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Finally produced a drone vid that I’m a little proud of — Active Track and Motorcycling

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I got out recently on my motorcycle (BMW R1200GS Adventure) to do some gravel practice in preparation for times that I will see it “in the wild” touring back roads. I decided that I wanted to try to capture some action shots with my Air2s, and so I did, with a combination of “tripod” shots and Active Track segments.

Active Track, though certainly not perfect, has turned out better than I expected. I probably did 5-6 runs up and down that little road to get all the different angles. Good practice! In addition to the Air2s, I was running an Insta360 ONE X2 clamped to the engine guards.

Anyway, capturing footage this way definitely gave me a drone workout as well as an editing workout! It’s short, yet took me hours to cut together.

BMW R1200GSA Gravel Practice

PS: stick around for the “easter egg” at the end (which is really nearly half of the video). I got some practice picking up my bike 😆.
 
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You did a nice job. I never realized a bike like that would be so hard to upright.
 
WOW ! there is a lot going on there. Footage opens with a blast , eyes open , drone performs some serious sensor observations and lives to tell the tale. Seeing you on the Rock was cringe as I just knew you were doomed the longer you rode on those rocks. My only suggestion is the Music is 80s vibe and the video is much more hip.

I have been ridding a Harley wide glide for 10 years and I know my limits on those rocks , let alone trying to fly the drone so despite the falls my hats is off to you.

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WOW ! there is a lot going on there. Footage opens with a blast , eyes open , drone performs some serious sensor observations and lives to tell the tale. Seeing you on the Rock was cringe as I just knew you were doomed the longer you rode on those rocks. My only suggestion is the Music is 80s vibe and the video is much more hip.

I have been ridding a Harley wide glide for 10 years and I know my limits on those rocks , let alone trying to fly the drone so despite the falls my hats is off to you.

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Gear to fly in the Rain. Land on the Water and Rescue your drone from the Rocks .
Thanks :)
I produce my own video music in my little mostly analog synth studio (hence your very correct assessment of the sound), and I struggled to pick something from my library for this particular video. So yeah, probably not a good match. What the main piece has going for it is energy, but it’s probably the wrong energy for this content ;-)
 
Dude . . . that really cane out nice!! Very creative. It's hard to just use a drone for a good mixture of footage and you balanced it well. GoPros? 360's?
 
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I got out recently on my motorcycle (BMW R1200GS Adventure) to do some gravel practice in preparation for times that I will see it “in the wild” touring back roads. I decided that I wanted to try to capture some action shots with my Air2s, and so I did, with a combination of “tripod” shots and Active Track segments.

Active Track, though certainly not perfect, has turned out better than I expected. I probably did 5-6 runs up and down that little road to get all the different angles. Good practice! In addition to the Air2s, I was running an Insta360 ONE X2 clamped to the engine guards.

Anyway, capturing footage this way definitely gave me a drone workout as well as an editing workout! It’s short, yet took me hours to cut together.

BMW R1200GSA Gravel Practice

PS: stick around for the “easter egg” at the end (which is really nearly half of the video). I got some practice picking up my bike 😆.
Nice, but you do need more riding practice before you hurt yourself.
 
Nice video. It can get complicated getting the drone to track you. A Skyrim 2 it ain’t. I tried to get it to track me on my I ycle and it was interesting to say the least. I liked the shot angles and the music. Ya done great.
 
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Nice, but you do need more riding practice before you hurt yourself.
I ride on pavement most of the time. Riding at this spot is exactly what you suggest — practice. I specifically go there to practice on non-pavement (gravel and a bit of grass), and to fall over in the process, if called for 😆.
 
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