DJI Phantom 4 Videography Tips

August 08, 2017

DJI Phantom 4 Videography Tips

In all honesty, your DJI Phantom 4 is probably already good enough for your drone-powered video making needs. The touch of sophistication which its slow motion and 4K video functionality bring to the table is more than enough to make it an instant favorite among users in the drone market. These, notwithstanding, you can get better quality videography or maintain a great when you apply the tips you will find in this article.

To get the best quality video possible, you will need to optimize several aspects of your drone’s video system. The right settings need to be in place too. Consider the following tips for the associated parts of your drone’s camera.

Tip Number One: Lens Cleaning

Before your DJI Phantom 4 takes to the air, ensure its lens is as clean and clear as possible. Cleaning your lens involves wiping its surface to get rid of dust, fingerprints, dried liquid and the likes. To do this, you will need to use a lens cleaner which can be easily bought from Amazon.

Tip Number Two: Choosing the Right Video Outlook

Will your footage be viewed in a courtroom or sitting room? Will it be viewed in the bedroom or outdoors? Answers to these questions will help you determine the best “look” for your video. Depending on the kind of outlook you prefer, you will have to set the camera’s film to 30 fps in UHD or 24 fps in 4k. While the 24 fps is ideal if for creating a movie-like effect, the 30 fps (in UHD) is the best when it comes to producing crisper videos.

Tip Number Three: Style Setting

For best result, adjust these three settings: contrast, saturation, and sharpening. You need to bring the contrast to -3, change saturation to -2, and sharpening has to be -2. In addition to making the shutter open or close at a speed that’s twice that of the frame.

Another setting worth noting is the white balance. By default, the DJI Phantom 4 tries to handle the white balance. However, it is a proven fact that this setting does not always suffice. So before your drone goes airborne, select “sunny” or “cloudy” depending on weather conditions.

Tip Number Four: Choosing Best Video Quality

This seems self-explanatory but a little extra explanation won’t hurt. As long as using drones to make videos is concerned, it is always better to stick to the highest possible quality: 4k. A lower quality output may be enough to produce your desired result but 4k guarantees more detail. This advantage becomes obvious when you zoom the recording – it will remain clear.

In a Nutshell

As long as drone videography is concerned, you may not need to make many or even any adjustments to your DJI Phantom 4. By default, it can do just fine. But why settle for what’s very good if it can be made excellent? True. Your drone is an automatic robot. With these tips, however, they produce smarter results.

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