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Karma Dropping Out Of The Sky
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https://youtu.be/i4nRalvmBhA
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Mooney
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Bad Karma.
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Petroboy
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Is there a microphone on the Karma?  Sounds like it was whacking down weeds.  Judging from the profanities uttered, I'm guessing that wasn't supposed to happen!  Looked like very jerky movements as well, but decent stable picture.
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Petroboy Posted at 2016-10-29 11:50
Is there a microphone on the Karma?  Sounds like it was whacking down weeds.  Judging from the profa ...

There's a GoPro on it, which has 3 microphones all working together to mask out wind noise.
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The shot of the leaves falling out of the tree was very good
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Ben Ditto Posted at 2016-10-29 02:33
There's a GoPro on it, which has 3 microphones all working together to mask out wind noise.

I guess they are not as effective against propeller noise.
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Some great example of the fish eye effect on that go pro, I presume he was a beginner or else the sticks are very jerky..
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rick39
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What happened there? You've got to feel sorry for the guy but we don't know if that was pilot error or aircraft malfunction.
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Wow, sounds like the motors just shut down then tried to restart.
Pilot error or the drone, time will tell.
There is another video of his first flight with the camera facing him, not the best game plan for a beginner.
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It's strange that it'd just shut down if it lost signal instead of doing a controlled descent. I wonder if he did the karma's equivalent of a CSC.
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Man why would you want to buy a Karma, all you can hear is the sound of the blades, and it sounds louder then the P4.
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Lepus Posted at 2016-10-29 13:32
Man why would you want to buy a Karma, all you can hear is the sound of the blades, and it sounds lo ...

That's your only complaint? Most people edit the footage afterwards, muting the GoPro audio and adding their own soundtrack. I would be more concerned about the thing losing power and falling from the sky than the fact that a GoPro records audio.
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Watty2000 Posted at 2016-10-29 20:35
That's your only complaint? Most people edit the footage afterwards, muting the GoPro audio and ad ...

I did not hear that much prop noise from the Mavic in the videos.
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rick39
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Lepus Posted at 2016-10-29 13:38
I did not hear that much prop noise from the Mavic in the videos.

There's no microphone on the Mavic!
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Lepus Posted at 2016-10-29 13:38
I did not hear that much prop noise from the Mavic in the videos.

I worry about the types of people getting hold of these machines.
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Watty2000 Posted at 2016-10-29 08:46
I worry about the types of people getting hold of these machines.

Types of people?
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Lepus Posted at 2016-10-29 20:32
Man why would you want to buy a Karma, all you can hear is the sound of the blades, and it sounds lo ...

Of course you would hear the prop noise on the Karma more than the P4, the camera on the Karma is mounted much closer to the props than the Phantoms.
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even if the karma was a better platform, the lens distortion of a GoPro would keep me far away from ever making a purchase.
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Vertical.Creati Posted at 2016-10-29 21:42
even if the karma was a better platform, the lens distortion of a GoPro would keep me far away from  ...

They have a new mode in the GoPro's called Linear that takes the fisheye out of the image, you don't get as wide of an angle but it definitely removes the distortion. They also added an update to the Hero 4's that adds that mode as well.
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trance728 Posted at 2016-10-29 21:52
They have a new mode in the GoPro's called Linear that takes the fisheye out of the image, you don ...

The linear mode on the karma digitally processes the image to remove the distortion, that is going to impact your image quality: reduced resolution, stretched pixels, and some areas of the image might even become blocky in certain shots.
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rick39 Posted at 2016-10-29 20:40
There's no microphone on the Mavic!

Thanks did not realize.
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trance728 Posted at 2016-10-29 09:52
They have a new mode in the GoPro's called Linear that takes the fisheye out of the image, you don ...

why not just make a f'ing camera that doesn't produce a crap image?  It's great for POV/action sports - sucks at everything else.
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trance728 Posted at 2016-10-29 14:16
Of course you would hear the prop noise on the Karma more than the P4, the camera on the Karma is  ...

Hadn't thought of that, maybe they should have mounted the camera on the controller to avoid in flight noise completely.
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Lepus Posted at 2016-10-29 15:09
Thanks did not realize.

No problem Lepus, I think you'll find that information in the manual.
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Folks posting about the Karma sound quality and why you can't hear it on the P's or Mavic are just injecting humor, correct?
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haha this looks very dangerous!
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rick39 Posted at 2016-10-29 23:50
No problem Lepus, I think you'll find that information in the manual.

Yea I just printed the manual, would rather read a paper copy then an electronic copy.  Find it is hard on the eyes reading electronic stuff..
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Wow that is unfortunate.  Sounds like the motors just shut off.
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method007 Posted at 2016-10-30 01:41
Wow that is unfortunate.  Sounds like the motors just shut off.

GoPros version of RTH...
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Lepus Posted at 2016-10-29 18:39
Yea I just printed the manual, would rather read a paper copy then an electronic copy.  Find it is ...

Now that's what I've been meaning to do. Good call.
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Here's a new video from iJustine, who is actually pretty good with drones. She has a P3, a P4, DJI gave her a pre-release Mavic, and here she is, today, flying her new Karma.

Anyone still want to complain about issues with their Mavic???

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Enkeixpress
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Karma is a bitch.

Sorry, had to be posted.
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Saw a video last night where at 5500 feet out it lost connection, no return to home so it landed. What if you lost connect flying over water or a freeway? The picture quality was pretty good, fishbowl though cause it's gopro.

I saw it under glass at Best Buy last week, not impressed with how big it is.
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