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Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by light360, May 26, 2014.

  1. light360

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    I've wanted a Phantom for a long time and found a cheap one on ebay that I now have. Here is a video of my first outing. Props aren't balanced and there is no isolation mount or gimbal hence the jello. I've got a wire mount on order so hopefully this will help. Any advice on improving the video would be most welcome. I know it's not perfect and I want to learn.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdaeLWX4dcw
     
  2. 4wd

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    Very impressive for a first video!
    You could try the youtube stabiliser after uploading, I found it almost as good as adobe and let them do the slow job.
     
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    Thanks didn't think of that. The jello thing bothers me, I must admit I was naive enough to think that everything would be nice and smooth out of the box. Research!
     
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    Prop balancing may help, but you won't stop it completely especially when the motors work harder.
    Then you start looking at mounts with some isolation, then gimbals; caution advised, sometimes the challenge of getting something usable with an inexpensive basic set up is part of the fun.
     
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    Cheers mate. Really appreciate your help. Great videos btw. Just seen your Youtube channel.
     
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    Nice video :)
    Have you tried fitting the GoPro on the Phantom using its waterproof case rather than the supplied fixture? It helped me before I got a gimbal.
    My first rather average attempts!

    https://vimeo.com/78001375

    Trouble is, everytime you improve the image you start seeing other defects! Human nature I guess! I'm still not happy now :lol:

    bill
     
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    I did use the waterproof case because the Phantom fitting was not in the box. I've heard it helps so I guess I got lucky in being forced to use the waterproof case. I'm going to check your video out now.