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Does p3p have an advantage over p3a If I mainly shoot videos at 1080p @60 ?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by 30secs, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. 30secs

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    Wonder if I don't shoot in 4k, sites the p3p have any advantage over the p3a? Will the 1080p videos look sharper or higher resolution stills?
     
  2. Meta4

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    The P3A and P3 Pro are identical except for 4K video and the 100W charger of the Pro.
    Stills are exactly the same.
    And the Advanced now does 2.7K video.
    If you don't shoot 4K video, there is no advantage paying the extra $$ for the Pro.
     
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    Same if you record in 1080 but if you down sample from 4k to 1080p then yes sharper and better colour. P3A has 2.7k recording now anyway, so I doubt there would be any real word difference over 4k if you down sampled from to 2.7 to 1080. Stills are the same, you get a faster charger with the P3P.
     
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    maybe im doing something wrong... but its a pain to take clips from a 2.7k video. encode and downsize takes forever, a lot of software are not compatible with anything over 1080p
     
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    yes, it will be slower, just buy a faster computer :p
    What software are you using? Even iMovie supports 4k
     
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    Do yourselves a favor and get premiere
    Video effect > motion > scale
    now it's 1080
     
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    Whoa I did not know that! Did the p3a get 2.7k with the latest firmware update??
     
  8. Meta4

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    What’s New:
    1. Added Intelligent Navigation Modes including Point of Interest, Follow Me and Waypoint.
    2. The Phantom 3 Advanced now supports 2.7K (2704x1520p30) video recording.
    3. The photo format now cannot be changed when the camera is in operation.
     
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    Really

    Which rock have you been hidding under for the last few weeks ? :)
     
  10. 30secs

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    Funny you should say that... I've been hiding under many rocks in Yellowstone during the past week :))
     

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