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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Frankc, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. Frankc

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    I feel pretty sure that when I first got the drone I could take photos whilst flying and recording video at the same time. Now it seems I must stop the video then take the photo.

    So is it my memory playing tricks or do you have to stop the video recording to take a photo?
     
  2. lenmcgilvary

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    Tricks :)


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    Getting old is a terrible thing. You could always pull a frame out of the video, however you do lose a good bit of quality.
     
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    I have been pulling a frame from the video. Must just be me :)

    Its easy enough though to stop the video and take a photo. Just a bit of a pain in the photo frame to have to do that.

    Thank you for your replies.
     
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    Ya video record must be stopped before still picture can be taken.

    I find that pulling a frame out of the video looks just as good to me however.
    I use Cyberlink as my video editor.
     
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    Yep me too. I also use the free Gom player to play the videos and extract photos.
     
  7. Danielmexortega

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    I swear I remember being able to hit the photo button while recording too


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    I haaaaaaaaaate when people post up videos of their ENTIRE flight. I mean start recording, take off, fly around, land, stop recording. So so stupid. I won't even watch those videos on youtube as a bulk of that video is a waste of time.

    That said - I find if you're flying to capture video to reproduce those memories then record the footage you want and if you see an area or something you'd like to take a photo of stop recording and snap a pic.

    At the end of the day you should have enough video to post edit and drop into a movie. I typically find if I shoot 30 minutes of video I only use about 4 minutes worth of footage. With good pictures in RAW to post edit for some amazing photo frame worthy shots :)
     
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    I must be too old too. Not just I remember taking stills while recording video, I also remember reading about that feature in some manual. I'll check if I have any videos and pics with same time stamp.


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  10. rene van der meer

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    It is not possible to take photo's while video recording. I just tried to be sure.
     
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    While I would never post a video of my entire flight, I generally will record an entire battery's worth for good reason. Often, when maneuvering from one shot to the next, I'll find an unplanned for gem of a shot that makes it into the final edit. Storage is cheap.
     
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    You may be thinking of a GoPro camera.
    It's never been a Phantom feature.
     
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    It would be a nice feature to do this. Unfortunately you have to stop the video.
     
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    When the 3 pro was new last May you could take stills with the video running.
     
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  15. rene van der meer

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    Is this still the case?
    I own an advanced, which cannot take pictures and video simultaneously.
     
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    Yuneec Q500 has that feature, however the resolution is lower than stopping video and snapping a shot.
     
  17. Meta4

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    You are mistaken.
    This has never been possible with a Phantom.
     
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    Because the feature has been removed by previous firmware updates perhaps.


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  19. Meta4

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    No ... because it has NEVER been a feature of any Phantom camera.
    It has been a feature of GoPro cameras.
     
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    Ok. Thanks for the replies :) I was mistaken. I have taken some nice shots with the camera so far. Should be even better when the sun shines again. :)
     
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