DJI Mavic Pro, It followed me on my motorcycle

Discussion in 'Photos and Videos' started by Deckyon, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. Deckyon

    Deckyon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2016
    Messages:
    428
    Likes Received:
    167
    Location:
    Louisville, KY - USA
    I should probably preface this with "Don't Try This At Home." Lacking someone to press the buttons, I set up the Mavic to track me on my motorcycle. In short, it worked, albeit I had to keep it slow. Again, I set the focus on me, not to infinity. Any issues with color or focus is all on me, not the drone. This thing is going to be a BLAST to shoot with.

     
    Mike_Flys and dam like this.
  2. Advexure

    Advexure Well-Known Member
    Approved Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2016
    Messages:
    229
    Likes Received:
    123
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA - New York, NY - Sheboygan, WI
    Haha love it, @Deckyon Thumbswayup Driving and "flying" at its best. Did those branches scare you at the very end? Looked like it was getting a little close.
     
    Mike_Flys likes this.
  3. Deckyon

    Deckyon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2016
    Messages:
    428
    Likes Received:
    167
    Location:
    Louisville, KY - USA
    A touch, yeah, but the Mavic avoided everything. I did have a mostly clear course.
     
    Mike_Flys, Sparky1963 and Advexure like this.
  4. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2016
    Messages:
    163
    Likes Received:
    49
    Location:
    North York Moors
    Does look like this is feasible and you could get a nice shot running almost alongside in a good open area.
     
    Mike_Flys likes this.
  5. Member

    Member Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2016
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    6
    What color profile did you use? What were the picture/video settings? Someone should do a walkthrough with the different settings on a nice sunny day in a colorful area.
     
    Mike_Flys likes this.
  6. Deckyon

    Deckyon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2016
    Messages:
    428
    Likes Received:
    167
    Location:
    Louisville, KY - USA
    I was in D-Log, with style at -2,-3,-2, everything else was automatic. When I took off, before hitting record, I focused on myself, not infinity. I was about 10 feet away or so, and that distance varied throughout, but I think it did fairly well overall.

    I need a lot more practice, and someplace more open before I start trying to have it track beside me - I think that would require more input during flight than I could give while riding. I was trying not to drop the controller or the bike.
     
    Mike_Flys likes this.
  7. dam

    dam Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2016
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    116
    Location:
    OhCanada
    Another great demo.. next try it on a road with normal speed.. of course safely ..
     
    Mike_Flys likes this.
  8. LivinLarge

    LivinLarge Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2016
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    9
    Did you focus the camera?
     
  9. Deckyon

    Deckyon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2016
    Messages:
    428
    Likes Received:
    167
    Location:
    Louisville, KY - USA
    I have already answered this.
     
  10. Mike_Flys

    Mike_Flys Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2016
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    3
    You are having too much fun with this.
    Thanks for sharing.
     
  11. Raptorman

    Raptorman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2016
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    48
    It was a bit soft some of the time so that's why some are asking about it. When you focus on a nearby object and the the distance changes even a little, the focus can go off. It would probably be better to have the bird a bit further away to reduce the focus issue as the distance varies.


    Brian
     
  12. Deckyon

    Deckyon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2016
    Messages:
    428
    Likes Received:
    167
    Location:
    Louisville, KY - USA
    I had to set and forget, it was not the easiest holding the remote AND riding the motorcycle.
     
    Slim.slamma likes this.
  13. Raptorman

    Raptorman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2016
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    48
    No problem, not a lot of choice in the matter as your first responsibility is piloting the bike. I will have to see ho the autofocus function works and whether or not it would be useful in a situation like this.


    Brian
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - DJI Mavic Pro Forum Date
DJI Mavic Pro RC Stick Guard - Photos Mavic Pro Discussions Today at 8:37 AM
DJI Mavic Pro Hints & Tips Mavic Pro Discussions Today at 7:24 AM
DJI Mavic Pro for sale, Brighton or Worthing, UK. Classifieds Wednesday at 6:30 AM
SOLD - DJI Mavic Pro - UK Lancashire Classifieds Monday at 7:18 PM
Mavic Pro Refund button on DJI website General Discussions Saturday at 10:29 AM

Share This Page