Thanks for posting - nice video. In the beginning of the video, I thought you might try to fly below the catwalk and above the spillway water and then out over the lake - Be a pretty amazing shot, but I don't think I would try it!
Thanks for sharing this. Is there any chance you could share your capture settings & what may have been done in editing with us all, so we have some point of reference to understand fully what we are seeing in regards to the visual quality?
I know, I'm a pedant...
Nice flying by the way.
That was brilliant, thanks a lot for the effort & sharing of your techniques used! So much detail as to what you did all the way through, which I'm sure will be of interest to others as well as myself.Thank You!
OK, Here is what I remember ( I also shot the same scenes with my EVO that same visit so I will recall the Anafi's settings)
Shot in 2K 30 FPS, no filter, "blue sky" White Balance, -0.3 exposure, everything else auto.
As far as editing, I used Adobe Premiere Pro and rendered at 2K 60 FPS with "high adaptive bit rate" and "max rendering quality"
This is where it gets "interesting"...The very first ( up to approx 1:54) scene/sequence recorded came out VERY overexposed ( which has been happening a lot as late at least for me) So I used the following setting in "lumetri color" for that first scene: Exposure -3.0, +22 sharpness, +20 vibrance, +34 contrast, +11.4 highlights, -18 shadows, +2.7 whites, -33 blacks, +112 saturation
The rest of the scenes/sequences used the following: Exposure +0.3, +22 sharpness, +20 vibrance, +30 contrast, +11.4 highlights, +4.9 shadows, +2.7 whites, +12.5 blacks, +112 saturation
I spent way too much time trying to get that first clip to match the others since it came out so much brighter than the rest. I had stopped recording then started again a few times but only the first to be shot was way over-exposed....
This has happened to me aprox 50% of the time but I did not notice it as much in the phone's display while recording this time until I reviewed the videos to trim/edit.
Usually just stopping and then re-starting the recording corrects this....I am racking my brain trying to remember but I think this has been happening since the last update ( Android )
That was brilliant, thanks a lot for the effort & sharing of your techniques used! So much detail as to what you did all the way through, which I'm sure will be of interest to others as well as myself.
What I have worked out , well, it's not confirmed, but is rather a suspicion based on my observations is that the Anafi doesn't meter its exposure off the entire scene, but rather a large portion of the centre part. Akin to Partial Metering in photography, if you like. Then if I am flying to a lighter region from a darker one, I do that first, meter on the lighter portion, then lock off exposure through manual settings & go back to do it for the camera. It's somewhat convoluted, but it works!
I definitely wouldn't be flying the Anafi too close to all that incredible turbulence, I'd be scared it would be sucked into it.
Thanks again for your sharing, it's appreciated.
Yes, I posted in the Autel Pilots "EVO" forum here. As well as posted it on YouTube same as the Anafi clips...I guess search You Tube for me "John Becker" or just look in the EVO forum here?Say, I fly an Evo too along with the Anafi. Have you posted any of the Evo footage of the dam?
Again, Thank You,
I forgot to add that all that was recorded in "Natural" (edited now)
Although you are right about the exposure being " center weighted" it can be changed by locking in on an area by touching the screen.... but... with ANY drone that is kind of a moot point it is moving and changing constantly
From what I have seen so far, my concerns with the "first record" are not the normal changing of the metering. It appears to be a bug/fault because it corrects if I stop then re-start the recording!
Here in the sunlight of AZ, I find that setting the EV to -0.3 helps with the washout, so I leave that as a default for everything.
Here is a bit of that "first clip" BEFORE I adjusted in Premiere to match the other shots...Again I did not do anything on the drone's settings just stoppped/restarted the video recording
And this is an example ( trying to mimic the first shot that it exposed closer to "normal". Again this is "as shot"
Becker! Your forum communications are so much better than your bedside manner! Sorry, couldn't resist... I'm sure you've heard it a million times before...I guess search You Tube for me "John Becker"
I have found that the Natural setting is a great starting point for editing (or for those that don't edit to just be able to use it as is), & gives me better results than the P-Log footage actually.
I use something I do with metering of my photography, where I meter off the hottest part of the scene, expose for that & lock it off so it can't change at all through the use of manual settings. I don't mind if some shadows are blocked up completely, but blown out highlights bug me.
The changing of exposure is not something I have experienced with my footage captures. I'm constantly stopping video to grab some photo's, then going back to video with the same settings being there, but, as mentioned above, I don't touch a section of the screen using AE lock. Maybe it's a bug with that feature?
That's quite the difference! A good job with balancing it out too! That's all part of my learning right now, colour grading & finishing. I'm slowly plodding through some Lynda tutorials for FCPX on this & gleaning lots of information & tips for it.
Becker! Your forum communications are so much better than your bedside manner! Sorry, couldn't resist... I'm sure you've heard it a million times before...
I live in NE Mesa. I recently got the Anafi, but a big chicken to fly like you guys. Excellent flight.