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recommended video settings to avoid transmission problems

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by terry s, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. terry s

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    Hi, been searching but cant find the thread any more..
    What are the recommended video settings to avoid video transmission interruptions over long distance?

    Was shooting a video today on the beach, planned on doing a long run along the beach to test the range.
    Found that only after about 1km I was starting to get poor video transmission warnings.

    I recall reading somewhere that reducing the video quality can help eliminate this, I shoot at 4k highest frame rate and size.

    Anyone have recommended settings to get good video range and still be able to shoot at good quality?

    Regards
     
  2. Mordor

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    Choose custom over automatic, see what channel is less interference and choose it.
    Also, turn image quality to the minimum...(+- 4MB`s)

    Also, the antenas position must be always on a vertical as reference to the ground (90ยบ degrees) and at the same distance one of other...

    Then, the place you choose to control the bird....is very important: Go for the highest possible and as much you can see with your eyes.

    Easy! ;-)
     
  3. ianwood

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  4. Mordor

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    More channels, doesn`t mean necessarily more distance.....
    It means more chance of less interference....
     
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    Which means higher chance of further distance.
     
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  6. Mordor

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    No it doesn`t.
     
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    --The quality of the video you shoot (4k) is not related to distance the aircraft can fly or the distance of successful live video feed to your screen.

    --The "distance" of the HD live video feed transmission is not related to the distance the aircraft can fly (other than FPV limitations).

    --A lower quality setting for your HD live video feed (+/-4MB) will result in longer distance live video feed transmissions before live video begins to deteriorate. It won't affect the distance the aircraft can fly or your video recording quality.
     
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  8. MagiCmonD

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    It does, for the same power.