taking photos while video is on

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hi
is there a way to take photos while the video is on?
or you should always stop video->go to camera mode->take photo?
 

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Yes, you must stop the video and switch back to camera mode.
 
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While the quality won't be as good as RAW, you could pull stills from the recorded video later.
 
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Yea, I always suspect that the quality will be low than taking straight still image from the drone's cam
 
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Its only a matter of pressing one button with one finger on remote to stop video and pressing the shutter button with other finger on rc, not really a gardship

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and also switching to photo mode in the app or else pressing the button will not help..
 
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Switching from video to take a picture with the remotes buttons and switching back using the buttons on the remote isn't terrible all agree. However what is terrible is taken a few pictures flew around a few times to get a few more pictures, moving to a different position and forgetting to push the record button for video.....when it happens more than once or twice it's a really really annoying.... just saying...

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One would not think it would be that difficult for DJI to implement an auto return to video recording. It could be a menu option.
If recording video and still image button is pressed. Take the picture and restart video recording.
 
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Rumors has it, the newer Phantom 4 is going to allow taking pictures while shooting video like in the iPhones. It is not clear if this is going to be an option on the existing P4 with a fw upgrade.
 
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Yea, I always suspect that the quality will be low than taking straight still image from the drone's cam
Actually, I find very little difference in video grabs after Photoshoping them, and the best part is you can pick which frame(s) are best.
Yes there is a slight difference , but for most photos it's good.
I'm shooting 4k and if I plan to get photos set the shutter slightly higher eg. 1/100
As others have said it's easy to stop video recording and snap a shot with the button then immediately start record again.
 
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While the quality won't be as good as RAW, you could pull stills from the recorded video later.
I do that all the time. For whatever reason I find more interesting images in my video than when I paused to actually shoot a still. The quality is usually good enough to throw up on Facebook or other social media.
 
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I pull 99% of my stills when post editing. As mentioned, you can be very selective in choosing the right frame. I haven't noticed any reduction in quality when compared to the stills I've taken directly with the P4
 

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I guess you're referring to JPG stills? If so, the quality is nearly identical to my eye too. It's certainly no replacement for RAW photos though.
 
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I guess you're referring to JPG stills? If so, the quality is nearly identical to my eye too. It's certainly no replacement for RAW photos though.
Yes, JPG and PNG. I agree, there is nothing better than RAW.
 
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To grab a picture from video once mission is completed what software do you use that allows you to turn it into a jpeg giving you the option to go frame by frame. Thanks


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To grab a picture from video once mission is completed what software do you use that allows you to turn it into a jpeg giving you the option to go frame by frame. Thanks


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Any screen capture utility can do that, such as WinSnap for PC.

This below is an example of capture anything on the computer screen.
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