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Video is "wobbly"

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by SvenATL, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. SvenATL

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    Hello Everyone. I'm new to piloting the drone (< 3 months) but have been fortunate enough to fly it a lot and get used to it. I just returned from the Cliffs of Moher (Ireland) and got some amazing footage but the video is "wobbly". It was a clear day lucky for us because only 1 in every 20 is, but it was moderately windy. I'm assuming that the camera and the gimbal stabilizer can only do so much, but perhaps I'm doing something wrong.

    Also, was hoping to get your recommendations on settings especially when it's sunny. On a few of the days it was very sunny and unfortunately a lot of my footage is way to bright with a lot of white wash. It looks like I can edit the footage in iMovie but was hoping for some recommendations to mitigate that in advance.

    Thanks in advance for your feedback.
     
  2. flyNfrank

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    To better explain a video issue you might want to show us. Then we can see exactly what you are experiencing.
     
  3. SvenATL

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    Here you go! I thought I had included it.

     
  4. Silverwingflinx

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    It's called jello effect I would say there is a strong wind.from my experience when I flew in strong winds turning fast or slow I have seen this jello effect.you may want to try stiffer rubber mounts for cam gimbal.they used to have them in different sets 30 40 50 stiffness.
     
  5. flyNfrank

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    Nice landscape!

    Were you flying with the camera in manual mode? The video itself looked bad from not being set or at least pot in auto. The waviness is part of a problem I had a year ago which grew into additional problems. The repair turn around time was 12-14 weeks back then and noway was I sending my aircraft to dji for repair. I was determined to diagnose and fix it myself. And that is what I did. I took me a long time but I finally figured it out.

    I found that while recording if I pressed on the 2 small wiring harnesses and flat gimbal cable where it goes in the top plate a disturbance would appear on the video. I would enable everything except starting the props and while recording I would hold the a/c in had and tilt, roll, and basically simulate in flight. I then replaced the mentioned wire harnesses and flat cable and it been perfect every since then. Make sure you use factory parts to replace those with. Especially the flat gimbal cable.
     
  6. SvenATL

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    Thanks I flew it a lot after without the issue so suspect it was the high wind. The drone was in auto for all settings. It's unfortunate i am not better with it because the video doesn't the cliffs justice.

    Thanks for the reply!!!
     
  7. flyNfrank

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    I also remember there being some camera lenses that have a gasket/seal missing that allows movement in the lens.