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InspektorGadjet
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Hello Community!
Nothing crazy or hack needed here, is all there just using dronie and some tinkering, very usable results.
Like we all know, limitations makes you creative!

Not sure if this video has been posted here before, but since I come here everyday and didn't see it, I thought to post it.
The video is not mine, if somebody knows if this has been posted let me know and I will delete the post.
Hope you like it!



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I have seen an similar video, how to "abuse" quickshots for active track (AT for the poor man ;-) ). It works pretty good, especially if the motion of the object is slow enough. Dronie is most suitable for that, rocket rather doesn't work, helix and circle are half decent. Do you have tried this in practice ?
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Dmitry Vishnevskiy
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Very useful tips...
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jonny007 Posted at 2-6 11:40
I have seen an similar video, how to "abuse" quickshots for active track (AT for the poor man ;-) ). It works pretty good, especially if the motion of the object is slow enough. Dronie is most suitable for that, rocket rather doesn't work, helix and circle are half decent. Do you have tried this in practice ?

Unfortunately I haven´t, just found it today and waiting for next FW update.

Yeah I saw a video of a guy with a quad bike, but it was more erratic, trying with circle mainly.

The fact that the dronie goes up does a cinematic extra touch by revealing more scenery and sky... it goes erratic by the end but you can see how this could be used to add some cool shots.

I specially liked the front and back facing shots, just walking could generate interesting results sine the bike goes faster and "AT" may struggle more.

As soon as I can I will test and report
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InspektorGadjet
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That´s what I liked, it got me inspired instantly!
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Highking
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Great job, there’s no substitute for thinking.
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Nicely done very creative
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Highking Posted at 2-6 12:26
Great job, there’s no substitute for thinking.

Those were my thoughts, glad somebody did those tests and the trial and error.
I like to do stuff manually and not really bothered with AT but when you are the subject and nobody can help, this is useful stuff.
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InspektorGadjet
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hallmark007 Posted at 2-6 12:33
Nicely done very creative

I think so!
And useful for recording a subject rather than selfie style so you can pause the QuickShot if it goes wild.
It got too close to water in some shots.
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This is a helpful video. Once the weather clears here, I will experiment with these ideas. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your flying.
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JM.REYES
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Greetings to all, especially my countryman, we have many moons without speaking. It is difficult to do what this man has done. If you saw my video of the car, https://youtu.be/DJg5Zxxqonw here posted especially for this forum, try to follow up with the car in motion and at a low speed, the result was not entirely satisfactory. From what I perfectly understand the merit of the bicycle man. It is complicated to perform these tricks. I trust that we can carry out active follow-up correctly with Litchi the day he leaves for our Minis, because he has plenty of capacity.
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DAFlys
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Awesome tip, thanks for making this to share with everyone.
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djicheaha Posted at 2-6 12:40
This is a helpful video. Once the weather clears here, I will experiment with these ideas. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your flying.

You are welcome, I can´t wait to do the same!
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Nebuchadnezzar
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Good Find Bro !!
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InspektorGadjet
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JM.REYES Posted at 2-6 12:51
Greetings to all, especially my countryman, we have many moons without speaking. It is difficult to do what this man has done. If you saw my video of the car, https://youtu.be/DJg5Zxxqonw here posted especially for this forum, try to follow up with the car in motion and at a low speed, the result was not entirely satisfactory. From what I perfectly understand the merit of the bicycle man. It is complicated to perform these tricks. I trust that we can carry out active follow-up correctly with Litchi the day he leaves for our Minis, because he has plenty of capacity.

Yeah man, April is around the corner, cannot wait for SDK!
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virtual
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I believe that Quickshot (for moving object) could be the way to add AT to MM while it would be limited (time, distance, speed...) for safer use.
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DAFlys Posted at 2-7 01:13
Awesome tip, thanks for making this to share with everyone.

Definitely an useful tip, glad it was of interest over here.
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Glad you like it!
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virtual Posted at 2-7 01:48
I believe that Quickshot (for moving object) could be the way to add AT to MM while it would be limited (time, distance, speed...) for safer use.

I agree, I would love a way to "mark" limits so the mini doesn´t go over a certain point or distance.
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InspektorGadjet Posted at 2-7 01:56
I agree, I would love a way to "mark" limits so the mini doesn´t go over a certain point or distance.

I like this idea too. I'm afraid that unlimited AT won't be added by DJI, but it would be nice to make short shots of moving objects (technology should be onboard). Shots like in the bicycle video, but as author mentioned, these are made "by accident", as Quickshot is for still object at the moment. Now we can hope or maybe request a new Quickshot option...
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virtual Posted at 2-7 02:37
I like this idea too. I'm afraid that unlimited AT won't be added by DJI, but it would be nice to make short shots of moving objects (technology should be onboard). Shots like in the bicycle video, but as author mentioned, these are made "by accident", as Quickshot is for still object at the moment. Now we can hope or maybe request a new Quickshot option...

Really hope so too, what worries me is that when the drone freaks out and fails to complete quickshot it does weird stuff like going up, down or even sideways quite fast, easy to crash unless you notice this and pause the quickshot.
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InspektorGadjet Posted at 2-7 03:15
Really hope so too, what worries me is that when the drone freaks out and fails to complete quickshot it does weird stuff like going up, down or even sideways quite fast, easy to crash unless you notice this and pause the quickshot.

It is my nightmare - unexpected, uncontrollable movement of drone. Not happened to me, but maybe only because of lack of opportunities to fly this windy winter (I tried QS only a few times), I'm afraid...
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virtual Posted at 2-7 03:46
It is my nightmare - unexpected, uncontrollable movement of drone. Not happened to me, but maybe only because of lack of opportunities to fly this windy winter (I tried QS only a few times), I'm afraid...

Yeah not a huge fan of QS neither, not really interested in a selfie camera but this fake AT with dronie could be useful to record another person.
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Works ok with a little practice (still practicing), really hope some basic AT is released in the future or Litchi add it
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TDZHDTV Posted at 2-7 03:55
Works ok with a little practice (still practicing), really hope some basic AT is released in the future or Litchi add itMavic Mini Wild Camping

That is awesome!
The last shot is epic and is what it came to mind when I saw the video, walking probably much better than on a bike or car...
Thanks for sharing!
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Nice find and thanks for sharing, good tips.  Gent in video was definitely thinking outside the box to come up with that.
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DowntownRDB Posted at 2-7 04:38
Nice find and thanks for sharing, good tips.  Gent in video was definitely thinking outside the box to come up with that.

You are welcome!
Definitely clever thinking!
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InspektorGadjet Posted at 2-7 03:54
Yeah not a huge fun of QS neither, not really interested in a selfie camera but this fake AT with dronie could be useful to record another person.


IMPOV these shots of moving (and tracked) objects can add different dynamics to sequence of shots, so good to have it in Mini, as I'm not perfect in stick control at the moment.
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TDZHDTV Posted at 2-7 03:55
Works ok with a little practice (still practicing), really hope some basic AT is released in the future or Litchi add itMavic Mini Wild Camping

Very nice!
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virtual Posted at 2-7 05:14
IMPOV these shots of moving (and tracked) objects can add different dynamics to sequence of shots, so good to have it in Mini, as I'm not perfect in stick control at the moment.

Yes sure is good to have them.
Control takes time but you will get there!
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InspektorGadjet Posted at 2-7 05:16
Yes sure is good to have them.
Control takes time but you will get there!

I hope so I'm familiar with stick control but gimbal camera and phone display control is new to me (been flying RC airplanes for ages), but many nice drone moves and shots can be learned on YT.
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virtual Posted at 2-7 05:41
I hope so  I'm familiar with stick control but gimbal camera and phone display control is new to me (been flying RC airplanes for ages), but many nice drone moves and shots can be learned on YT.

I agree, without a spotter is hard to control camera movements while doing VLOS.
The best shots are combining several moves + gimbal and takes some control.
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Very Nice. Thanks.
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flcusat Posted at 5-8 07:41
Very Nice. Thanks.

Im glad is helpful, this actually works quite great, I have done it myself a few times, but the only footage I have it actually was in a bird protected area, so I cannot post it, but it works.
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