Hirsti

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Joined on May 9, 2007

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digitalhecht: I left GoPro for Yi a year ago. The latter matches or beats the former in every respect (Image quality, battery life, LCD responsiveness, even the iOS app), EXCEPT ProTune. The Yi Flat Color profile isn't all that flat. All that for half the price. Needless to say, I will upgrade without hesitation when the 4K Plus is released.

The flat profile has been adjusted in a new beta firmware and they are currently looking at optimizing it further.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 14:55 UTC
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jaxson: Any support for 24fps in any res yet?

How is the electronic stabilisation?
This created some very weird artifacts in the earlier 4k version.

No example of the linear mode in the video. From memory this is available on the 4K models of the Xiaoyi Yi Tech camereas

24fps is available in ultra wide modes including 4K.
They are adding soon 24fps to all other mdoes.

There was no electronic stabilisation in earlier modes, only available @ 2.7K downwards.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 14:54 UTC
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NameFinder: No 25p & 50p support?

Being in a PAL country with 50Hz-grid, I got used to writing this, if the action cam is not from GoPro or Sony.
I 'd choose 50p/HD over 30p/UHD, if I had the choice.

The camera is fully compatible with PAL and NTFS.
So PAL is 25p and 50p
NTSC is 30p and 60p.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 14:53 UTC
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FoolyCooly: Can you charge and record at the same time? The LCD is a nifty feature but I'd trade it for a smaller camera or more battery life.

*Im a cyclist and use the GoPro Session 5 as a dash cam. It's nearly perfect sans the recording time but that's remedied by external USB power pack.

The camera has a loop mode which records any of the resolutions but you can specify how long you want it to record for before it overwrites. So you can have it recording the last 10 minutes continuously until it is stopped or runs out of battery. The camera also runs fine off of USB power with or without the battery inserted.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 14:51 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (710 comments in total)
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ms18: Will this camera support AF with all MFT lenses?

Was confirmed in the official yi technology Facebook page by the page moderator

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 14:46 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (710 comments in total)
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ms18: Will this camera support AF with all MFT lenses?

Apparently the lens now manually focuses, its been fixed pre release

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 08:24 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (710 comments in total)

Sample 4K footage of the Yi M1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPv7cXbH49c

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 11:23 UTC as 172nd comment | 1 reply
On article 2016 Roundup: 4K action cameras (102 comments in total)
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Hirsti: The Yi4K Action Camera has a beta firmware that is very stable (soon to be released in to production) that has 2.7K (16:9 ratio) at 25 and 50fps (PAL) and 30 and 60 fps (NTSC). This mode also allows the in camera stabilisation to be run as well as the in camera lens rectification. Also included in the beta firmware is a new in housing mode to allow all setting to be accessed from asingle button press whilst it is in a waterproof case. Flat Color profile for post processing. Manual Shutter of upto 30 secs for photo timelapse to allow for Night Shooting Timelapses. Also in beta (but not on this beta firmware) is a Live Streaming facility, currently via facebook but can be used on other services.

Image stabilisation works well on 2.7K and downwards, it doesnt work on 4K but other than the new Sony which has non EIS type stabilisation no other camera will provide it for 4K as it's impossible. I must admit I was surprised by this review how bad the stabilisation looked on the yi4K but other comparison footage I have seen on youtube and my own personal use shows it to be quite effective. I would suggest if you are seriously after a camera, purchase it from Amazon and give it a try and test it yourself, if you dont like it then return it and get a refund, I would advise this for any camera. Amazon's return policy is great for this, doesnt even cost return postage

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 09:37 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: 4K action cameras (102 comments in total)
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Hirsti: The Yi4K Action Camera has a beta firmware that is very stable (soon to be released in to production) that has 2.7K (16:9 ratio) at 25 and 50fps (PAL) and 30 and 60 fps (NTSC). This mode also allows the in camera stabilisation to be run as well as the in camera lens rectification. Also included in the beta firmware is a new in housing mode to allow all setting to be accessed from asingle button press whilst it is in a waterproof case. Flat Color profile for post processing. Manual Shutter of upto 30 secs for photo timelapse to allow for Night Shooting Timelapses. Also in beta (but not on this beta firmware) is a Live Streaming facility, currently via facebook but can be used on other services.

1080p framerates havent changed, you can still get 120fps in NTSC and 100 fps in PAL in normal wide angle view, it's only the superview that have been reduced in NTSC on 4K. The quality at these frame rates are very good, I haven't seen any major deterioration in video quality when frame rates are increased. They have introduced 2.7K which goes up to 60fps and I think the footage is sharp and good.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 09:37 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: 4K action cameras (102 comments in total)
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Hirsti: The Yi4K Action Camera has a beta firmware that is very stable (soon to be released in to production) that has 2.7K (16:9 ratio) at 25 and 50fps (PAL) and 30 and 60 fps (NTSC). This mode also allows the in camera stabilisation to be run as well as the in camera lens rectification. Also included in the beta firmware is a new in housing mode to allow all setting to be accessed from asingle button press whilst it is in a waterproof case. Flat Color profile for post processing. Manual Shutter of upto 30 secs for photo timelapse to allow for Night Shooting Timelapses. Also in beta (but not on this beta firmware) is a Live Streaming facility, currently via facebook but can be used on other services.

I can confirm that the new beta firmware doesnt have any changes to bitrates. What has changed is that they have made the Ultra versions of 4K, 2.7K, 1080p and 720p wider than previously (I think to achieve the superview mode) this has meant that they have had to reduce the fps on the ultra modes due to cpu. Previously the 4K Ultra view was available at 25fps in PAL and 30 fps in NTSC, now it is 24fps in both PAL and NTSC. 2.7K Ultra is available at 30fps NTSC ad 25fps PAL, 1080p is available in 30, 60 or 90 fps NTSC and 25, 50 and 90 PAL whereas previously it was available at 120 fps in NTSC.
I can confirm this as I am looking at the Yi4K screen and am looking at the mediainfo on test video I have shot.

I would like to point out that the normal view resolutions have stayed the same so 4K is still 30fps NTSC and 25fps PAL, !080p is still available in 30, 60 and 120fps NTSC and 25, 50 and 90 fps PAL

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 16:24 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: 4K action cameras (102 comments in total)
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Hirsti: The Yi4K Action Camera has a beta firmware that is very stable (soon to be released in to production) that has 2.7K (16:9 ratio) at 25 and 50fps (PAL) and 30 and 60 fps (NTSC). This mode also allows the in camera stabilisation to be run as well as the in camera lens rectification. Also included in the beta firmware is a new in housing mode to allow all setting to be accessed from asingle button press whilst it is in a waterproof case. Flat Color profile for post processing. Manual Shutter of upto 30 secs for photo timelapse to allow for Night Shooting Timelapses. Also in beta (but not on this beta firmware) is a Live Streaming facility, currently via facebook but can be used on other services.

Checked the release and it is only available in 4K Ultra mode which is 4K but super wide angle.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 11:35 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: 4K action cameras (102 comments in total)
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Hirsti: The Yi4K Action Camera has a beta firmware that is very stable (soon to be released in to production) that has 2.7K (16:9 ratio) at 25 and 50fps (PAL) and 30 and 60 fps (NTSC). This mode also allows the in camera stabilisation to be run as well as the in camera lens rectification. Also included in the beta firmware is a new in housing mode to allow all setting to be accessed from asingle button press whilst it is in a waterproof case. Flat Color profile for post processing. Manual Shutter of upto 30 secs for photo timelapse to allow for Night Shooting Timelapses. Also in beta (but not on this beta firmware) is a Live Streaming facility, currently via facebook but can be used on other services.

Yi Technology have just released another BEta firmware that includes 24fps in 4K
I will download and give it a try and post some test footage.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 09:50 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: 4K action cameras (102 comments in total)
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Hirsti: The Yi4K Action Camera has a beta firmware that is very stable (soon to be released in to production) that has 2.7K (16:9 ratio) at 25 and 50fps (PAL) and 30 and 60 fps (NTSC). This mode also allows the in camera stabilisation to be run as well as the in camera lens rectification. Also included in the beta firmware is a new in housing mode to allow all setting to be accessed from asingle button press whilst it is in a waterproof case. Flat Color profile for post processing. Manual Shutter of upto 30 secs for photo timelapse to allow for Night Shooting Timelapses. Also in beta (but not on this beta firmware) is a Live Streaming facility, currently via facebook but can be used on other services.

No 24fps isnt available in any of the resolutions, this has been requested as a future firmware update.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 10:32 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: 4K action cameras (102 comments in total)

Here is a sample Video I shot with my Yi4K

https://youtu.be/atgZzzF30Ow

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 08:30 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article 2016 Roundup: 4K action cameras (102 comments in total)

The Yi4K Action Camera has a beta firmware that is very stable (soon to be released in to production) that has 2.7K (16:9 ratio) at 25 and 50fps (PAL) and 30 and 60 fps (NTSC). This mode also allows the in camera stabilisation to be run as well as the in camera lens rectification. Also included in the beta firmware is a new in housing mode to allow all setting to be accessed from asingle button press whilst it is in a waterproof case. Flat Color profile for post processing. Manual Shutter of upto 30 secs for photo timelapse to allow for Night Shooting Timelapses. Also in beta (but not on this beta firmware) is a Live Streaming facility, currently via facebook but can be used on other services.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 08:27 UTC as 20th comment | 11 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: 4K action cameras (102 comments in total)

If anyone has the Yi4K and want's a Lens Correction profile for Adobe or Power Director then see my post in the VR Action Camera Forum.

These profiles allow Lens Correction of 4K footage taken on the Yi4K camera.

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/58292248

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 08:20 UTC as 21st comment

The Samsung NX1 blows them all away, pity that Samsung have disappeared in recent months

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 13:01 UTC as 121st comment | 1 reply
On article Microsoft launches its Hyperlapse app (28 comments in total)

Typically of Microsoft, the application is not available on their (Nokia's) premium phone for photography the Lumina 1020.
Talk about own goal, release an app that is supported on most if not all android phones but only a handful of their own Windows Phones.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2015 at 15:58 UTC as 7th comment

So when is it released?

No updates in Adobe CC yet :-(

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 16:40 UTC as 152nd comment
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