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Just downloaded the new 4.0 app update and it now appears that it automatically auto focuses every so often. I'm sure this will make a lot of people happy.
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Yes indeed it will please some Mavic flyers.
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-12-14 13:32
Yes indeed it will please some Mavic flyers.

Hello Ken,

can you explain how is the Cinematic Mode works and how I suppose to understand the 2 settings Sliders associated with it ?
Thank You
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Regarding autofocus, is that something that can be disabled on the fly?

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Where is the Focus/Metering Button?
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Ex Machina Posted at 2016-12-14 13:05
Regarding autofocus, is that something that can be disabled on the fly?

As I recall, there is a setting in the DJI Go 4 app (under the camera options tab) to switch to manual focus.
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Ex Machina Posted at 2016-12-15 04:05
Regarding autofocus, is that something that can be disabled on the fly?

Interested in an answer to this.
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any bugs on V4.01?
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-12-14 19:32
Yes indeed it will please some Mavic flyers.

What update are we talking about? I do not hope it will focus at other times than when I do the tap to focus?!
I know that some people have problems with the tap-to-autofocus, but I definitely don't want continues focus (=> focus hunting) in videos if that is what the talk is about?? It should only change focus when I tell it to.
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CptLuke Posted at 2016-12-14 11:11
Hello Ken,

can you explain how is the Cinematic Mode works and how I suppose to understand the 2 settings Sliders associated with it ?

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CptLuke Posted at 2016-12-14 12:11
Hello Ken,

can you explain how is the Cinematic Mode works and how I suppose to understand the 2 settings Sliders associated with it ?

I will test them this week.
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Ex Machina Posted at 2016-12-14 13:05
Regarding autofocus, is that something that can be disabled on the fly?

In the settings tab you can select manual focus.
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StigNygaard Posted at 2016-12-14 14:14
What update are we talking about? I do not hope it will focus at other times than when I do the tap to focus?!
I know that some people have problems with the tap-to-autofocus, but I definitely don't want continues focus (=> focus hunting) in videos if that is what the talk is about?? It should only change focus when I tell it to.

You can enable manual focus.
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StigNygaard Posted at 2016-12-15 05:14
What update are we talking about? I do not hope it will focus at other times than when I do the tap to focus?!
I know that some people have problems with the tap-to-autofocus, but I definitely don't want continues focus (=> focus hunting) in videos if that is what the talk is about?? It should only change focus when I tell it to.

It's an app update for the DJI 4.0 app on your phone or tablet.
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I see no update for the app is this for IOS? android still shows 4.0.0
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-12-14 17:15
I will test them this week.

Thank You Ken
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fans05e6c58a Posted at 2016-12-15 08:40
I see no update for the app is this for IOS? android still shows 4.0.0

Yes, IOS version 4.0.1.
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No problem, It's dark out and I tried a quick flight and I didn't notice a difference with both the Gain in Cinematic Mode or Course Angular Velocity with the sliders in various positions.
I'll do more testing in the day.

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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-12-15 02:32
Yes indeed it will please some Mavic flyers.

is this only for iphone so far?
I dont see it for android
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VoDoXuS Posted at 2016-12-15 07:10
is this only for iphone so far?
I dont see it for android

That is correct
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Subscribing for more info.  I also agree that constant/random refocusing could be a bit odd but I'm interested to see how it works.  For instance, say you are in a mode where it's following a subject, does it continue to refocus on the POI?
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-12-14 23:16
You can enable manual focus.

I haven't tried the Manual Focus option in the app and I don't have the drone here to try, but isn't that fully manual with a slider to adjust focus? That seems to much (and absolutely unnecessary) trouble, I think. Tap-to-(auto)focus is clearly the smartest way in my opinion. If DJI are going to add Continuous Focus to the Android app, at least add it as an extra option so we have:

1) Manual Focus
2) Normal Autofocus (tap-to-focus)
3) Continuous Focusing

Removing the normal tap-to-focus would be a really stupid thing.
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So the Normal tap to focus has been removed in favour of continuous auto-focus? Hope that's not true. Why to have continuous and maybe erratic autofocus?
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colonel00 Posted at 2016-12-15 00:34
Subscribing for more info.  I also agree that constant/random refocusing could be a bit odd but I'm interested to see how it works.  For instance, say you are in a mode where it's following a subject, does it continue to refocus on the POI?

If you have manual focus enabled then it will stay on the last thing you've focused on.
With auto focus, I've noticed that if you sit still it will focus, then when you are moving it will refocus every so often. I like it.
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CC8877 Posted at 2016-12-15 04:53
So the Normal tap to focus has been removed in favour of continuous auto-focus? Hope that's not true. Why to have continuous and maybe erratic autofocus?

No, tap to focus is still there and it works in auto focus or manual focus.
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-12-15 16:44
No, tap to focus is still there and it works in auto focus or manual focus.

Thanks a lot for answering
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StigNygaard Posted at 2016-12-15 04:25
I haven't tried the Manual Focus option in the app and I don't have the drone here to try, but isn't that fully manual with a slider to adjust focus? That seems to much (and absolutely unnecessary) trouble, I think. Tap-to-(auto)focus is clearly the smartest way in my opinion. If DJI are going to add Continuous Focus to the Android app, at least add it as an extra option so we have:

1) Manual Focus

Everything you listed is still available, the slider is there on manual focus. Tap to focus is still there in both auto and manual focus. and in auto it does a continuous focus as your view changes.
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If you're recording video, and it auto focuses while you're filming, does it show that it is focusing in the video? I don't want it to be hunting back and fourth while I'm filming.
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In video mode it will focus where you tap and if the distance to the object changes in this "tap area" it will focus again.
But there is no back and forth or pumping focus to see in the video. And yes it shows focusing when its doing that.
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-12-15 17:11
Everything you listed is still available, the slider is there on manual focus. Tap to focus is still there in both auto and manual focus. and in auto it does a continuous focus as your view changes.

Okay, now it doesn't sound so bad anyway.
I guess I better wait until I have actually seen the update, before I do more complaining :-)
Thanks for the answer.
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Cant wait to Fly with the new update. I had some problems with focusing on my last trip to San Fran, my wife wanted to kill me...
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CC8877 Posted at 2016-12-15 09:07
Thanks a lot for answering

No problem at all, enjoy your Mavic.
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StigNygaard Posted at 2016-12-15 09:30
Okay, now it doesn't sound so bad anyway.
I guess I better wait until I have actually seen the update, before I do more complaining :-)
Thanks for the answer.

Yes for sure, try it before commenting about it
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FrequentFlyer Posted at 2016-12-15 10:13
Cant wait to Fly with the new update. I had some problems with focusing on my last trip to San Fran, my wife wanted to kill me...

I think you'll like it, whenever your view changes it will refocus.
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-12-16 01:25
I think you'll like it, whenever your view changes it will refocus.

Well, I can say that I really like it. I'm fairly busy concentrating on the flight and forget to focus...hell, I even have to tape a reminder on the RC to turn on the camera..just pitiful.
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greygoose Posted at 2016-12-15 13:30
Well, I can say that I really like it. I'm fairly busy concentrating on the flight and forget to focus...hell, I even have to tape a reminder on the RC to turn on the camera..just pitiful.

Glad your happy with it, and that's good you have a reminder to turn on the camera
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I think the exposure setting only being available in manual mode may be the deal killer for many though.  It is nice to lock exposure on a bright cloud or something similar.  You can tap to focus or fly around in auto focus, but the only to move the exposure area is to put it in manual focus or center your shot on your exposure area and then lock exposure.  
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No updates here for android last app update is nov 30
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-12-15 18:24
Yes for sure, try it before commenting about it

Okay, the new version is still not available on Android, so I will try not to complain too loud. But maybe just a whisper saying that I'm still worried? People don't seem to be able to find any autofocus option under Manual Focus in the new iOS app?:
http://forum.dji.com/thread-76731-1-1.html
http://forum.dji.com/thread-76547-1-1.html

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StigNygaard Posted at 2016-12-18 23:52
Okay, the new version is still not available on Android, so I will try not to complain too load. But maybe just a whisper saying that I'm still worried? People don't seem to be able to find any autofocus option under Manual Focus in the new iOS app?:
http://forum.dji.com/thread-76731-1-1.html
http://forum.dji.com/thread-76547-1-1.html

If manual focus is enabled, and you select manual focus and bring up the focus slider, it will no longer auto focus and you use the slider to focus.
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