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Resolution and quality issues with our Typhoon H-plus hexcopter

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Hello all,
I am new here on YP. I am a photographer so perhaps I am looking at this issue through the wrong lens. (pun intended). But, my father and I have a yuneec H plus hexcopter and we are having s lot of trouble with getting good looking still images out of the c23 camera. we have experimented with adjusting virtually all of the resolution settings and camera modes and can't seem to find the sweet spot where our resolution and image quality is suitable for our needs. We use our copter for roof inspections and without the best image quality it is challenging to make definitive conclusions about the condition of a roof. Does anyone have Idea as to why our images look so poor? And/or, does anyone have suggestions or a fix for low resolution output issues? We need help! Please and Thank you.
 
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Why not post a couple of photos, then people might be able to give you some ideas. There's a few who really know their stuff.
 
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Hello all,
I am new here on YP. I am a photographer so perhaps I am looking at this issue through the wrong lens. (pun intended). But, my father and I have a yuneec H plus hexcopter and we are having s lot of trouble with getting good looking still images out of the c23 camera. we have experimented with adjusting virtually all of the resolution settings and camera modes and can't seem to find the sweet spot where our resolution and image quality is suitable for our needs. We use our copter for roof inspections and without the best image quality it is challenging to make definitive conclusions about the condition of a roof. Does anyone have Idea as to why our images look so poor? And/or, does anyone have suggestions or a fix for low resolution output issues? We need help! Please and Thank you.
The image quality obtained by the c23 camera is generally regarded as quite good by those pro users that use it. Not the very best out there but unless you spend thousands you ain't gonna get the best there is.

There could be a wide array of reasons why you aren't seeing good looking still images which range from user inexperience in setting up the camera to mechanical/electrical/optical issues. For example:
Mechanical...vibrations being transferred through to the camera via the gimbal... badly unbalanced props? Too stiff dampener grommets? etc. This will be noticeable with video but can effect still pictures.;

Electrical...I'm not an expert in this area, maybe someone else can chip in here?

Optical...misaligned lens? dirty lens (it's not unheard of for greasy fingerprints to be on the lens through bad practice in the manufacturing process. etc.

Best you post a few pictures so we can have a go at narrowing the issue down a bit. I presume you are shooting in 4K?
 

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The first thing that comes to mind is the photo format. Are you using DNG or JPG in your workflow? The JPG’s from the C23 are known to be over saturated and contrasty. The DNG’s require post processing, but record an image with much more latitude and allow much more detail to be pulled from the shadows if they are not over exposed.

As the others have suggested, post a couple of examples here for us to better understand your problem.
 
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Heres one I took with the c23, but I brought into PS added the clouds and played with the hue a little oh and it was on auto ?
 

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@johnnyb57, as mentioned in the post above yours, if this JPG came directly from the C23, the visual issues you are seeing are inherent in the C23's output to JPG format. This is the fault of the engineers at Yuneec and is a known issue. For a test, next time shoot in the JPG+DNG mode to directly compare the output between the two formats. Your usable results will come from the DNG.
 
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@johnnyb57, as mentioned in the post above yours, if this JPG came directly from the C23, the visual issues you are seeing are inherent in the C23's output to JPG format. This is the fault of the engineers at Yuneec and is a known issue. For a test, next time shoot in the JPG+DNG mode to directly compare the output between the two formats. Your usable results will come from the DNG.
I do but , in order to post it have to save it as jpeg, also in PS its imported as a raw file
 

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As a 20 Megapixel camera attached to a flying platform, the C23's imagery is about as good as it gets in the sub 2K price range. The JPG's are way over-sharpened using too large a radius making them just about useless for any serious photographer. The DNG's on the other hand, are very good.

Below are two photos I took shooting DNG+JPG. I have reduced the sizes of the images to fit on this screen and I used the same reduction process on both. The JPEG is in its original condition with no post work except the reduction. The DNG was first brought into PS and the exposure was reduced and the fill light was increased, slight adjustments were made to bring the colors back out and a very slight amount of sharpening used. The DNG was then exported and saved as a PNG.

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To really get into possible issues and suggestions, any chance of posting some images of your actual subjects, that is... roofs?

Having the exif data can help as well. Just saying “everything was auto” tells us nothing. There may be a need to go full manual to match conditions to desired capture.

Just a thought.

Jeff
 
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