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P2 V+ - camera question

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Help' started by anderson007, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. anderson007

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    Hi peeps!

    I'm making the assumption that I need a new gimbal and potentially a camera as well since my bird fell out the sky for no reason whatsoever .......TWICE! (According to DJI, this is impossible and it's all entirely my fault!)

    However thought I would post and see if anyone had any fantastic ideas first.

    Long and short of it is I can take still photos whilst in flight and they record well and are viewable in the gallery. My problem is video's! I press the record button and everything's seems fine, however when I goto view it, it says 'cannot play this video'

    I have tried 3 other memory cards and bought a brand new one today..... same thing!!

    Cheers in advance
    Paul
     
  2. phxbird57

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    try this not sure if it will work or not. I've had it when I have a low battery it does not close the video file correctly. So I put the card back in the camera and start the drone up and watch the front led on the gimbal turns green. Is there any body to the video file ( size gigabytes)?
     
  3. Larr2000

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    Hi Paul,
    I too have a PV2+, but have not had video problems. One thing I did notice is where you are formatting the card...from the PV2+ or computer? It makes a difference, where possible format in the PV2+.
     
  4. J Dot

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    Make sure you are NOT set to 1080i, APPLE devices won't play that format!
    Use 1080p instead. Not sure about android & 1080i?

    Just an idea?

    J Dot
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  5. anderson007

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    Cheers guys.... I always format in the p2v+ rather than a PC... no settings have been changed since it fell out the sky (was working perfect before the crash) and I only tried it last night with the new formatted memory card with full power! Running out of ideas now :-(

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  6. J Dot

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    Same here, always 1080p, but phone auto updated vision app, and changed to 1080i? Not sure why? I could see pictures, but video said format unknown? Looked and saw it set to 1080i? So I changed it back, and all is good! Not saying that is your problem? But worth a look!

    I would check your ribbon cable VERY carefully, plus all your plugs ( make sure a wire has not become loose or dislodged from connectors! )

    Lastly
    If you record a video, to Sd Card, then remove card, place in PC, will it play then?

    J Dot
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  7. anderson007

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    J Dot thanks for your advice ...really appreciate it ! See what ur saying about the settings will double check... u might just be right! When I put the card in a PC it still won't play!! Grrrrr as for the ribbon with thoroughly check...thanks again buddy

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  8. anderson007

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    J Dot...seriously! Ur THE MAN! .... Ur idea worked!! Thanks buddy ... saved me many hours of sweat and frustration!!

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  9. J Dot

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    Glad you had success! A+

    J Dot
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