4K record on MX4 and Pro 5

Bug #1471666 reported by Krzysztof Tataradziński on 2015-07-06
This bug affects 19 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Canonical System Image
Bill Filler
camera-app (Ubuntu)
Florian Boucault

Bug Description

in camera options there is no possibility to record video in 4K. Max. is 1080p. Even on origami wallpaper (that to win invate of MX4) there was information about recording in 4K. How hard that will be to solve that? I'm not technical guy, but is that only to edit old/add new header "4K" and two numbers of new resolution video output?

Sturm Flut (sturmflut) wrote :

If Flyme can do it, we should be able to do so too.

Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
assignee: nobody → Bill Filler (bfiller)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
Sturm Flut (sturmflut) wrote :

I think this might be because the video resolution is hardcoded at a maximum of 1920x1080 in http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~phablet-team/camera-app/trunk/view/head:/ViewFinderOverlay.qml#L101 .

So you think that solution would be only to change that line(s)? Can someone test that? How can I do it myself?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in camera-app (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Bill Filler (bfiller) on 2015-11-10
Changed in camera-app (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Florian Boucault (fboucault)
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
milestone: none → backlog
Changed in camera-app:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium

Just a reminder how Ubuntu was advertising...

Bill Filler (bfiller) wrote :

shame how marketing doesn't check with engineering first (:

well, some work will be involved to make this happen. it's not as simple as changing the string of supported resolutions. We need to check if
a) hw actually supports 4k resolution for video recording
b) expose that correctly to upper layers of stack
c) test performance of both recording and playback on this hardware to make sure it's acceptable
d) test stability

GTriderXC (gtriderxc) wrote :


Marketing? One year ago end-users were able to buy a phone with our (mostly mine) Polish translations which I wasn't able to check first. I had to wait over a month after official release to be able to buy a phone to test translations and another two to correct the bugs. Marketing is the very last thing Canonical seems to care about. Until today as for me this system is in the alpha version and should be available only on self-flashed unlocked devices. I bought a phone one year ago and I can't use it as a phone because of some ridiculous bugs noone seems to care about.
Sorry for off topic hateing ;-)

Any progress? Is there anything that I can do to help with that case (testing, providing logs) ?

Timo Jyrinki (timo-jyrinki) wrote :

Affects the new Pro 5 similarly.

summary: - [MX4] 4K record
+ 4K record on MX4 and MX5 Pro
summary: - 4K record on MX4 and MX5 Pro
+ 4K record on MX4 and Pro 5
Tuomas Pylkkö (dumazdamaz) wrote :

isn't there some risk of being culpable of "deceptive marketing" or other such legal issues with things like this? Would think that in such cases the priority should be "critical"...

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