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Changing Video Bitrate

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by firnb_156, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. firnb_156

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    Hi, Is it possible to change the video bitrate on the Phantom 2 Vision+?

    Now the bitrate is 12 Mbps - I could increase it more?
     
  2. z10m

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    dont think so.
    also i think that 1080p@30fps is crappy as there is a lot of dropped frames making the whole video inconsistent.
    im recording at 720p@60fps which is super smooth and no dropped frames.
     
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    Is the recording rate independent of the FPV setting ?
     
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    Really, you shouldn't have dropped frames. Even at 1080. You should check your SD card. I have a smooth 1920X1080 at 50fps from my go pro. I use a micro SDHC Sandisk extreme 32GB, class 10 45 mbps.
     
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    I have not checked but what class is the card that comes with the camera ?

    I do have a 32gb card, class 10 if need be.
     
  7. z10m

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    I'm talking about camera of Phantom 2 Vision + not GoPro i know that GoPro records perfect videos.
    Card that comes with P2V+ is class 4 and it gives me about 5MB/s write speed.
    I'm using class 10 card with write speed of about 15MB/s and video is exactly the same
     
  8. firnb_156

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    Thank you all for the answers
    From what I understand
    To get the best quality video, I need to set the camera at 720p/60fps. what about the FPV mode? what recommended for smooth picture quality?
     
  9. z10m

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    720p/60fps is my personal preference you might like 1080p/30 or 25fps more you need to find out yourself.

    In FPV mode I'm using 320x240/30fps as 640x480 doesnt work well for me at all.
     
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    I agreed and I use 720p/60fps for video to get smooth recording.

    For FPV, I'm using 320x240/30fps and sometimes down to 15fps, depending how far and high I'm flying. But I don't use my P2V+ to fly FPV much! I prefer my 250 mini or my Flamewheel F450....or my Blacksheep!...and the list goes on and on....
     
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    I use the 16g mini sd card samsung pro. Smooth shots, no dropped frames.
     
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    Any of the class 10 D's cards can handle the frame rates and transfer speeds. That's what's recommended.
     
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    1080p @ 30fps has too much compression and therefor too much artefacts - the bitrate can never be changed as this is the limitation of the camera.
    720p @ 60fps is the best.

    FPV should be 640x480@15fps minimum if you want see what you are framing in your shots.
    I did 2 birdside hacks to get 640x480@30fps for >500m range:
    - Wifi module Artic Silver 5 thermal re-paste, preventative overheat/failure mod which makes the module run cooler and more effectively.
    - $10 DBS wifi antenna re-allocation hack, take the wifi antenna located inside the battery slot and externally mount them front and rear.