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Dirtbike riding at Hungry Valley State Vehicle Recreation Area...lessons learned.

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by n6vmo, Sep 6, 2015.

  1. n6vmo

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    We camped and rode Hungry Valley State Vehicle Recreation Area this weekend. I thought it would be fun to get some footage of my son on one of our favorite trails, Backbone. Timing, subject speed, app crashes and terrain all played a role in making this shot very difficult to pull off. Many lessons were learned.



    Our intention was for me to launch the drone at the intersection of Flying W and Backbone. Michael would leave this location and travel to the start of Backbone, where I was to be waiting for him. This proved more difficult than we anticipated. While searching the viewfinder for him, I heard his engine coming up Backbone and new I had missed the shot.



    Our next attempt was to get footage from the intersection to the end of Backbone. But a drone app software crash just after Michael departed ruined that idea.



    All I managed to shoot was this 50 second clip of him on the second half of the trail. We did a post ride/shoot analysis and decided next trip we'll break the shoot down into smaller chunks and from different locations along the trail.







     
  2. 2nd2non

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    Care to share which "drone app" crashed?
     
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  3. n6vmo

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    Litchi...wasn't really a crash, but the device displayed the USB selection screen for Litchi, DJi Go and Ultimate Flight. I had to stop the app and restart, by that time, my subject was way down the trail.