I know they claim this on their website but I just can't believe that the footage I'm seeing from the H is 100mbps 4K video. Does anyone know if this is true? It does not look any better than the Phantom 4 footage.
The Raw data rate is at 50mbps if you start shooting in this profile from the start, but strangely the data rates go down if you switch settings without turning the camera on and off again. The same lower data rate would happen to the Natural profile video clip if you started filming in Raw, then switched to Natural. Also I found that the true 4K resolution (4096 x 2160) almost never gives you the 50mbps data rate, but the Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) does. I hope Yuneec can fix this problem in a future firmware update.Best data rates I've seen are 50mbps in 4KNatural and 29mbs in their version of Raw which is actually LogC
It's Nowhere near their advertised 100mbps. Also the Raw rate should be equal to the highest data rate
I see when you color graded the photo you added a touch of sharpening which looks nice. Which software are you using for this?Hey Swags, I’m an independent filmmaker and I bought the Typhoon H as my first drone to get aerial footage for my short films. A big concern I had when deciding which drone to buy was how much data each video file would have, and I was excited to see that Yuneec’s website said the video would be at 100MB.
I’ve done a lot of testing with the CGO3+ camera (with a 95 MB/s micro SD card) and I’ve found that the highest bit rate the camera can produce is 50mbps, which is not far off from the Phantom 4 which does 60mbps. Still though this is half of what they advertised, which is unfortunate on Yuneec’s part. But the caveat to this is that the camera will produce footage at different bit rates (some as low as 14mbps) if the profile and resolution settings are changed during flight.
I’ve had the most luck getting that “cinematic” type look when shooting at a resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 24fps in the RAW profile. Also I use an ND filter to get the right exposure while still maintaining a shutter speed of 50. When using these settings the actual footage right out of the camera doesn’t look all that great, but if you were able to color correct and color grade the footage in post-production, you could definitely get images that look just as good, if not better, than the Phantom 4.
I’m currently working on a video to post on my YouTube channel that features CGO3+ camera footage (along with footage from my other camera), and even though I still have editing and further color grading to do, I went ahead and posted an unlisted short sample video from this project.
Here is the YouTube video: (watch in 4K for best results)
Also, here are two screenshots from this video that show what the footage looks like right out of the camera, and then what it looks like when color graded in post-production.
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Color Graded Screenshot:
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Thanks, I'm using Adobe Premiere Pro CC to edit my footage. I've found that sharpening is key when filming in the Raw profile since this setting is meant to give you the flattest look without adding in camera sharpening.I see when you color graded the photo you added a touch of sharpening which looks nice. Which software are you using for this?
I have recently started editing with Premiere Pro CC and just starting to get to grips with it. I agree that you will need to sharpen in RAW format, as you do with stills, out of interest which sharpen technique is your preferred. In Photoshop I tend to use High Pass. In Premiere I have been using Unsharp mask?Thanks, I'm using Adobe Premiere Pro CC to edit my footage. I've found that sharpening is key when filming in the Raw profile since this setting is meant to give you the flattest look without adding in camera sharpening.
Ah, I see it now -- it's in the graphic, and I glanced over it. I also couldn't find it using a text search. That information is definitely wrong, it is off by more than one order of magnitude.It's very small but it's still there. Typhoon H with Intel® RealSense™ nearly half way down the page.
They have changed the figure to 60MB on the Advanced version but still have it for the 'Pro' which is sure to get people's backs up if they bought the Advanced based on misleading advertising but new customers get the advertised 100MB.