Raw footage from the Nokia Deadmau5 gig, how did the Lumia 920 perform?
So we've seen how the Lumia 920 holds up when attached to the front of a Land Rover, or at live concerts, but what's the quality like when you're (like many) recording while grooving to the beat? We decided to head on down to the Deadmau5 event in Brixton, London last night to see how our Lumia 920s would perform in low light, with high volume levels and an obscene amount of movement.
The first part of our footage above is of the main Nokia lightshow, featuring Deadmau5 performing on a rooftop. Pretty standard stuff - notice the quality of the recording, we were about 10-20 feet from one of the speaker towers inside the venue, which were turned up fairly high. While we weren't present at the outside event, but we did manag to attend the action Electric Brixton.
The second part of the footage is where the action kicked off. Deadmau5 entered onstage and started throwing out some of his best known beats to the audience. It's safe to say there was a lot of arm flailing and jumping. We weren't ready to stand around and watch so it was decided we'd see how the Lumia 920 would fare when recording the performance with many elements and factors present.
Movement, lighting, loud music were mostly tackled well by the Windows Phone and while the video wasn't entirely stable, it did a fine job at capturing some of the excitement at the event last night. Many attendees were doing the exact same with competitor handsets, but we bet the OIS and HAAC microphones would ensure our footage is top quality.
We'll have a comparison video of the HTC 8X and Lumia 920 up soon with the former also being used to record some of the performance - there's less jumping, we promise.