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Video is jerky or choppy, which is the best resolution?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Sky Media Drones, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. Sky Media Drones

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    Hi everybody. I have a doubt about which, in your experiences, is the best resolution for record videos in our P2+. In my case I did videos at all resolutions and only in 720p 30fps I have smoothness video.
    In others resolutions the video footage appears to jump from frame to frame.
    I upload a short video to my youtube channel for you can see that I mean:


    The video setup is:
    Resolution: 1080p 30fps
    ISO: 100
    WB: sun
    Focus: Average
    Exp: -0.3
    Sharp: Standard

    Which is your opinions?

    (sorry for my english)
     
  2. kirk2579

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    I have settled on using 720p @ 60

    the stuttering in play back may simply be the pc/device your are using not being able to process the video fast enough.
    Faster processor or video card could play differently,
    try a different pc if possible
     
  3. Sky Media Drones

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    Thanks. I'll try.
     
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    Seems you have chosen an incorrect fps setting in the editing sequence or during video export. Should be 29.97 fps in this case... ;)
     
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    Thanks SkyDude, but if I paste the videos from the sdcard in my PC and playing they are choppy, before editing process, I know maybe my PC isn't enough fast.
     
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    Sounds strange. The video you uploaded is jerky here too, so must also be something else than your slow PC...

    Perhaps try to flash the FC200 camera with the latest firmware and see if that helps? :)
     
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    Ok, thanks. I'll try that
     
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    I have installed the mod made by StevenQX right now. So, is not better than original?
     
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    Ah... 24mbits is much better than 12 for sure! Did not know you also had that installed ;)
    I have one of the two last firmware mods also, loving the 24mbps quality and no problem with framerate here... Perhaps you could try the one with "True HD", less contrast and 24mbps (which is the second last version methinks)? Or just reflash the one you use now? Just flash or reflash to see if that helps... :D
     
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    Can you share a link off "True HD" firmware version?
     
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    ;) I do not know the differences between this one and the last one so far...not really sure which one I flashed actually! :p
     
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    Thanks SkyDude for your help. I'll try all variations.
     
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    You are welcome. Hope it fixes your problem ;)
     
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    Hey man! Did you get rid of the problem?

    I just tested the firmware I linked to, and I see from the files that it only records in 20mbps. So you should go back to the last modded firmware instead (which you already had installed)...
     
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    Hi SkyDude. I tried all variants and the problem persists. The only resolution that works fine for me is 720 30fps. With 1080i 60fps I can work, is not perfect but acceptable (still a little jerky), I know is not a real 60fps.
    I'll test a Gueria's script tomorrow to see if improvement the quality in "super wide" fov.
     
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    Hmmm...very strange. Can you send me a "jerky" raw clip and I will se how it plays on my computer?

    Cool. Tell ut what you think when you have tested the script! I might check it out tomorrow too... :)
     
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    Sure, I'll send you a raw clip soon. I'll take a small clip (10sec) in all resolutions just for compare.
     
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