Choppy footage. Any suggestions? DJI 3 Adv.

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Hi all,

I'm a new owner of a Phantom 3 Advance and took it for a quick test filming the night after purchasing.
The image quality I'm getting is terrible due to two main factors:
  • Choppy/staggering footage
  • Motion blur
The second point should be just down to the shutter speed, which I will look to re-test tonight; but the choppy/staggering footage is something new to me. It looks like it is being filmed at 10fps or something to that effect.
I'm aware that the camera is terrible in low-light, thus the grain, but it should not affect the movement of objects within the frame.

Filming was done in 2.7k with auto settings.
I will run test in manual with a faster shutter speed setting tonight, but does anyone have any suggestions or is anyone aware of issues with this camera that I should take into consideration, or which might rectify the image quality issue?

Footage looks the same on phone, computer and Vimeo.
Has been resized to 720p at 10-12Mbps

Test video snippets (trimmed) taken from drone:

Longer 3 min of test footage:

Cheers,
Tom
 
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there is sometihing wrong.. had mine for a week now and done 3 sessions and all 3 are a 100% better than your footage. reset all settings to default and try again.. hope you get it sorted.
 
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Is your SD card class C10?
Look at the small print on the card somewhere to find it.
 
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Is your SD card class C10?
Look at the small print on the card somewhere to find it.
Thank you for the response,

I ran a second round of filming tonight and changed the below things:
- Switched down to 1080p (Originally 2.7k)
- Changed to Manual ISO and Shutter speed


Now everything is running smoothly, but I have questions on what was causing the bad image previously, the 2.7k feed or the shutter speed...
- Could the load from the 2.7k be having that effect on the footage recording properly?
(Filming on a grade 10 micro SD as provided with the drone)
- Even when setting the shutter speed to 50 (lowest setting) manually, the image was fine. I tested 50, 80, 100 with no major quality difference. When the camera is set to auto, can it force a shutter speed lower than 50 which might have caused the issue?

I'll test again tomorrow; on manual settings and 2.7k, and then 1080p on auto settings and see what I can find out.

Any thoughts would be appreciated to help!

Cheers,
Tom
 

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