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  1. mt2525

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    I filmed some fireworks going off tonight with my P4 in my neighborhood, practicing for tomorrows big fireworks show in town. It didn't look good. I was using auto white balance, style none, color none and shooting at 3840 x 2160 24 fps. Any suggestions for resolution and camera settings? Attached a short clip so you can see. Would really like to get better shots at tomorrows show.
     
  2. With The Birds

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    Increase your ISO and remove any ND filter you are flying with.
     
  3. 680aerials

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    If just pics ISO 100 3sec PL filter.


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  4. 680aerials

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    Also, be ABOVE the fireworks looking down you will get much better results. Safe height is 600ft, yes it's above the 400 suggest height but in order to capture everything 600-800 feet is recommend


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  5. KevMo Photog

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    I stayed between 350ft and 400 for these on Sat. My first try at Fireworks. Pretty sure I went up to 1600 iso and shuter was 80th or 100th of a sec. I did not have my clear UV with me that came on bird so I had to use a Polar Pro ND8. Which sucks. But you don't notice high iso problems in brighter fireworks area much though. I will def have a cheaper older Phantom to fly right through the blast next time! Didn't want to risk 1500 P4 this time. LOL.
     
  6. 680aerials

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    I think it turned out pretty well. Why did you put the ISO so high?


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  7. KevMo Photog

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    Since these fireworks were held downtown for the first time I thought I would keep iso up some to see a little bit of buildings ect. Plus I did not have my clear UV filter with me like a dumbass, so I had to use an ND4 or 8 I think. So that was most of that. I would shoot it with clear filter and prob go down to 200 or maybe even 100 to help keep blacks cleaner. Fireworks are basically F8- F11 at 100iso with stills in any camera. So I was fudging tbo. Thanks for the comment man.
     
  8. 680aerials

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    Hmmm so tonight I should use clear UV over my polarizer?


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    You should probably leave the polariser off.
     
  10. 680aerials

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    Should have left it on... used a clear UV and the camera didn't handle the big bright bangs very well. Much better results previous night with it left on.


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