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Differences between 4:3 and 16:9 Image Size Option in DJI Go App?
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leoamartinez
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Could someone explain me about the Differences between 4:3 and 16:9 Image Size Option in DJI Go App? Does the size affect the quality?

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aburkefl
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Really? 4:3 is the ratio your television had for many, many, many years. 16:9 is the ratio used by most HD televisions today. I don't think there's any significant difference in either quality or size (storage).

The 16:9 format gives you something you might describe as "panoramic," "widescreen," or "letterbox." In HD it provides a lot more information.

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aburkefl@gmail. Posted at 2015-9-14 19:46
Really? 4:3 is the ratio your television had for many, many, many years. 16:9 is the ratio used by m ...

Thank you, i am a novice in photograph, getting confused with so much details, iso, shutter, etc, thanks my friend!
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It's more than just wider.  It is also higher resolution (vertical lines).
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good info to review again.
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Although I could cut your 4:3 down to 16:9 and still be crappy pixels... it's just a ratio. It could b 16 pixels by 9 pixels... enough for an icon... well, not even an icon in today's gui standards.
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HermosaDrones Posted at 2015-9-14 21:38
good info to review again.

I'm going to be making some vertical images from the P3 still camera, and am planning to take a look at the vertical pixel count on those two formats.  If cropping to vertical is your goal, it might be better to shoot in 4:3.
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I always shoot in 4:3.  It provides a resolution of 4000 x 3000.  If you shoot 16:9, the camera simply crops off some of the top and bottom, giving 4000 x 2250.  You can always do the cropping later in the computer.
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mikeon Posted at 2015-12-11 08:38
I always shoot in 4:3.  It provides a resolution of 4000 x 3000.  If you shoot 16:9, the camera simp ...

Thats perfect, thanks!
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This is good to know.  Thanks!
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Excuse me where I find the Image Size option in the DJI GO app?
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fans0dcea0f6 Posted at 2018-5-6 14:44
Excuse me where I find the Image Size option in the DJI GO app?

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Look in the camera menu right hand side of screen once connected to the drone
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mikeon Posted at 2015-12-11 04:38
I always shoot in 4:3.  It provides a resolution of 4000 x 3000.  If you shoot 16:9, the camera simply crops off some of the top and bottom, giving 4000 x 2250.  You can always do the cropping later in the computer.

Wow, that is super counter-intuitive.

We all grew up being told that 16:9 was the original aspect ratio for movies, and that 4:3 (NTSC) was "reformatted" (i.e. cropped) to "fit our screen." Decades.

And now, this is a 4:3 image sensor, which is a similar ratio to NTSC, and in order to get 16:9 it has to crop the top and bottom.

I did some quick testing and, sure enough, 4:3 is the "whole picture" and 16:9 is cropped top and bottom.

I'm glad I found this topic, and able to test the results myself.  Blew my mind.

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Amarand Posted at 5-6 05:56
Wow, that is super counter-intuitive.

We all grew up being told that 16:9 was the original aspect ratio for movies, and that 4:3 (NTSC) was "reformatted" (i.e. cropped) to "fit our screen." Decades.

But the main thing is: if you want to capture all the pixels your Mavic Air image sensor has to offer, use the 4:3 mode, not the 16:9 mode. You can always crop into it later if you need 16:9.
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