Video color space + photo burst

daveantonindaveantonin Level 1
edited June 2021 in ZenFone 8

I'm very disappointed with the video recording. I tried recording 4K/30 fps video standard and HDR. When I analyzed the videos, I found that they have the same parameters:

Color primaries: ITU-R BT.601 (625 lines, 50 Hz)

Color transfer function: ITU-R BT.709

Color space: ITU-R BT.601 Range

When I play HDR video on my HDR TV, it is detected as SDR. 

When I record an SDR video with an old Xperia XZ2 compact it has the following parameters:

Color primaries: ITU-R BT.709

Color transfer function: ITU-R BT.709

Color space: ITU-R BT.709 Range

and with HDR enabled:

Color primaries: ITU-R BT.2020

Color transfer function: Hybrid Log-Gamma

Color space: ITU-R BT.2020 Range

HDR video is also correctly detected by the TV and played back in HDR mode with corresponding quality - significantly more dynamic range than the ASUS novelty.

Photo burst

When I take a series of photos with Sony, it is correctly recognized as a series in Google Gallery and I can work with it. When I shoot a series with ASUS all the images are displayed individually in google gallery. Very uncluttered

I like the hardware of the Zenfone 8, but the software is very clunky. I am considering returning the phone. 


  • Can anyone from ASUS comment on the findings above? Are there plans for improvement? Thank you

  • We do not claim that ZF8 supports HDR video such as HDR10. It does however have the ability to capture HDR-like video (video with high dynamic range detail) but not with HDR10 or HLG support

  • Thank you for your reply. I am sorry that excellent hardware is limited by software in this way. Why is that?

    Can the photo display in Burst mode be fixed?

  • I prefer to use a smartphone for photos using a tripod, since usually I or someone will push or see how the hands shake a little. I liked SwitchPod - this is a minimalist portable tripod that is compatible and works with almost any camera. You can connect it to your mobile phone. I am very like gorillapod and in today's market these products are very accessible and quality made. It was this option that approached me. It is very convenient to use.

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