How to Use the Single Take Feature on the Galaxy S21 Series 5G | Droidcops
Surely you have missed a photo opportunity or photographed certain unique moments? And annoyingly, it happens when you’re not sure if you just want to take a photo or even think about taking a video, until the moment is over.
In fact, this often happens to us journalists who are required to stand by at every moment when attending a media press event.
As if thinking about these unnatural things, Samsung presents the Single Take 2.0 feature in the latest series of Samsung Galaxy S21 Series 5G. This feature itself is actually familiar if you have used the Galaxy S20 model before.
Yep, this feature was first introduced last year when Samsung gave birth to the Galaxy S20 Series, and became one of the unique and useful features compared to Single Capture Mode or Photo at certain times.
This feature is built with artificial intelligence (AI) designed by Samsung which is enhanced by the capacity of a comprehensive editing suite, as well as coordination of multiple cameras for maximum results in various formats of course.
Some of you might think, this feature is available for those who are amateurs in the field of photography or videography. For us, this assumption is wrong, because basically this feature just provides an easier option.
On the other hand, we are invited to choose the best results from the Single Take capture that we have done, because there will be various formats available in the results.
Single Take 2.0 Samsung Galaxy S21 Series 5G
Well, by chance Droidcops got the opportunity to taste one of the latest Samsung Galaxy S21 Series 5G cellphones.
Samsung has equipped it with the latest onboard One UI 3.1 software, along with a camera system and a competent processor, even though it is quite powerful in the market today.
So we want to share how to use Single Take 2.0 and share a little bit about the results of taking pictures with this feature.
For information, for now the Single Take 2.0 feature is only available on the Samsung Galaxy S21 Series 5G unit. It is likely that version 2.0 will also be available for other older Samsung phones in the future.
But we don’t know, if all the features will be included, because some features are only possible for superior AI and up-to-date technology like the Galaxy S21 Series 5G.
Have 14 Compositions in One Snap
Single Take 2.0 is able to create 14 different individual compositions? Couldn’t believe this claim, we immediately dug in and tried the truth. As a result, in one shot with the default settings that have not been touched, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Series 5G camera that we use is able to provide a row of image results in various formats.
Starting from one short video clip, best shot (selected from the best results with contours, colors, to the best angle), black-and-white photos, photos with filters, boomerang-style short videos, slow motion videos, and several images with different filters and videos with different views and speeds.
As we said at the beginning, this feature is very useful for those of you who are always late when capturing the moment. Even for those of you who are fickle in deciding whether to take video, take regular photos, use wide-angle for wider coverage, or even the 108-megapixel mode with better detail.
We see that Version 2.0 is much improved over the first version, as evidenced by the presence of more varied scene options and lots of options to create more content with a single click.
Samsung is really taking advantage of their processor and AI upgrades. Especially in capturing facial expressions, so when the object of the photo is a human, the resulting image will capture a smile with open eyes, and avoid blurry faces until the eyes blink or even close very well.
How to Use Single Take 2.0
Now enter the stage of how to use Single Take 2.0 on the Samsung Galaxy S21 Series 5G camera. The first thing you have to do is find the Single Take feature, its position is in a row of modes in the camera feature.
Its placement is next to Photo mode, right above the shutter button, so you don’t have to bother looking for it on the options tab. Just open the camera app and see the menu slider above the shutter.
The Single Take feature is the first choice feature on the left, you just have to slide it to activate it. It’s important to remember, the Single Take mode is more like a short video, not like a photo mode, it requires moving objects when using it.
This is unique, if you choose to use Single Take more often, you can change the camera settings to always open the camera application in the mode you last used.
To do this simply swipe into Single Take mode, tap the gear or settings icon, click Settings to Keep, proceed with activating the Camera Mode option.
Single Take Customization
In using it, we discovered a new truth that may or may not be true. Single Take 2.0 is capable of creating up to 14 different scenes at a time.
The result, it is true, but the amount of content generated is determined by the amount of movement and excitement in the main shot. So while there isn’t too much movement and excitement to choose from, the AI of the Galaxy S21 Series 5G will also only provide limited yield options.
So don’t expect to always get results with multiple formats. This proves a new reality of how much AI performs with Samsung’s best ISP processors.
Not even all Single Take shots are ‘best results’. So make sure, use this mode in situations with majestic excitement, full of movement, laughter, and jokes in it.
To get around this, you can maximize the hidden menu available to choose the Single Take option.
There’s a downward-facing arrow button at the top right of the camera window to see a list of what Single Take can generate.
For example, if you don’t need a video just click the arrow next to that option to no longer show it.
Can Make 10 Seconds Videos
We are quite happy to try the Single Take feature, this is like a novelty in utilizing the camera functions. There is something interesting, Single Take can be adjusted in duration.
Confused? Single Take is like a video mode, only short in duration with various formats. Well, as we said before, it takes a lot of movement and expression when using Single Take at a moment that you think is important.
Because this feature records, and does not take pictures, there is a recording duration setting, ranging from 5 seconds, 10 seconds, to 15 seconds. The default time used at the beginning is 10 seconds, and we think this is more appropriate.
10 seconds is neither too long nor too fast, and when you try it, you get quite a lot of results, coming back again depending on how excited the moment you are capturing is.
At the bottom right of the viewfinder, you will see an icon that says 10s. Just click this and then drag to adjust the length of the recording duration.
How to Display Single Take Results
Every camera result is always displayed in the Gallery app as usual. You can tell them apart by the small circle icon in the lower left corner of the image.
The way to display the results from Single Take is also basically the same as the photo or video shots when you enter the Gallery application, although the habits are slightly different.
Open one and then swipe up on the screen to show all Single Take custom shots. Click each one to display its preview on the screen. Then click again to display the sharing and edit controls at the bottom of the screen.
Although Single Take is able to produce various types of photos or videos for you, the display of each of these results is not 100 percent perfect.
Especially for those of you who are super creative and often re-touch each of your photos. Click the edit button and you can change every aspect of the photo or video, just like editing photos and videos on a cellphone.
Is It Worth Using?
Single Take doesn’t require a lot of energy to use it, but does that mean you have to use it continuously? Yes, that’s fine, but it depends on what you want to capture.
If you’re shooting objects like flowers, landscapes, buildings, or anything else that’s not really moving, we don’t think Single Take mode will be very useful.
But if you’re applying it to moments of family, friends, or choosing animal objects, sporting events, cars passing, and other general actions that move, Single Take is worth a try because that’s what it’s for.
What about the results? There are some impressive things about Single Take, and it will often create photos that you might find difficult to capture at the time.
During our tests we tried this mode on cars that were running, people running, moments of joking with the Droidcops in-house team, and more.
For example in the case of a moving car, the resulting photo is a single frame of the image that is enlarged, then cropped to an aspect ratio of 16:9 with the shot perfectly focusing on the vehicle with a blurred background and a slight shadow due to the movement of the car.
Without Single Take, we will usually get this result in pro mode by slightly adjusting the Aperture and ISO to get maximum results in accordance with the Single Take.
The Galaxy S21 Series 5G camera is amazing thanks to technical advances in the phone. The Single Take 2.0 feature shows the development side that makes it superior to the Galaxy S20 Ultra or other smartphones today.
You can say that Single Take mode is suitable and suitable for photo beginners. But make no mistake, even if you are a good photographer, there are many creative opportunities that you can take advantage of in Single Take mode.