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Flickering video problem?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by simple2010, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. simple2010

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    Here's a recent GPS+waypoint flight I did in Half Moon Bay, CA. I've done around a dozen flights before and haven't run into this problem. The video starts to flicker a lot at a few points in the video. Skip to 4:00 to see the problem. All of my camera settings are currently default and I'm running the latest firmware for everything.

    Is this auto white balance or exposure? Or, actually a problem with the camera? Maybe the white crests of the waves threw it off?

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  2. 4wd

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    It's probably not the easiest scene to get auto exposure.
    It might help if you set the ISO manually - probably on 100 for that relatively bright scene.
    I doubt it was involved in this flickering but also best to set the white balance manually rather than have it potentially jumping between settings during a scene as light changes.
     
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    Depending on sunlight direction sometimes you can pick up reflections off of props.
     
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    I'll try switching to manual camera settings. I suppose the props could be a factor. It does seem to do it more when it's tilting to gain speed so the camera would have angled upwards. I hadn't considered the props. The other times I've flown the sky was more overcast.

    Thanks for the tips, I appreciate it!
     
  5. 4wd

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    I don't think it was props at least not 4 mins in - that usually needs you to be facing towards the sun and it was bright overcast.
    Besides it was the whole screen jumping between two exposure settings.