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CALIFORNIA COAST (HIGHWAY 1 & BIG SUR) - PART 1 | DroneOnJohn

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by John Conrad, Aug 12, 2016.

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  1. John Conrad

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    Varry good. I have seen some cool videos from that bridge, with the P2.
     
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    Glad you enjoyed! The Rocky Creek and Bixby bridges are both beautiful! Part 2 will feature the Bixby bridge!
     
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    Did you use any filter? Polarizer or ND filter?
     
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    Excellent video and editing. Very professional. Thanks for sharing. I have to admit I was holding my breath a bit passing through the wires/cables under the bridge. Great job!


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    Thank you very much! Yes I was holding my breath too! I took a minute to line it up the best I could and went for it!

    Stay tuned for Part 2! :)
     
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    Part 2 now up!

     
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    Great job as always.....and no scary wires or cables this time! Yep, that's definitely Cali. Nothing like that here in Florida. Thanks for sharing.


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    Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for watching!

    This footage was a little less nerve-wracking to capture. Under bridges are always a little tense!

    Florida is beautiful in its own right though (beautiful beaches, clear blue water, and U.S. 1 to Key West)! Hopefully get to shoot there in the future!
     
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    I always enjoy your vids. Question - I've always wondered the best cruising speed when doing cinematic shots like yours. I'm sure it will vary from shot to shot and altitude. What have you found the best speed?


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    Thanks for posting this. I actually chatted with a CHP officer before I flew to verify that it was okay and he said it was fine outside of a couple areas in Big Sur (that were protected for the Elephant Seals). I made sure I steered clear of those areas.

    But according to the map you posted, looks like the whole area is a NFZ.

    Wish there were a little more consistency.
     
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    Thanks so much, glad you enjoy them!

    The altitude does vary greatly depending on what kind of shot you want to get. I've found a nice variety of altitudes makes a more interesting video IMHO.

    As for speed, I usually fly anywhere from 10-17mph in P mode when I'm shooting. For landscape shots, that is all I've needed.

    You can always speed it up in post to make a shot more interesting.

    Just my 2 cents!
     
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    Are Phantoms considered "Motorized Aircraft"? With flights prohibited under 1,000' and the word "motorized"'seems to suggest actual gas engine aircraft. But I'm just surmising here.
    A friend and I flew around Bixby Bridge also in March and the app I use - Hover- didn't show that area as off limits.
     
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    John- your flying and editing skills are excellent. As a primarily still shooter I'm still working on the smooth panning and transitions. You have it down.
    The first video seems slightly hot (exposure) to me and the saturation & contrast could be improved- but still way good.
    The second part seems to have better expsoure, sat & contrast overall.
    Really nice job.
    Here's one of my stills from March- you had much nicer light!
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    Yes a phantom is considered a motorized aircraft. Per this link, it clearly applies to all drones as well.
    MBNMS Resource Issues: Aircraft, Model Aircraft, & Drones

    I flew around the same area as well, but did get a notification about Class E airspace right as I took off. The ban is supposed to protect the wildlife, and I have not heard of anyone getting in legal trouble yet, but just wanted to give the heads up.
     
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    Always good to have a heads up, I'm just glad there happened to be a police officer around so I could check with him first. When in doubt, I just ask.
     
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