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Microsoft finally enables Stereo recording with the Windows 10 Camera app

lumia 930 camera
  • On March 11, 2016

Lumia 930 can now record audio in Stereo

Microsoft has recently released an update to the main Camera app in Windows 10 Mobile. The last version 2016.128.111.0 seems to finally enable stereo audio recording while shooting video at 1080p or 720p resolution.

Many users running Windows 10 Mobile Preview builds on the old Lumia phones have been complaining about the lack of quality stereo sound in their video files. The issue was particularly painful for all owners of PureView devices like Lumia 930, 830, 1520, 920 and 1020. That’s because until recently, the files recorded with the Camera app on Windows 10 Mobile had audio in mono, unless shooting in 4k resolution (which only Lumia 930 and 1520 could do).

After the new mobile build (10586.164) and the updated Windows Camera app (2016.128.111.0), some of the above mentioned phones can finally record video in glorious stereo. We can confirm that Nokia Lumia 930 and Lumia 830 can now save videos with stereo, while for example, Lumia 1020 still records videos with mono. To find out whether your Windows 10 phone records stereo audio you can capture a short video clip, open the File Manager, long-press on the file and select ‘Properties’.

Windows Camera Stereo audio

Microsoft is also expected to soon add the ability to pause video recordings, and to force HDR-on for photos. Let us know if your phone have found any new features in the Windows 10 camera app.

Listen to what the Rich Audio Recording of Lumia 930 can do if working properly: