Find out how to set up your new DJI Osmo Pocket, so you can take it wherever you want and record the special moments of life. In order to make the most of this convenient device and capture stunning videos and photos, you should familiarize yourself with the following shooting parameters.
“Why isn’t my footage clear?”
The default resolution of Osmo Pocket is 1920 × 1080 (commonly known as 1080p), ideal for direct editing on mobile phones and instant sharing.
If you want to record detailed movies or require post-processing with professional video editing software, we recommend shooting in 4K, or 3840 × 2160, with Super Fine quality, to leave more room for editing in the post. However, it should be noted that higher resolution videos will take up more storage space.
“Why is the movement in my video blurred?”
The frame rate refers to the rate at which consecutive images (frames) appear in one second. The more frames are recorded in a second, the more fluid the video becomes. In the movies we usually watch, the frame rate is generally 24fps, commonly known as Cinematic Look.
30 fps can provide a more authentic and engaging visual experience. The default video setting on an iPhone is 30 fps, suitable for shooting daily videos.
If you expect to present more details about movement in your videos, you can try slowing down to 60 fps. In this way, the image quality will not be affected and the movie will be smooth and clear after editing the videos with the post-processing software.
“Why are my videos always overexposed or not bright enough?”
The advanced mode of the Osmo Pocket offers easier control of exposure, providing more flexibility for creativity.
Adjusts the ISO sensitivity and shutter speed in M mode, and the exposure value will also be adjusted accordingly to ensure normal exposure of the movie.
ISO is the light sensitivity of the camera sensor. At the same shutter speed, the higher the ISO, the brighter your movie will be.
In daylight, ISO 100 is an excellent choice. If you set the ISO too high, the movie will be more disturbed and the image quality will be reduced. In particular, there will be more noise in the dark areas of your movie.
Conversely, you should set a higher ISO at night to get more exposure. You must set the correct ISO to ensure image quality. This requires a balance between exposure and image quality.
The shutter speed is used to control the exposure time. The shutter speed of Osmo Pocket is usually set to twice the frame rate.
For example, the recommended shutter speed for common 30 fps videos is 1/60s. With this speed, the film may be a bit unclear, but it is more similar to how we visually perceive the movements in our daily lives. It conforms to the visual experience with the naked eye and appears more natural.
“How can I give my video more style?”
In advanced settings, White Balance (WB) is one of the most frequently adjusted parameters.
The WB value determines the tone of your video, conveying different artistic concepts. Usually, the base value for Osmo Pocket is set to WB 6000. If you prefer a warmer color tone, you can increase the WB value. Otherwise, lower the WB value for a cooler appearance.
Once you’re familiar with the parameter settings you use most often, you’ll have a better idea of how to make your own creative films.
Set up your DJI Osmo Pocket now to capture the beautiful moments that spring has to offer!