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Ford Focus RS Snow Day: Mavic Pro in below freezing temps.
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Amazing little work horse this Mavic is.  I brought the Inpsire 2 but had so much fun with the little guy, that I only shot the last 3 clips with the Inspire 2.  Outside temps were a consistently cold and windy 0 degree Fahrenheit.


2017-1-25 14:44:21
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This is a fantastic video. Thanks for posting it! I am going to feature this on the forum front page if you don't mind.
2017-1-25 14:49:54
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CaptainNeilH 7
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Awesome video, where was this filmed?  Looks like West Virginia?
2017-1-25 16:50:12
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Focus does handle like a dream on ice and snow. Did a lot of driving through colorado couple winters, through veil both ways Manual transmission but automatic with the button for descending hills. Nice video!
2017-1-25 16:57:15
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NICE VIDEO and nice ride!
2017-1-25 17:19:13
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CaptainNeilH 7 Posted at 2017-1-25 16:50
Awesome video, where was this filmed?  Looks like West Virginia?


North Carolina I think
2017-1-25 18:07:41
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Visual Air
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Wow awesome video. Talented..
2017-1-25 18:30:35
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Morrisson
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That's awesome! The shots look GREAT. What did you shoot on as your on the ground camera? Also, I couldn't help but notice that you had an Osmo mounted on the side. How come none of those shots made the edit? Wrong picture profile? Too much wind hitting it?
2017-1-25 20:20:00
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CaptainNeilH 7 Posted at 2017-1-25 16:50
Awesome video, where was this filmed?  Looks like West Virginia?

Cherohala Skyway, NC
2017-1-25 20:32:21
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Morrisson Posted at 2017-1-25 20:20
That's awesome! The shots look GREAT. What did you shoot on as your on the ground camera? Also, I couldn't help but notice that you had an Osmo mounted on the side. How come none of those shots made the edit? Wrong picture profile? Too much wind hitting it?

I shot the ground footage with a Canon 80D and Canon 28-300L slide-zoom lens. The Osmo footage was a bit mediocre I'm afraid. :/
2017-1-25 20:38:20
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awesome video man. I like it. And one of my dream cars.
2017-1-26 01:36:37
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Freaking awesome man! Love the car, love the shot, love the edit (although I think you reframed a few times, as some scenes are very blurry? It might be my internet connection anyway) Great job! Thanks for sharing!
2017-1-26 01:53:52
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trickn0l0gy
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Some very nice scenery in there! Good job.
2017-1-26 02:31:36
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One clip from the Osmo made the final cut....rearward shot.  We had enough footage to make 2 or 3 short films but had to whittle it down to a few.

This was our first time flying the Mavic while driving in the car, so as you can imagine...we were a little hesitant to take any chances.  I had to crop a few  of the shots so some of the bluriness is likely a result of the cropping.

Also wanted to point out that the drone footage was shot in 4K/30 fps, while the ground footage was shot in 1080p 30fps.  The entire sequence was then rendered to 1080p.
2017-1-26 04:46:59
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Wow. I wish I had half your talents with regards to filming and editing stuff. Great vid.
2017-1-26 05:08:04
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Great job, where was it taken?
2017-1-26 05:37:09
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aviscomi
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Very well done and the Mavic shots look great, makes me question my I2 purchase...LOL
2017-1-26 06:00:08
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Great video!  Mavic seemed to handle the light well.  Did you use Drift Mode for this shoot?

Unlike drones, drifting is fun in cars  
2017-1-26 06:15:47
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14dy38JS0jWE Posted at 2017-1-25 20:38
I shot the ground footage with a Canon 80D and Canon 28-300L slide-zoom lens. The Osmo footage was a bit mediocre I'm afraid. :/

Nice! I'm impressed with your rack focusing on the 28-300. It looked great! The cameras cut together quite well, too!
2017-1-26 06:27:10
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very nice. Did you use any of the active tracking modes for any of the shots?
2017-1-26 06:50:56
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rnrnrn
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Beautiful video in beautiful surroundings - respect :-)
2017-1-26 08:14:16
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BuzzCut Posted at 2017-1-26 06:15
Great video!  Mavic seemed to handle the light well.  Did you use Drift Mode for this shoot?

Unlike drones, drifting is fun in cars

He was in Sport mode for all but the donut.  Then Drift mode for that. Said Sport mode has better turn-in in snow.
2017-1-26 14:01:16
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rodger Posted at 2017-1-26 05:37
Great job, where was it taken?

See above.
2017-1-26 14:02:09
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fans90d4f438 Posted at 2017-1-26 06:50
very nice. Did you use any of the active tracking modes for any of the shots?

No it was all shot by hand. Didn't trust the Active Tracking with all the obstacles around and between the camera and subject. A.T. is a neat party trick, but it's not solid enough yet to do work IMO.
2017-1-26 14:03:24
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14dy38JS0jWE Posted at 2017-1-26 14:01
He was in Sport mode for all but the donut.  Then Drift mode for that. Said Sport mode has better turn-in in snow.

To clarify, the Focus RS has four driving modes:

1) Normal
2) Sport
3) Track
4) Drift

I used the "Track" mode for most of the driving, but switched the shocks to the "standard" mode.  The shock mode is separate from the driving mode.  The 360 donut shenanigans are best done with "Drift" mode..that was the only time I felt the Drift mode was superior to Track mode in the snow.

In drift mode, the corner entry felt a little sketchy and didn't give me much feedback through the wheel.  In track mode, the car turned it a lot better and still very easy to slide the rear end around.





2017-1-26 14:39:31
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Terrible video to watch from my office. I want to get out to fly !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2017-1-26 15:11:33
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Thanks for sharing buddy !
2017-1-26 15:11:58
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TJF059
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How do I view the video?
2017-1-26 17:35:46
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TJF059 Posted at 2017-1-26 17:35
How do I view the video?

It's embedded in the first post, but doesn't show up on some mobile devices. Here's a link: https://vimeo.com/201036661
2017-1-26 17:48:58
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Attempt at clickable mobile link since this stupid forum won't let me edit after 2 minutes:
2017-1-26 17:51:38
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Grrr...ok, that just embedded, and I can't edit or delete it now.  I see that DJI is just as far behind the curve on their forum software as they are on their customer support.

Let's try a link to the video hosts page: https://vimeo.com/forgedperformance
2017-1-26 17:56:04
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14dy38JS0jWE Posted at 2017-1-26 14:01
He was in Sport mode for all but the donut.  Then Drift mode for that. Said Sport mode has better turn-in in snow.

Yeah, what Ford calls drift mode is essentially donut mode.  Go figure.
2017-1-26 18:47:41
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sweet video i have a 2013 focus st id love to have the rs but i dont really want another car payment when m almost done paying off the st. plus they want a big mark up for it at the dealer. i heard tho that drift mode is only for people who dont really know how to drift and that it drifts better doing it the right way without being in drift mode. but still awesome video i love seeing the rs in action i cant wait for warmer weather i wanna active track my st so bad lol
2017-1-26 21:24:01
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Great video. What were all the cameras you used on this shoot?
2017-1-26 22:27:40
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MattInCanada
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Does anyone know how the Mavic handles in very cold weather (-50 C)? Any experience?
2017-1-26 23:37:51
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Killboydotcom Posted at 2017-1-26 17:48
It's embedded in the first post, but doesn't show up on some mobile devices. Here's a link: https://vimeo.com/201036661

Awesome video well done.Editing skills I could only dream of.Thanks for the link.
2017-1-27 00:19:06
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Great video, love the way the driver was using the rear wiper as if he was actually looking in the rear view mirror
2017-1-27 02:09:24
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Very good, compliments!
2017-1-27 04:26:17
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Baxtr20 Posted at 2017-1-26 22:27
Great video. What were all the cameras you used on this shoot?

Mavic Pro, Canon 80D+Canon 28-300L lens, Osmo, Inspire 2 with X4S camera. (X5S on the way)
2017-1-27 09:48:23
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Great video - loved watching it!!!
2017-1-27 10:48:02
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