This might be my last update of this thread I started. It appears that I just got a “lemon” as no one else have reported having something remotely similar going on when recording video (this was just one of the problems I had).
The short story is that I ended up replacing the old Anafi for a new one where I bought it - at BestBuy.
The long story is as follows:
Yesterday I sent an email to Parrot customer support, described shortly the problem I had, and attached the sample video – the same one I posted here.
Today I got the following response from Parrot's customer support (kudos Parrot for fast response):
This is Xxx from Parrot support team and I am happy to be helping with your case # xxxxxxx, concerning your Parrot Anafi.
Thank you for contacting Parrot Support, we are sorry to be informed that you are having issues with your Parrot Anafi.
To fix this issue please reset the drone and make sure that the software is up to date.
If the issue wasn't fixed, please send us the serial number of the drone, photos of the drone, original proof of purchase and your mailing address to escalate it to the concerned department to look into warranty options.
It is always our aim at Parrot to provide you, our customer, with top quality service to the best of our ability.
Parrot Customer Support
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
1 (877) 972-7768
To ensure we receive your response, please do not modify any formatting or content of the original message (including any reference codes or footers).”
As I already did all the resets I was able to dig out from the forum (thanks to Agustine), I decided to do the exchange right away since the device was still within return policy.
Additionally, last night Anafi again refused to boot, and would just sit with the fan on and the blue light flashing forever, whatever I did. This is a problem reported on this forum by others, but it does not appear to be common, as stated by one of the members.
Overall, all these were two problems to mach for me, so I decided to do the exchange, as Anafi is the only drone on the market that meets all my preferences (and beyond) for a travel drone.
At the end, I would like to thank to everybody who took their time to respond and try to help me.