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Alexei Merinov
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Now I am trying to prepare for those few minutes that are only once a year.
Last year I was lucky and the weather allowed me to fly over the city and make a video of our New Year's fireworks.
But. when installing it turned out that the video was not the best.

A few of my conclusions - I hope my colleagues will complement! :
Camera settings:
1. Only manual exposure. ISO 800 1/60. The lantern lighting zones (the pavement under the street lights) should not be bright.
2. White balance "auto."
3. Style - None
4. Color - normal
5. Sharpness +1 Contrast 0 Saturation +2

Flight settings - use a smooth character from a respected colleague - thanks to Swedrone !

Flight style:
      - without rotation around the vertical axis.
     - Slow spans straight or sideways.
     - slow rotation around the vertical axis of the object, if the salute is close
      - Flight altitude "just above the fireworks".
The beginning of the flight - take off 23:58. Battery drain, change and take off again.
It should be about half an hour of footage.

Who has experience - please share!
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This is my video a year ago


This video is a colleague in my city





2018-12-18
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DJI Stephen
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Hello and good day Alexei Merinov. Thank you for sharing these settings and style on how to capture this great event and thank you for sharing this wonderful video as well. Have a safe and happy flying. Happy holidays to you.
2018-12-18
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DJI Stephen Posted at 12-18 09:03
Hello and good day Alexei Merinov. Thank you for sharing these settings and style on how to capture this great event and thank you for sharing this wonderful video as well. Have a safe and happy flying. Happy holidays to you.

OK!
2018-12-19
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AMZPOW
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thanks for sharing !
2018-12-19
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AMZPOW Posted at 12-19 17:59
thanks for sharing !

Thank! I tried to disturb my colleagues and get additional information on the experience of filming fireworks on New Year's Eve. But it seems that very few of our colleagues intend to exchange a glass of champagne for the Mavik console.
2018-12-20
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Kevin Halle
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Good information. I hope the weather holds out here.
2018-12-20
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Kevin Halle Posted at 12-20 04:24
Good information. I hope the weather holds out here.

I also hope for the weather. While the forecast is not very happy - we expect a wind of 15 m / s
2018-12-20
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A CW
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Excellent footage  
2018-12-21
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Alexei Merinov Posted at 12-20 22:38
I also hope for the weather. While the forecast is not very happy - we expect a wind of 15 m / s

Not good here either for the next few days.
2018-12-21
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Montfrooij
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Nice footage and good info!
2018-12-21
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Montfrooij Posted at 12-21 02:45
Nice footage and good info!

Are you planning to take off at midnight and make a firework video?
2018-12-21
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Alexei Merinov Posted at 12-21 04:38
Are you planning to take off at midnight and make a firework video?

Nope.
Not allowed to fly at night here in NL (unfortunately)
2018-12-21
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Sky Carrier
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Thanks Alexei for sharing this info. Very useful
2018-12-21
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Wow, that is crazy how many places around the city were lighting it up all at the same time!  Thanks for sharing!
2018-12-21
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KlooGee Posted at 12-21 13:13
Wow, that is crazy how many places around the city were lighting it up all at the same time!  Thanks for sharing!

Yes, here are a couple of videos made at midnight of the New Year 2018. One thing I did, and the other my colleague. Both did not seem successful to me and I tried to find here the experience of shooting fireworks. But something no one answered my question. On New Year's Eve everyone is drinking champagne ....
Will you fly on New Year's Eve?
2018-12-21
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DroneDownunder
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Don't forget to use Tripod Mode
2018-12-21
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DroneDownunder Posted at 12-21 23:42
Don't forget to use Tripod Mode

  Thank! The idea of a tripod mode did not arise when applied to a firewall. By the way very !!!!
2018-12-22
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Sky Carrier Posted at 12-21 09:42
Thanks Alexei for sharing this info. Very useful

Are you planning to take off at midnight and make a firework video?
2018-12-26
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Nicely done - thanks again for sharing!
2018-12-26
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Alexei Merinov Posted at 12-26 02:06
Are you planning to take off at midnight and make a firework video?

Maybe if the weather allows it I might do it next week
2018-12-28
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Sky Carrier Posted at 12-28 12:46
Maybe if the weather allows it I might do it next week

I also hope that the weather will let you fly.
2018-12-28
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wow nice capture, well done
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