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Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by dimedrol, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. dimedrol

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    guys, do you think I should return my Phantom 3 Advanced to the seller basing on the below video?



    I am shooting in full hd, 50 fps. This effect presents in approximately 15% of my videos
     
  2. msinger

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    Those are shadows from the sun shining through your props. You can work around that by installing a lens hood, install a lens filter, flying in a different direction, or flying at a different time of day (e.g. when the sun is not high in the sky).
     
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    Can someone show similar video if that's a common problem please? That would be a big relief.

    Thanks
     
  4. msinger

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    Your camera is working as designed. Got any lens filters? That's usually an easy way to fix the problem -- and, it'll allow you to shoot higher quality video.
     
  5. dimedrol

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    I found it looks exactly like mine. Thats good to know!

    How do lens filters prevent prop shadows from falling on the lens? Isn't it a lens hood that I need to prevent that?
     
  6. msinger

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    A lens hood will help prevent the light from hitting the lens. I'm sure there are certain angles where it wouldn't entirely fix the problem though. A lens filter allows you to slow down the shutter speed -- which can eliminate this problem and/or make it much less noticeable.

    You can find more information on this topic at the following Google search:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=fix+phantom+prop+shadow&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
     
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    Lens hood prevents some portion of the light from hitting the lens - true. It doesn't stop shadows from hitting the lens though. Thanks for quick response and help!
     
  8. msinger

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    I don't know the science behind it. But, I do know people only use lens hoods to prevent/minimize prop shadows.
     
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    I don't think you convinced him.;)
     
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    This video was taken this morning.I have isolated 2 of my scenes.
    I have ordered a nd8 filter and i hope it will do the trick.So many nice clips deleted **** :(

     
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    You're going to also need an ND16 for shooting during the day. If it's extremely bright during the day where you live, then pick up an ND32 as well.