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  • Got myself a new toy

    Just a quick test flight with the new toy. Obviously more of a video rig but I was fairly impressed by the photo quality too. Sure beats the humble gopro stills.


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  • #2
    So what model? How easy to fly and take photos with? How big are the files?

    I'd like one, but I live too close to an airport I think.

    Have fun - looking forward to seeing some more pics
    Alan

    Still trying to make the ordinary look extraordinary

    D7000 | D90 | Coolpix S31 | iPhone 6s | Mac

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    • #3
      It's a DJI Phantom Standard Alan. They have dropped in price massively in the last 6 months or so.
      it's a 12MP photo and the file is around 5Mb. That photo is an untouched jpg but it will do RAW as well.
      I've flown other quadcopters and hexacopters and this is far more stable and easier to fly.

      Here's a quick video from yesteday afternoon out the back of work. Looks best if you turn the resolution up to max.

      Last edited by Toddyh; 17-08-2016, 10:49 AM.

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      • #4
        Looks good!
        It's the little things!

        Cheers, Greg C.

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        • #5
          congrats on the new toy=
          Stephen Davey. Nikon Shooter

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          • #6
            Cheers guys

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            • #7
              Had a little crash on the weekend and had to replace some parts. Did that last night and had a successful test flight today.

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              • #8
                Well, you've gone and done it now! It should be a criminal offence if you don't get out into some desert country and get that sucker up in the air.

                I'm thinking the Simpson would be a good practice run.

                I shall wait here till you return though I warn you I'm not a patient man.
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                • #9
                  I agree 100% Mick. I leave tomorrow. Seriously. Not The Simmo but rather north - Kakadu and Gulf Country.
                  Last edited by Toddyh; 25-08-2016, 03:54 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Ok, you're forgiven. Kakadu and the Gulf will do for now.

                    I'm not even slightly jealous btw...nope, not me.

                    ( have a good time mate)
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                    • #11
                      I've never been up that way before. Pretty keen to do some exploring.
                      Thanks Mick.

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                      • #12
                        Using it for what it's meant for finally





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                        • #13
                          Wonderful Imagery - bought back some memories of my last trip up to the Corner


                          I had to turn the sound off though, sorry - it seemed to work against the scenery somewhat for me - maybe something more sparse and pertaining to the land, eg some 'Gondwanaland'?

                          Looks like a great trip and welcome back.

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq78sTf80qY

                          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gondwa...ustralian_band)

                          Alan

                          Still trying to make the ordinary look extraordinary

                          D7000 | D90 | Coolpix S31 | iPhone 6s | Mac

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                          • #14
                            Excellent footage
                            Like Alan, I had to turn the sound off too
                            Barb
                            "If you change the way you look at things ........ the things you look at change"

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                            • #15
                              Haha thanks guys. Can't please everyone with soundtracks. My mate always edits his 4wd videos with some sort of dance /trance. Does my head in

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                              • #16
                                Surprised as to how stable the footage is. Good toy! May even come in useful.
                                Better a full bottle in front of me
                                than a full frontal lobotomy.
                                Hans

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                                • Toddyh
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                                  That's the Gimbal at work. Stabilises the footage really well but does make it harder to fly in tight spots because there is a slight lag in any movement.

                              • #17
                                Another video. Same spot as a photo I recently shared.

                                Last edited by Toddyh; 01-11-2016, 02:29 PM.

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                                • #18
                                  Nicer music

                                  I also like how you've edited clips together and varied the height and distance in your shots now.
                                  Alan

                                  Still trying to make the ordinary look extraordinary

                                  D7000 | D90 | Coolpix S31 | iPhone 6s | Mac

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                                  • #19
                                    Thanks Alan. i thought you might appreciate the music a bit more.

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                                    • #20
                                      Made another video on the weekend. Starting to play with more features of the software as I learn more.



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                                      • Alan
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                                        That music is better too. Maybe try some vertical tracking rather then staying at the same height?

                                      • Toddyh
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                                        Yeah tough spot for that Alan. Lots of variable height trees and powerlines. Have recently done another and have used some variable height.

                                    • #21
                                      You're getting the hang of that thing!

                                      Smooth as silk. Transition effects between scenes would be something worth looking into in the future.
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                                      • Toddyh
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                                        Thanks Mick. Yeah transitioning is something I'm really just starting to play with.

                                    • #22
                                      Oh man... that is so so brilliant!
                                      Might have to buy one for my husband for Christmas, he would never guess he's getting one.
                                      http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
                                      Haven't been there, not done that.
                                      Jo

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                                      • Toddyh
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                                        If he's the type that enjoys making videos then yeah for sure. If he's more the type that enjoys the flying then I'd consider a mini racing quadcopter or similar.

                                      • Phoenix
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                                        I think what he thinks is less important than what I think :-) HaHa

                                      • Toddyh
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                                        Haha and that's a marriage right there.

                                    • #23
                                      Thanks for the comments all.
                                      Here's another couple from the weekend. It's a bit more fast paced and has music to suit. Mute button may be required for some.


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                                      • #24
                                        Get in closer

                                        Just kiddin' Great stuff Todd, there are no limits!
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                                        • Toddyh
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                                          Thanks Mick. I tried to keep up but the acceleration of 250hp just blew me away.

                                      • #25
                                        Had another go with a ski video. A bit less action and a bit more personality in this one.

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                                        • Alan
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                                          Wow - that drone really moves - smooth as..I guess you are in the boat with the drone in 'Follow' mode

                                        • Alan
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                                          Might be even better if you could vary the height and proximity to the skier.

                                          No pressure

                                      • #26
                                        Good stuff, haven't done much with video yet. What model do you have?
                                        It's the little things!

                                        Cheers, Greg C.

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                                        • #27
                                          Thanks guys. No Alan I was on land and flying in full manual.
                                          Height was an issue. There's powerlines 11m above the water so I needed to stay under them.

                                          I've got the Phantom 3 Standard Greg.

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