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Shooting Stills for Aerial Time-lapse
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RobSkyHigh
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I've been experimenting with creating moving aerial time-laspe videos.  I start my putting the Mavic in tripod mode so it will move really slow.  I set the Mavic to shoot stills and adjust my setting in manual mode.  Once I've composed my shot and determined my direction of travel, I push the right stick in that direction and hold it in place at full limit.  Then, with the other hand I tap the shutter about once every second.  At home, I compile the stills in After Effects, make a few adjustments and export them as a 4k movie.  Works pretty good!!
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Jenee 2
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Took me a while to understand what you were trying to do but the effect is quite good.
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nottuppaware
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Wow, works well. Shame the auto picture taking on mavic is limited to eery 3 seconds because shorter durations would be handy and involve one less finger ;-)
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Montfrooij
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Wow, that is a lot of shutter presses
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RobSkyHigh
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Jenee 2 Posted at 2017-11-6 22:08
Took me a while to understand what you were trying to do but the effect is quite good.

Thanks Jenee!  
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RobSkyHigh
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nottuppaware Posted at 2017-11-6 22:16
Wow, works well. Shame the auto picture taking on mavic is limited to eery 3 seconds because shorter durations would be handy and involve one less finger ;-)

Exactly!!  3-seconds usually isn't fast enough.  I wish the Mavic would do an update that allowed faster time-lapse shooting.  I'm not sure why they don't since it's capable of recording RAW files every second.  Thanks for the feedback!
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RobSkyHigh
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Montfrooij Posted at 2017-11-6 23:21
Wow, that is a lot of shutter presses

Right? Somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 to 600 for every scene.
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Montfrooij
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RobSkyHigh Posted at 2017-11-7 05:13
Right? Somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 to 600 for every scene.

Amazing.
Now just hope DJI will release a timed shutter that can make xx nr of exposures with intervals where the interval and nr of exposures are variable.
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