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    Does anyone fly a Mavic 2 with a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 with Litchi????

    Sounds very much like the S2 can't process the video in real time. On my 8 inch Tab S2, flying DJI GO 4, I had to disable local video caching and set the image transmission to Regular (not HD). Now I have no problems. (Note that this does not affect video capture and recording to the aircraft SD...
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    Mavic 2 Pro DJI Go4 Samsung Tablet

    I'm flying my M2P with the latest DJI GO4 app on my Samsung S2, model SM-T710, updated to Android 7.0. It works very well, but only after I disabled local video caching. When I tried it initially, with video caching turned on, the GO4 app crashed in the middle of flight, and I had to execute a...
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    Mavic 2 Pro

    I'm using PowerDirector 365 (subscription based). I've been using earlier versions for years. This version comes with ColorDirector, which I like a lot. Also comes with PhotoDirector and AudioDirector, which is better for trimming background music clips.
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    Mavic 2 Pro

    This is an issue of barrel distortion basically due to the wide angle lens on the M2P. You can search the forum for this issue and find lots of posts, but fundamentally it is corrected out either in post processing (if you shoot DLog video or Raw stills), or it is corrected out by onboard...
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    Mavic 2 Pro....Get up in the air, turn the camera to Manual, and then what?

    Lots of posts online about shooting video at a shutter speed that is the reciprocal of twice your frame rate for smoothest video. So I try to shoot around 1/60 second at ISO 100 and no more than f/5.6. I adjust aperture to get EV close to 0, but the only way this will work in normal sunlight is...
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    Media Import Error

    Could be a problem with the Color Mode setting for video on the MP2. The DLog-M setting uses the H.265 codec, whereas the Normal setting uses the H.264 codec. The Normal (H.264) setting should not be a problem, but some software might not support the DLog-M H.265 mode. This is independent of...
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    Heceta Head Lighthouse on Oregon Coast

    Thanks for the info. Fortunately, my wife is also a great VO, and I know what you mean with maintaining sight of the bird even with strobes. We've flown up to about 0.6 miles, and it is barely in sight. But we'll try it for sure!! Also love the Yachats area, including Cape Perpetua and Thor's...
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    Heceta Head Lighthouse on Oregon Coast

    Loved this video!! We've been to this location but didn't own a drone at the time. Now that we have a Mavic 2 Pro, we want to return to the Oregon coast next year. So we're very interested in where we can fly, especially around the lighthouses. So, where did you actually launch the Mavic 2 Zoom...
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    Mavic 2 Pro Video problem

    I believe this problem is caused by shooting with the D-log-M color profile encoding with H265. Adobe LR won't open the file, as you reported, but my video software, PowerDirector 17, handles the files properly. But, if I shoot video using the Normal color profile (8 bit color, H264 encoding)...
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    Houston storm timelapse i took a few weeks ago. Reminded me of a certain show.

    Now that Ive learned the Hyperlapse mode on my M2P, I'm waiting for a scene like this! BTW, you can save the original time lapse images in DNG format and process in Lightroom and LRTimelapse to get a final 4K video. A lot more work, but sometimes better results in situations like sunrise or...
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    Not happy with Mavic 2 zoom

    In low light I usually go to my ND 4 or sometimes no ND. Key is the resulting shutter speed. I've seen my shutter speed drop to 1/15 second or less in low light with too much ND. Too slow, which is why I shoot manual and watch the histogram.
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    Galaxy Tab A 8.0 crashes with DJI Go 4

    Lots of instances of GO 4 app crashing, different versions on different devices. Mike Singer has some good general tips that can improve the stability quite a bit. See Install DJI GO on an Android Tablet or Phone (Step-by-Step Guide) | Phantom Help
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    New Pilot, First Drone

    Yes, as long as you are not being compensated. Probably good to go to FAA site to see all their regulations, because it's pretty comprehensive. See Recreational Flyers & Modeler Community-Based Organizations
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    New Pilot, First Drone

    The B4UFly app covers FAA restrictions but not local restrictions. Local parks in my area have local ordinances that prohibit drone flying, but I had to look online to find them. So best not to argue the point and just leave, as you did.
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    Hyperlapse Download and Viewing?

    M2P will produce a .mp4 video file automatically, but you have the option in the DJI GO 4 app to save the original time lapse photos as well. I have all my photos and video going to my SD card, and am shooting RAW photos. Since I chose the option to save the original timelapse photos, all of the...