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Your edited trip drone videos

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Les PK Ranger, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. Les PK Ranger

    Les PK Ranger 4x4 Earth Contributer

    Please list :
    Location, date, drone used, other info you’d like to share, perhaps what editor you use.
    Final edited drone footage taken on trips, a place to share your vision and editing, and see how others do theirs.
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2018
  2. Les PK Ranger

    Les PK Ranger 4x4 Earth Contributer

    Carawine Gorge, Pilbara WA.
    DJI Mavic Pro
    edited in iMovie and the Go4 DJI app editor.

    Last edited: Nov 18, 2018
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  3. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    I haven’t really edit this

    Private property in the wheatbelt region

    Whanganui , New Zealand
    End of July
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  4. muzza22au

    muzza22au Well-Known Member

    Trip through the Kimberley, Dead horse springs/Lake Argyle, Wolfe Creek Crater.
    DJI Phantom 2 (I think)
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  5. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    do you guys run any polarised filters?
  6. muzza22au

    muzza22au Well-Known Member

    I am running some now on my Mavic Pro, dont have any footage here at work. But can share next week when I get back.
  7. Les PK Ranger

    Les PK Ranger 4x4 Earth Contributer

    They are a great start rh.
    One thing I picked up early from people making tip vids is use short clips of 5 - 10 seconds, use dissolve or fade between frames.
    Actually learning to fly first, learning exactly how your drone works is FAR more important than the creative side of the camera, so just keep flying and check out drone forums to see others works and learn from others mishaps with crashes etc.

    What I realised quickly is with DJI products you aren’t flying the drone.
    You are operating a computer that is flying the drone.
    And there is so much to know about the real intricacies of the system.

    Oh and i slowed down my gimbal speed and yaw speed quite significantly to allow much smoother filming.
    You can fine tune and / or edit out any little hiccups.

    Check out and read up Mavic Pilots forum.
    Also search great videos on YouTube for flying and filming tips, there are some very good people out there making excellent tutorials, and all free viewing.

    Airvuz will make you want to go to Scandinavian countries to film, probably the cream of drone video on this site.

    Happy and safe flying.
  8. Les PK Ranger

    Les PK Ranger 4x4 Earth Contributer

    Nicely done muzza :)
    Are you using a go pro on the P2 ?
    The fisheye worked great over Wolfe Ck.

    God I loved my first ever WA trip last June / July.
    The terrain and colours are just magical.

    I’ll post some more up over time, a few of my favourites were at Neales Breakaways and Desert Queen Baths.

    Can’t wait to one day do the coast and further north than the Pilbara.
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  9. mac_man_luke

    mac_man_luke Well-Known Member

    Some good videos there
    Bought a mavic pro and then stopped going on trips :( - hopefully something over xmas
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  10. muzza22au

    muzza22au Well-Known Member

    Was using the standard wide angle lens on the P2, with it angled down a fair bit it distorts the horizon, which is what you see in this video.
    I always plan and have great ideas to use my drone and edit the videos, but alas my pet hate is video editing lol. Rather do photos, might try and do more this next week on my break. The Mavic Pro flies nicely and takes great video, Need to try out the rest of my filters aswell and see how it handles them. But you know WA (Windy Always) and its the wind that scares me flying the MP haha.

    We did a camping trip from Jabiru in the NT and down to Tasmania, I never flew my drone once. Just enjoyed the drive and scenery.
  11. Les PK Ranger

    Les PK Ranger 4x4 Earth Contributer

    I’m using NiSi filters, mainly the ND filters, this kit . . .

    I’d like an ND4 for lower light but the CPL is about that anyway.
    PL filters are mainly for stopping glare off water, glass etc.
    I personally don’t value their use in drones as they really need to be optimised by rotating for every direction flown.
    A pita really as you need to bring the bird home, turn it off, gimbal clamp it, turn filter (a guess really), then get fired up to fly again.

    The NC-UV is very good for getting colours to pop.

    For video, most consumer drones have fixed aperture, the ND filters are very helpful in getting shutter speed slowed the reduce shaky footage / jello effect.

    I pretty much fly early morning / late arvo to sunset with ND8, bright desert light ND32, ND64 would be handy for white beach full sun, or snow.

    Hope that helps with selecting a filter set.
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  12. Les PK Ranger

    Les PK Ranger 4x4 Earth Contributer

    Luke we should head down to Garden Island and fly the ships graveyard.
    Have wanted to do that for a while now, but all this interstate travelling is keeping me from it.
    Early one very still summer morning would be superb.
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  13. Les PK Ranger

    Les PK Ranger 4x4 Earth Contributer

    Yeah there were days like that for sure :/
    Then there were very early mornings like this . . .

    That was magic with the light shower falling.

    Im still learning good flying and editing, currently using just iMovie and the DJI Go4 app editors, have looked at some others but just haven’t had time yet to experiment with anything else.
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  14. muzza22au

    muzza22au Well-Known Member

    Very nice video, and great spot. Lucky the rain was only light.
  15. Les PK Ranger

    Les PK Ranger 4x4 Earth Contributer

    Yeah was being very watchful ;)
    I hand caught there and it was bone dry funny enough.
  16. muzza22au

    muzza22au Well-Known Member

    Love hand catching the mavic :) maybe the wind pushed all the rain away from the mavic.
  17. Les PK Ranger

    Les PK Ranger 4x4 Earth Contributer

    Prop wash could do that I suppose in very light drizzle.
    I saw a video of a Mavic Pro flight during the weakening hurricane Irma, just sealed up with a bead of silicone around the battery.
    Lots of rain but not much wind.
  18. muzza22au

    muzza22au Well-Known Member

    'Prop wash' thats the word I was looking for, I like my MP too much to be flying in too much rain let alone heavy rain.
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