Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Wrong Kind of Snow

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by mattparker, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. mattparker

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2014
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    1
    Just flew at night, trying to see some neighborhood Christmas lights. From the beginning the screen (shooting a dark forest) was covered with "snow". When I arrived above a home with lights, a snow-less trail formed. The attached screenshot shows this.

    The trail slowly covered itself with snow after about 10 seconds.

    I came home, watched the video. Went back outside and shot some more but was not able to replicate the problem.

    Ideas as to what happened?
     

    Attached Files:

  2. DrJoe

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2014
    Messages:
    591
    Likes Received:
    96
    I commonly get snow at night, especially at higher ASA settings. I have found keeping the ASA locked at 100 results in no snow. No matter what you do, the P2V+ camera is not a good low light platform.
     
  3. jason4vu

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2014
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    pic above looks exactly like what I got tonight when I tried to capture the neighborhood christmas lights. Stills are fine but the video is useless
     
  4. mattparker

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2014
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    1
    I posted the still from the video because in 30+ night flights, I had never seen such a thing, even at lower temps.

    Someone will come up with an answer.