Playing with P4 camera settings!

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I've read so much on here... I had no idea the Phantom could take such crazy pics at night?



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Took these last night.
Not great photos, but shows what the P can do.
Taken within minutes of each other. 3 am
Ya, I see that I have been hit with that dang tilted horizon issue. Just started.... :-(

This is how it looked last night, to the eye.
ISO 200 @ 7 seconds.

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At ISO 1600 @ 8 seconds.


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Yeah it's crazy it can take photos that look like day at night!

Play with the shutter speed and ISO


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Ya play with the settings.
Hover in one spot and take photos, changing the settings one at a time.
When you get back home to view the photos, pick out the ones you like.
Then, (on a PC), right click on the photo file, select properties, then click details.
You will see what settings your camera was set to.

That's how I am learning.
 
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Yeah I know I need to do a calibration! I was trying to find a flat spot today and this is what I came up with



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You can manually calibrate it when it's in the sky, you just line up the horizon. I would recommend putting the grid on in the camera settings


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My ten year old son dared me... so... that's the result. We started with picnic tables and progressed to the lamp pole! Perfect landing!


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I'm completely baffled. This is very risky. If the lamp has enough iron in it your compass will go bananas and you will totally lose control on heading. I took of once from an iron plate on pole. Thought that was cool. The bird immediately took off in every direction just not the one I wanted it to go. I only had some control on up and down. I managed to bring it back in a whole but I learned my lesson.


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So funny you mention that... when I went to restart it, I had a compass error. It took off anyway.

Landing on it was solid as a rock! No issues


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The potential for a compass problem is an excellent point that I had not thought of. Besides the pole, if it turns on the ballast in the light itself has a big magnetic field.
 
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Yeah I landed it, and then went to take a pic... when I got back to my controller it was red and said "compass error"... scared me... but it took off


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