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Here is a 4K video comparison between the Mavic Air and Mavic Pro, just straight 4K footage touched slightly to give similar contrast and a touch of sharpness applied to the air footage to compensate for the pro running sharpness of +1.



I won’t cover the flying differences here, but will say I miss the second wheel on the remot a lot which I use for adjusting exposure.
What this video doesn’t show is the distortion that occurs on the Mavic Air, yes towards the edges of the screen as you often get with wide angle lenses, but also near the middle. Just take s closer look at some of the videos on you tube where you see a nice horizon, particularly over the sea and if you look closely you will see a dip in or near the middle (giving a camel hump effect). Now you don’t always notice this, but if you are very close filming objects with straight horizontal lines it can be quit annoying.


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A little contrast difference is what I see.
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The Pro seems a little bit sharper.
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-10 09:51
The Pro seems a little bit sharper.

Yes just a little. I was expecting th Air to be much clearer with the foliage given the 100mbit/s but I can see compression artefacts in both set of footage.

Either way, both are pretty good?
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JBInspire Posted at 2018-3-10 12:08
Yes just a little. I was expecting th Air to be much clearer with the foliage given the 100mbit/s but I can see compression artefacts in both set of footage.

Either way, both are pretty good?

Was that in the raw footage also?
(the compression)?
You would say it would perform better on that part.
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-10 12:47
Was that in the raw footage also?
(the compression)?
You would say it would perform better on that part.

Yes, visible in the raw output. It is a bit better, but still evident showing sort of blooms (like the water colour effect we are used to).
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JBInspire Posted at 2018-3-10 13:02
Yes, visible in the raw output. It is a bit better, but still evident showing sort of blooms (like the water colour effect we are used to).

That is strange.
What bitrate does the file details show?
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-10 13:04
That is strange.
What bitrate does the file details show?

Showing as 103Mbit/s
Here is a screen grab showing the mush/bloom in some of the bushes at the back.
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Hard to judge via this forum since it is not a 4k image,, but what I have seen is that MA gives blurred results in objects that are further away.
Just as if the focus is not set at infinity.
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-10 13:21
Hard to judge via this forum since it is not a 4k image,, but what I have seen is that MA gives blurred results in objects that are further away.
Just as if the focus is not set at infinity.

I agree with that, sharp up front and softer towards the distance.
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JBInspire Posted at 2018-3-10 13:34
I agree with that, sharp up front and softer towards the distance.

Not sure if that is something DJI can tweak, or that that is hardware related.
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