Sunshine on the moors

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  1. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

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    It's usually blowing a gale or foggy up here at the Lion Inn on Blakey Ridge - if not snowing.
    Today with something of an inversion it was actually better higher up than in the valley where frost persisted all day.

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    This is about as good video as you can get from the Mavic.
    While at first the image is startlingly crisp there is an awful lot of digital smoothing going on in the fine detail.
    With closer subjects this does not matter but expansive scenes on a larger screen do not bear close scrutiny.

    Nonetheless the tiny Mavic is a delight to use and incredibly capable.

     
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    wow this is so beautiful looks amazing.

    thank you for the share :)
     
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    Where were you? :)
     
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    This exactly where i would have been at the weekend if i had my drone :( also scaling dam would have been nice to shoot
     
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    There's a link in first post :)
     
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    Sorry I meant where were you standing while filming? I couldn't see you in the shot..
     
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    Sitting in the pickup with trailer on. (warm)
     
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    Ha, nice! No signal issues?
     
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    Full signal throughout.
    I didn't go far probably 1000 feet max - it doesn't make much difference especially to the front.
     
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    It is nice to see the differences between your image and footage.
    The smoothing (woolliness) happens in the low contrast-area's. In high contrast transitions the details are still preserved.
    These are the artifacts of H.264 processing.
     
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    Nice work. What video settings are you using? Is it color graded in post?
     
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    Art Mode with sharpening on -2
    So that's -2, 0, 0
    With bright sun you might drop contrast to -1 too, but art is quite flat to start with.
    It had slight increase in saturation afterwards and adjustment to exposure trying to compensate for strong backlight mainly.
    Colour balance locked manually on 5800
     
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    I need to remember to focus and the experiment with the video settings and more practise with editing.. :) Was a lovely day.. This thing is incredible though.
     
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    why doesn't someone plant some trees?
     
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    Moorland: North York Moors National Park

    The open peat moorland has a unique ecology and covering with trees (if they'd grow) would destroy it.
     
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    Just watched that video (finally) and there must indeed be something in your settings or processing chain that causes an awful lot of noise reduction to go on or something, finely detailed stuff is awfully blotchy. My footage has a LOT more detail, even if it's indeed at the cost of a bit of noise.
     
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    Do you have an example - to be honest I think it's the type of vegetation doesn't have enough texture to be recorded half a mile away at the Mavic resolution.
     
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    Nah, your photos show the detail, that should come up in video too...

    Will upload a sample now.
     
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