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Although I took a lot of video at the river before and after the train, after viewing it all, it is a lot of the same just different altitudes and angles and some other stuff.  But still the same 300 yds. of river.  So the opening was chosen not because it is the best or the lowest or even the coolest (in my opinion), but because of the birds that fly right at the camera and veer off.  

Over the rapids I wanted it to seem like 'is he going to go even lower?' but somehow the middle step is lost to my thumb I  think.  Ultimately I was about 18 inches over the water.  Just like with the train, I could not see what I was filming and was relying 100% on FPV.  I had picked out the rock on my review of the area as a landmark and knew I had to shift to camera left at that point.  Just wish I had shifted a bit more.

Anyway, the video is short - 1:30 I think.  Nothing fancy with edits or anything.  The camera does everything I think.  YouTube of course butchers it.  It is crystal clear on my system, but at HD 720 on YT a lot of the low stuff seems blurred.  At least when I previewed it.  Sorry.  Maybe it will look right to you.

Enjoy!

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droneflyers.com
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That video is framed nicely - and short videos are the best!
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droneflyers.com Posted at 2015-5-5 06:45
That video is framed nicely - and short videos are the best!

Thank you!  I had a lot of fun flying there and it was 100% spur of the moment.
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I am still amazed at how stable the V+ video is, nice job...
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johnwarr@live.c Posted at 2015-5-5 06:54
I am still amazed at how stable the V+ video is, nice job...

I am too.  I have a lot of videos where I have to touch my pad to see if it has ended or I am hovering somewhere (which I do a lot when making on the spot flight plans).  I do enjoy this quad immensely.
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B E A U T I F U L ! !
looks like you are sitting right on top of the water! Very nice,
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Raybro Posted at 2015-5-5 06:59
B E A U T I F U L ! !
looks like you are sitting right on top of the water! Very nice,
Ray

Thanks Ray.  The lowest I was was about 18 inches above the water.
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Great video I really like this one what did it sound like before you add music.
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tonyray955 Posted at 2015-5-5 07:06
Great video I really like this one what did it sound like before you add music.

All I heard was the ambient noise - no quad.  I had to make an effort to see Dozbot in the sky.  One reason I rely on GS flight around here - I need to know it works.  But in this location I heard the traffic noise (will post video of traffic soon) and ambient sounds...birds, cars, train, water over rocks,
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you have rain?  send some to california.  i like the closeness to the water.
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nrgwise
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HermosaDrones Posted at 2015-5-5 09:50
you have rain?  send some to california.  i like the closeness to the water.

We do have rain, I don't believe I mentioned it in this thread.  I sympathize with your drought conditions.   I love flying low over water of any kind.
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what were the video settings?
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Excellent  video Chris! I loved all of it. Good flying too. It appears that we were up to the same thing today. I'm hoping my short video containing five minutes of my day will be up in about an hour. Thanks for sharing yours!

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trsmith18@hotma Posted at 2015-5-5 10:07
what were the video settings?

1280 x 720p 60 fps, iso 400, -2 exp comp., avg. metering
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Flying close to the water is exciting.  I live by the ocean and I do it a lot.  Great video, thanks
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