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DJI SPARK CAMPING TRIP VIDEO
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I've been making videos for a few years now, and I have to say the Spark has quickly become a favorite among all of my camera equipment. This is my first drone, and within literally 2 minutes I was zipping around in sport mode, and already taking slow multiple-input cinematic shots and loving the footage I was getting. There is something nice about only having to deal with 1080p in editing. Less file transfer times, and to be quite honnest, the majority of us probably are still reading this on a 1080p monitor.

Anyways, here's a video of some canoe camping I just edited. Filmed on DJI Spark and GoPro Hero 4 Silver only. Edited with Final Cut Pro X.

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Some pics to go along as well (taken from 1080p video stream):



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2017-7-19 00:39:47
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Sparky Tim
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Fantastic! Great job,
2017-7-19 05:24:22
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Chris Thornberr
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Awesome video! How many batteries did you go through to get all the aerials?
2017-7-19 05:35:14
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Mimus
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this is what makes spark so awesome !! nice job and thanks for sharing !
2017-7-19 05:42:15
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cwe0002
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Great shots and nice editing!
2017-7-19 05:53:05
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taimingkoh
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That was a really sick video. Makes me feel a whole lot better about my Spark haha.
2017-7-19 06:10:56
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Chris Thornberr Posted at 2017-7-19 05:35
Awesome video! How many batteries did you go through to get all the aerials?

Only had two batteries! But I did have a powerpack in the Spark bag (Anker PowerCore 20100mAh Portable Charger), which I used to bring one of the batteries back up to full while I wasn't filming. I did just receive a third battery in the mail yesterday. Thing is, if you plan your shots before you start the Spark, you really don't need to fly for more than a couple minutes at a time.
2017-7-19 07:18:37
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JKukrazy Posted at 2017-7-19 07:18
Only had two batteries! But I did have a powerpack in the Spark bag (Anker PowerCore 20100mAh Portable Charger), which I used to bring one of the batteries back up to full while I wasn't filming. I did just receive a third battery in the mail yesterday. Thing is, if you plan your shots before you start the Spark, you really don't need to fly for more than a couple minutes at a time.

Sweet, good to know!
2017-7-19 07:33:12
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Outstanding...once I continue with my counseling sessions, I may get over my fear of flying over water...
2017-7-19 08:40:43
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Great video and awesome shots.  I love how you can see the rock beneath the water when captured from above.  
2017-7-19 08:52:40
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so great spot for camping!
did you bring a grill there???
2017-7-19 09:26:09
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Cravenfan Posted at 2017-7-19 08:40
Outstanding...once I continue with my counseling sessions, I may get over my fear of flying over water...

Yea, depends on what the Spark means to you. I think of the Spark as a tool for filming, and if I'm taking too much care of it I'm loosing out on great shots. To each their own, but in the end it's only money. I'm looking for capturing experiences, which to me are far more valuable.
2017-7-19 10:16:58
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PandaFlyingcat Posted at 2017-7-19 09:26
so great spot for camping!
did you bring a grill there???

Not this time. We did bring cold lunches though! And of course cold beer
2017-7-19 10:19:33
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JKukrazy Posted at 2017-7-19 10:19
Not this time. We did bring cold lunches though! And of course cold beer

i downloaded your video and watch it 3 times. really happy vibes. good work and keep it on!
2017-7-19 10:22:44
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DroneHack99
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Nicely done!
2017-7-19 11:04:07
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JKukrazy Posted at 2017-7-19 10:16
Yea, depends on what the Spark means to you. I think of the Spark as a tool for filming, and if I'm taking too much care of it I'm loosing out on great shots. To each their own, but in the end it's only money. I'm looking for capturing experiences, which to me are far more valuable.

I agree...but man, I get super nervous over water...flew it out last night over a lake to capture some kayakers that I was paddling with and my fingers were shaking on the sticks.  No reason for it to just become a rock at the bottom of the lake, but where I'm in shallow water, I know I could retrieve it should it fail.  In deep water, it freaks me out a bit more...
2017-7-20 04:21:05
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Great video and a beautiful lake. Can I buy the small island? ;-) Merci beaucoup.
2017-7-21 11:07:48
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DJI Joe
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I enjoyed your video so I added it to the front page.
2017-7-21 14:53:25
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m1shootr
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Very nice! Your experience shows. Thanks for sharing.
2017-7-21 14:55:25
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This is a great example of why I purchased the Spark. So far I can't get past the constant disconnect issues I'm having to be able to use mine this way but I'm still hopeful!
2017-7-21 15:28:44
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Same hear , had mine 3 weeks with zero flights.  I also have a phantom I use very often in Miami fl
2017-7-22 04:00:21
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IrishPilot
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Great job and a great location!
2017-7-22 04:43:01
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Flying Wolf_NOL
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Awesome video! Great job!
2017-7-22 07:42:27
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Great shots! and the edit is awesome too
2017-7-22 10:48:36
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What a great spot to relax, thanks for the view.
2017-7-23 03:50:07
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Superb ! Thanks for share it !   Enjoy!
2017-7-23 07:44:47
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Onomarn
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Pretty awesome. Want to see if its possible to backpack with this thing.
2017-7-23 08:03:46
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thep4p
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nice job. So what sd card did u use in the spark?
2017-7-23 13:27:28
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Lucas775
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Great video and pix, thanks for sharing
2017-7-23 16:15:04
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Okay ... now I take the first plane, I want that lake !!!

Beautiful footage!
2017-7-23 16:51:24
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Wow amazing video
2017-7-24 13:58:43
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Nice
2017-7-26 08:58:38
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DJI Joe Posted at 2017-7-21 14:53
I enjoyed your video so I added it to the front page.

Thanks Joe!
2017-7-27 05:37:50
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Byrd's Loft Posted at 2017-7-21 15:28
This is a great example of why I purchased the Spark. So far I can't get past the constant disconnect issues I'm having to be able to use mine this way but I'm still hopeful!

If you're not using the OTG cable already, in my opinion it's worth it.
2017-7-27 05:38:54
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Onomarn Posted at 2017-7-23 08:03
Pretty awesome. Want to see if its possible to backpack with this thing.

It definitely is. I carried a GoPro kit larger than the Spark bag with me on a 50 day Europe backpacking trip.
2017-7-27 05:45:19
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thep4p Posted at 2017-7-23 13:27
nice job. So what sd card did u use in the spark?

I used the included 16GB microSD card. 16 gigs goes quick so I'll probably be swapping in my 64GB card from my GoPro.
2017-7-27 05:43:07
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If anyone is interested in supporting me in the SkyPixel Video competition, you can find my profile at: SkyPixel - JKukulsky
2017-7-27 06:27:46
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Fantastic Video Joe! Inspiring... I'm a new Spark "pilot" as well and can only hope to score this type of quality footage on my trip to Haliburton at the end of the month... Thanks for the tip on the editor too, I needed that.
2017-7-27 08:15:38
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Sparky Mike
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GREAT vid! Well done!
2017-7-27 09:30:10
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I'm looking for a good video editing application for Mac... Final Cut Pro X seems a little steep for $400... Ugh, but I guess quality costs, right? Your footage is beautiful
2017-7-27 10:49:31
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