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HDMI Out Video Quality

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Help' started by Rob Suggs, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. Rob Suggs

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    I have had issues with the quality of the video output from the controller's HDMI port. For me, the video is significantly worse than what I see on the attached iPad. The video is much higher contrast and very low color saturation.

    I performed a demo for my company, and had intended to show live video to highlight the Inspire's streaming video quality. However, video from the HDMI port was so bad that I opted to have individuals look at my iPad instead. I would like to show off the Inspire in all its glory.

    I have tried both controllers and several monitors, Cinemizer, TVs, etc.

    Are there settings I have missed? Are others seeing the same thing.
     
  2. PetePerrim

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    Turn up the colour saturation on the monitor you're using, that would be the logical first step I'd take.
     
  3. Daniel Mascheck

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    What about a sample clip we can see?
     
  4. Rob Suggs

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    A better description of what I see is that the green channel is virtually gone. Grass becomes a very dark blue. Because my video is outside and green is the predominant color, the image looks high-contrast and under-saturated. I shot a beach umbrella with a rainbow of color panels, and all green panels display as blue. I wish I could upload a sample, but I don't have the equipment needed to record from an HDMI source.
     
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    I know this may seem very basic and I'm sure you have tried but...... different HDMI cable? And if you are using HDMI to mini HDMI adapters they can be a bit flakey.
     
  6. Rob Suggs

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    Yep, I have tried two different HDMI cables (one with an adapter, one dedicated HDMI mini), two different controllers (one in slave mode), and three different monitors. I get exactly the same result with all configurations. The only thing I do not have two of is the quad, but video from the quad to my iPad looks fine and the HDMI output is derived from the same source.

    I am curious if others have tested the quality of their HDMI output and are seeing correct colors.
     
  7. Rob Suggs

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    By the way, if anyone wants to test this, you don't need to do it in the field. Just attach your controller to a monitor or TV via the HDMI port, power up your quad, and the use the playback function to watch a video you recorded earlier. The video will stream from your quad, just as if you were streaming live. Is there a perceptible difference between what you see on your tablet an what you see on the monitor?
     
    #7 Rob Suggs, Apr 4, 2015
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    That's odd. Mine is definatley not quite as vibrant as the iPad screen but it's certainly still acceptable. I have had trouble with HDMI cables and adaptors but I see you've already tried that remedy. just a real long shot but have you tried changing your monitor mode between PAL/NTSC? There has to be a logical reason why your colours are not displaying as they should.
     
  9. Rob Suggs

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    Pete, in you case, is it greens that are gone? My blues and reds look great. Unfortunately (or fortunately) I live in a very green place. BTW, I don't have control over the PAL/NTSC setting on my preferred device, a Cinemizer.
     
  10. PetePerrim

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    All the colours look less vibrant but not any single one more than the other. I use Dominator HD goggles which I can adjust the brightness which seems to work ok.