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Freewell Anamorphic lens with DJI Mavic Air 2.
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Here are the test footages of my Mavic Air 2 with Freewell's $40 anamorphic lens add-on. It works great with my MA2's gimble, way better than Moment's heavy and tricky anamorphic lens for my Mavic 2 Pro. My MA2 flew well with the add-on attached. No gimble error. Although I think Freewell's anamorphic lens is not a true anamorphic to be able to get the weight down to work with the gimble.

Video resolution is 2.7K. I used Davinci Resolve 16 free version to "De-Squeezed" this video, Although, there is not much squeezed in image when viewed in raw format. Have to experiment with Davinci Resolve 16's resolution formats to get the correct aspect ratio. I don't think it's true anamorphics, it's something a little wider than 1:78:1, hence, you will see not much letterboxing on a 16X9 monitor. I can get it to true 2:39:1 aspect ratio, but the image will look kind of weird with everything looked squashed.. So I went with 2804 x 1440 with 2:09:1 settings in the Davinci Resolve to get what you see on screen. You will most likely get better result with expensive video editing software, but for a $40 lens add-on that works with my Mavic Air 2's gimble and a free de-squeezing software, this is not bad. Edit: Sorry for the misunderstanding of aspect ratio. It's not 1:33 but 2:39:1 or something like that.











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Cool - thanks for sharing
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Video looks good
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A J Posted at 9-21 07:36
Cool - thanks for sharing

You are welcome. I post this since I have seen so little information regarding this add-on lens and Freewell publish so little info on it.
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Thanks Suren.
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Nicely done
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Good job and thanks for posting, I just received mine in the post today with one for Osmo Pocket as well , bad weather here so maybe a week before I get to use them.
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Hello there Maxi3D. Thank you for reaching out and for posting this cool aerial video you have filmed. Great work and thank you for your support.
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Maxi3D Posted at 9-21 10:58
You are welcome. I post this since I have seen so little information regarding this add-on lens and Freewell publish so little info on it.

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Nice video.
Might be cool to do a comparison from the same flight with / without.
To really see what difference it makes.
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Montfrooij Posted at 9-22 00:31
Nice video.
Might be cool to do a comparison from the same flight with / without.
To really see what difference it makes.

I will see if I can dig up some footages without the anamorphic lens.  
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hallmark007 Posted at 9-21 14:49
Good job and thanks for posting, I just received mine in the post today with one for Osmo Pocket as well , bad weather here so maybe a week before I get to use them.

Use it and post your videos and your thoughts about the lens, also see if you can get a better result than what I have. Thanks.
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Maxi3D Posted at 9-22 04:50
I will see if I can dig up some footages without the anamorphic lens.

Actually, it would be best to shoot both on the same location / moment.
That way you get a good comparison.
It is some work, but worth the effort I think!
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Montfrooij Posted at 9-22 00:31
Nice video.
Might be cool to do a comparison from the same flight with / without.
To really see what difference it makes.

Here is the normal 2704x1520



Here is my home cooked 2804 x 1440. Slightly more field of view on the sides.
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Maxi3D Posted at 9-22 05:06
[view_image] Here is the normal 2704x1520

It does look like it 'squeezed' the trees a bit (less long).
Is that part of the effect this lens gives?
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Montfrooij Posted at 9-22 05:04
Actually, it would be best to shoot both on the same location / moment.
That way you get a good comparison.
It is some work, but worth the effort I think!

I will test the MA2 with the lens and without it this weekend again.
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Montfrooij Posted at 9-22 05:10
It does look like it 'squeezed' the trees a bit (less long).
Is that part of the effect this lens gives?

Yes, this is the effects the Freewell's anamorphic lens have. I have tried different resolutions and aspect ratios, but the image still looked a bit squashed. Maybe I am using 2.7K instead of 4K causes this effect. I will have to try it in 4K.
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Maxi3D Posted at 9-22 05:11
I will test the MA2 with the lens and without it this weekend again.

Nice. I will be on the lookout
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Maxi3D Posted at 9-22 05:19
Yes, this is the effects the Freewell's anamorphic lens have. I have tried different resolutions and aspect ratios, but the image still looked a bit squashed. Maybe I am using 2.7K instead of 4K causes this effect. I will have to try it in 4K.

I have seen some videos before of anamorphic lenses and they have 'a feel' but I'm not sure if that is because of the operator or because of the lens.
But so far I have never seen it on a drone.
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Maxi3D Posted at 9-22 05:19
Yes, this is the effects the Freewell's anamorphic lens have. I have tried different resolutions and aspect ratios, but the image still looked a bit squashed. Maybe I am using 2.7K instead of 4K causes this effect. I will have to try it in 4K.

One way to set your editing software to the right settings for anamorphic videos is to take a video clip of a circular object or drawing. Import this clip into your editor and adjust until you get a circle again.
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Thanks for comment Captain Woe!!!
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DJI Stephen Posted at 9-21 21:27
Hello there Maxi3D. Thank you for reaching out and for posting this cool aerial video you have filmed. Great work and thank you for your support.

Thanks DJI Stephen,
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Pappy3 Posted at 9-22 08:01
One way to set your editing software to the right settings for anamorphic videos is to take a video clip of a circular object or drawing. Import this clip into your editor and adjust until you get a circle again.

Thanks for information Pappy3! I will need to find out how to do this on my free version of Davinci Resolve 16. I tried to do the circle plate thing after watching Captain Drone's video but I can't find the same setting on the DR 16 software.
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Maxi3D Posted at 9-22 05:06
[view_image] Here is the normal 2704x1520

Lovely looking shots
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Maxi3D Posted at 9-22 09:01
Thanks for comment Captain Woe!!!

You're welcome
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Thanks for sharing.
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Maxi3D Posted at 9-22 09:02
Thanks DJI Stephen,

Hi there Maxi3D. You are very much welcome and thank you for the reply. Have a safe and a happy flying always.
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This is the comparison between MA2 with and without the Freewell Anamorphics lens attachment.




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DAFlys Posted at 9-23 01:03
Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for your comment Captain!
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Maxi3D Posted at 9-28 06:29
Thanks for your comment Captain!

Maxi3D You're very welcome.
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