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X5 1080p vs 4K

Discussion in 'Zenmuse X5' started by keith whitehead, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. keith whitehead

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    Been Playing with my X5 Camera some more. I cannot figure why 1080p looks so good and my 4k looks terrible.
    I shot a scene while sitting on the table same exposure on both. seems 1080p looks to be sharper, clear and more in focus..didnt change a thing except video format from 1080p to 4k. I'm Stumped
     
  2. Kauaigene

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    Looking at it how? Thru the app reply, transferred to the computer?
     
  3. dopeytree

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    4k has 4x the pixels of 1080p hd yet..
    4k is recorded at 60MBs & 1080p at 40MBs.... Really 4k should be 160MBs
    I have yet to try 1080p but but will try that tomorrow. The stills are great but 4k is a little detail lacking. Colour is great.
     
  4. keith whitehead

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    Let me know what you think when you try 1080p. thanks
     
  5. keith whitehead

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    looking at it through computer after downloading sd card
     
  6. nadsas

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    hi, same here. fullhd is much sharper as 4k. but the image has more flicker then in 4k.... dont understand that.
     
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    And that is why advertising these cameras as 4k ready. Is a half false
    Then they tell us but you don't really need 4k it's great in 1080p.
     
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    4k looks good on my x5 but i tried 1080 today and it was so bad, overly sharpened and flickering and altogether rubbish. Very strange as i had the same lens and settings on both 4k and 1080.
     
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    Very interesting .. have yet to see some X5 1080p video examples.
     
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    it is so bad it is shocking!
     
  11. Steven Powter

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    I have the same problem inconsistency with focus ... the X5 does not hold its focus between 4k & 1080 & photo....i had my focus set ok doing video,(1080 was the sharpest) changed to photo mode and bam the focus went out... also have you noticed that 24 & 30fps is cropped when compared to 48 & 60fps.... why is that..?.
     
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  12. keith whitehead

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    here is a video i did at 1080p tried 4k and it was worse so i stuck with 1080p for now.
     
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  13. Tahoe Ed

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    I shoot in 4K all the time. I do manual focus and camera controls. Nothing is auto. This is not an X3. I have three lenses that I use. It is an extension of my GH4 on the ground.
     
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  14. Anticipate

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    My findings show that properly focused 4K from the x5 definitely have more detail than 1080. A good amount (when viewed on a 4K or 5k display; and look anazing down scaled on a 4K display). Care has to be taken on focus with this camera. Like Ed said, it's like a flying GH4.
     
  15. Steven Powter

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    Yes i agree at first the1080 looked better to me to.. but now i have the focus calibrated the 4K is better....
     
  16. larryzhou

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    Hey, Steven,

    did you calibrate the lens while the craft is in the middle of air?
     
  17. Steven Powter

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    Hi Larryzhou.... No mate i calibrated while it was on the ground... it took me a number of goes to get it right... a good subject to focus on helps....