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choppy video/question about the OSMO pocket
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djiguy001
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Hi!

Already ordered, I think I was one of the first ones...

Question though. I've been watching some review videos - and while this is definitely cool - one thing I've noticed is the "some" of the videos seem to be "choppy".

Is this a mistake in the Osmo pocket firmware, or the user 'moving' the panorama too fast?

I.e., if a user is doing a pan left to right, instead of say the video going (where "x" = degree/angle):
1x, 1x, 1x, 1x, 1x

It will do somethign like this:

1x,1x, ==>5x<==, 1x, 1x, 1x, 1x, ==>5x<==

So the video/panoramic doesn't look smooth, but choppy, so I am assuming the osmo is "catching up" and then auto-correcting itself... is that something that may be
needed to be updated/fixed in the firmware/app? Even the demo someone just posted here, it was one of the *first* things I noticed (fast forward to 9 seconds into the video, where the girl is looking through the blue telescope - the background/city/buildings goes 'chop chop chop'):

https://forum.dji.com/thread-173492-1-1.html

The background is "choppy" as the panorama is done, it will go "chop chop chop" as the panorama is done...

Can you fix this? It definitely looks cool, but hopefully doesn't have the choppy video,

Thanks!

2018-11-28
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DJI Mindy
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Hi djiguy001, you check the video so carefully, we have tested the Osmo Pocket and it doesn't have this problem, we recommend to test it when you receive it, update everything to the latest version and keep us updated if there is any problem.
2018-11-29
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djiguy001
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DJI Mindy Posted at 11-29 01:05
Hi djiguy001, you check the video so carefully, we have tested the Osmo Pocket and it doesn't have this problem, we recommend to test it when you receive it, update everything to the latest version and keep us updated if there is any problem.

Okay, it might just be something then that these reviewers are doing then.

Did you see what I mean though/look at the video sample link?

Thanks.
2018-11-29
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Canyon Mike
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I am having a similar problem. The video in either 4K or 1080P plays back very choppy in Quicktime...help!!  
2018-12-22
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djiuser_m63JWePxSNyD
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I have the same issue too!!! No matter im shooting using 1080p or 4k. The playback is smooth and nice. But when i edit it using fcpx, all the videos became choppy! Even exported the video also
2019-1-22
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Ray-CubeAce
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Playback programs or devices will sometimes skip frames if they can't play a file at its native resolution and frame rate. It's no good saying you watch 4k content if you are watching on a 1080p screen. You're not. You are watching a downscaled version of it. If you are having problems with playback, if the playback is OK on the machine recording it then the problem lies somewhere within the equipment or programs you transfer it to.
2019-1-22
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El Diablo
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2019-1-22
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theprisoner6666
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That's a symptom of high shutter speed. Maybe the film maker didn't use an ND filter to lower the shutter speed enough.
2019-1-24
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Mr Sepo
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Shutter speed should be twice your frame rate.  Having a shutter speed of 60 FPS you will need to set Shutter speed to 1/120.  Likely you will be over exposed so you need to use an ND filter.  This will smooth out your footage.
2019-1-24
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Vegasdad
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Mr Sepo Posted at 1-24 20:07
Shutter speed should be twice your frame rate.  Having a shutter speed of 60 FPS you will need to set Shutter speed to 1/120.  Likely you will be over exposed so you need to use an ND filter.  This will smooth out your footage.

Thanks brother I forgot to check that... Brain fart still learning.
2019-2-2
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Wiz33
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Canyon Mike Posted at 2018-12-22 14:16
I am having a similar problem. The video in either 4K or 1080P plays back very choppy in Quicktime...help!!

Maybe the vidoe is shot in high shutter speed or Your PC is too slow for 4K playback.
2019-2-2
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Ray-CubeAce
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Having re-read your post and now having looked at the video you point out, it doesn't go chop, chop, chop. It runs perfectly smoothly. You can check your internet speed by debugging the page you are watching to see what the frame rate is and seeing that it's staying constant. If it's not the internet connection speed then it's the device you are using to watch it on.
2019-2-2
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Johnahn_spark
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I'm having same problems.
My first op was perfectly fine and I loved it other than gimbal start up problem. I got replacement unit and i get really choppy footage on all 30fps settings. Also getting flickering on the footages all 60fps auto settings.
2019-2-16
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JDVideo
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This morning was the first time I used it outdoors. I used it while walking around the neighborhood. When I looked at the video later, I noticed that when I was even slightly panning the camera, it would kind of skip or jump as I moved it around from right to left or left to right. It wasn't smooth at all. Is this what you are referring to?
2019-7-15
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djiuser_g8UCKMF3Vy70
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I experience hard choppiness in story mode.
It happened suddenly. No idea. I have the feeling it is somehow connected to the software because even holding the pocket still it is a visible frame-rate drop if somebody moves through the frame.
Did anybody experience this? I repeat this only happens in story mode. In rest everything is smooth.
I have an iPhoneX so plenty processing power
2019-9-3
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Neo Supreme
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This is interesting.  I haven't experienced this, as of yet.  I usually film in 4K 50 or 60fps.  I used timelapse, hyperlapse, panoramic and slow motion.  As Ray-CubeAce mentioned, it could be the device that you're using to view the recorded media.  The usual culprit is that (at least for intel processors) the intel processor has to be at least a gen 7, to properly manage HEVC/H.265 or even H.264 media.  It could also be the media player as well.  Just throwing some suggestions out there.
2019-9-4
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Ray-CubeAce
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The problem with the digital revolution is there is little in the way of backward compatibility as file sizes and streaming data becomes faster and larger.
New Gear and new software are optimised for the latest specced hardware leaving older components to struggle with new demands.
I have had this time and again working with audio, photographic, and video components over the last few decades.
Really now, we should be thinking i9 CoffeeLake processors and high-speed hard drives with large caches for editing and using SSDs for the main drive and having 16gig of DDR4 ram as a minimum system spec. Even some i7 processors are now struggling with the latest editing software coming out and AMD chips have some issues with some editing software. Even minimum GPU requirements have increased to the point of needing at least an NVidia 1050 card as a minimum requirement running Win 10 for processing any added effects.
I don't know about Mac users needs but suspect it's getting the same way or worse as there are less editing packages out there for the Mac operating systems although the few that are are pretty good.
I'm currently saving to upgrade my own system at present because of the above problems mainly associated with trying to use 4K content which is next to impossible on my aging machine.

2019-9-4
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Nui Image
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Hi all, having a similar problem. Jittery footage but only in 24/25 fps, all other modes no problem... did anyone sort this out yet?
Thanks
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2019-12-1
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LWGray
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I've been using Osmo Pocket 1 with very good results. But I have not got Osmo Pocket 2 and the footage is jittery. I set it at 25fps and 1/50 shutter speed just like Osmo 1 but I do not get the same smooth footage. At 60fps and 1/120 I get the same issue. The focus is also not as sharp.  
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