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Video quality options? (Not size or fps)

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by lightingbryan, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. What type of settings does the Plus have (if any). I am not asking about video size or frame rate. I want to know if you can turn down the sharpening. Does it have profiles such as a flat profile. Seems the video I have been seeing is SUPER contrasted, over sharpened and has lots of artifacts. I thought I heard someone say there was a "soft" setting? If so can someone post an example? That would be great!
     
  2. varmint

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    I can't post an example ATM, but yes, there are 3 settings for this: sharp, normal ( or maybe it's labeled medium) and soft. One would assume/hope that the "soft" setting is unprocessed, and therefore the best option. You can probably just look in the manual at the DJI site to see these described.
     
  3. Thanks! I looked through the manual and didn't see anything. I checked again and found it. Its on page 56. But the biggest question is will it really improve.

    This video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVIz-DUxAMQ (which visually done very well) LOOKS WAY WAY to sharp. It made me worry that the quality of image in the P2V+ is horrible. But maybe he just had the settings up high? Or over processed it in post?

    I would be very interested in seeing footage in Soft (sharpness). Seems it might open up the darks and make it easier to fix in post. To much sharpening in an image and there is nothing you can do in post.
     
  4. Mori55

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    I think the video quality is nice. Everyone who sees then think the great. But I'm not a pro , I just like to fly and take pics and video.
     
  5. CMACD

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    I have been asking similar questions before I lay down the coin for a P2V+. I played with a wavelet processor and reduced the amount of unsharp masking in a video that another member posted. Not having to play with unsharpening in post would be so much nicer. I hope someone takes you up on your request and we can see the "soft" setting.

    Original
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEG0kf6Q6HA

    Wavelet Processed
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exs6ng09iTI

    When viewed full resolution the processed one looks more "natural" IMHO.

    clark
     
  6. Nice! I watched the Phillip Bloom video and he actually used the soft setting. But he grades his video so much its hard to really tell that what you are getting. The GoPro still looks way better. I will use mine for Cinematic purposes as I am a filmmaker. But I am having a HORRIBLE time deciding between the two. I just cant decide. I just can't seem to find how hard setting up a h33d and gopro and dealing with issues that are present from not having a all in one system. This is one of the hardest decisions I have had to make in a long time. So many things to know and understand when spending this much money.
     
  7. CMACD

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    Agreed. The PV2+ is a great all in one platform and it looks like it would encourage the creativity process. I hate wrestling with tools when I really want to concentrate on the art and the PV2+ looks like it gets you past the tools to be creative. The main issue I struggle with is the quality of the video. I guess this is why I started to play with it in post as a way of salvaging the platform.