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Learning to use my Phantom 3 Pro for aerial video

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by StuartPB, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. StuartPB

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    I've had my Phantom 3 Pro since just before Christmas now and although I've not had much stick time due to the weather, I've really enjoyed getting out with it as often as I can. I'm going to be taking my PFAW course at some point later this year, so I want to get as many hours as I can in before the practical assessment. We had a weather window yesterday so I took advantage of that and went to our local park. I've written a blog post here with a video of the flight:

    Hexthorpe Flatts Park - RC Flyer

    The video isn't pro standard by any measure but I am starting to get a bit more confident now :)
     
  2. 4wd

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    Some nice controlled moves there like where you glide by the play equipment while turning gently to focus on the one point.
    For video it's all about planning how your camera moves along quite traditional lines, and keeping things slow and smooth.
     
  3. StuartPB

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    Thanks 4wd. That's something I'm going to be working on more. I've done a few flights with a loose idea of what the focus object was and what I wanted to capture, for example a bandstand in our park, but not gone any further than that planning wise. I'm going to try and visualise the path I want to take before the flight instead of pottering about so much. I've still got to work on my confidence at heights too, I'm OK going up to around 100ft - 150ft and coming back down slowly but I've not moved at that height.