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Record Video Using Acoustic Focus

While recording video, you can zoom in to focus on your subject and capture their audio loud and clear using Acoustic Focus.


  1. Tap home key > camera app icon Camera.
  2. Switch to Video mode, if you're not in this mode. See Choose a Capture Mode.
  3. By default, Acoustic Focus is already enabled. If you need to turn it on, tap open menu icon to open the slideout menu, and then tap Acoustic Focus.
  4. Frame the shot then tap record video icon to start recording.
  5. While recording, you can slide two fingers apart to zoom in on your subject. The green mic level indicates how amplified your subject's audio becomes as you zoom.

    illustration of acoustic focus
  • When recording, make sure not to cover the microphones when holding the phone.
  1. Tap pause video icon to pause the recording, and then tap resume video icon to resume.
  2. Tap stop video icon to stop recording.

Tip: Videos recorded in 3D Audio are marked with 3d audio icon in Google Photos. Use earphones when playing back the video to enjoy immersive sound.