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Hurley1718
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I just want to thanks for everyone on this forum. Its been a great learning experience reading all the posts and watching all the videos. Here is my first video with my P4P and this was my 4th or 5th flight with it. I'll have to admit I was terrified taking it over the water that far but in the end I think I got some great footage. Please let me know what you think (good or bad) so I can get better. Thanks.


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Blériot53
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Congratulations - it all turned out well in the end didn't it?    Thanks for the share.
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Not bad at all for a first time. Try to keep each clip down to about 5 seconds. People tend to lose interest when they are long. Remember to turn off your downward vision when flying over water. That looks like a great place to fly.  Nice refections off the water.
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fansea1216d3 Posted at 2018-4-15 13:25
Not bad at all for a first time. Try to keep each clip down to about 5 seconds. People tend to lose interest when they are long. Remember to turn off your downward vision when flying over water. That looks like a great place to fly.  Nice refections off the water.

I knew that a few of the clips were long and moving forward I will start shortening the clips. Thanks for the tips
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Blériot53 Posted at 2018-4-15 13:14
Congratulations - it all turned out well in the end didn't it?    Thanks for the share.

Yes it did.
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I think you nailed it great job.
My only suggestion would be with the music. Try not to repeat the music like that instead use diferent clips or short parts of music that compliments the previous sound clip and the video itself
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Hellsgate Posted at 2018-4-15 13:59
I think you nailed it great job.
My only suggestion would be with the music. Try not to repeat the music like that instead use diferent clips or short parts of music that compliments the previous sound clip and the video itself

Great suggestion. Thanks
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I think you did a great job.  Really enjoyed the clouds reflecting off the water.
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ALABAMA Posted at 2018-4-15 15:19
I think you did a great job.  Really enjoyed the clouds reflecting off the water.

That was one thing that stood out the most when I finally imported the footage. It was almost like glass.
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Looks like a great day for flying and footage certainly spot on.
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sky wombat Posted at 2018-4-15 17:57
Looks like a great day for flying and footage certainly spot on.

   Thanks.
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The scenery looks great! Thanks for sharing with us.
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Aloha Hurley,

     Nicely done.  Great day to fly.  Rotations can get tricky.  Slow is good.  Slower is better.  Some of your rotations pushed the viewer's limit.  A recording of a slow pan can always get sped up in post if it needs to be.  Slow rotations allow the viewer to take in all the beautiful information you have recorded.  This is especially important now that we have 4K video.

     Along with the other suggestions, you are off to a good start!

Aloha and Drone On!
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DJI Susan Posted at 2018-4-15 23:22
The scenery looks great! Thanks for sharing with us.

   Thanks.
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Cetacean Posted at 2018-4-16 00:12
Aloha Hurley,

     Nicely done.  Great day to fly.  Rotations can get tricky.  Slow is good.  Slower is better.  Some of your rotations pushed the viewer's limit.  A recording of a slow pan can always get sped up in post if it needs to be.  Slow rotations allow the viewer to take in all the beautiful information you have recorded.  This is especially important now that we have 4K video.

I'll be working on my rotations. I left out quite a few quick turns. lol
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You live in a such a stunning area, it's so calm too! Very luck buddy. I liked the opening shot the most, great work.
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Jake Billing Posted at 2018-4-16 07:17
You live in a such a stunning area, it's so calm too! Very luck buddy. I liked the opening shot the most, great work.

Thank you. I live in Washington State and that area is roughly the middle of the state (high desert area). Its also usually very windy there, I just happen to pass through when it was still.
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Hurley1718 Posted at 2018-4-16 06:16
I'll be working on my rotations. I left out quite a few quick turns. lol

Aloha Hurley,

     You will be happy with the results!  If you want computer controlled PANs, try Point of Interest and have the camera look across the circle you are flying (instead of down at the object of interest).  This makes very steady PANs and you can control the speed of rotation two ways.  When you set the radius of the circle, a shorter radius will make a faster rotation but longer radii will slow the rotation down even if it is the same speed as the shorter radii.  Point of Interest allows you to set the speed the bird travels along the circle circumference.

     Be careful that you do not have an obstacle in the way as your bird travels around the circle.  You can change the direction the camera faces as it travels around the circle.  If I am worried about obstacles, I turn the camera to face the possible collision so I can stop the rotation immediately.  You can also use that camera angle change to make a more complex shot.  I even go up and down in a helix.

     Hope this helps!  DJI products have a lot of tools we get to play with when we make videos.

Aloha and Drone On!
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Cetacean Posted at 2018-4-16 12:17
Aloha Hurley,

     You will be happy with the results!  If you want computer controlled PANs, try Point of Interest and have the camera look across the circle you are flying (instead of down at the object of interest).  This makes very steady PANs and you can control the speed of rotation two ways.  When you set the radius of the circle, a shorter radius will make a faster rotation but longer radii will slow the rotation down even if it is the same speed as the shorter radii.  Point of Interest allows you to set the speed the bird travels along the circle circumference.

Thank you very much for the tips.
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Jake Billing Posted at 2018-4-16 07:17
You live in a such a stunning area, it's so calm too! Very luck buddy. I liked the opening shot the most, great work.

   Thanks.
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Hellsgate Posted at 2018-4-15 13:59
I think you nailed it great job.
My only suggestion would be with the music. Try not to repeat the music like that instead use diferent clips or short parts of music that compliments the previous sound clip and the video itself

After watching it a few times I completely agree with you. I'm thinking of redoing this video with all the tips from everyone to help perfect the editing process. Thanks again.
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