I am curious about the video resolution of the .avi files that can be recorded and saved in the mission planner log directory.
The resolution of these .avi files appears to be no where near the quality of the camera I am using. Are the files purposefully reduced to save file size or is there something else that is limiting the quality of these files?
Thank you for your help, thoughts or ideas.
the videos are recorded at the size of the hud on screen at the time.
Could you switch this to record at the source resolution? Might fix some of the lag problems.
Or maybe have the ability to toggle between the two? .... we can experiment which is best ?,,,,depending on ....?
Anyway .... thank you for all the work on this, I am constantly amazed at the things we can do with this software and the APM2 :)
So I guess in the mean time, if I really wanted a higher res .avi file, I could set my screen res higher before I record is that correct? Maybe I will try that tomorrow :)
I'm spending time getting the video quality nice (filters etc), it would be nice to show it in the saved .avi :) And maybe a higher res would help when I move into FPV using mission planner ....yes ?
You should probably record from the source directly with another program if you want the actual source resolution.
There's no reason to record at anything other than the source resolution. Losing a lot of quality right off the bat before it's even recorded is not the way to get good video. Besides just losing resolution, if actual resizing is done you also loose quality beyond the resolution loss because of the resampling/conversion.
Well,,,,the go pro is recording itself. So yes, I do have the source.
However, it does not have the mission planner window with all the info :)
I was happy to learn the mission planner window is able to be recorded. I like to view these as well as the log files for additional clues as to why I crashed etc
But the resolution of the .avi is so poor. Make sense?
Sure, but I use a cheap video camera that doesn't record. I also have one that records but doesn't output. So it would be nice for me if MP could record at the full resolution that the analog signal from my video RX is captured at.
It would also be nice to have the HUD info in another file so that the overlay could be turned on and off during editing. That would let you fade it in/out, change the color, etc. during editing.
Yes, I can see how having another file with the HUD info would be very good for editing. But again, I would want the higher resolution. My .avi files look bad. Well, I guess you could use the source video data and the HUD overlay, but I would have a pain getting the files (the source and HUD data) synchronized correctly. I would just rather have MP record at source resolution. :)
Also, is possible to turn off the HUD info while we are flying in mission planner? Sometimes I would like to have a clean window while flying with the ability to toggle back and forth with the HUD data as desired.....you know to.... check voltage etc. And I would think the folks that use the "glasses" for FPV would also really like that?
When recording HUD video in MP I most often get a cropped video, as seen here:
However sometimes I get the full video like here:
Most often I get the cropped video. Last flight I tried clicking set aspect ratio but still i got the cropped video.
Also, I can't view the video on my PC, only after I upload to youtube. Is there a specific codec I need to download?
Please disregard the terrible flying. It was very windy 20MHP+
Thanks in advance!
do you resize the hud after the recording starts? you need to make sure its set the the size you want before you start recording.
Once I hit record I don't touch the computer again until end of flight when i stop the recording. It's strange. If I record let's say 5-6 videos in a row, one might come out at the correct size and aspect ratio. It seems to be independent of the file size/length of video. The only actions i take in MP being >right click>start recording and stop recording. What about the codec issue? I haven't found anyone who has solved that one yet...any idea?