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Unstable, Shaky Video... How can I improve?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by djsydvicious, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. djsydvicious

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    I have a Phantom 2 Vision and I'm not pleased with my captured video from my flights. It is very unstable and jerky/jumpy. How can I improve? How can I obtain movie-like pans? I'm sure the wind is having an effect as well.

    Do I have to step up to the Vision Plus to get that buttery smooth movie-like panning without editing?

    Should I try ATTI and just let the phantom float to pan?
     
  2. djsydvicious

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    Re: Unstable, Shaky Video... How can I improve?

    I thought the vision was a 2 axis and the plus is a 3axle
     
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    Wow! I think I'm going to send this one back and get the 3 axis. I guess you really do get what you pay for.

    Thanks.
     
  4. djsydvicious

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    Re: Unstable, Shaky Video... How can I improve?

    I will definitely take a look at that. Although, I would love the distance gain (for the WiFi and the TX), I'm very scared of that camera and it's sensitivity to damage.
     
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    Re: Unstable, Shaky Video... How can I improve?

    It's definitely an improvement, for $389, but you will occasionally notice some motion artifact in the yaw axis. I read that there was going to be some kind of Rotorpixel add-on for the third axis, but I haven't seen it around yet and don't know what it would add to the cost.
     
  6. djsydvicious

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    I'm seriously considering this RotorPixel route. It's cheaper for me to get a Vision+.

    Let me ask this, how does the RotorPixel affect flight time? Also, does the RotorPixel affect landings and takeoffs and how the Vision flies?

    I'm sure a lot of my answers are in that 500 something page thread but would be hard to find.
     
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    Re: Unstable, Shaky Video... How can I improve?

    The rotopixel gimble is excellant , flight times are about 16 mins dependant on wind and I usually land at 30-40% , easy to fit , it's a bugger to balance if you have a filter attached to your camera , if not its balanced already for the camera on its own.
    I can't wait for them to bring out the. 3 axis , hope it's soon , if not they will miss a window as the inspire will be affordable mid to late next year I reckon
     
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    Re: Unstable, Shaky Video... How can I improve?

    ProDAD Mercalli 3 and 4 output acceptable video from the P2V shots, but there is significant loss in detail (resolution) and the original usually does not have any detail to spare. I usually scale everything to 720p when I am done because it actually does not look any worse than 1080p after processing.

    ProDAD Mercalli 3 is good enough unless you need advanced rolling shutter and jello correction which require Mercalli 4

    Check this example from some footage I shot last friday:

    Side by Side http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPUFawZB ... 0LXFS3tD2w
    Result: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idGwIHdr ... 0LXFS3tD2w

    (For those who are concerned, yes those are some big antennas, but I have done several test flights, increasing distance very gradually)