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First flight ever... nighttime!

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by EpicVision, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. EpicVision

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    I received it few weeks ago via UPS late afternoon, by the time I was finished with work it got dark but as you all can imagine, not many people would be patient trying this next day. So i went to this big parking lot of a closed down supermarket and just started flying. I was more concerned about my camera angles and I even flown in ATTI mode. I have 2 battery packs so this lasted 50 minutes.

    https://vimeo.com/87815303
     
  2. Shrimpfarmer

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    Some nice smooth flying there. Good job for your first filming with the P2. Its amazing how well your Gopro captured the scene in such darkness.
     
  3. kydan

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    Ballsy! I wouldn't have flown first time at night--I'd be too scared of me messing it up. Nice video--next time something better than a McDonald's?? haha just playing
     
  4. davemcm

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    What setting did you choose on your GoPro for that? Looks like it could be 2.7k as really sharp and smooth, and does well in low light.
     
  5. JaysDMC

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    I was told that the key to shooting at night is to reduce the frame rate on the go pro. So instead of shooting 1080 60fps, shoot in 1080 24fps.

    I haven't tried this myself as I always shoot 60fps and my night shots look lousy. Yours came out great!

    What settings did you use?
     
  6. kydan

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    On the vimeo link, the comments section below he says "Just 2.7K 24fps."

    I'll have to give that a shot sometime when I do a nighttime shot.
     
  7. JaysDMC

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    I took the liberty of shooting a small video demonstrating the various frame rates and how they all handle low light conditions.

    Hopefully this will clear things up a bit:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vdzOrX9wCo[/youtube]
     
  8. EpicVision

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    Thank you for your replies, yes it was 2.7K @ 24FPS, not even a PROTUNE. The purpose of it was to test my angles.

    Just a week after I shot this:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCK5oWtFB5M[/youtube]
     
  9. JaysDMC

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    Amazing work!

    What are you using to edit your videos?
     
  10. davemcm

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    Very nice, yeah i've noticed that 2.7k at 24 or 25fps usually does the night time shots a bit of justice, removing most noise etc.
     
  11. JaysDMC

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    I think the frame rate does it more justice rather the overall resolution when shooting at night. By reducing the frame rate from 60 to 30 or 24 you're letting my light in which helps with night shots.