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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Phantomrasberryblower211, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. Phantomrasberryblower211

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    I was wondering what settings I could use to get the crispiestootage, I have it on 1080p 30fps wide angle at the moment is there anything I could change?

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  2. tcope

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    What is "crispiestootage"? Is it something like "crisp" footage? if so, what do you define as "crisp"?

    Obviously the highest resolution would be 4k at 24fps.
     
  3. Phantomrasberryblower211

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    Sorry I meant the most crisp footage, thanks!

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  4. tcope

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    Again, what do you mean by "crisp".... 4k is the highest resolution at 24fps.
     
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    What drone do you have?
     
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    This has already been covered:

    Agree? "DJI PHANTOM 3 | Best camera settings …"

    Basics:
    - Use LOG colour scheme
    - Use highest resolution
    - I wouldn't recommend using framerate lower than 24 fps (higher will be smoother in principle)
    - Shutter speed should be double framerate (30fps = 1/60th shutter)
    - Use lowest ISO (100 ideal)
    - Manual (fixed) white balance (use kelvin meter or "sunny," "cloudy" etc)
    - Use Custom Style (lower sharpness, saturation and contrast)

    important: All of the above is meaningless if you aren't using ND filters to lower aperture, especially on bright days (relatively bright, cloudless days i'd use an ND16 filter... very bright, ND32, reflective snow/water ND64).

    If you don't and use the above settings, your footage will be over-exposed and washed out.. general rule for post-production is to under-expose footage a little for greater control in colour grading.

    I'm not an expert operator, but here's some test footage applying some of what I'm talking about (flying P3/4K).