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HOLLYWOOD SIGN ⭐️ | PHANTOM 4 4K Video

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by John Conrad, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. John Conrad

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    Shot this earlier in the week. Each letter stands 45 feet tall and the sign measures 350 feet wide.

    Had a blast shooting this one, despite the birds that were making me a little nervous. Cheers!

     
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    Good work my friend! BTW, what software do you edit with? I got a P3 Advanced a few months ago. The video right from the card is very good but when I edit it with Windows Movie Maker, to burn a DVD or post on Facebook, it loses a lot of resolution. Any advice is appreciated.
     
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    I use Final Cut Pro X, you import the 4K footage and then it allows you to export the 4K footage with no quality loss, although Facebook only supports 1080P. I don't have any experience with Windows Movie Maker, so unfortunately can't help you there. I know there are some great video editing software for Windows though (names that come to mind are Vegas, Adobe Premiere). I'm sure there are others too.
     
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    Excellent work. 2 questions: 1. no fear in flying that close to the radio towers behind the sign? 2. What settings did you use to upload such clear video without pixelization?


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    Goid video, good editing, good choice of music (was this music from the DJI Go editor?). Only one criticism: "Tinsletown" is spelled "Tinseltown". Sorry, I'm a spelling geek. Slap me if necessary.
     
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    WOW, I am embarrassed. Re-uploading now, I will fix the link in the OP.

    Thank you for pointing that out, I'm a spelling geek too (although you'd never guess it based on this video).

    Music was from the YouTube audio library.
     
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    FIXED!!! Thanks again!
     
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    How 'bout the settings when you upload. I have trouble uploading to YouTube without getting some Pixelization. See :

    Then again, I'm using iMovie from my iPad, but still can't get that razor sharp image that you have. Do you like Final Cut/ was it worth the investment? Looks like it.

    Sorry to be a pest picking your brain. Again, great job!


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    I'm uploading at 30FPS, 4K resolution from Final Cut to YouTube. Same settings I use to shoot. Maybe your settings in iMovie are different from the settings on your drone? Also, I've noticed that using manual exposure settings with an ND filter produces better results than using the AUTO setting. That way, your drone isn't changing the settings on the fly, so to speak.

    Regarding Final Cut, it is expensive; but I do like it. I've heard other programs are easier/more intuitive, but I've gotten used to FCP.

    PICK AWAY!! :D
     
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    Didn't mean to embarrass you. After reading many of your posts, I thought it was a bit out of character for you. I recently had someone point out to me that I'd written "cerficate" instead of "certificate" on a sign I'd made. That was embarassing! Anyway, good job on the video.
     
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    Not at all, I'm really glad you pointed it out! Need to double check my work next time.

    Too bad FCP doesn't include spell check lol.
     
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    I needed to look up Goid.
     
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    Great perspective of the sign, it seems the Phantom was made for instances like this. Mighty close to the 'O' though , overall I did enjoy your video.
     
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    Thank you!!!
     
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    Very nice, I love seeing all these places I doubt I'll every see myself. Keep up the good work!
     
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    Thank you, more videos coming next week!