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Hello Everyone!
In this video I quickly review some basic Spark flying tips to "get it right in the camera" before moving on to fixing your footage in post. Using Final Cut Pro X I explain in detail how you can balance colour, fix exposure issues, slow down your footage and make your shots look consistent from clip to clip. Even if you fly another DJI drone or use a different video editor there is still a lot of good tips and information.

I hope you find it useful and thanks for watching!


5-4 07:25
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A J
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Thanks for the tips
5-4 08:36
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Lysak2003
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Good tips that increase our general awareness. Helpful work as always. Thank you Steve!
5-4 08:50
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MccloudSpark
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Yes, I did learn a couple of things!  Thanks for putting that together Steve
5-4 18:14
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Arnie R
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Thank you, Sir. Very educational and thought provoking.
5-4 18:43
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weseli
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thanks for video
5-4 23:01
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jacksonnai
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Nice tips, thanks for sharing
5-5 05:39
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DJI Paladin
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Informative footage! Thanks for sharing.
5-5 06:04
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Haggi
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Will have to check the video later, but the most annoying thing about the spark footage is the variable frame rate...
Thanks for uploading!
5-5 07:18
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Great video! I drove out to a waterfall the other day and forgot to manually set the white balance.... Not sure how it ended up on auto since I changed it to manual a long time ago and it always seemed to stick (firmware update reset it maybe?)

Anyway it made my life hell in post. Check your white balance.... you may not see it while flying especially if you have direct sunlight on your device. 2 hour drive and a 5 mile hike was almost a complete loss.


5-5 11:26
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MeatWagon Posted at 5-5 11:26
Great video! I drove out to a waterfall the other day and forgot to manually set the white balance.... Not sure how it ended up on auto since I changed it to manual a long time ago and it always seemed to stick (firmware update reset it maybe?)

Anyway it made my life hell in post. Check your white balance.... you may not see it while flying especially if you have direct sunlight on your device. 2 hour drive and a 5 mile hike was almost a complete loss.

Thanks!

It's why I have "Display Camera OSD" on - it puts the little heads up on the screen showing ISO, shutter, EV and WB settings. Still though, with that on I still may miss seeing that I am in AWB.

The interesting part is I almost never use auto white balance unless I am specifically testing or demonstrating something. Yet from time to time I still end up in AWB and like you say, usually notice too late. I have tried all sorts of different combinations - reboots, pulling the battery, change to photo/video, automated flight modes, etc - but I cannot make it happen. It just does. Randomly.

I'm pretty sure it's a bug but unless I can make it happen repeatedly I doubt DJI will even look at it.
5-5 13:04
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A J Posted at 5-4 08:36
Thanks for the tips

You're welcome. Thanks for watching!
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Lysak2003 Posted at 5-4 08:50
Good tips that increase our general awareness. Helpful work as always. Thank you Steve!

You bet! Thanks for having a look.
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SCoutts Posted at 5-5 13:05
You're welcome. Thanks for watching!

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MccloudSpark Posted at 5-4 18:14
Yes, I did learn a couple of things!  Thanks for putting that together Steve

Awesome! Love to hear that. :-)
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Arnie R Posted at 5-4 18:43
Thank you, Sir. Very educational and thought provoking.

Thanks for watching!
5-5 13:06
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DJI Paladin Posted at 5-5 06:04
Informative footage! Thanks for sharing.

For sure! Thank you.
5-5 13:10
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jacksonnai Posted at 5-5 05:39
Nice tips, thanks for sharing

Thanks and thanks for watching!
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You are welcome!
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Haggi Posted at 5-5 07:18
Will have to check the video later, but the most annoying thing about the spark footage is the variable frame rate...
Thanks for uploading!

Thanks. Curious what you mean about the variable frame rate?
5-5 13:10
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SCoutts Posted at 5-5 13:10
For sure! Thank you.

You're welcome. Cheers!
5-5 15:31
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Thanks for the tips!    But I don‘t watch Youtube in China!   Excuse me,May you provide a link to Youku?
5-5 19:23
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Thanks for the tips!    But I don‘t watch Youtube in China!   Excuse me,May you provide a link to Youku?
5-5 19:23
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SCoutts Posted at 5-5 13:10
Thanks. Curious what you mean about the variable frame rate?

The variable frame rate footage from the Spark is known to cause stutter in certain editor software.
Some editors will convert vfr to cfr on import, and do a decent job. But not all.

Here is a technical explanation thread: https://forum.dji.com/thread-124950-1-1.html

When your workflow/editor all goes wrong, this will be your result:
(Imported clip into Gopro's Quik software and speeded up)


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Thank you for the video! I have the spark and am always trying to find ways to make the most of my DJI Spark and this will help me take it To the next level!
5-5 22:33
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Montfrooij
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Good tips!
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SCoutts Posted at 5-5 13:10
Thanks and thanks for watching!

You're welcome SCoutts~!
5-7 03:21
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Pedro Castelani
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Haven't had time to watch the video yet, seriously hope to do so! Thanks a lot!
5-7 12:59
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djiuser_jyHIrPK7H5KR Posted at 5-5 22:33
Thank you for the video! I have the spark and am always trying to find ways to make the most of my DJI Spark and this will help me take it To the next level!

Awesome! Glad to hear it.
5-8 07:08
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Haggi Posted at 5-5 22:28
The variable frame rate footage from the Spark is known to cause stutter in certain editor software.
Some editors will convert vfr to cfr on import, and do a decent job. But not all.

Interesting. Thanks for following up. For me personally, I haven't found it to be an issue. :-)
5-8 07:11
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5-9 05:25
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nilanjan118
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Useful tutorial again Steve. A big thumbs up and cheers. Keep them coming.
5-9 06:51
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Very informative and easily explained
Thank you, Steve!
5-9 09:24
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Hartyaj
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Thanks for sharing your well informed shoot, I do find the tripod setting works really well for me.
5-9 17:22
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Hey,
First of all, I say its a great video. Your tips are really helpful for me to understand how to manage all the exposure issue and what can we do when our with slow screen.
It's so helpful for me. The colour balance tips which you tell in the video its really working.
Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
5-12 01:28
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Great Video, thanks for posting this!
5-12 19:41
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Haggi Posted at 5-5 22:28
The variable frame rate footage from the Spark is known to cause stutter in certain editor software.
Some editors will convert vfr to cfr on import, and do a decent job. But not all.

When I stop this video my screen keeps spinning!
5-12 19:43
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nice tips...
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