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Qoncussion
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I've spent some time this year flying multiple Litchi missions at two different locations, to create a single shot that changes with the seasons. I just finished editing this one today...



I completed this one earlier this year. This one really turned out nice - if I may say so myself



If anyone else is doing this, please post your work. I'd love to see it!
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A CW
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Excellent work
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M2Wair
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Superb. Well done indeed.
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Woe
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Awesome work.
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Far_North
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That is way cool.  You even added the sounds of spring and summer.    Amazing.
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Qoncussion
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Thanks everyone! Glad you like it.
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Sky Carrier
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Very nicely done, Love the switch between the seasons. Thanks for sharing
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B1houdini
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Videos were Amazing.
You did an excellent job with the editing and great choice of music.
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Wow! The way it transitions between seasons is perfect! A big tip of the hat to you sir!
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Amazing!  well done, what a good idea to work-out.

cheers
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Qoncussion
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Very cool comments! Really glad you're all enjoying these videos. The truth be told, it required several hours of editing to align the clips. The first one I posted (above) required over 10 hours of work - and yet, it's still not as perfect as I wanted it. Even when you fly the same mission over and over, it's really never the same twice. There are always little differences.

Thanks everyone!
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Bekaru MP UAV
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fantastic - very well done i have not seen anyone else do such footage
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BHProductions
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Very cool!!! This is something I want to do.
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Qoncussion Posted at 12-10 07:32
Thanks everyone! Glad you like it.

You're welcome
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CycleParadise
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WOW!!! Your videos were awesome!

Thanks for sharing!
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CycleParadise Posted at 12-10 14:55
WOW!!! Your videos were awesome!

Thanks for sharing!

Very cool! Really glad you liked them.
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AMZPOW
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very interesting video that changes with the seasons, thanks for sharing .
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Qoncussion
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I'm giving this thread a little *bump*, as I am still very interested in finding out if anyone else is doing this style of video. I need some new ideas for my next go at it!
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AMZPOW Posted at 12-10 22:12
very interesting video that changes with the seasons, thanks for sharing .

No problem ... Thanks for watching.
2018-12-16
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Montfrooij
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Very cool!
I thought about it many times....
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Qoncussion
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I posted the following over on the Mavic Pilots Forum, and will paste it here, in case anyone is interested...

Part 1

I can offer you a few tips, if you want, to help with the alignment of the clips... First, you're absolutely correct about the yaw being off from flight to flight; in addition to the height, the camera angle, speed and trajectory - to name just a few ... After you've gathered all of your shots:

Choose a frame - I cut the start and end of all of my clips on the exact same frame (ish). Pick a moment at the beginning of the footage. It can be a moment like when a big rock, a tree branch or a particular building enters or leaves the frame... And I mean *the exact moment* - right down to the frame when the selected object enters or exits the frame.
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Part 2

Do this at the beginning of every clip and the end of every clip, using the exact same moment on all of them - essentially making the content across all of the clips identical. So now each individual clip starts at an exact visual moment, and ends on an exact visual moment - down to within one or two frames. Now you just have to deal with matching up the lengths.

You're going to match each clip's length with that of the shortest clip in the bunch. So, speed up every other clip to match the length of the shortest clip. Remember, shorter is faster. In Vegas 16, I can hold Ctrl and drag the end of the longer clips to the exact length of the shortest clip - and boom, instant alignment.

Shooting in 4K - I then crop in on each clip to 2.7K, 2704x1520, to allow for alignments.

Anyway - hope that helps someone out there.
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djiuser_na5YlufudV5u
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Great work bud!
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Flybee
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lovely videos, great idea and well executed.

Happy and safe flying
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ColoradoBob
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Really good idea and excellent execution. Thanks for Sharing!
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Sunny D
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Super cool!  Semi-dangerous litchi mission down by the trees, I only feel confident on auto if I’m up above everything. Better shots where you were though, nicely done.
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Atlas_Aus
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Howdy,

Sadly I don't reside in places that have such a dramatic change in seasons, having said that I would never of thought to do such a thing. Very clever and well executed.

I must investigate this Litchi program !

Thanks for sharing
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MavSpa_user
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Nice work I will try this, thanks for sharing
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I tried a few weeks ago. Was going to blend night and day shots but my gimbal angle was VERY differnt. I think it was the wind blowing against my drone, causing a sharper angle and giving a differnt gimbal angle. I'll try again with similar windspeeds. Yours look GREAT! Exactly what I was trying to do.
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Qoncussion
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Bing Err Posted at 12-16 23:05
I tried a few weeks ago. Was going to blend night and day shots but my gimbal angle was VERY differnt. I think it was the wind blowing against my drone, causing a sharper angle and giving a differnt gimbal angle. I'll try again with similar windspeeds. Yours look GREAT! Exactly what I was trying to do.

That's cool - I've thought a lot about doing a day-night transitional video. Maybe that'll be my next project.
2018-12-17
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Christine96
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Very nice!  I love the music too.  Great job!
2018-12-18
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Kevin Halle
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That is really cool.
2018-12-18
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jalbano
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excellent work bro
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Very cool! Lot of work, great idea, nice result!
I personally didn't even think about it since we don't really have any seasons here where I live.
But you got me thinking
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Qoncussion
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Thanks everyone for all of the great comments!
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Topher
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That was really cool. All the work was worth it, I'd say. I hope to see more.
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ShermanFlyer
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Great video, awesome editing, thanks for sharing
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Justin360
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Excellent dear the video and music good too.
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