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FC-40 steps taken to make the video look better.

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by rivest266, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. rivest266

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    MY STEPS IN MAKING A VIDEO
    1: here is the video from the camera of the DJI Phantom FC-40 drone.
    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zukkLDXQJ5I[/youtube]

    2: stabilized the footage using Youtube and dowloaded it into my editor, added the audio track from an recording app and also fixed the colours.
    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke2QySu2WiU[/youtube]

    3: added titles and music from "Un homme et une femme" and did some editing
    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usLqIQP3kI8[/youtube]
     
  2. CarlJ

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    Best thing to do is get a gimbal. I would not be able to stabilize that video even in After Effects without a great deal of loss, and sadly the stock FC40 cam is already very underpowered. Some have found use for the cam as their FPV, others (like myself) have ditched it altogether.

    Everyone here in the FC40 forum is always very helpful, so no matter what your upgrade path is, someone is bound to have a step by step for you.

    There is a gimbal that's designed for the FC40 cam, but given it's cost I wonder if you wouldn't be better off getting a Tarot or other brand gimbal and a cheap GoPro.

    Good luck with your videos!
     
  3. rivest266

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    I may buy an DJI Vision (not plus) next year. Want it for it's better still photos.
     
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    I don't like the built in camera on the vision, but it is an all in one solution, and that's nothing to scoff at. Right this very instant I think the sweet spot is a P2 with the H3-3D Gimbal and a GoPro4, but by the time you're ready to upgrade that won't be the case.

    Like you I got the 40 as a learning machine, and like you I'm evaluating my options for upgrading.

    But while the 40 lacks range and FPV is troublesome, I've gotten some beautiful footage with my Tarot Gimbal and Hero3+...so It'll be hard to let her go.

    When people ask me to recommend a quad I always tell them about the FC40, I really love mine.
     
  5. horne47789

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    There's a very detailed review of the Walkera gimbal and how it fits to an FC40 here, lots of solid information including the affect on battery life.
    http://rcqanda.com/?p=48

    I'm with CarlJ on the FC40 - it's a great quad that sometimes leaves you wanting more, but it's a lot of tech for the money.

    Damian.
     
  6. ELHEAPO

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    can the walkera g-2d gimbal work with a fc40 ive been told by suppliers from different ebay stores it wont work with the fc40 but im sure they are wrong?
     
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    It should work fine. Let us know if you need help with the install.
     
  8. ELHEAPO

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    I might take you up with that carl, thanks.