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What causes the "jello video" effect?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Help' started by DudeInOttawa, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. DudeInOttawa

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    Sometimes my video has a sort of horizontal wavy effect to it. I was wondering (hoping) if that is caused by unbalanced props?.... or is that a sign of a motor going bad?.... or a gimble problem?
     
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    Are the wavy lines dark? If so, that's known as "prop shadows". It can normally be resolved by shooting video with an ND filter.

    ND filters can resolve some other common issues too. Check out this video:

     
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    They make ND filters for the Phantom 2 V +? I have to look into that.
     
  4. msinger

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    Yes, sir. You do own a P2V+, right?
     
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    Yes sir, but never had the use for them based on what the OP is saying.
    I am interested in them though as I am starting to fly mine more again.
    Just to see if it really makes a big difference in my video footage regarding bright lighting conditions. Thanks.
     
  6. DudeInOttawa

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    Nope its not the prop shadows... I used to get those until I got a lens hood, now it is the actual video is "jiggly" ... hard to explain.
    Kind of looks like waves, as if the video was liquid.
     
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    Did you try different props? Or, maybe try balancing the existing props if you have a prop balancer.
     
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    Agreed! But for $12.00 you can get 2 sets of spare props. DJI does good on balanced props from the factory.. get an extra set or 2.
    Just a piece of mind to be sure.
    Also there has been a issue with gimbal ISO mounts getting hard and stiff with the P1,P2 better known as the Ball Mount., starts to stiffen and can create the jello effect as well.
    I would suggest replacing them if the bird is over a year old or more.
     
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