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Vision + Video Clarity - How do you know if yours is clear?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by PVZ2, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. PVZ2

    Sep 8, 2014
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    1. How do you know if your Vision + Camera is as clear as it should be?

    I am asking because I am starting to think that my camera was a lemon... :roll:


    I am current waiting for my P2V+ Gimbal & Camera to be repaired at DJI (Almost 2 months now).....

    In order to get some aerial footage of a construction project that I am documenting, I have been toying around with these

    1. Gimbal

    2. Camera

    3. Setup - a nightmare!
    - Thankfully with some help from the net and many rounds of trial & errors


    I used 2.2b2

    Anyways...I have been reviewing my original footage from my out of the box PV2+ and footage taken with my new current set up. And I feel that the video off the PV2+ has this soft "fuzz"

    - it looks clear enough when playing on Windows Media Player... but when I pause the video... I feel its just not that sharp.
    - it was the same for Photos taken. When zooming in, it just gets fuzzy.

    - Video off the SJCam is whole lot sharper and crispier...especially when I pause the video on Windows Media Player.

    Unfortunately, I don't have my original Gimbal & Camera to compare.


    1. How do you know if your Vision + Camera is as clear as it should be?
  2. erikgraham

    Nov 4, 2014
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    New York and Philadelphia
    Re: Vision + Video Clarity - How do you know if yours is cle

    The vision plus camera is not great. Personally I'm getting a QuickRelease and switching over to a GoPro 4.

    I have found that depending on the type of video I am trying to get, that reducing the frame rate helps (use 30fps, not 60 unless you will need slow motion). Also playing with the default exposure settings can help (usuall stepping it down). A polarized filter would help too. I always do color correction to the video on a Mac when editing the video.

    If you think your vision camera might be faulty, the only method to check your video quality is to search youtube for Vision plus videos, set youtube to 1080p and study the footage. After awhile, you will start to get a feel for the quality that's possible with the vision plus stock camera. Just try to search for "raw" footage - ie, something not edited and processed.

    Of course, the best way to compare would be to find a friend with a vision+ and compare footage taken from the same vantage point at a similar time of day.
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