi-Fi smartphone allows vloggers to post videos as and when or where they please.
Share both sides of the story for great storytelling
Nokia’s latest flagship Android-powered smartphone, the Nokia 8, delivers a new exciting way of storytelling. With its Dual-Sight technology, vloggers can capture both sides of every story using the front and back cameras simultaneously.
This technology, a first in mobile phones, is perfect for vloggers who would like to show their viewers what is happening while sharing their opinion or ideas at the same time.
- For travel, document fun activities with family or friends on the beach while watching the sunset. Chronicle the challenges of mountain climbing, even show sweat trickling down the face, while capturing the scenery to make the experience more relatable to viewers.
- For beauty and fashion, cooking and other lifestyle features, share how to’s and tips by recording live demos.
- For sports or any coverage, record an action-packed game while capturing one’s own reaction and that of the crowd in real-time.
Nokia 8 allows broadcasting live directly to Facebook and YouTube with just one touch within the camera app.
Extended moments in HD
Relive exciting adventures at any time by storing and organizing photos without compromising the phone memory. With Google Photos, captured moments are now easier to search and share.
Nokia 8’s 13MP cameras use a color sensor combined with optical image stabilization for clearer image quality, a monochrome sensor for low light, and dedicated black and white photography.
To complete the perfect vlogger experience package, the Nokia 8 is designed to work harder and longer with its full-length copper cooling pipe with graphite shield dissipates system heat across its full body.
All these features come in a stylish smartphone slim enough to allow new generation of content creators to capture and create video content with just one hand.
The Nokia 8 is officially available in the Philippines in both steel and polished blue at P29,990. You can visit the official Nokia website https://www.nokia.com/en_ph/phones/store-locator for a list of the top stores near you.