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Discussion in 'Geeks and Gadgets' started by Jonah, May 26, 2017.

  1. Perrier

    Perrier Well-Known Forumite

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    great shots :D

    ...Be careful if that tower is in use , it can mess with your GPS and you dont want to be flying without that if you can help it ;).
    I wouldn't mind visiting that part of the chase , but im new round these parts so if you could pinpoint that area on google maps for me ill try and take a run over myself one day
     
  2. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    The tower was over a mile away from where I was.

    The area is near the Commonwealth War Cemetery just off Camp Road. Plenty of space and not too busy. I park in a little layby about where the red x is.

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  4. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    First video put together from footage taken today. Still lots to learn!

     
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    You are being to modest , that was a great video and well transitioned.

    I did notice a white glare banding in some parts of the video , was the clear gimble cover still attached ? ... you should remove that as it will produce those white streaks but more importantly the craft cannot get cool air to the fins behind the gimble.

    if you need any settings to help slow down the gimble pitch etc , let me know and ill send you the settings i use.

    Its great that you used full 4K , but try shooting at 2.7 , its less stress when trying to edit and the file size is a lot smaller but the quality is just as good.
    One last thing , if that was shot without a filter , thats bloody amazing work.

    ive subscribed to your channel and looking forward to more mate.
     
  6. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    Transitions courtesy of iMovie. First time I have used it and it was fairly simple as there are lots of options available.
    Gimbal cover was off as per DJI instructions.
    I imagine the white streaks would have been lens flare.
    All filmed without any filters.

    I will have to delve into the settings a bit more as I didn't realise you could adjust the gimbal pitch etc.
     
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    got mine set at :

    gimbal start / stop buffer 20
    pitch speed 11

    also ive backed my yaw limit back to 50.

    I still need to tweak it a little more though.

    (look on youtube for mavic gimble settings and mavic yaw settings.)
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    D-cinelike ( saves too much post processing in editor ) or go raw if want full control .

    sharpness 1
    contrast -1
    saturation - 1

    That seems to be ok for my mavic , but yours may be different and its all down to what your personal tastes are.
     
  8. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    I have read today that the white streaking may be a product of the propellors and the sun.
     
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    next time its up , slightly drop the camera down a fraction and that should cure it if its prop shadowing.
    However , once you start using filters when capturing video , this should stop it anyway .

    Heres a link to the ones i use...

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Polar-Pro-...700385&sr=8-1&keywords=polarpro+mavic+filters
     
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  10. Glam

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    Watched this earlier x

     
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  11. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    Couple of images of Stafford Castle

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    Stafford Castle 5_.jpg
     
  12. Perrier

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    great shots @Jonah

    I enquired about filming the castle last year but they wouldn't permit it without i had my liability insurance ( got that now though ) and licence. they also needed a risk assessment .
    even then , it was doubtful to be passed so i didnt bother.

    Since then i learned as long as you take off and land out of the grounds , there isnt a lot they can do about it providing you are being responsible and keeping a safe distance.
     
  13. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    Video from today

     
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    Brilliant :up:

    loved the "reveal" shot at the start where you rise close from the castle and show the Stafford skyline .
    .... also , the closing shot of the walkway inbetween the trees , i'd be too scared to try that one though as GPS must have been hard to pick up .

    looking forward to more mate .
     
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    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    The Mavic was a little difficult to control in the trees which is why I was flying slowly.
     
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    yea , you have got to be careful in those situations.
    Ive seen quite a few accidents where "return to home" has kicked in due to loss of signal .
    That is what its supposed to do, but if the height or hover settings havent been changed , the craft would more likely go straight up and more than likely hit a tree or something.
    if faced with that scenario , get ready to cancel RTH or flick into speed mode and that will cancel too.
     
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    @Jonah

    ive just ordered one of these..

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B014CKVZWU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    thought you may be interested.
    These bags have been reduced to half price and are perfect for the Mavic .
    ..Not only that but will fit landing mats , tablet , even a full size laptop.
    Theres a pullout compartment for the mavic without having to trawl through the bag to get at stuff.

    Not many left on Amazon now but they have also been reduced at Currys as well.

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  18. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    Looks good. Wonder if the top could hold my DLSR and an extra lens...
     
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    OH hasn't bothered buying a special backpack for exactly that reason, he can't get all his DSLR kit in too. He bought a carry case and puts that in his 40 litre pack.
     
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    I'm hoping to get my DSLR and telescopic lens in the top as well. Small tripod should fit on the outside easily too.

    Heres a video of it..

     

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