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Night photos - same fixed settings with different outcome

While making night sky photos with Hero 4 Black, I got totally different photos without changing any settings. My settings were: 

Shutter: 30s
MegPixels: 12mp Wide
Spot Meter: Off
Protune: onWhite Balance: 3000K
Color: GoPro
ISO low: 800

ISO high: 800
Sharpness = MED
EV Comp: n/a.

 

This is first photoGOPR2421.JPG

 

And here is the second one, same settings, slightly changed camera position. Any idea what causes the difference between those two? GOPR2424.JPG

 

Afterwards I tried changing settings but never came close to the first photo.

GoPro
Posts: 3,505

Re: Night photos - same fixed settings with different outcome

 

Hi @snowyjump26540

 

How does GOPR2423 looks like? 

Is there any source of light nearby that might affect? 

May I know the SD card you're using as well?

 

That shouldn't change since you have a manual and fixed settings. 

 

Keep us posted. 

 

 

Best Regards,

-Jay 

 

 

 

Tourist
Posts: 2

Re: Night photos - same fixed settings with different outcome

Hi @graytree76514,

 

here is 2422GOPR2422.JPG

 

and 2423:

GOPR2423.JPGAs you can see there is a light source in the right bottom, but then it disappeared, while photos remained the same. Also if a lightsource can change some parameters of photo (2423 upward are darker and white balance seems different than in 2421 and 2422) it means  that there is a setting wchich is not literally fixed. If so, do you have any clue which one this could be and how to prevent happening something like this in the future?

 

Card I'm using is Sandisk EXTREME PRO MICROSDXC 64GB UHS-I

GoPro
Posts: 3,505

Re: Night photos - same fixed settings with different outcome

 

Got it @snowyjump26540

 

Is this the first time you encountered this issue? 

 

I suggest to try to shoot some videos and photos at night and check if same issue persist. 

 

First thing you can try is to remove and insert the battery and SD card. 

Next install a new firmware manually. 

Here's how: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h6_JwDkg14

 

If issue persist please contact GoPro Customer Support. 

They might be able to help. 

 

Keep us posted!

 

Regards,

-Jay