Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Simultaneous stills and vids?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Gangapat, May 29, 2015.

  1. Gangapat

    Joined:
    May 27, 2015
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    10
    Wow first flight was great. Nothing exciting, just a bit of low hovers and turns to get a feel for it. Only issue is with the stills I thought I had. I saw something on the web saying you could take stills while shooting a film? That didn't work for me and I can't find any setting to that effect. Can't find the picture burst (3 shots at once) either.

    But what an amazing rig for this price! 5 years ago something with half the functions was 30 times more expensive!
     
  2. bbfpv

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2015
    Messages:
    3,744
    Likes Received:
    1,092
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    It won't do video and stills simultaneously.
    Hold the shutter button in the app and it'll bring up burst, bracketing, etc.
     
  3. UKFlyer

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2014
    Messages:
    505
    Likes Received:
    64
    Location:
    Midlands, UK
    You can't take a photo at the same time as recording, you need to switch the slider switch on the right hand side of the screen to photo mode. To get burst mode and other options you need to hild the photo/shutter button in for a couple of seconds i think, not tried it yet.
     
  4. ctp

    ctp

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2014
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    88
    Location:
    Reston, VA
    Stills or video, you can't do both. I usually record video until I get to a point I want a still, stop video, take pictures, start video again. Having a bunch of shorter videos also helps me in editing because the flight is already broken up into discreet shots.

    Burst, HDR, and AEB modes are accessed by long press on the shutter button on your tablet/phone. It's all in the manual :)
     
  5. Gangapat

    Joined:
    May 27, 2015
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    10
    OK thanks guys. I can live with that.
     
  6. ctp

    ctp

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2014
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    88
    Location:
    Reston, VA
    If you don't want to take your hands off the controller, it will auto-switch if you press the record video button while in photo mode or the photo button in video mode.
     
    UKFlyer likes this.
  7. 4wd

    4wd

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2014
    Messages:
    2,532
    Likes Received:
    421
    Location:
    North York Moors
    You can grab a frame from the video later and it makes an acceptable .jpg
    Nothing like as good as RAW still though
     
  8. UKFlyer

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2014
    Messages:
    505
    Likes Received:
    64
    Location:
    Midlands, UK
    Good tip, thanks. Never even took a photo yet on my P3, 14 flights but all video's!
     
    ctp likes this.
  9. davemex

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2015
    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    85
    Location:
    Cincinnati, OH
    This is what I do as well. I like to take short clips, which work better for editing, but then for pictures I usually stop the quad and then take a few shots at different settings to make sure I get a good one. All of that works much better in post than shooting the whole time.

    If you do want to do screen grabs, make sure you shoot 4K to get the best resolution to grab from.
     
    ctp likes this.
  10. ctp

    ctp

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2014
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    88
    Location:
    Reston, VA
    You're missing out on half the fun, at 12MP, the photos are higher resolution than the videos and are easier to show off.
     
    isopro likes this.
  11. 4wd

    4wd

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2014
    Messages:
    2,532
    Likes Received:
    421
    Location:
    North York Moors
    This is a screengrab from 4K video playing in VLC
    The original is about 8MB.
    It's resized here to 1500 pixels longest side (when you click ...)
    Nothing else done.

    [​IMG]