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greyheart426
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I use to think i was savi with the technology or atleast I could pick up on something fairly quickly. Operating the drone is easy enough to figure out and get comfortable with practice and patience followed with common sense and following the rules. Whats not easy is the editing the videos or photos. Seeing people make these insane cool looking videos and photos, thinking man, I got this.....NOPE! Holy Crap. I dont know why but im fascinated by hyperlaspse and time laspse videos. Ive looked up which videos on how to make them which led me down two pathways. 1. photo stitching which i have no idea how to do. Ive downloaded different editors and none seem to be able to stitch the photos together so not sure if Im missing something that i can simply do in the dji go app or what. The 2nd pathway was video where i either let the drone hover for about 10 to 15 minutes, manually change the camera setting depending on what i want to focus on or slowly drift in one direction for same length of time  and put it onto a editor to stablize the video, speed it up, add filters etc. Im not even sure where to begin at this point or which one (video style lapse vs photo stitching lapse) to focus on. My main confusion is the editing part and the stitching photos for the lapse part. Going to sound crazy but are there drone classes or editing classes that exist to help figure this type of stuff out or is it google, youtube and good luck? I apologize if this is all over the place but, ive been trying to figure this out for over a week now and pulling my hair out about now.
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SparksBird
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Hopefully QuadKid jumps in here because he is really good at timelapse and hyperlapse videos.  All I do and I know is not the best and certainly not the most stable is for my timelapse I put in sports mode(this seems to keep it the most stable) make sure wind is almost non existent and just do video.  Then I go into Adobe Premiere Pro and just speed up the video.  I have not tried this using still images but have seen it to be easier to get smooth footage due to being able to stabilize post process easier this way.  I get all if my info from youtube and here.  Like I said I hope QuadKid comes in here.  
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TX99517
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Don't feel bad, I'm in the same boat.  I am tech savvy but I have no clue on photography and video editing.  I'm still trying to decide on the right editing sofware.  I have Photoshop for stills but nothing really for video.  
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AlansDronePics
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Regarding editing, there is a big difference between being technically competent and creative as well.
I wish I had the creative ability, the technical bit will come with effort.
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greyheart426
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Glad to know I'm not alone in this. The one editor I keep seeing is Adobe premiere. One of the videos I saw was they put it on tripod mode and it kept the drone pretty stable. Dont get me wrong. Love this thing. I'm going to Arizona at the end of the month and I just hope I can get my editing skills a bit higher before then.
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SparksBird
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If you are going for a hyperlapse with slow movement then tripod mode is best.  However this does absolutely nothing as far as stability if just hovering.  If you are looking at the most stable hover then sports mode.  It seems sports mode turns on how do I say it just more stable as it has to respond to movement quicker, etc.  Really do not know how else to explain but basically will attempt to keep more stable than in normal or any other mode.  
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HedgeTrimmer
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Part of editing videos is to relax and have fun with it.  

Forget about trying to make a cinematic production on first or second try.  Maybe the third.  <--- That's a joke!


Another aspect in video editing is to start with great footage.  Trying to turn okay footage into great footage when editing, not going to happen.


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Nina.DG
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When you're saying timelapse videos, are you talking about those being fast-forwarded in a video editing software so that like 15 minutes play in 10 seconds on the output? If so, there is plenty of programs capable of that trick. (And yes, timelapses ARE fascinating, I agree)
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Ex Machina
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Photo stitching is a technique most often used for creating panoramas, these days I'm happy with Adobe Lightroom's stitching functionality.
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Ex Machina
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AlansDronePics Posted at 2018-6-12 14:01
Regarding editing, there is a big difference between being technically competent and creative as well.
I wish I had the creative ability, the technical bit will come with effort.


“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”   ― Henri Cartier-Bresson
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Ex Machina Posted at 2018-6-29 06:05
Photo stitching is a technique most often used for creating panoramas, these days I'm happy with Adobe Lightroom's stitching functionality.

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”  

So were my last 10,000
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AlansDronePics
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Ex Machina Posted at 2018-6-29 06:07
“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”   ― Henri Cartier-Bresson

Oh! so you looked at all of them then.
Ah well, I gave it my best shot.
Thanks for hanging in there.
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Ex Machina
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AlansDronePics Posted at 2018-6-29 09:41
Oh! so you looked at all of them then.
Ah well, I gave it my best shot.
Thanks for hanging in there.

I do agree that there is a difference between technical competence and creativity, but I think Cartier-Bresson was trying to argue that you can improve your creative talent with dedication and effort.
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TX99517 Posted at 2018-6-12 13:23
Don't feel bad, I'm in the same boat.  I am tech savvy but I have no clue on photography and video editing.  I'm still trying to decide on the right editing sofware.  I have Photoshop for stills but nothing really for video.

This can be achieved by providing us with a distant perspective of the subject, such as in the Blue Marble video of the Earth, shot from a distance of 18,000 miles by the crew of Apollo 17. Video provides many ways to transform reality. As Sven Dreesbach shows in his recent short Moment, one of the oldest tricks - time lapse photography - never dies.
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Bonty78
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Hi,  I need a favour....any one on this forum have done wind turbine inspections with the x5s camera? I just need some(in sequence) photos(data with metadata imbeded) of one turbine. Pretty please.
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ChrisJG
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You're not alone in this. I used to know my way around a darkroom in the days of film and printing using an enlarger...Just learning Lightroom and the basics of Photoshop is a very steep learning curve...am in awe of the dudes who can make such impressive movies with their Osmo Pocket and . / or Drones; some of the videos displayed on here are breathtaking.
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