Jerky Video Scene Transition

Discussion in 'Parts & Components' started by pdmike, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. pdmike

    pdmike Extremely Popular Member

    OK, boys - tomorrow, Amazon sends me one: SanDisk, Extreme PRO, microSDXC memory card, plus SD adapter up to 100 MB/s, Class 10, U3, V30, A1 - 64GB. That good enough for ya, Jackson??? ;)
     
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  2. RENOV8R

    RENOV8R Well-Known Member

    Yep, that'll do the trick. Should give you like 5 hours of space
     
  3. pdmike

    pdmike Extremely Popular Member

    I'm less concerned with time space and more concerned with hard drive space. I did a (jerky) video that lasted about 10 minutes and the sucker used up around 2.4GB of space on my hard drive. 2.4 GIGS!! WTF!!! At that rate, I won't have much hard drive space left at all when I'm done loading up with videos. And that was a COMPRESSED video. What happens to hard drive space if I wanted to decompress it?

    But I:) forge ahead, undaunted. :D
     
  4. Rick M

    Rick M Absent-minded professor

    Are you filming in 4k? If so, why? You probably don't have the computer horsepower to do much with 4k video, and you're not likely to need that resolution for any hobby-related purpose.
     
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  5. Spork

    Spork There is no spoon

    Yeah, if you are worried about 2.4 GB of drive space, I think you should be looking for a bigger hard drive, clearing off unneeded stuff off your computer, shooting in a lower resolution, or some combination of those things. Video takes up space when you copy from the card, more space when you pull it into your video editing software, and more space when you save out the final video(s).

    When my daughter played club volleyball, a typical weekend tournament would yield 20GB of video (@720p) and another 10-20GB of photos. I learned real quick to keep my computer cleaned off. An external hard-drive was an absolute necessity for me.
     
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  6. pdmike

    pdmike Extremely Popular Member

    I don't know if I'm filming in 4K. How do you tell? I don't know what the card was that I was previously using - it came with the quad. As mentioned, I am getting a 4K micro chip. I guess that means I will be filing in 4K. Is 4K at professional photography level or something? What should I be filing in?
     
  7. pdmike

    pdmike Extremely Popular Member

    Funny you should mention that. I just happen to have an external hard drive that is hooked up to my computer but I never use it. Think I'll poke around a bit and see if I can start putting stuff on it.
     
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  8. Spork

    Spork There is no spoon

    You should be able to check and set the video resolution in the camera settings. My video work was for my daughter's college recruiting efforts and 720p worked just fine. It also takes up less space which means faster to copy, faster to process, faster to upload. Many people will say you need 1080p for higher quality and I agree for many purposes. For you just getting started, until you decide what you want to use it for and get your space problems sorted out, I would go with 720p. I don't have any experience with 4K, but my opinion is it's overkill if you are not doing pro quality videos. Most people's monitors can't even display that resolution, so they would likely get it downscaled to 1080p anyway. (Please correct me if I'm wrong here, folks with more knowledge about 4k than me.)
     
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  9. KentA

    KentA Well-Known Member

    Since I'm not "filming" for the big screen, the only advantage I can see in setting up for4K is if you want to pull a still shot out to crop & enlarge.

    I now
     
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  10. pdmike

    pdmike Extremely Popular Member

    Since last post, I verified my external HD is working just fine. It is totally empty with 565GB of space just waiting to be filled. I may put my personal photos and my iTunes music on there, which should free up C drive significantly. May also stick these thousand GB videos on there as well. Thanks for getting me motivated to make friends with my external HD. I have never used it before - because there is still space left on C drive.

    I will check my camera settings in the app and fool around there a little bit until I get it right.
     
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  11. pdmike

    pdmike Extremely Popular Member

    I am getting a 4K microchip. Does that mean I MUST film in 4K? Or can I downgrade my settings a bit and still use the 4K chip?
     
  12. KentA

    KentA Well-Known Member

    Nobody has ever confused me with a nerd, but I expect you will have the capability, not the requirement, to use 4K .
     
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  13. Rick M

    Rick M Absent-minded professor

    Check out:

    Camera settings start at 5:48. If you have a P4 "standard", you don't have adjustable aperture, so disregard that part. I would suggest 1080p at 30fps, as that will give you quality that will probably be easily good enough for YouTube video or viewing locally on your PC. It will also be a lot faster and easier to store, save, transfer, etc. and will take up much less space. If you get into editing videos, your PC will probably handle 1080p. My old laptop does (single core i3 with 8gb RAM), although it doesn't process it quickly.
     
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  14. RENOV8R

    RENOV8R Well-Known Member

    You know, you can store your vids/pics on the DJI Cloud
     
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  15. pdmike

    pdmike Extremely Popular Member

    As Johnny Carson used to say, I did not know that. Thank you.
     
  16. pdmike

    pdmike Extremely Popular Member

    So that means that even though I am using a 4K micro chip, I can still set my setting to film at some lesser level?
     
  17. Spork

    Spork There is no spoon

    Yes. The "micro chip" can be thought of as a little hard drive. It doesn't really care what is stored on it. The only things you really care about with them are speed (faster for video is better) and size (64GB can store twice as much as 32GB). The 4k you see on them is just an easy way for consumers to see that the card is an appropriate size and speed for 4k video storage.
     
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  18. RENOV8R

    RENOV8R Well-Known Member

    This guy's really good at explaining all the camera functions and settings on the P4P. This one's focused on video, including video size, etc. Enjoy!

     
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  19. Jackson

    Jackson USA member at large

    Do you have an old computer? What have you chosen from the app to record in, MOV or MP4?
     
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  20. pdmike

    pdmike Extremely Popular Member

    This is a great video - I like this guy. He's straight forward and you can understand him. He also covers everything. Thanks.
     
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