As a wannabe pilot of my new DJI Phantom 4, which I’ve purchased 3 days ago, I’ve always wondered if it’s even possible to do a time-lapse with it high up in the sky at night and I think I’ve found my answer tonight. I brought my drone and flew it from Marina Barrage to capture this scene. Exposure time for each image was 3 seconds at 10 seconds interval. The drone was left in the sky for 18mins and it gave me 110 images at ISO 100 at the end of the flight.
I rushed back to check the images on my big monitor to see if there’s any bad image but to my surprise, there’s NONE! I didn’t do any heavy post-processing work on the images, didn’t denoise and didn’t deflicker it. I didn’t mean to be lazy or to hurt your eyes with all the flickerings but my main objective tonight is really to see if I’m able to produce a stable time-lapse with the drone before I embark on my next project in Iceland.
Why buy a Phantom 4 instead of Mavic Pro or Phantom 4 Pro? You may ask. Well, due to unexpected delays in shipment, I was told I won’t be able to get them in time for my trip. So I bought the Phantom 4 as a backup. Then, suddenly the good people from DJI informed me yesterday that my Phantom 4 Pro should be able to reach me by next week!!!!!! I am really excited to test the low-light capability of Phantom 4 Pro but until I lay my hands on it, I guess I will just have to play with my P4 for the time being.