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What is everyone preference for Resolution / FPS When recording video?
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2017-3-27
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FrequentFlyer
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Can A Moderator delete line #7 as it is a duplicate??
2017-3-27
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NoSale
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I would shoot a higher resolution, but don't have the video editing rig yet for this size of project.
Until then, I learn shooting in 1080p......
2017-3-27
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Always in 4k 30fps. I can slow down the speed 24fps in post production. 1080p looks so blurry on the Mavic.
2017-3-27
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I only do 4K because of moirè. Otherwise, i'd be using 1080p
2017-3-28
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raybanner
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2,7k 30fps. After a lot of tests with profiles and resolutions this is the best outcome for me. Less compression, especially GOP compression artifacts on 2,7k vs 4k.
2017-3-28
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raybanner Posted at 2017-3-28 05:23
2,7k 30fps. After a lot of tests with profiles and resolutions this is the best outcome for me. Less compression, especially GOP compression artifacts on 2,7k vs 4k.

if recording at 2.7k what resolution do you render out to?
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Acidsnow Posted at 2017-3-28 07:15
if recording at 2.7k what resolution do you render out to?

I believe alot of people render down to 1080.
2017-3-28
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Mcdudeflut
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So whats the story about shooting in 30fps?
Here in Europe we have PAL versus NTSC in the US.
Furthermore you have this 50 and 60 mega giga hertz blabla where as you choose the incorrect one streetlights and lightbulbs flicker the living daylight out of your footage.
In short when shooting in 4k or 2.7k i can only choose for 24 fps or 25 fps.
2017-3-28
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Acidsnow Posted at 2017-3-28 07:15
if recording at 2.7k what resolution do you render out to?

I'd say the same resolution if you have the hardware. I think most people would render at 1080p
2017-3-28
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Mcdudeflut Posted at 2017-3-28 07:45
So whats the story about shooting in 30fps?
Here in Europe we have PAL versus NTSC in the US.
Furthermore you have this 50 and 60 mega giga hertz blabla where as you choose the incorrect one streetlights and lightbulbs flicker the living daylight out of your footage.

That's why I'm in europe but still choose NTSC ;)
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Mcdudeflut Posted at 2017-3-28 07:45
So whats the story about shooting in 30fps?
Here in Europe we have PAL versus NTSC in the US.
Furthermore you have this 50 and 60 mega giga hertz blabla where as you choose the incorrect one streetlights and lightbulbs flicker the living daylight out of your footage.

If you don't shoot for TV broadcast you can set NTSC in Europe and shoot using 30 fps.
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AndrewF403 Posted at 2017-5-9 06:46
If you don't shoot for TV broadcast you can set NTSC in Europe and shoot using 30 fps.

is it ok to upload a video to europe with 30fps?
i also live in europe which is pal, so i use 25fps.
2017-5-10
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4K all the way! Then watch my computer suffer when I import the footage...
2017-5-10
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Algan Posted at 2017-5-10 03:28
is it ok to upload a video to europe with 30fps?
i also live in europe which is pal, so i use 25fps.

it doesn't matter for youtube, digital media players and so on.
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I use 1080p 30 fps due to one massive advantage - you can zoom in on your subject.  Any higher res and you ability to zoom is lost.  I also use the 30 FPS because more FPS == blurry.  30 FPS is still solid looking.
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There is a whole debate regarding this on youtube. I get the point with 2.7K that you have more bitrate per pixel, but at the same time you have a source material thats so much bigger and should be more detailed in 4K. The higher pixel resolution -> higher bitrate per pixel. Maybe im wrong but.

Really hard comparing this as well. Many are judging 4K material with a 1080P monitor, then you have Youtube which compresses the video a lot as well. Not easy to judge.
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Xman1 Posted at 2017-5-10 13:58
I use 1080p 30 fps due to one massive advantage - you can zoom in on your subject.  Any higher res and you ability to zoom is lost.  I also use the 30 FPS because more FPS == blurry.  30 FPS is still solid looking.

I thought it was the other way around.  Because of the higher resolution, I was under the impression that the higher resolution offers the opportunity to zoom, but downscaled to 1080p.

Not?......
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NoSale Posted at 2017-5-15 15:10
I thought it was the other way around.  Because of the higher resolution, I was under the impression that the higher resolution offers the opportunity to zoom, but downscaled to 1080p.

Not?......

That is backwards.  You can of course do zooming in post processing.
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Xman1 Posted at 2017-5-15 16:39
That is backwards.  You can of course do zooming in post processing.

Ah yes, I understand now.  The digital zooming capabilities through the lens when shooting in 1080p.  Sorry, I didn't catch your meaning.

Yes, I was referring to zooming in post from a 4k source.

Thanks for helping me understand..........
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Mcdudeflut Posted at 2017-3-28 07:45
So whats the story about shooting in 30fps?
Here in Europe we have PAL versus NTSC in the US.
Furthermore you have this 50 and 60 mega giga hertz blabla where as you choose the incorrect one streetlights and lightbulbs flicker the living daylight out of your footage.

I'm in UK and just set to NTSC so I can use the 2.7 at 30fbs
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raybanner Posted at 2017-3-28 05:23
2,7k 30fps. After a lot of tests with profiles and resolutions this is the best outcome for me. Less compression, especially GOP compression artifacts on 2,7k vs 4k.

I saw am interview with someone on Youtube who flies for DJI who says that the Mavic was designed for best quality at 2.7k footage.
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fans6c2f4ac2 Posted at 2017-5-22 02:39
I saw am interview with someone on Youtube who flies for DJI who says that the Mavic was designed for best quality at 2.7k footage.

don't believe DJI
I tested and found that 4K is the best
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utkin Posted at 2017-6-6 08:30
don't believe DJI  
I tested and found that 4K is the best

How did you conduct your test?  (I have a lot of 4K and 2.7K videos from the Mavic and can't draw a clear conclusion so would like to know how did this).
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WolfgangStiller Posted at 2017-6-6 12:47
How did you conduct your test?  (I have a lot of 4K and 2.7K videos from the Mavic and can't draw a clear conclusion so would like to know how did this).

I shot test images. You can see them here:

Test Results
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utkin Posted at 2017-6-6 18:27
I shot test images. You can see them here:

Test Results

So we're talking still images?
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WolfgangStiller Posted at 2017-6-7 05:51
So we're talking still images?

no, it's video, I just export frames. Still images can be captured in RAW so all these tests are irrelevant.
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utkin Posted at 2017-6-7 07:15
no, it's video, I just export frames. Still images can be captured in RAW so all these tests are irrelevant.

I'm confused. Exactly which tests are irrelevant?  
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WolfgangStiller Posted at 2017-6-7 11:52
I'm confused. Exactly which tests are irrelevant?

Still images are captured in RAW format i.e. as is and any settings like sharpness are irrelevant to RAW.

Like I already mentioned the post is related to different video settings
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Xman1 Posted at 2017-5-10 13:58
I use 1080p 30 fps due to one massive advantage - you can zoom in on your subject.  Any higher res and you ability to zoom is lost.  I also use the 30 FPS because more FPS == blurry.  30 FPS is still solid looking.

You can shoot in 4K and crop in post for zoom function.  Pretty much the same as using the digital zoom on the Mavic.
2017-6-23
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The highest useful resolution for me is 2,7K. Either 24 or 30 FPS.
4K is really devastating for gradients in the native sharpness (which is +1) - Example
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DemolitionMan14 Posted at 2017-6-23 06:20
You can shoot in 4K and crop in post for zoom function.  Pretty much the same as using the digital zoom on the Mavic.

With one exception...  You can't see what you are zooming on when flying.

This is besides the extra work to crop it.
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4K 30 FPS is my choice
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4K seem sharper, but in my experience contains less IQ in most cases. If everything is dead static… like filming buildings with no motion. Than the 4k seem to have some advantage.

But filming a landscape with foliage, grass, water and other random elements in motion, seem to brake the 4k faster than 2.7k. I have some test shots where the texture in 4k is just gone while preserved in 2.7k. Both shot at +1 sharpness. IMHO the conclusion is texture/higher IQ=2.7k, while sharpens (edges mostly)=4k. Now I tend to like texture since it riches the image… so 2.7k is preferred IMO.

I would love the hear if someone else have similar or different experience.
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4К 30fps TrueColor profile, Auto (because i am lazy to change manual all the time ;) ) - 1080 is realy bad on Mavic   , 2.7 i have not try as i have 4K TV and do not see the point of 2.7K, might be i am wrong ;)
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You are the best man! i always love to watch your youtube with many trips alot.
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For me 2.7fps and 30fps is good and have space for micro sd card. 4k 3840x2160 30fps and 30fps is the best but not enough sd card. Now i still use 4k and 30fps 3840x2160 30fps so i have to use high 64gb sd card
2017-10-26
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Bastien Flies
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In Europe we use PAL so 2.7k would be either 24 or 25 fps ;)
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24 fps  is for analogic TV. Old génération.
For numeric devices  we use what we want
2017-10-26
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I use 2.7 k dlog and 30fps(ntsc) style 0 -3 -3 thats is the best setting for 2.7 K .
Post production Davici Resolve studio 14.
Why: first all tv's  has no problems with PAL or NTSC, also PC screen.
I don't have a big computer with a 6 GIG videocard and a 4K monitor for post production and a 4K tv to show on.
So I think you better ask yourself why shoot in 4k ???

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