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DJI Memory - Filming my first Steam Engine.


Shot on Mini 3 Pro,  Mavic 2 Pro and Oslo Mobile 3.





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2023-8-23
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Oh wow!  That's the way to do it. Superb.
Last time a steamer came through our village it was raining cats and dogs - and it was running over an hour late
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Blériot53 Posted at 8-23 02:37
Oh wow!  That's the way to do it. Superb.
Last time a steamer came through our village it was raining cats and dogs - and it was running over an hour late

Im sure it was at the end of this stretch of line having an issue,  little puffs of smoke kept appearing and then eventually it was clear.    Flying two drones and the OM3 was a bit of an experience though.      There's a couple of moves in the source video I had to cut out,  I forget how different the Mavic and Mini 3 flys so my mussle memory is tuned to Mini 3 more now,   Also its a bit of a rush.
2023-8-23
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Blériot53 Posted at 8-23 02:37
Oh wow!  That's the way to do it. Superb.
Last time a steamer came through our village it was raining cats and dogs - and it was running over an hour late

PS Did you like the sound track.  
2023-8-23
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Very cool to fly right above it. Next time through the smoke? Good sound design. Is there a diesel engine at the back?? WTF?
2023-8-23
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DAFlys Posted at 8-23 03:20
Im sure it was at the end of this stretch of line having an issue,  little puffs of smoke kept appearing and then eventually it was clear.    Flying two drones and the OM3 was a bit of an experience though.      There's a couple of moves in the source video I had to cut out,  I forget how different the Mavic and Mini 3 flys so my mussle memory is tuned to Mini 3 more now,   Also its a bit of a rush.

Takes me all my time to fly one
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DAFlys Posted at 8-23 03:24
PS Did you like the sound track.

It did match the movement of the train pretty well at first - except as you were flying above and behind, in the steam and smoke, it should have been getting quieter rather than louder.    I notice that there was a diesel engine tagged on behind to help with any uphill segments, or in case of breakdowns.
2023-8-23
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Bravo! Excellent footage of the steam train.
2023-8-23
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WN1X Posted at 8-23 06:15
Bravo! Excellent footage of the steam train.

thanks you WN1X.  
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Blériot53 Posted at 8-23 04:20
It did match the movement of the train pretty well at first - except as you were flying above and behind, in the steam and smoke, it should have been getting quieter rather than louder.    I notice that there was a diesel engine tagged on behind to help with any uphill segments, or in case of breakdowns.

The diesel pushed it down to the start of the trip,   Im wondering if the whole thing is a bit of a fake now.
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Blériot53 Posted at 8-23 04:16
Takes me all my time to fly one

They were laughing at me,   I had cut a wooden board about 20 inches long and drilled a hole at each end for some rope and used that as a hanging shelf around my neck.
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DAFlys Posted at 8-23 06:26
The diesel pushed it down to the start of the trip,   Im wondering if the whole thing is a bit of a fake now.

The one I saw and filmed here just before we moved in, had a diesel engine behind it to help on the gradients, but the steam engine was definitely pulling it.  Had to film that one with the smartphone as it caught us unawares. I sent it to Monty at the time.
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DAFlys Posted at 8-23 06:32
They were laughing at me,   I had cut a wooden board about 20 inches long and drilled a hole at each end for some rope and used that as a hanging shelf around my neck.

That must have been a sight for sore eyes
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Blériot53 Posted at 8-23 06:36
The one I saw and filmed here just before we moved in, had a diesel engine behind it to help on the gradients, but the steam engine was definitely pulling it.  Had to film that one with the smartphone as it caught us unawares. I sent it to Monty at the time.

I didnt see it myself but the guy who lives by the railway line said it was being pushed and no steam was being made as it came down.  Maybe preserving the coal for the real trip.
2023-8-23
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Blériot53 Posted at 8-23 06:41
That must have been a sight for sore eyes

Worked well though.  I may have to crank up the bling and leather line it.
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DAFlys Posted at 8-23 06:56
I didnt see it myself but the guy who lives by the railway line said it was being pushed and no steam was being made as it came down.  Maybe preserving the coal for the real trip.

That seems the most likely scenario.
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DAFlys Posted at 8-23 07:03
Worked well though.  I may have to crank up the bling and leather line it.

How about a brass edge to the board as well?
2023-8-23
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Spectacular footage DA.    I love the natural background sounds.  Great job of flying, filming and editing.  
2023-8-23
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DowntownRDB Posted at 8-23 12:13
Spectacular footage DA.    I love the natural background sounds.  Great job of flying, filming and editing.

Thanks DT.  I was fairly happy with this as a practice run.
2023-8-24
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DAFlys Posted at 8-24 00:51
Thanks DT.  I was fairly happy with this as a practice run.

You're very welcome DA.  Despite having to shoot toward the sun it really turned out magnificent.  
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DowntownRDB Posted at 8-24 02:54
You're very welcome DA.  Despite having to shoot toward the sun it really turned out magnificent.

The next train should be later,  around 9am so the light might be better for that.
2023-8-24
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DAFlys Posted at 8-24 03:42
The next train should be later,  around 9am so the light might be better for that.

by 9 AM it should be high enough to not effect the shot too much.  
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DowntownRDB Posted at 8-24 11:15
by 9 AM it should be high enough to not effect the shot too much.

Fingers crossed for that,  but we are now heading into winter so the sun should be moving in the sky more to the right of where it was in this shot.
2023-8-25
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DAFlys Posted at 8-25 03:06
Fingers crossed for that,  but we are now heading into winter so the sun should be moving in the sky more to the right of where it was in this shot.

Dang, I was thinking your winter was still a few months off.  
2023-8-25
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DowntownRDB Posted at 8-25 06:30
Dang, I was thinking your winter was still a few months off.

It will start slowly creeping in once we hit September,   the media will probably promise an Indian summer which will never appear.
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DAFlys Posted at 8-25 06:41
It will start slowly creeping in once we hit September,   the media will probably promise an Indian summer which will never appear.

So does that mean you winter creeps in around September and then crawls off in April?  If so, that makes for one long winter.  I think I much prefer having just Spring and Summer here.
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DowntownRDB Posted at 8-25 06:50
So does that mean you winter creeps in around September and then crawls off in April?  If so, that makes for one long winter.  I think I much prefer having just Spring and Summer here.

Yeah that would be about right,    just our winters dont tend to be that harsh here.  just miserable
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DAFlys Posted at 8-25 06:53
Yeah that would be about right,    just our winters dont tend to be that harsh here.  just miserable

As long as it is not as bad as the winters in Northern Scotland.  I had to spend a month in Thurso, Scotland doing some contract work for what was a Navy base there at the time.  It was winter and it was cold, snowy and so very windy.  Just chilled me to the bone.
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Brilliant subject and video, I'm sure many will find this impressive, especially Monty

Was the audio captured from the train, and how did you record it?? Or did you find the audio elsewhere? Ah well, no matter how you did it, it fits the video perfectly
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HGDC84 Posted at 8-25 11:46
Brilliant subject and video, I'm sure many will find this impressive, especially Monty

Was the audio captured from the train, and how did you record it?? Or did you find the audio elsewhere? Ah well, no matter how you did it, it fits the video perfectly

I took audio from several other sources and combined it to make the video.   The clip where the train is going right to left had audio but I didnt use it as it wasnt too consistent.  
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DowntownRDB Posted at 8-25 07:00
As long as it is not as bad as the winters in Northern Scotland.  I had to spend a month in Thurso, Scotland doing some contract work for what was a Navy base there at the time.  It was winter and it was cold, snowy and so very windy.  Just chilled me to the bone.

We usually miss most of that down in the southeast where I am.
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DAFlys Posted at 8-26 00:33
We usually miss most of that down in the southeast where I am.

That's most fortunate for you to have milder weather.  
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DowntownRDB Posted at 8-26 04:41
That's most fortunate for you to have milder weather.

The downside is that it's usually not very photographic or at least inspiring.  
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DAFlys Posted at 8-26 00:13
I took audio from several other sources and combined it to make the video.   The clip where the train is going right to left had audio but I didnt use it as it wasnt too consistent.

You did a fine job with combining them, it is easy to assume the audio is from the original video.
2023-8-27
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HGDC84 Posted at 8-27 05:09
You did a fine job with combining them, it is easy to assume the audio is from the original video.

Apparently in the train world it's hotly debated where the audio should be recorded from.
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DAFlys Posted at 8-27 05:44
Apparently in the train world it's hotly debated where the audio should be recorded from.

Didn't know that to be such a debated topic.
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HGDC84 Posted at 8-27 09:33
Didn't know that to be such a debated topic.

I didn’t but Monty is a big train spotter and he informed me.  
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DAFlys Posted at 8-27 09:35
I didn’t but Monty is a big train spotter and he informed me.

I see, no doubt about it then as he truly is an expert on the subject.
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DAFlys Posted at 8-26 23:14
The downside is that it's usually not very photographic or at least inspiring.

Well we can't have everything ideal now can we.  We just have to make the best of what mother nature brings each day I suppose.  
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Very well done!
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