Drone Settings for Shooting Real Estate Video 12 comments This video is how I set my drone up for shooting real estate video and stills and pretty much all other drone jobs. 12 Comments Dennis on February 28, 2019 at 2:12 am Thanks for the video! My question is why do you opt for 2.7k vs 4k? Say the final project is a standard 1920×1080–wouldn’t the 4k shot have more pixels, color information, etc. and ultimately look better when scaled down to 50%? Also you could crop and transform the shot much more if needed. -Dennis Grant on February 28, 2019 at 6:16 am Hi Dennis – yes you are right about scaling down 4K. For me thou 4K footage is just too sticky when editing with my older Macbook pro and the 2.7K footage is just a little easier to manage in my workflow. I have done 2.7k vs 4K footage comparison and there is not much in it in my opinion. When I eventually upgrade my Mac I will go 4K but at the end of the day my client and myself are happy with 2.7K. Cheers Ron Quarles on February 28, 2019 at 2:38 am Good information for me. I have recently purchased the Magic Pro 2 and just starting on drone video. Richard on February 28, 2019 at 11:17 pm Hi, thank you for this – very informative. I may have missed it but do you have a preferred f-stop setting, especially in regard to using the ND filter. Grant on March 1, 2019 at 8:02 am Hi – my goto ND Filter is the ND8 which from memory is 3 stops. Cheers Richard on March 1, 2019 at 8:30 am Thank you Stuart Carr on March 1, 2019 at 7:18 am Hi Grant, good info as always. Hope you are well. Grant on March 1, 2019 at 8:02 am Hi Stuart – yes all good here thanks, hope all well with you. Cheers Daniel Logan Sabrowski on March 1, 2019 at 9:24 am Thanks for the vid man, very helpful as always! TBH I still just shoot real estate and the like @ 1080/60 and everyone gobbles it up with smiles ..reason being similar to your one reply where my clients are hesitant because they dont want a shopper who may have an older laptop or monitor having probs trying to watch one of their property vids. I’ve had a couple specify 4k but those were private clients who commissioned “event” videos ( reunion,wedding etc) and they were certain everyone of consequence could handle the resolution. I’m sure I’ll be seeing a steady uptick of people finally moving over but as of now 1080/60 is still awesome looking! ( some have even requested lower res bare footage so it an have a little fuzz to it and look more “filmish” )..but like you said tho it all comes down to what the client wants! Take care! Grant on March 1, 2019 at 9:34 am Absolutely – I have no problems with 1080p, how well you shoot and edit will always trump resolution formats and the latest gear. Cheers Zen Voorhies on March 26, 2019 at 2:55 pm Great information…I’m doing my first job next week…Quick question…could you share your render settings with us? Thanks Zen Grant on March 30, 2019 at 9:21 am I pretty much use the standard FCPX master file settings for video export of, Web Hosting, H.264 Better Quality, 1920×1080 and thats it.