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Video is SO Dark On Screen and on Pc

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by ssecret113, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. ssecret113

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    Hey guys i got my phantom yesterday for Christmas and i took it to a great big field and i took off and then i looked on my phone and it is sooooo dark I can see sometimes when i drag my finger on the exposure button i can see a little same with the videos and pictures when I plug my phantom in please help thanks
     
  2. Meta4

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    One possible cause is that you've got the exposure dialed down too far.
    Have a look up in the exposure details in the app and find the blue EV value.
    If it's reading something like EV-2, use the left thumbwheel on the controller to set it to EV0.
    + numbers will overexpose and -numbers will underexpose.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Standard section Meta :)
    Orangutan-Didnt-Read-It-Dance-In-The-Rainforest-From-a-Commercial.gif Just messing Meta :D
     
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    Oops ... the Standard doesn't have the thumbwheels on the control.
    Does it have the exposure compensation feature somewhere in the app?
     
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    :) Just the left one for camera tilt .
    It might have another purpose but I don't know of it ;)
     
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    And I don't know the other :rolleyes:
     
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    Fixed thanks my drone came set with -3.5 LOL its so much brighter !!!!!!! thanks guys
     
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    Not the controller ...
    Does the app show the exposure data with the blue EV value?
    Is there somewhere in the app that you can set an exposure compensation.

    <edit> Looks like we have a result.
     
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    Meta I would have to get mine out to power it up but I don't remember seeing that .
    Is still a lot in there that's new to me :)
     
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    Where did you find that ss ?

    edit / I see mine is set like Meta's but don't see how to change it.
     
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