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Posted by TinkleWid | Feb 27, 2018 @ 08:48 PM | 5,634 Views
I found a new spot near Wembley Stadium. Unfortunately, it was too hazy to see the arch in the sunlight.

Best result yet from a cheap 720p camera flown in hazy sunlight. Really sharp and true colours once filtered through Adobe Premier Pro. Shame about the flying but the trim button was hit by accident on the Jumper T8SG so the silly little quad wanted to drift to the right.

The ribbon on the SQ12 lens managed to tear when attempting a lens mod on a spare SQ12! Will have to try again more carefully when a replacement is sent as this may help soften the image. However, initial results are impressive and my best yet although not quite up to a Go Pro. Any feedback on the video footage would be much appreciated 😎

To the Max: The Best Quelima SQ12 FPV Video Footage with ViFly Drone (without lens mod) (2 min 3 sec)

Posted by TinkleWid | Feb 23, 2018 @ 09:04 PM | 3,022 Views
I am finding that the Quelima SQ12 HD is the lightest and cheapest 720p camera available if you spend a little time adjusting the colour saturation and removing duplicate frames. I am still experimenting with tuning my ViFly drone to carry the extra weight and I am also waiting for delivery of a SQ11 camera mount from China. Once I have that I can hopefully bring the weight of the camera down to around 15 grams. Here is of the improved video footage with the 'upgraded' Quelima SQ12:

Quelima SQ12 Frame Rate and Colour Saturation Camera Upgrade on ViFly (sub 250 gram) Drone (2 min 35 sec)

How to update or remove the date/time stamp on the Quelima SQ12:
The camera will write a text-file to the sd card (20150101235530 / yyyymmddhhmmss) that can be corrected with a text editor. If you don't want the date timestamp to appear on your video simply change 'Y' to 'N' (No) and save to sd card.
Posted by TinkleWid | Feb 08, 2018 @ 09:57 PM | 3,353 Views
Does anyone have experience with camera-ball shoots, 3D camera shots or just trippy video creation?
I am starting to experiment by mishap as you can see from the video below.

I found a new spot this week and was looking forward to looking at my HD footage at home only to discover that my flights started off fine and then looked strange. The camera mount is on an adjustable swivel that rotates 360 degrees and also tilts up to an angle of 45 degrees. The screw holding the swivel had come loose and the play in the camera angle made some of the footage look unreal as the world bent around the drone and familiar flying angles were replaced with impossible but smooth curves.

Itís funny how initial disappointment can lead to new discoveries. I think I may play some more with the swivel head when I have time and maybe put another facing backwards or perhaps 2 facing sideways. Perhaps I could add a small gyroscope! Let me know what you think?

Virtual insanity - Inexpensive 3D FPV Drone Set-Up with Quelima Swivel Cam (2 min 34 sec)