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Montfrooij
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As stated before, I made a longer test flight today with my Mavic Pro and (of course) tried to catch some trains in the process



I learned a couple of things.
- Getting 'the shot' you want is harder than I thought and requires a lot of practice.
- I want to tweak my settings a bit more.
- I really like the Mavic Pro :)
5-3 13:18
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Blizzard
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I thought it was forbidden to fly a drone overhead railways in the Netherlands?

Netherland drone rules
5-3 13:25
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Montfrooij
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Blizzard Posted at 2018-5-3 13:25
I thought it was forbidden to fly a drone overhead railways in the Netherlands?

Netherland drone rules

Yes it is. You should not fly over it.
So I did not.



Next flight I will keep more distance, since the field of view of the mavic pro is not that wide and you can easily move back and still get a nice shot.
Looking back I like the shots the most when I got a bit further away, so that will be my strategy next time.
5-3 13:31
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Nice video buddy, wouldn't it be nice if they still had a few steam trains running.
5-3 14:06
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A CW
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Excellent work Monty. Really good footage mate.
5-3 14:28
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As you said getting the shot you want is hard.
In this case it paid off .
Great shots of the train and I am glad you obeyed the Netherland  drone rules.
We need more pilots like you who know the law and do their best to obey them.
5-3 14:37
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Very cinematic, nice work, Montfrooij.
5-3 21:10
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I really like the warm color you are useing in the last clip. Is it a LUT or selfmade?
Congrats!
5-3 21:26
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I am still very new at flying, much less working with the camera. However I have a beautiful long rail bridge over water near my home and I want to try to capture the train on that bridge soon.
5-3 21:38
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Montfrooij
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M2Wair Posted at 2018-5-3 14:06
Nice video buddy, wouldn't it be nice if they still had a few steam trains running.

Thanks a lot, yes that would be great.
I have to move a little further to go to the museum line close by.
But this was 'just' in my lunch break, so not too much time.
5-3 21:56
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A CW Posted at 2018-5-3 14:28
Excellent work Monty. Really good footage mate.

Thanks a lot
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B1houdini Posted at 2018-5-3 14:37
As you said getting the shot you want is hard.
In this case it paid off .
Great shots of the train and I am glad you obeyed the Netherland  drone rules.

Thanks a lot.
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DJI Thor Posted at 2018-5-3 21:10
Very cinematic, nice work, Montfrooij.

Thank you Thor, learning all the time
5-3 21:57
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Silverhammer92 Posted at 2018-5-3 21:26
I really like the warm color you are useing in the last clip. Is it a LUT or selfmade?
Congrats!

Thank you.
I just purchased a nice Sony Vegas Plugin that allows me to add luts.
Visioncolor lut plugin. Very cheap (only a couple of bucks), but works like a charm.
So yes, it was a lut.
5-3 21:58
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akAir Posted at 2018-5-3 21:38
I am still very new at flying, much less working with the camera. However I have a beautiful long rail bridge over water near my home and I want to try to capture the train on that bridge soon.

That would make for a great subject indeed!
5-3 21:58
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Pleasure mate - glad to see you back on the air
5-3 23:23
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Montfrooij
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A CW Posted at 2018-5-3 23:23
Pleasure mate - glad to see you back on the air

Me too    
5-3 23:27
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Very good shots, what did you edit in?
5-3 23:32
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MaineMavick Posted at 2018-5-3 23:32
Very good shots, what did you edit in?

Thanks a lot.
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5-4 02:28
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Séa
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Great footage!
5-4 03:28
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Montfrooij
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Thank you.     
5-4 03:48
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hamstergraphics
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Now do you have a dilemma of shoot photos or take drone footage?!  Nice work.
5-4 04:07
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Good job and great footage!
5-4 04:18
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Great job ! MP fantastic. Train and high voltage ther's a risk for radio signal ?
5-4 04:52
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hamstergraphics Posted at 2018-5-4 04:07
Now do you have a dilemma of shoot photos or take drone footage?!  Nice work.

Very true. That was why I left the ND filter OFF....
So I could to both.
But I know the dilemma.
5-4 05:40
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EskildS Posted at 2018-5-4 04:18
Good job and great footage!

Double thanks!
5-4 05:42
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astrofly Posted at 2018-5-4 04:52
Great job ! MP fantastic. Train and high voltage ther's a risk for radio signal ?

Thank you.
I did not run into any problems.
But the train / overhead wires were never between the drone and the RC.
Still I think I will keep more distance next time.
Just to be sure and stay on the safe side of the law.
5-4 05:43
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Nice video
5-4 06:15
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nice video!
5-4 06:34
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Nice video, if you shoot in 2k you can use the zoom feature and get a tight shot of the train without having to go too close.
5-4 06:40
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Thank you
5-4 06:44
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Hummingbird.UAV Posted at 2018-5-4 06:40
Nice video, if you shoot in 2k you can use the zoom feature and get a tight shot of the train without having to go too close.

Thanks for the tip
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FlyDK
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Very nice video.
I can add a little thing. Check your gimbal tilt... it seems to me a little too far to the left.
5-4 07:19
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Nicely done, they might not be exactly what you wanted but they are fine shots and nice edits. We are just inaugurating a new high speed rail in South Florida USA and I've been planning to do a video on it, however schedule down my way is still not set so I'm waiting to see when there is a regular schedule to drop on it in a couple of places outside of the city and maybe a couple of aerial and terrestrial shots (Osmo) in the city by the stations. Trains are interesting subjects, certainly a lot of fun to film and photograph.
5-4 09:27
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Good work , interesting colours in edit ...not my cup of tea but the overall effect works well ,good flying
5-4 09:30
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FlyDK Posted at 2018-5-4 07:19
Very nice video.
I can add a little thing. Check your gimbal tilt... it seems to me a little too far to the left.

Thanks a lot.
Yes, I noticed that too
I will have to fix that!
5-4 11:34
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Montfrooij
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mixchief Posted at 2018-5-4 09:27
Nicely done, they might not be exactly what you wanted but they are fine shots and nice edits. We are just inaugurating a new high speed rail in South Florida USA and I've been planning to do a video on it, however schedule down my way is still not set so I'm waiting to see when there is a regular schedule to drop on it in a couple of places outside of the city and maybe a couple of aerial and terrestrial shots (Osmo) in the city by the stations. Trains are interesting subjects, certainly a lot of fun to film and photograph.

Thank you. Yes, I really like the combination of lines / perspective and moving objects that you can capture with them.
5-4 11:34
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DEUCEDOG Posted at 2018-5-4 09:30
Good work , interesting colours in edit ...not my cup of tea but the overall effect works well ,good flying

Thank you.
I wanted to give it a late summer evening feel.
5-4 11:35
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-5-4 11:35
Thank you.
I wanted to give it a late summer evening feel.

yep  ... spot on
5-4 11:40
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I liked it.  Great work!
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