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BumblerBee
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Norway
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I would welcome such an option too!
It was my second day of flying yesterday, but already forgot to start recording on half of the flights.
2017-7-21
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KryptoNyte
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United States
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This is a good idea.
2017-7-23
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LeafPeeper
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Flight distance : 356496 ft
United States
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I would like it too...and the option to take stills without stopping the recording, or something to automatically restart it after taking a still.   When we're concentrating on flying, adjusting the gimbal, etc...it's easy to forget to hit record.

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2017-7-23
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Lucluck
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France
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It is like that on my bebop and I miss it on my mavic. But asking something to Dji is useless...
2017-8-6
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fans987d278a
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Lucluck Posted at 2017-8-6 05:34
It is like that on my bebop and I miss it on my mavic. But asking something to Dji is useless...

Well, we could all add to the reminder list -
"Don't forget to install  sd card in your drone before flying" notice
Oh, and- "Did you change your underwear today"? Just in case you get in an accident & have to go to hospital, thank my Mum for this one.
Another one- " Don't fly in heavy winds & then post you had a Flyway!"
Must be more I;ve forgotten
2017-8-6
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alexmbraMav
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Well, I would like  to have this option as well.  
Today, after flying around a park here on city that I live, I decide to go the beach with my and the drone. The Sun was almost going out, making a beautiful  and perfect sunset.  So, I rushed to position my wife on a good spot and prepare the drone, calibrating, etc...  The Sun light was almost gone of the place my wife was... So, I started to fly and doing some moves and when the light went out,  I thought what a great video a recorded...  Oh NOOOOO! I was not recording! I forgot to press the record button.
So, I vote to have an option to turn this on or off.
2017-8-15
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calmari
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United Kingdom
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Whilst I like the idea to have it as an option, I don't think it is something I would enable and use.

Having a whole load of customisable options and settings isn't great when DJI sets them back to default during every update. With no possibility of reloading from the app or SD card or whatever.
2017-8-15
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gnirtS
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I never worked out why people want to record every single second of the flight.  Surely they don't sit back and watch the thing in entirety after the event?
2017-8-15
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rydfree41
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gnirtS Posted at 2017-8-15 15:18
I never worked out why people want to record every single second of the flight.  Surely they don't sit back and watch the thing in entirety after the event?

I never worked out why some people think all people have the same needs .
2017-8-15
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DocAraxá
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Ex Machina Posted at 2017-5-3 16:07
Wow, that's a problem I have never had. What I have had happen is I think I hit record or stop but didn't actually, so I've learned to check to see if the countdown timer is moving.

You should add a poll to this post to gauge interest in such a feature.

The same as I experience.
2017-8-16
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eddieNoob
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Jenee 2 Posted at 2017-5-5 20:54
I think you have misunderstood what I said. I was just saying that you would never hold a video camera without remembering to start recording so why would you do it with a Mavic. I certainly would not advocate video cameras having some sort of automatic recording.

The REASON why one might forget with a Mavic is that, as opposed to a 'simple' video camera, there are a LOT more things going on that might (read: will) grab one's attention. Few in this life are perfect. Even y'all....
2018-1-1
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Dirty Bird
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For me never.  Because the last thing I do before taking off is hit the record button.  When I'm in the air I am always recording.  That being said aito-record would be a nice & easily implemented selectable option.  It's been a setting in Litchi for ages.
2018-1-1
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Jenee 2
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Dirty Bird Posted at 2018-1-1 15:23
For me never.  Because the last thing I do before taking off is hit the record button.  When I'm in the air I am always recording.  That being said aito-record would be a nice & easily implemented selectable option.  It's been a setting in Litchi for ages.

Unrelated but Dirty Bird, have you changed your Avatar?
2018-1-1
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Dirty Bird
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Jenee 2 Posted at 2018-1-1 22:06
Unrelated but Dirty Bird, have you changed your Avatar?

Indeed I have changed my avatar.  I sense a great disturbance on the horizon.  It has forced me to throw caution to the wind & reveal myself.  
2018-1-2
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A CW
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Auto record on take off is a feature on the litchi app. It would be nice to at least have the option in the GO 4 app to switch this feature on. Until then it should be part of your preflight checks.
2018-1-2
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Gingertips
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my first flight today - assumed it would automatically record.  just 2 single jpg still pictures after an hour of flying.  none of my video would have been award winning, but its disappointing theres no option.  I would also like to see an option to record automatically
2018-4-14
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M2Wair
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wow, is it really that difficult to tap a screen or press a button to start recording. I would't want it to start recording until I had framed the shot, positioned the aircraft and avoided unnecessary footage and storage.  Engage brain, press button/tap screen.   
2018-4-14
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Gingertips
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United Kingdom
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or, just have an option in settings on the phone app to "auto record when take-off", so that you dont have to press the button.  particularly for newcomers to using the Mavic Pro - could almost be a default option as part of the "beginners mode"

The original poster put up a good suggestion
2018-4-14
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hoderer
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Germany
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So, any news on this? It's been a while now. Someone here said something like "suggesting something to DJI is useless". wow, it's so sad to see, that DJI doesnt care about such suggestions. I mean they could write something about this here (for example why they wouldn't implemend it). I mean, it's THEIR forum on THEIR website and they just ignore this. I bought the litchi app ages ago, but - odd thing - I never used it, but I would totally love to have this auto record-option and I might switch to litchi. a little off-topic, but anyway: are there any disadvantages using the litchi app?
2019-4-27
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zappy54
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United Kingdom
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No the litchi App is a great app better than Go4 for way points and it also gives you the option for Auto record in the settings  (but make sure you read up on DJI warranty).....
2019-4-28
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djiuser_uLGBEAaM8FB5
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Ok...Today, The second day flying my new Mavic Mini.  Yeah... a professional photographer but newbie drone pilot.

I have precisely ONE video from the whole day... a Dronie (It starts recording AUTOMATICALLY.. Hmmm)  It was so bright outside I could not see the screen well.

DJI...  PLEASE put this in as an option.  I've lost a whole day of shooting at a location with friends I cannot replace.  Make "Start recording on liftoff" a selectable option.  Make it so you can move to manual mode simply by hitting the record button, stopping the recording, and moving to manual (but not overriding the default for the next flight).   Then stop recording (also a selectable option) 10 seconds or so after the props stop (10 seconds to help diagnose an issue or crash.)  I would want to be able to keep recording after landing for instances like dropping into a landing site next to a party or object I wanted to hold in the frame on for an extended time after landing...   SIMPLE

It would also be nice if Dronie, Rocket, and Helix (using its outbound route) could record their return.. why not?  That is a compelling shot as well.

Bear in mind, sometimes there are things going on that preclude a systematic pre-flight.  You need/want to get it in the air and recording NOW.

PLEASE put this into your next release!!!!
6-6 15:04
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djiuser_ba0DkLOzoW80
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Canada
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Yes, absolutely this would be a very welcome enhancement to the app.

Far too many times I have forgotten to start a recording! In fact, today was one of the most disappointing times. I thought I had 20 minutes of great video of a kite from my drone. Noooo! I forgot to press record! My wife was annoyed b/c she wasn’t having fun flying the kite. But she allowed me 5 more minutes to capture some video. LOL

A auto-record on take-off is a necessity for those who are incapable of learning from their mistakes.

8-18 20:13
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