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Hi everyone ... I'm a novice in this kind of contest ... so great ...
I hope you enjoy this video, as I have loved to do it
Tevignano Romano on the lake  in Italy - Next to Rome

tips and story of footage on sailing race Italian championships


thanks to all to share yours so fantastic video/foto  and tips
I'm sure that at the end we will be all winners, learning a lot

anyway .. here my video experiences ...  

History of the place

Here we are in Trevignano Romano in Italy ...
This small town is located near Rome, on Lake Bracciano, founded on the ruins of an ancient Etruscan city (civilization before Rome)
here we find the Church of the 1500 and dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption in heaven, on the foundations of an ancient sacred building in Gothic style and the ruins of an ancient castle located on the top of the village.

Being built on a large lake, it is excellent for practicing water sports such as windsurfing, kite or sailboat ...

Video

The video is born from the passion for the exploration of new places with fantastic scenarios.

During the shooting of the sailing race, just in front of this splendid city, I became interested in this place so full of beautiful images.

Tips : general tip
of tip there could be so many ...

certainly the first advice I think is correct to say is:

1st flies in respect of people, privacy and laws

2nd many checks, before and after each flight to increase safety

3rd good planning of each flight

usually, before taking off, I think what I would shoot and how

4th Patience:
it's not always possible ... so you have to know how to wait ... and sometimes ... give up.

said these few things but basic, the real tip is when you fly above the water

while the shooting of the sailing race was made, the drone flew over the water ...

one day at the end of three consecutive flights, the drone had a problem with the downward dual vision sensors and then issued a message on the screen, where calibration was requested via DJI Assistant

Obviously, we did not have a computer with us, so that day that drone remained down stationary
In the evening, after the successful calibration, he resumed flying regularly

so the TIP is: better not to forget to turn off the downward dual vision sensors when you fly on the water. ( we can save little battery life too)

if you liked the video and find it interesting, do not forget to share it with your friends on your social networks and maybe give me a like ...

I'm still a beginner ... like many of us ... and I need your help ... especially in this contest, so beautiful and fascinating

second TIP : Video Editing

the recordings of my videos are made with these camera settings:

4096 x 2160 / 60fps - ISO 100 - MOV format.
Automatic White
style custom -1-1-1
color D-Cinelike
variable shutter speed, as well as brightness in accord with the scenes

but even here the true TIP is the Histogram On

In order to optimize the data trasmission speed between drone and Radio control
the drone transmits to our tablet/phone to the slightly different image (color, depth, white, light) and also why tablet/phone have a screen with different settings

so ... turn on the histogram and keep it under control, because the lights, colors  change and then just adjust the settings.

when the column, the wave ... comes out of the side or it's too high and goes out ...

this means that a part of the colors of the light ... has not been recorded.

so in post production it will not be possible to adjust, correct this error

Keep the histogram under control, the wave in the center and inside the rectangle


Other TIP

Sometimes when pilot a drone it is difficult to maneuver the two joysticks and the tilt camera wheel, or it will be necessary to use an Inspire with the second pilot.

so a tip could be: cinematography camera movement tilt  

record at the highest possible resolution

in post production add a black bar below and above (border size) which makes it look more cinematic

and then play with the offset in order to correct the cut of the photograph

or maybe should be better create a dynamic offset that gives the tilt movement that you could not do correctly during some of your shots.

this helped me a lot in filming this video, hoping to give a nice effect, with more dynamic and fluid camera movements.

but again, I'm always a beginner ... I love this job very much ...
piloting a drone ... making videos ... taking pictures ...

here on this forum I continue to learn many things from you, from your shares, from our daily problems ... from your exceptional shots and videos.

I hope all this was useful and that you enjoyed it

do not forget your thumb up, and sharing ...

the last TIP but for me the best TIP that a friend have told me  

the base, usually ... the rule I followed usually ... tells a story

this is done by a photograph that looks the power of the sea, the erosion, the waves..

a face of a tired person, with a line of people waiting in the background ...

in video footage ... it could be a  knife ...and than  with a camera backward movement ... the scene widens and you see blood, and then a woman with a dirty dress in the middle of a room ...

here this is a few seconds clip , that tells a story with a machine movement called camera backward ...


so now , the drone give us the best way to do ours backward movemnt with infinite space and panorama ...
just find your best spot ... and shoot your best EPIC clip ...
maybe ... sure ... much better than my ... with only few seconds clip ... but ... tell your story ... your scenario ..

thank you

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Flying from a boat : TIPS

what’happen when take off from a boat ?
I love videos about sea and sailing ... but to make some of these clips , I've  taken off from a boat ... so ...
by the way ... summer coming up soon ...
I prepared just a few TIP about here ... on "Now It’s Epic Contest" , where I would like talk about it

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another important TIP, that I learned in this last adventure is the correct programming of the return to home
When taking off from a boat, we must take into consideration the movement factor.
The boat will very provably change its position, ( because it is in navigation or because it will turn around a mooring buoy)
so the tip is ....
Check the RTH on your device in the DJI GO App.
What happens when you lose the radio signal? I changed my RTH like that

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a3.jpg

in this way , I think I have more chance to resume my beloved drone, he will wait for me to move the boat under him.
Provably the radio link will resume and everything will get to normal.
but above all, my drone, in case of problems will not return home alone maybe to end up in the sea

of course .... as for usual, we must fly keeping under eye view all time ours bird  (remains within ours line of sight)
to keep ready when we need to move the boat underneath him


TIP - 20M Radius
let's not forget, the 20 meters radius, at least that we do not take off from an aircraft carrier ...

my boat was very small, so I had to keep in mind, that the drone in case of problems, low battery or other,
could have landed within 20m from the take-off point falling into the sea

when working from a boat, the controls are even more important, and in my opinion, it is better to land with the charged battery ...
30% minimum

this gave me more serenity during the flight and more awareness of being able to return my drone in the boat, even with a slight movement....

set the low battery warning at 40% to be notified and the critically low battery warning to the minimum possible.
in this way I had enough time between the warning and the critically if something went wrong
luckily it never happened ...
even when many radios were working the signal of the drone was always strong.
but prevention is better

again ... I hope I have been helpful with these stories of mine.
if you liked the video or the TIP , it is very welcome to receive a nice like.

your comment or another suggestion is my welcome.
thanks for your attention.  






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thanks for the tips ans for the beautiful video!
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dj_dread Posted at 2018-6-13 03:37
thanks for the tips ans for the beautiful video!

thank you so much ...
It is a pleasure to share here on the forum

I hope they are very useful for everyone ...
BTW
do not forget a nice thumb up ... it would be very welcome  

Thanks again
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sailboat championship? hobie cat?
great work done ... good
I found you here

great video, great footage done
I bet it was a great busy work during those days of competition!!!

Excellent tips to read, thanks for sharing here  
very interesting the part of the camera movement tilt,
but what program did you use? in post production?
Final cut? Adobe?

thank you and thumb up
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Fantastic !! Great work !
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Yes It was ... busy and hard job ...
basically... I was only a part of this project...
but was very fun and interesting under many points of view

Post production has been done by Final Cut ... really a fantastic program
Technique for Tilt :  just add border size ( on top and bottom through effects and letter box )
Than set aspec ratio ( 2.35 ) put on the beginning of the clip selected and set offset in letterbox menu ...
add a keyframe ( get yellow) move at the end of clip selected and change offset again ...

So now you have a dinamic offset in letterbox effect
You can see this also selecting your clips
Right clic on mouse , and show video animation

Good luck but much more important.... keep to fly and try

Maybe the best TIP is try and then try again getting fun
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Thanks you so much
I’m glad you liked it
I hope can be useful too
Thanks again
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This last tip is even better than the video  hahhhahhaa

thank you, I think I could save my bird
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Dr.ABD Posted at 2018-6-13 22:09
This last tip is even better than the video  hahhhahhaa

thank you, I think I could save my bird

Very well ... thank you for your support
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Very nice work!
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-6-13 22:56
Very nice work!

Very nice your comment here
Many thanks... I’m happy you enjoyed it...
I’m really happy to share ours experiences and I hope to be a bit useful
Thanks again
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AlexVideoShark 5 Posted at 2018-6-13 23:49
Very nice your comment here
Many thanks... I’m happy you enjoyed it...
I’m really happy to share ours experiences and I hope to be a bit useful

You're welcome!
Yes it is great to be inspired!
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-6-13 23:51
You're welcome!
Yes it is great to be inspired!

I agree 100% with you
Thanks again
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AlexVideoShark 5 Posted at 2018-6-14 02:41
I agree 100% with you
Thanks again

Did you see my entry also?
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-6-14 03:15
Did you see my entry also?

hey ... it's really very interesting and full of information,
thanks for this sharing of yours
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AlexVideoShark 5 Posted at 2018-6-14 06:07
hey ... it's really very interesting and full of information,
thanks for this sharing of yours

Hope you can find some time to make some!
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-6-14 06:38
Hope you can find some time to make some!

it would be nice ...
now I'm still working on a project in Italy ...
I'm not sure if it's possible here. I think it is forbidden to fly over a train.

I have to get informed ... but anyway there are many bridges, where to shoot some scene from above ... maybe with an osmo ... and the rest with the drone ...

you can see ... as you said ... just to get inspired ... and your videos / tips give a lot...

thanks again
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AlexVideoShark 5 Posted at 2018-6-14 08:03
it would be nice ...
now I'm still working on a project in Italy ...
I'm not sure if it's possible here. I think it is forbidden to fly over a train.

Yes, it is illegal in NL too, so I have to stay away from them.
But you do get very nice shots from some distance.
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-6-14 09:49
Yes, it is illegal in NL too, so I have to stay away from them.
But you do get very nice shots from some distance.

in Italy, we are working, with an adapted spark, and then authorized to fly closer to things and people ... and with other machines, such as phantom 4 pro ...
but there are more permissions to be obtained than a spark 300g

anyway ... many ideas are already coming to my mind ... and I thank you for this.

I will move soon, to follow another project ... I think, I will ask if we can shoot some clips there ...

of course you'll be the first to be alerted my friend

and surely I will reread your tip ... useful tip

thank you
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AlexVideoShark 5 Posted at 2018-6-14 10:33
in Italy, we are working, with an adapted spark, and then authorized to fly closer to things and people ... and with other machines, such as phantom 4 pro ...
but there are more permissions to be obtained than a spark 300g


Looking forward!
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Hey , Awesome video and really useful TIP
Thanks a lot for your sharing
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ButterflyV Posted at 2018-6-14 21:24
Hey , Awesome video and really useful TIP
Thanks a lot for your sharing

Heyyy
Many many thanks
I’m happy you enjoyed it and it’s useful for you
Thanks again
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AlexVideoShark 5 Posted at 2018-6-15 00:45
Heyyy
Many many thanks
I’m happy you enjoyed it and it’s useful for you

You are welcome
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Nice shot keep it up!
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I’m glad you liked it
Thanks for your comment
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AlexVideoShark 5 Posted at 2018-6-15 08:17
I’m glad you liked it
Thanks for your comment

You are welcome !
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AlexVideoShark 5 Posted at 2018-6-15 08:17
I’m glad you liked it
Thanks for your comment

You are welcome !
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Double welcome for you
Thanks again
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amazing videos, appreciate the tips, it will help for sure!
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djiuser_nGgbX62XGCIl Posted at 2018-6-15 17:52
The information above is very good to me, thanks for sharing!

I’m very happy .... I learned a lot through this forum ...
I think is a good idea to share our story and some “ tip “ when we can
Thanks for your comment here , it’s very appreciated
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Soccerpakii Posted at 2018-6-15 20:57
amazing videos, appreciate the tips, it will help for sure!

Well , very well... I’m very happy ...
thumbs up ... and I hope to watch some of your work soon
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Nice idea ! Cool pics!
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TheDon Posted at 2018-6-16 00:32
Nice idea ! Cool pics!

well, I'm glad you liked it
thanks for your comment here

ti è mai capitato di decollare/atterrare da una piccola barca ?
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Awesome video and tips. Grazie
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Awesome video and tips. Grazie
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Guido-Italy Posted at 2018-6-16 04:30
Awesome video and tips. Grazie

grazie Guido

many thanks
I'm very happy you liked it and more about tips

thanks again

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Guido-Italy Posted at 2018-6-16 04:30
Awesome video and tips. Grazie

did you never take off / landed from a boat ?
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AlexVideoShark 5 Posted at 2018-6-16 04:34
did you never take off / landed from a boat ?

I take off from a boat without problems and landed with joysticks
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Great video and thanks for the tips!
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Guido-Italy Posted at 2018-6-16 04:54
I take off from a boat without problems and landed with joysticks

good ... luckily everything went fine for me ...
all the settings made were made as a precaution ...
the downward dual vision sensors, however, gave a real problem, which was solved immediately with the calibration ...
maybe due to flat lake that reflects a lot of the light ...

to take off and land,  we have often used grab it  with our hands ... to speed up operations.

anyway ... was a fantastic experience done ...

thanks for your comment and contribute here , it's very appreciate
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