Learning to Drone

OK, flying for a few weeks now with the Mavic Air, my first drone. Fortunately my training area is slightly scenic, just stopping off on the way to work in the morning and burning through a couple batteries.

The video is really an experiment and a learning exercise. With a bunch of video clips from the flights I needed to see what works, and what does not when it comes to editing. No better way to do that than attempt to assemble this material into a video.

What am I doing wrong? Quite a bit, I did not edit all of the flaws away in the video, you will see them. Definitely need to relax and use a bit more finesse on the controls to produce smooth panning motions. I have been experimenting with cinematic mode and slowing the gimbal down.

Why did I buy a drone? I really consider it as a camera that flies, not as an aircraft that happens to have a camera. The drone is a way to give my photography freedom of the air and to gain a new perspective.

Learning to Drone from Andrew Cooper on Vimeo.

Author: Andrew

An electrical engineer, amateur astronomer, and diver, living and working on the island of Hawaiʻi.

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