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Problem With Video Display

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Horton, May 19, 2015.

  1. Horton

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    I am unable to upload a clip of the video I am having the problem with but for a short amount of time on the footage you can see faint horizontal black and white lines flickering. Whats causing this? thanks.
     
  2. msinger

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    Was it sunny out? That often happens when the sun shines through props.

    A lens hood usually resolves that issue. I cannot recommend any for the P3 -- but, you should try something like this.
     
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  3. Horton

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    It was and I was facing into the sun but I have never seen that effect before. Are you confident that would be it? thanks
     
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    Well, its not like we have much to go on but I'd certainly agree that is what is sounds like. Put a piece of black tape on the top of the camera next time and see if it goes away. The tape should be 1/2 on the camera and 1/2 over hanging the front of the camera.
     
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    I am having a similar issue, but I was hoping that I could get confirmation that it's because the sun was shining though the props. If not, what could be the issue?

     
  6. msinger

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    Benjamin Jarvis, nothing else causes that issue. If you don't want to try a lens hood, then try an ND filter. You'll probably need one anyhow at some point -- especially if you plan on editing your videos afterwards.
     
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    Have any suggestions for ND filters?
     
  8. msinger

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    You can find all of the commonly used lens filters here.

    So far, I have tried the Ditzler Photo filters and the SRP GND16-8 and SRP ND16/CP filters. The Ditzler Photo filters are inexpensive, tedious to handle, and most likely will be tough to clean. The SRP's have glass lenses -- which worked out well for me over the weekend when I had to clean some bugs from them. I don't think the Ditzler Photo filters would have held up well with the amount of pressure I had to use to clean them. The only thing I don't like about the SRP's is that it takes a fair amount of force to slide the filter on and off. They could have made them a bit looser. SRP is the only company that makes a graduated filter -- which works very well when the sky is bright.

    A lot of people are using the Polar Pro 3-pack or 6-pack. If you decide to go with those, get the 6-pack. The ND4 and PL filters will not be usable for most people -- unless it's always very cloudy where you fly.

    The TACO-RC filters look nice too. I'm thinking of picking those up next. A lot of people are saying they are nicer than the Polar Pro filters. And, those are people who have tried both.
     
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