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Alaska Skiing with Taco-RC filters
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alaska42
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Took my Taco-RC filters out for their first flight yesterday. Skiing near our home in Alaska.

2017-1-30
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Impressive to say the least. Nice to see Mavic's turning out such amazing footage. Well done.
2017-1-30
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ClancyO
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Great shots!
2017-1-30
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What temperature did you fly in?
2017-1-30
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Great footage
2017-1-30
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Excellent video. Which NDs did you use for this (6, 8)? Also, would you be willing to share you video settings (format, FPV...)? I live in Colorado, just got my Taco filters and would like to shoot so snow. Thx in advance!
2017-1-30
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emirates901 Posted at 2017-1-30 12:59
What temperature did you fly in?

This trip I was shooting in 9F. I have a video where I was shooting at -20F. It gets cold when it is clear here.
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bluezdawg Posted at 2017-1-30 18:39
Excellent video. Which NDs did you use for this (6, 8)? Also, would you be willing to share you video settings (format, FPV...)? I live in Colorado, just got my Taco filters and would like to shoot so snow. Thx in advance!

This one I had the ND8 on the camera. That was perfect for the light when we first started out. As the sun came up further, I wished I would have swapped out to the ND16 or 32 but my fingers were frozen just trying to get the gimbal protector off. I was shooting 4K 24FPS . Before the sun hit the snow 1/50th of a sec, after....up to 1/500th of a sec
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alaska42 Posted at 2017-1-30 20:57
This trip I was shooting in 9F. I have a video where I was shooting at -20F. It gets cold when it is clear here.

You got a good unit. I heard people having the jello issue at lower temperatures. Did you have your gimbal protector on, or a gimbal hood?
2017-1-31
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alaska42 Posted at 2017-1-30 21:04
This one I had the ND8 on the camera. That was perfect for the light when we first started out. As the sun came up further, I wished I would have swapped out to the ND16 or 32 but my fingers were frozen just trying to get the gimbal protector off. I was shooting 4K 24FPS . Before the sun hit the snow 1/50th of a sec, after....up to 1/500th of a sec

Thanks for sharing the info! Really enjoyed the video, look forward to seeing more! Looks like the Taco filters did a great job, glad I purchased them.
2017-1-31
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Probably did not use an iPhone as a controller... mine dies after 30 seconds in such cold.

Interesting use of ND filters - didn't really think that these would be necessary, but I noticed during some snow filming, that the Mavic camera indeed has some issues with strong light. Maybe I should try that out...
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trickn0l0gy Posted at 2017-1-31 06:53
Probably did not use an iPhone as a controller... mine dies after 30 seconds in such cold.

Interesting use of ND filters - didn't really think that these would be necessary, but I noticed during some snow filming, that the Mavic camera indeed has some issues with strong light. Maybe I should try that out...

Samsung S7 ....lasts longer than 3 Mavic batteries....and my fingers.
2017-1-31
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alaska42 Posted at 2017-1-31 19:15
Samsung S7 ....lasts longer than 3 Mavic batteries....and my fingers.

Glad to hear that the S7 battery last. Was using an S6 that just bit the dust and they replaced it with an S7 last night, have not tried it with the Mavic yet. Anything to be concerned about, or, aware of? S6 worked good, the battery life was just brutal!
2017-2-1
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Stunning looking place. Top video.
2017-2-1
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awesome video...
2017-2-1
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NICE video!
2017-2-1
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How long were you able to fly on a single battery?
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Citation Posted at 2017-2-1 18:40
How long were you able to fly on a single battery?

Batteries are working fine in the cold. I stayed up 17 mins, battery was at 18% when I landed. Longer than my hands can last.
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emirates901 Posted at 2017-1-31 06:16
You got a good unit. I heard people having the jello issue at lower temperatures. Did you have your gimbal protector on, or a gimbal hood?

I chose to take the gimbal protector off. I was worried about it at first since I am taking off in the snow, but it is doing great.
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bluezdawg Posted at 2017-2-1 12:31
Glad to hear that the S7 battery last. Was using an S6 that just bit the dust and they replaced it with an S7 last night, have not tried it with the Mavic yet. Anything to be concerned about, or, aware of? S6 worked good, the battery life was just brutal!

I have been using the S7 since day one with no problems. I tried my backup phone S3 for a test and it could not keep up with the video stream.
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Great footages ! Have to get some ND filters too. Love the shot facing the sun. Beautiful.
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alaska42 Posted at 2017-2-3 07:27
I have been using the S7 since day one with no problems. I tried my backup phone S3 for a test and it could not keep up with the video stream.

I flew this morning, it worked great, battery lasts ALLOT longer than my S6 did.
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