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InvisibleName 7
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Has anyone used the Spotlight mode with a Mavic Air to record video of a static object rather than a moving one? It would appear to be really useful, but I can't make the MA fly at anymore than snails pace (keep forgetting to check what speed it's actually doing & I'm away from it at the moment) - can the speed be increased??
2018-6-11
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Wachtberger
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I haven't tested it myself yet but you raise an interesting topic. Thank you and I too look forward to the responses.
2018-6-11
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InvisibleName 7
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I’ve had a thought that maybe it’s because I have Obstacle Avoidance in Active Track set to on. Not had a chance to try it out with it switched off as it’s very windy in UK at moment, but will post back when I have
2018-6-12
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InvisibleName 7
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InvisibleName 7 Posted at 2018-6-12 10:12
I’ve had a thought that maybe it’s because I have Obstacle Avoidance in Active Track set to on. Not had a chance to try it out with it switched off as it’s very windy in UK at moment, but will post back when I have

Well, that didn’t work! I’m at a loss now. Spotlight mode for a static subject is really good, but not if you’re restricted to 2kph!
2018-6-13
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InvisibleName 7
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InvisibleName 7 Posted at 2018-6-13 01:20
Well, that didn’t work! I’m at a loss now. Spotlight mode for a static subject is really good, but not if you’re restricted to 2kph!

I’ve sussed it! I’m using DJI GO4 ver 4.2.20 in iOS which includes the introduction (from 4.2.16) of Activetrack speed control. When you select Activetrack, but before you select Spotlight, a slider appears which allows you choose whether you want more speed, or bias it towards Obstacle Avoidance. Mine was set to the later! Adjusted it for more speed and it now works..... and it’s brilliant!
2018-6-13
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InvisibleName 7 Posted at 2018-6-13 08:46
I’ve sussed it! I’m using DJI GO4 ver 4.2.20 in iOS which includes the introduction (from 4.2.16) of Activetrack speed control. When you select Activetrack, but before you select Spotlight, a slider appears which allows you choose whether you want more speed, or bias it towards Obstacle Avoidance. Mine was set to the later! Adjusted it for more speed and it now works..... and it’s brilliant!

Good to know that you had got it worked, thanks for your update.

2018-6-15
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It is an excellent feature - when used correctly I find it better than using POI (which currently disables the function buttons on the RC after using it anyway due to a GO4 glitch).
2018-6-15
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