Samsung S8003 Jet Video Recording

The Samsung Jet is equipped with a 5 mega-pixel camera that supports D1 video recording. D1 represents 720×480 pixels and is a resolution standard for TV and DVD-Video. Let’s put it this way: D1 is a resolution that produces videos that are good enough for TV and DVD. The question is: does the camera on the Samsung Jet deliver on the goods? We examine Samsung S8003 Jet Video Recording.

The Jet’s camera LED flash lights up when you start video recording, which is good. While results in night recordings are not superb, the flash does help low light situations and makes daylight video recording better.

D1-video - Samsung S8003 Jet Video Recording

We were unable to convert to DVD format because our video editing software needs a paid upgrade (and we are just penny-pinching at the moment), but conversion to VCD was smooth and easy.

This means that we were not able to examine the full potentials of the Jet’s recording. VCD conversion gave us MPEG1, 325×288, at 25 frames per second, 1150kbps. DVD conversion on our video editor would have given us MPEG2 720×576 at 25 frames per second, 6000kbps. Note that the Jet is capable of 30 frames per second.

If and when we do get that upgrade, we will update this page with a DVD quality file.

Playback on VCD

Video playback of the VCD quality file is pretty good – home video quality actually. Audio playback is good and loud – no issues there. One bit of good news is that the lip-sync issue that occured on a couple of Samsung models in the past is nowhere to be found here. Audio and video sync perfectly.

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So that you can judge the quality for yourself, should you so wish, here is a short video we recorded on the Jet indoors, mid-morning. Click on the image or text link below to download the 2.8mb video file and burn it to VCD or copy to a USB flash drive to watch on your VCD/DVD player.

Samsung S8003 Jet Video Recording

Alternatively, you can view it via YouTube:

What do you think of the video recording prowess of the Samsung Jet?

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11 thoughts on “Samsung S8003 Jet Video Recording

  • February 4, 2010 at 3:20 am
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    Not bad at all, quality is superb with clear and crisp voice clarity. I received the email from dapo or dayo not sure and I will send you guys a official response by weekend and it will be positive. Thanks and keep up the good work.

  • February 4, 2010 at 6:28 am
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    quam,

    The Jet simply keeps surprising us here. Still, we also have run into an annoying issue with IMAP functionality of the email client, and we’ll be updating the relevant review article later today.

    The mail was from ‘Dayo, head of Mobility at the office. Thanks again.

  • February 5, 2010 at 10:57 am
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    Chukwudi, unfortunately we are having problems with the conversion on FormatFactory. It does not give us audio output after conversion to DVD. We’ll keep toying with the settings to see if we are missing something.

  • February 5, 2010 at 1:28 pm
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    I just converted a file to DVD format (.vob) and it works just fine. Video & Audio quality are superb and I didn’t have to tweak the settings of the conversion.

    The issue might be that you do not have the AC3 audio codec installed on your computer. The software apparently only outputs DVD files with AC3 audio parts and not PCM or MP2.

    You might want to install K-Lite Mega Codec Pack from http://www.filehippo.com. Hope this helps. Let me know

    P.S: I’m using Format Factory version 2.00

  • February 5, 2010 at 2:01 pm
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    Chukwudi,

    We have installed K-Lite Mega Codec Pack and it is still the same result: no audio playback via DVD player. There’s audio on PC, but not on DVD player.

    Looks like we will eventually get that paid upgrade 😉

  • February 5, 2010 at 4:29 pm
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    WAIT! LOL. You never mentioned that the problem was on the dvd player. I assumed you were referring to playback on the PC. I haven’t tested it on a DVD player and unfortunately I don’t have one to test it on.

    What software are you using to burn it as a DVD? Try and see if the AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS folders are present in the DVD.

    P.S: I hope you’re doing on these tests on a rewritable DVD oh!

  • February 5, 2010 at 6:00 pm
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    Great review. Would have been nice if you just included the video on Youtube though.

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