How to Improve Video Quality on Parrot Bebop 2 Drone

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to improve the video quality of your Parrot drone's footage.
You'll Need:
  • To have the FreeFlight Pro app installed on your mobile device to adjust the drone's settings.

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to improve the video quality of your Parrot drone's footage.
You'll Need:
  • To have the FreeFlight Pro app installed on your mobile device to adjust the drone's settings.

Blurry images in photos or videos can occur if:

  • The camera lens is dirty or scratched
  • The drone is moving too fast or unstable during flight
  1. If the images captured by the drone have spots on them or are blurry, you need to inspect your drone's camera before anything:
    • Clean off any dirt, debris or smudges it may have on it,
    • Check for scratches, chafes or cracks.
    Camera of Parrot Bebop 2 drone.
  2. If you find the camera to be damaged in any way, you can repair or replace it yourself, or you can to contact the manufacturer for help.

To avoid damaging your drone:

  • Practice flying to get used to the controls.
  • Survey the area and plan your flight ahead.
  • Keep your drone in sight and don't get distracted.
  • Keep away from tree branches, power lines, birds, anything or anyone that could collide with your drone.
  • Don't fly your drone in high winds or other dangerous weather conditions.

If you are comfortable with performing repairs to your Parrot Bebop 2 drone on your own, you can always check out the repair tutorial videos on the manufacturer's website:

https://www.parrot.com/global/support/products/parrot-bebop-2/bebop-2-video-tutorials

  1. Launch the FreeFlight Pro app on your mobile device.
    FreeFlight Pro App.
  2. Tap the Fly & Film area.
    Fly & Film are highlighted in FreeFlight Pro app.
  3. Then go to Settings in the top left.
    Cog wheel highlighted in FreeFlight Pro app.
  4. On the left side select Video.
    Video option highlighted in settings of FreeFlight Pro app.
  5. Ensure the settings are set as follows:
    • Recording resolution is set to 1080p
    • Recording quality is set to High
    • Frame rate is set 30 FPS
  1. Launch the FreeFlight Pro app on your mobile device.
    FreeFlight Pro App.
  2. Tap the Fly & Film area.
    Fly & Film are highlighted in FreeFlight Pro app.
  3. Then go to Settings in the top left.
    Cog wheel highlighted in FreeFlight Pro app.
  4. On the left side, select Piloting.
    Piloting option highlighted in FreeFlight Pro app settings.
  5. For smooth piloting, ensure the 'Banked turn' setting is set to No, and the following settings are set to their lowest values:
    • Max tilt (inclination)
    • Max tilt (inclination) speed
    • Max vertical speed
    • Max rotation speed
  6. On the left side, select Position.
    Position option highlighted in FreeFlight Pro app settings.
  7. Ensure the Max altitude and Max distance are set so that your drone is close enough to the target while maintaining safety, and not so far away that the target is too small.
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