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Choppy footage. Any suggestions? DJI 3 Adv.

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by tboarder, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. tboarder

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    Hi all,

    I'm a new owner of a Phantom 3 Advance and took it for a quick test filming the night after purchasing.
    The image quality I'm getting is terrible due to two main factors:
    • Choppy/staggering footage
    • Motion blur
    The second point should be just down to the shutter speed, which I will look to re-test tonight; but the choppy/staggering footage is something new to me. It looks like it is being filmed at 10fps or something to that effect.
    I'm aware that the camera is terrible in low-light, thus the grain, but it should not affect the movement of objects within the frame.

    Filming was done in 2.7k with auto settings.
    I will run test in manual with a faster shutter speed setting tonight, but does anyone have any suggestions or is anyone aware of issues with this camera that I should take into consideration, or which might rectify the image quality issue?

    Footage looks the same on phone, computer and Vimeo.
    Has been resized to 720p at 10-12Mbps

    Test video snippets (trimmed) taken from drone:


    Longer 3 min of test footage:


    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  2. lotusteve

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    there is sometihing wrong.. had mine for a week now and done 3 sessions and all 3 are a 100% better than your footage. reset all settings to default and try again.. hope you get it sorted.
     
  3. brushlesheaven

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    Is your SD card class C10?
    Look at the small print on the card somewhere to find it.
     
  4. tboarder

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    Thank you for the response,

    I ran a second round of filming tonight and changed the below things:
    - Switched down to 1080p (Originally 2.7k)
    - Changed to Manual ISO and Shutter speed



    Now everything is running smoothly, but I have questions on what was causing the bad image previously, the 2.7k feed or the shutter speed...
    - Could the load from the 2.7k be having that effect on the footage recording properly?
    (Filming on a grade 10 micro SD as provided with the drone)
    - Even when setting the shutter speed to 50 (lowest setting) manually, the image was fine. I tested 50, 80, 100 with no major quality difference. When the camera is set to auto, can it force a shutter speed lower than 50 which might have caused the issue?

    I'll test again tomorrow; on manual settings and 2.7k, and then 1080p on auto settings and see what I can find out.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated to help!

    Cheers,
    Tom