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Hi all,

1st post from a fairly new spark owner here, so be gentle .  

I've had the spark a couple of weeks and flown it a couple of times indoors, but yesterday the weather was good and I had the chance to take it for a fly around the local park.  Before leaving home, I scrambled around the junk drawer and was able to find a 64Gig Samsung Evo SD card in there.  

Fast forward to the spark flying and up in the air, I press record to capture some footage.  The video records for about 15 seconds then stops!  So I look at the screen and press rcord on the RC, to see a short message in the top left of the screen telling me that the card isn't fast enough to record 4K!!  

Now I'm quite sure that it correct, as my card is probably a cheap ebay Samsung Evo copy, but what's with the message about 4K as the spark only does 1080p 30fps anyway!?

Obviously it is not a problem, but I'm just curious what everyone else's thoughts are?  

TIA.
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The Spark will record 4K.  Please replace the card with a class 10 or better card.  Find a card that will write at 90-100mbps.  I use 32gb and find them very reliable.  These are the recommended cards.  Sandisk 16/32 GB UHS-1 Micro SDHC Kingston 16/32 GB UHS-1 Micro SDHC Samsung 16/32 GB UHS-I Micro SDHC Sandisk 64 GB UHS-1 Micro SDXC Kingston 64 GB UHS-1 Micro SDXC Samsung 64 GB UHS-I Micro SDXC
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DJI Ed Posted at 2018-2-26 03:40
The Spark will record 4K.  Please replace the card with a class 10 or better card.  Find a card that will write at 90-100mbps.  I use 32gb and find them very reliable.  These are the recommended cards.  Sandisk 16/32 GB UHS-1 Micro SDHC Kingston 16/32 GB UHS-1 Micro SDHC Samsung 16/32 GB UHS-I Micro SDHC Sandisk 64 GB UHS-1 Micro SDXC Kingston 64 GB UHS-1 Micro SDXC Samsung 64 GB UHS-I Micro SDXC

Thank you for the reply.  I genuinely did not know the Spark did 4K!!  

Every day is a learning experience!

(FWIW I would rather it do 1080p 24/25fps than 4K!!)
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DJI Ed Posted at 2018-2-26 03:40
The Spark will record 4K.  Please replace the card with a class 10 or better card.  Find a card that will write at 90-100mbps.  I use 32gb and find them very reliable.  These are the recommended cards.  Sandisk 16/32 GB UHS-1 Micro SDHC Kingston 16/32 GB UHS-1 Micro SDHC Samsung 16/32 GB UHS-I Micro SDHC Sandisk 64 GB UHS-1 Micro SDXC Kingston 64 GB UHS-1 Micro SDXC Samsung 64 GB UHS-I Micro SDXC

4K? What? with Spark? Since when? version, changelog, settings, reference, documentation, PLEASE!
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DJI Ed Posted at 2018-2-26 03:40
The Spark will record 4K.  Please replace the card with a class 10 or better card.  Find a card that will write at 90-100mbps.  I use 32gb and find them very reliable.  These are the recommended cards.  Sandisk 16/32 GB UHS-1 Micro SDHC Kingston 16/32 GB UHS-1 Micro SDHC Samsung 16/32 GB UHS-I Micro SDHC Sandisk 64 GB UHS-1 Micro SDXC Kingston 64 GB UHS-1 Micro SDXC Samsung 64 GB UHS-I Micro SDXC

Spark can capture still images at 4k
But can never ever do 4k Video recording.
I have an answer to that also if someone want to know why it can’t do 4k recording then tell me i will explain it.
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DJI Ed Posted at 2018-2-26 03:40
The Spark will record 4K.  Please replace the card with a class 10 or better card.  Find a card that will write at 90-100mbps.  I use 32gb and find them very reliable.  These are the recommended cards.  Sandisk 16/32 GB UHS-1 Micro SDHC Kingston 16/32 GB UHS-1 Micro SDHC Samsung 16/32 GB UHS-I Micro SDHC Sandisk 64 GB UHS-1 Micro SDXC Kingston 64 GB UHS-1 Micro SDXC Samsung 64 GB UHS-I Micro SDXC

Second this please elaborate dji rep?
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Ani Posted at 2018-2-26 04:10
Spark can capture still images at 4k
But can never ever do 4k Video recording.
I have an answer to that also if someone want to know why it can’t do 4k recording then tell me i will explain it.

I believe it records in 4K which is needed for digital video stabilisation leaving a 1080p stabilised result.   That’s what i’ve read anyway..and it makes sense to me
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Cookster670 Posted at 2018-2-26 04:30
I believe it records in 4K which is needed for digital video stabilisation leaving a 1080p stabilised result.   That’s what i’ve read anyway..and it makes sense to me

Yes you are right due to 2 axis mechanical gimbal it depends on digital image stabilisation which reduce the footage to 1080p
Coz both camera sensor are same on mavic pro and spark
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Cookster670 Posted at 2018-2-26 04:30
I believe it records in 4K which is needed for digital video stabilisation leaving a 1080p stabilised result.   That’s what i’ve read anyway..and it makes sense to me

I read elsewhere that it's 2.7K stabilised to 1080.  

As clear as mud...
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Cookster670 Posted at 2018-2-26 04:30
I believe it records in 4K which is needed for digital video stabilisation leaving a 1080p stabilised result.   That’s what i’ve read anyway..and it makes sense to me

I define "record" as save it to SD, hence I believe whatever it reads off the sensor (4K/2.7K) is processed in memory for stabilization. It would not make any sense to record the unstabilized video for further processing.
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Yooo let me get this straight... The Spark allows 4k photos, but not 4k videos, right?
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DJI Ed Posted at 2018-2-26 03:40
The Spark will record 4K.  Please replace the card with a class 10 or better card.  Find a card that will write at 90-100mbps.  I use 32gb and find them very reliable.  These are the recommended cards.  Sandisk 16/32 GB UHS-1 Micro SDHC Kingston 16/32 GB UHS-1 Micro SDHC Samsung 16/32 GB UHS-I Micro SDHC Sandisk 64 GB UHS-1 Micro SDXC Kingston 64 GB UHS-1 Micro SDXC Samsung 64 GB UHS-I Micro SDXC

How does the Spark record 4K? I thought it was only 1080p?
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Woooaaahhh there!!! 4K on the spark? Surely there is some mixup here!! 4k photos, fair enough, but 4k or even 2.7k for IS. Whats that all about!

I'm guessing here but it might explain why output is fixed at 1080p30fps, because the image stabiliser takes the higher res file and outputs stabilised 1080p30fps. This is probably hard coded on a chip to save power consumption and make for more efficient processing.
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DJI Ed Posted at 2018-2-26 03:40
The Spark will record 4K.  Please replace the card with a class 10 or better card.  Find a card that will write at 90-100mbps.  I use 32gb and find them very reliable.  These are the recommended cards.  Sandisk 16/32 GB UHS-1 Micro SDHC Kingston 16/32 GB UHS-1 Micro SDHC Samsung 16/32 GB UHS-I Micro SDHC Sandisk 64 GB UHS-1 Micro SDXC Kingston 64 GB UHS-1 Micro SDXC Samsung 64 GB UHS-I Micro SDXC

record 4k video?from when?I think you made a mistake?!!!

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DJI Ed Posted at 2018-2-26 03:40
The Spark will record 4K.  Please replace the card with a class 10 or better card.  Find a card that will write at 90-100mbps.  I use 32gb and find them very reliable.  These are the recommended cards.  Sandisk 16/32 GB UHS-1 Micro SDHC Kingston 16/32 GB UHS-1 Micro SDHC Samsung 16/32 GB UHS-I Micro SDHC Sandisk 64 GB UHS-1 Micro SDXC Kingston 64 GB UHS-1 Micro SDXC Samsung 64 GB UHS-I Micro SDXC

Sitting here waiting on DJI Ed's response teasin' us all with this 4k magic in the air
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snipermoney7 Posted at 2018-2-26 11:09
Sitting here waiting on DJI Ed's response  teasin' us all with this 4k magic in the air

He is on thinking to delete the post or no.......
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wonder what explanation we will hear
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DJI Ed Posted at 2018-2-26 03:40
The Spark will record 4K.  Please replace the card with a class 10 or better card.  Find a card that will write at 90-100mbps.  I use 32gb and find them very reliable.  These are the recommended cards.  Sandisk 16/32 GB UHS-1 Micro SDHC Kingston 16/32 GB UHS-1 Micro SDHC Samsung 16/32 GB UHS-I Micro SDHC Sandisk 64 GB UHS-1 Micro SDXC Kingston 64 GB UHS-1 Micro SDXC Samsung 64 GB UHS-I Micro SDXC

wait 4k recording? when? where? how? is it a hidden feature or whatever? um please answer?
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KREMi Posted at 2018-2-26 12:23
wonder what explanation we will hear

This can't be accurate but sure wishing it is.
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Anuvis Posted at 2018-2-26 12:04
He is on thinking to delete the post or no.......

Or just sitting there with the popcorn
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no reply yet?
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snipermoney7 Posted at 2018-2-26 23:42
Or just sitting there with the popcorn

Is this guy new to the job?
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lol I get the feeling its one of those DOH!!! moments
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If you try to make it record in 4K it'll probably overheat
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drewhoover Posted at 2018-2-26 07:25
Yooo let me get this straight... The Spark allows 4k photos, but not 4k videos, right?

The Spark will shoot photos at 3968×2976.  It will shoot Imaged Stabilized video at 1080P.  I apologize for the confusion.  I have spent too much time with the Mavic Air over the past few months.  
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DJI Ed Posted at 2018-3-4 18:24
The Spark will shoot photos at 3968×2976.  It will shoot Imaged Stabilized video at 1080P.  I apologize for the confusion.  I have spent too much time with the Mavic Air over the past few months.


But is it shooting video at a higher resolution and then digitally cropping it to 1080p for stabilization?
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DJI Ed Posted at 2018-3-4 18:24
The Spark will shoot photos at 3968×2976.  It will shoot Imaged Stabilized video at 1080P.  I apologize for the confusion.  I have spent too much time with the Mavic Air over the past few months.

Can we just allow 4k video unstabilized, 2.7k at least?
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BeastMaster_101 Posted at 2018-3-4 19:09
Can we just allow 4k video unstabilized, 2.7k at least?

Unfortunately, no.  The Air is your best solution for that.  
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