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How to record 720p video with the Google Nexus tablet 7

The company ASUS & Google has launched with Nexus 7 7-inch tablet that fight face to face with Kindle Fire and other competitors in this growing segment.

Nexus 7

The tablet Nexus 7 has a front camera for shooting / calls / video calls and capture images of 1.3 MPx and 480p video recording. This last point is not well understood at first sight, and its built SoC NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core Core + companion capable enough to handle this task.

Google has removed the profile of 720p recording but as we say, is a matter of a time getting that profile enabled provided if you have rooted your tablet.
Once rooted then only need to modify a file by adding the data for 720p. After that, a new option in video recording where we can choose between 480p -default-and 720p.

Steps to follow:
Step 1 : Download and install the camera application to Nexus 7 and so check it out: Google Play.
Step 2 : Download and install root options enable ES File Explorer.
Step 3 : Navigate to / system / etc / and find the file media_profiles.xml. Make a copy of it in another directory.
Step 4 : Rename media_profiles.xml in / system / etc / to media_profiles.xml.old. (always keep a backup)
Step 5 : Copy the file from Step 3 to the directory / system / etc / and open it in the editor itself ES File Explorer.
Step 6 : Within the file, locate

Quality=”480p” <EncoderProfile fileFormat=”3gp” duration=”30″>
<Video codec = “h264”
bitrate = “4000000”
width = “640”
height = “480”
frameRate = “30” />
<Audio codec = “aac”
bitrate = “96000”
sampleRate = “44100”
channels = “1” />
</ EncoderProfile>

Step 7 : just copy and paste it then modifying it so it looks like:

Quality=”720p” <EncoderProfile fileFormat=”3gp” duration=”30″>
<Video codec = “h264”
bitrate = “16000000”
width = “1280”
height = “720”
frameRate = “30” />
<Audio codec = “aac”
bitrate = “128000”
sampleRate = “44100”
channels = “1” />
</ EncoderProfile>

Step 8 : Save the file and reboot your Nexus 7.

In this way, you can enable 720p video recording on Google Nexus 7.