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Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Rich M-S, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Rich M-S

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    Hi, just a quick question about filming in 4K, 2.7k and 1080p on the P3P.
    Playback of 4K is very jerky, less so for 2.7k and obviously better for 1080p but I don't like the video picture degradation of the lower resolutions!
    Any quick fixes other than buying new computers and TV's?
    Thanks.


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  2. RayH

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    Sounds like a PC upgrade is needed, no quick fixes. What are your PC specs?


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  3. Rich M-S

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    I'll have to get back to you on that! Although it seems to play GoPro footage happily!!


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  4. RayH

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    Are you recording in .MOV or MP4? If you are using windows on your PC use MP4 to record in as MOV is more suitable for Macs.


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  5. Matty1551

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    Download VLC Player. I have a Mac that should be plenty fast but for some reason I get stuttering with QuickTime on 2.7 or 4K video.

    VLC works flawlessly with the same videos.
     
  6. Rich M-S

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    I'll try that, thanks. Yeah I've got a 27" Mac and I thought that would crack it!!


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    Is it 'jerky' because the filesize is massive? I have a habit of compressing my videos to the same resolution/framerate/bitrate in Any Video Converter which massively cuts the file size down, doesn't eat the quality but reduces its size dramatically, thus making it easily playable in vlc/other media players.

    Might be the file size, try compressing. That or its because you have a Mac. :p:p
     
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  8. Rich M-S

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    What's a good programme for compressing video files without losing quality please?


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  9. MrDroneUK

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    I personally use Any Video Converter. I usually convert them from .mp4 to .avi at the same resolution and bitrate. No quality loss and a much smaller file size.

    Other people use a program called Handbrake. I haven't tried it though.
     
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    Are you playing from the SD card or from the HD on your computer? If its the former, copy to your HD first.
     
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    I had the same issue. I traded the micro card out for a faster Scandisk Pictor 64 GB Class 10 UHS-3 and the jerkiness looks like its gone.
     
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    Handbrake.
     
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    Having a SSD (Solid State Drive) for your media files does wonders over using an old plater-based HDD. Especially if your HDD is a slow 5400rpm drive. A quality drive with a good buffer is vital for video workstation.