• andymedders

    Great tips! I can’t wait to get the T-Mobile version next week.

    • EDKphotography

      Thanks Andy! You are gonna love it.

      • andymedders

        Sorry my previous comment was so basic. I should add that the part I liked the most was your tips on panning before starting a Zoe to get good transitions between shots. I operate a camera for a decent sized church and that is the a technique we use often when switching cameras.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=696112190 Ahmad Abdel-Aziz

    Thank you, Eric.
    Can’t wait to get my HTC One, in Egypt.

    • EDKphotography

      I can’t wait for you to get it either Ahmad! Zoe is an amazing feature and a lot of fun. You should come back once you get it and share some of your HTC One captures of Egypt. I would love to see them.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=696112190 Ahmad Abdel-Aziz

        I’ll sure do. Thanks again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=701436540 Robsa Walker

    HTC seem to have got it spot on with this phone – I am dying to get my hands on one. As a surveyor, I take a lot of indoor photos and flash often over-exposes images, so the ultra-pixel camera of the HTC one would be ideal.
    I love these tips, Eric. I take it you can change focus on the HTC one by simply tapping the object you wish to focus on? You could have fun with the sequence method to get a friend to talk to himself, or become twins for instance.
    And is there a tripod mount available for the HTC one? I do a bit of walking and a mount onto my telescopic walking stick would be a great way of capturing nature shots without carrying lots of heavy kit.
    It’s a pity I have another year on my Galaxy S3… I want a One! 🙁

  • http://twitter.com/arunnechlani Arun Kumar Nechlani

    Brilliant Eirc 🙂

  • muhamed

    What happens if my screen gets damaged? most stores cant fix it..would htc able to fix it or no?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000613821643 Gary McSweeney

    I have an Incredible S and it has suffered with constant rebooting during calls and the last time it froze up. I needed to remove the battery to fix it, so is the new HTC One going to do this?
    As you can’t remove the battery how would you fix this.
    These factors have put me off upgrading to a new phone, I would rather go back to my old non smart phone as it was trouble free and excellent battery life.

    • SYD Harry

      The latest smartphones do not give much hassle (unlunless you try to root… ). Specially smartphones with Android 4.1 or above are really awesome and almost like a mini computer.

      I’ve been using htc One last ten days. The best smartphone I ever used. Premium quality. Fast performance. Battery life also great.

  • Muzaffar Attari

    Has anyone tried to set TV app with foxtel iQhd? For some reason I m unable to do help appretiated

  • Miguel Angel

    Again, how do I find whatever Zoe did? After uploading to HTC share I can not find it on my HTC One

  • Alex

    How do you save a “motion foto” with sound on PC? What if I like not just one frame, but the whole clip?

  • http://www.vimeo.com Paul

    Wow, the sample you linked to is really deceptive, disingenuous and bad for your publicity. You make it look as though the video that plays first was created using the HTC One itself. Instead, in reality you took the various Zoe video clips, exported them to a professional video editing program outside the smartphone, applied a vintage film effect, stitched them together, and added a synchronized music soundtrack; then imported that polished video back into the HTC One for uploading via HTC Share along with the individual Zoe clips.

    We’re not stupid, you know. It’s obvious you can’t generate that kind of presentation from within the HTC One. Deceptive advertising is marginally illegal in the United States, FYI.

    • drawks

      I’m going to guess you’ve never used HTC Zoe, the linked example video looks exactly how they look. The effect is sort of neat, but there are only 4 “templates” from which to select, which means that while it may be neat every once in a while, it will not be something that is going to spark a new revolution in media sharing…

      Also, deceptive advertising isn’t illegal in the US. Outright lies are, but perhaps you are thinking of another country’s consumer protection laws… England perhaps.

      • http://www.vimeo.com Paul

        I would LOVE to find out that I’m completely wrong on this. What did I miss? Is there a different app entirely for both stitching together Zoe clips into a contiguous one, and then also applying one of the four templates, and then also overlaying music? If so, I trust you’d agree that this chatty blog entry is utterly deficient at explaining how to re-create the capabilities demonstrated in the linked HTC Share sample.

        • drawks

          It is all basically automated, you *CAN* select highlight frames from the Zoe clips and you CAN select which pictures and clips to use for the final edit, but the actual edit, filters, music and cut sync are all done automatically in the one application. You can hit the “remix” button to get a different automated edit, but you cannot hand splice it together.

        • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

          Thanks for the comment Paul, we will work to get that explanation up sooner for you.

      • Hank S

        I just realized today that there are 6 video highlight themes, not 4. The list of 4 has a tiny scroll bar!

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Hey Paul – sorry for my delayed response here. This is the first of the tips posts on doing Zoes and there will be more. So in essence, this is our baseline. As for ‘stringing them together and applying effects,” the shot I assume you are referring to is the sequence shot, which is part of the HTC Zoe. The way you do it is simply take a zoe that has some noticable movement – liking walking, jogging, moving from one side of the couch to the other, etc. Then, select the Zoe image, choose “edit” and select “retouch.” Under retouch you can select “sequence shot” and if there is enough movement to see, you can then select the frames you want to include in the sequence, then save the new photo. This is how Eric created the sequence shot of his dog. There is no applying of effects, everything is done as part of the Zoe (which contains about 20 frames).

      • http://www.vimeo.com Paul

        Thanks, Larry. Looking forward. Until now, it’s been up to some random user-sourced (and rather poorly produced) unofficial, non-HTC YouTube videos for figuring out how to make video sequences of Zoe clips with application of the six effects. That’s what I’m talking about — the first thing that plays from the main example link in the post above — rather than the sequence shot feature of grabbing still picture moments from Zoes.

  • Mick Grant

    Any chance of Zoe on One S? Even at low(er) resolution?

  • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

    Hi Paul,

    The One X didn’t have a dedicated hardware camera button – it had an on-screen shutter you could tap. Which button are you looking for?

    • Paul

      Hi Larry- Technically you may be correct, I’m referring to HTC EVO LTE which was the OneX in another skin. The EVO LTE does have a dedicated shutter button, just like HTC 8X. It would be nice to see this feature on all higher end phones HTC releases in the future. It would also be a leg up on the competition!

      This feature and the kickstand are sorely missed from the EVO LTE.

  • Stephen O’Hair


    I recently went overseas to the Philippines and took some great photos and HTC Zoe moments. The video’s that have been automatically created are amazing and the quality when playing them on my phone is tops! My biggest gripe is that when exporting the video it makes a very low quality video compared to the one that previews on my HTC One. This really doesn’t compare to the great video I previewed on the phone.

    The other issue is that from my HTC Zoe moments I have 20 photos instead of a nice little mp4. This makes the moments useless on my desktop without me having to use my phone to export every one of the thousands. So I feel I’m being held hostage by the phone, I can’t move my media off it without rendering most of it useless.

    Will my issues be something HTC will fix in the future please? Or at least acknowledged as issues?



  • Pierre


    Is it possible to change the music on the sequence edited by HTC Zoe ?

    That would be a cool feature !

    Thank you