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Forgot to press that record button.

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Creesball, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. Creesball

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    Nooooo
    Just had an amazing flight with some awesome dusk footage. Got home to a blank sd card!
     
  2. Cerone

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    Bummer!! I did that the other day with my first POI attempt. Was so caught up in getting my settings right that I forgot to hit record. Lesson learned....
     
  3. BigAl07

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    That sucks! I've not forgotten to hit RECORD but got to a job recently and the SD card was still in my laptop back at home. Thank GOODNESS I had made a mental note to put a SPARE in my hardcase. That could have been really bad especially when I had a client there LOL.
     
  4. Bret Lucas

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    Use a CHECKLIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. spindrift

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    Been there, done that as well. There will be plenty more.
     
  6. envisionabove

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    Try and make it one of the first things before taking off ( muscle memory ), it will help in two ways... If something arises for instance compass issue , flip over , flyaway ( rare ) and or crash. Plus you know your filming off the bat. ( I fer-get sometimes while in flight but not as much as taking off.) :0

    Also a crash or weird anomalies happen during the first few seconds of launch. (non-User error % wise ).
     
  7. LuvMyTJ

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    Been there, done that. Put it in your check list or place a label on the controller that says "Push Record!"
     
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    Got a labeler and pasted it on the Front of the Controller:D:D Just below Controller.jpg
     
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    Great minds think alike. Here's my take on the Checklist
    ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots - DJI Phantom Forum1443061871.962428.jpg
     
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  10. bobmyers

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    Im changing mine to match yours!:D:D
     
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    Another favorite.
    Mid flight. Stop video to take some pics. Then forget to restart video. oops.
     
  12. lordy109

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    Did the same as you, Cerone. First POI mission went great except for one little detail...forgot to hit record! I'm guessing everybody does it at some point.
     
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    Good reason to fly again ;)
     
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    I've done that too. I like how litchi can auto start and stop the recording. Never forget again.
     
  15. bluer101

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    I always hit record after I take off. I hover right around 5 ft and do my walk around check. Then hit record and go off flying.