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Was working on a road project early this year and was asked to add a video survey to the packge.
Initial talking was to use a drone fly along the path at a high level, but later changed to human eye level, which means cannot fly because of the potential H&S issues.
So have to be a handheld video, but the path is miles long and I caculated the overall walking time would be nearly 2 hours!!!
I have Ronin-S and good cameras. But I cannot hold them steadily for 2 minutes, let alone 2 hours!!!
My cleverest colleague suggested using:
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Sadly I don't have a puppy! So I ended up handheld my Mavic 2 Pro using Rig.
I am wondering if osmo pocket can do better for such a long video recording??? Consider the requirements are: 1. can see the path surface clearly 2. steady video.
Or there are other ideas?

Here's my Mavic 2 Pro test video (not the actual project):




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I was using:

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Id like to own one of these . will it work on the Mavic Air?
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Roy Rogers Posted at 10-22 14:35
Id like to own one of these . will it work on the Mavic Air?

There are other versions for Mavic Air. But I don't think it's ideal. What you gonna use it for?
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Maybe this one would do for this kind of work.
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To this:
"I am wondering if osmo pocket can do better for such a long video recording???"
Your setup looks pretty steady.
The advantage of over 1kg, methinks
The pocket is, however, a very lightweight camera stick.
I am just waiting for some "stuff", to try this a bit, but my guess is, that I will have to add a bit weight to every handheld option.
But less than a kilo, of course ;-)
Right now it is like in many videos you can watch:
People walking and depending on their natural up and down moves during that, and, perhaps, little front back moves of the gimbal holding hand, you see it more or less.You see that movement even in your test video, a bit

To your setup:

For a 2 h walk and in case it is on tarmac or other more or less leveled ground:
How about attaching it to a bike as the caddy?
Or:



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Flying low is never easy.
My MP tends to drift a lot.
But I find the robomaster idea kinda cool (but expensive)
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The katana is nice, I have one myself.
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S-e-ven Posted at 10-22 23:36
To this:
"I am wondering if osmo pocket can do better for such a long video recording???"
Your setup looks pretty steady.

The surface is tarmac, but worn. If using a bike or something else may cause more up and down movement. Feel would be more difficult to control than on foot. At least, if on foot, can try to walk like a Ninja to get better result.
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Montfrooij Posted at 10-23 03:25
Flying low is never easy.
My MP tends to drift a lot.
But I find the robomaster idea kinda cool (but expensive)

Even if technically perfect to fly low, I cannot fly for this project, as in the UK you cannot fly a drone within 50 metres of a person, vehicle or building not under your control. The path we worked on is open to public, so can't avoid that.

RoboMaster is expensive if buy it myself. But if it does work well, buying under a project will be ok (if compare to the fee for a major road scheme).
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lmccam Posted at 10-23 05:22
Even if technically perfect to fly low, I cannot fly for this project, as in the UK you cannot fly a drone within 50 metres of a person, vehicle or building not under your control. The path we worked on is open to public, so can't avoid that.

RoboMaster is expensive if buy it myself. But if it does work well, buying under a project will be ok (if compare to the fee for a major road scheme).

I don't own a robomaster, so I'm not sure if it will work for you.
But I like the concept of a programmable dolly for my camera.
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lmccam Posted at 10-23 05:05
The surface is tarmac, but worn. If using a bike or something else may cause more up and down movement. Feel would be more difficult to control than on foot. At least, if on foot, can try to walk like a Ninja to get better result.

Good luck, doing these for 2 h's;


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S-e-ven Posted at 10-23 05:37
Good luck, doing these for 2 h's;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4Wszu6Loas

How about doing this for 2 hours?
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Montfrooij Posted at 10-23 05:34
I don't own a robomaster, so I'm not sure if it will work for you.
But I like the concept of a programmable dolly for my camera.

Checked the spec and it does look more for programming, not taking photo/video. Not sure if future versions would go this direction.
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lmccam Posted at 10-23 12:30
Checked the spec and it does look more for programming, not taking photo/video. Not sure if future versions would go this direction.

Yeah, I noticed that too.
Too bad they did not put a Ronin S on top
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Montfrooij Posted at 10-23 23:35
Yeah, I noticed that too.
Too bad they did not put a Ronin S on top

Here' the RoboMaster S2. Finally find the perfect solution.
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lmccam Posted at 10-24 12:15
Here' the RoboMaster S2. Finally find the perfect solution.
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That would get me excited
Especially when you can operate the gimbal with the S2
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Montfrooij Posted at 10-24 23:15
That would get me excited
Especially when you can operate the gimbal with the S2
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Too bad this forum don't have function to @DJI *
Otherwise one of them can bring the suggestion to their R&D
Or, something simpler, can answer, why my user name keep changing to fan*
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lmccam Posted at 10-24 23:44
Too bad this forum don't have function to @DJI *
Otherwise one of them can bring the suggestion to their R&D
Or, something simpler, can answer, why my user name keep changing to fan*

Yeah. That would be great.
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lmccam Posted at 10-24 23:44
Too bad this forum don't have function to @DJI *
Otherwise one of them can bring the suggestion to their R&D
Or, something simpler, can answer, why my user name keep changing to fan*

PS, I see you as lmccam
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Very cool set up
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A J Posted at 9-12 23:09
Very cool set up

Thank you!
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You're welcome
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