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Flickering video with my new Phantom 3 Professional

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by T Dunkin, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. T Dunkin

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    Just wondering what is causing the video to flicker. I have a brand new Phantom 3 Professional. Is it the camera or something I'm not setting up right in the software. Please see attached file.

    Tom...

     
  2. msinger

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    Try shooting with the sun behind your Phantom. It's tough to get good footage when flying into the sun.
     
  3. Dirty Bird

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    I suspect it was simply your angle in regards to the sun causing the auto-exposure setting to jump around. Shadows from the prop guard & props when heading into the sun affect the exposure. You can avoid this situation in several ways. Avoid filming into the sun, use a neutral density filter to reduce light entering the camera, lock the exposure setting so it doesn't jump around, or tilt the camera down slightly so the sunlight doesn't directly enter the camera lens.
     
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    It looks you are on auto exposure and passing thru bright light.
     
  5. T Dunkin

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    Good points. Thanks guys. I think I should try locking the exposure when pointing towards the sun. I never thought about that. I will give that a try.

    Tom...