So let me give you a quick rundown of what youre gon na find in this video first were gon na go into an overview of the drone itself, then were gon na go into the controller next well get into the dji fly app and im gon na Break down what everything is and how you can use this when youre out flying the fourth section will all be about how to fly. The drone then well get into active track, and some of the other automation features that you have access to and then towards the end of this video well dig into what to shoot. So what to point the drone at and what to capture and finally well dig into editing and well go through some different things: thats really going to help you put your footage together and make something cool out of the different shots that you go out and capture. So lets go over the drone itself when you get the drone out of the box youre going to have this strap, and this is different than previous models. This strap kind of covers the entire drone and it actually holds the propellers in place, and so, when youre, putting the strap back on, you want to make sure that all the propellers are locked in, so that when youre traveling with this, when its in your backpack, Nothing gets broken so theres, just a little flip on the top. You pop this off and just make sure that when youre pulling this case off that you pull forward, so you dont hit the gimbal its a little funky at first to put back on.

But after doing it a few times, it gets easier and easier. Now you want to fold the arms out to the front first and then the bottom arms to the back. Second, now, looking at this drone im going to just go over what all the components are on the front. Youll see the camera on the gimbal, and this is going to move on three different axis so that your camera could always keep a stable shot. Also on the front, youre gon na see two forward sensors. This is gon na, be your obstacle avoidance now, when we rotate this drone to the side. Youll see that you can see the two obstacle avoidance sensors, also looking towards the side thats. The big advantage of this drone is, you have those side to side sensors and then, when we go to the back youll see at the top. We have those two sensors, but in the center you have this little flip and this little door has a usbc and a micro sd card slot. So, depending on which version of this drone youre going to be either using a micro sd card or if you have the cine version, youre going to be using the internal one, terabyte that comes in the drone, i dont have the cine version, so i have to Use the micro sd, so i just want to make sure that i always put a micro sd in here, because this version only has eight gigabytes of internal storage.

Now from this port, you could either charge the drone or you can connect it to your computer. So if you want to offload your footage, youre going to connect to this usbc thats in this little door and youll connect that directly to your computer. And so, if youre, using a micro, sd card, youll see both your drone and that micro sd card pop up on your computers desktop now also in the back, is where youre gon na insert the battery. So the two tabs are gon na face towards the top youre going to push in, and you want to hear a click. That means the battery is set properly and its not going to come out on the back of the battery youll see a button with the lights you press once and hold until all the lights turn on, and then the drone will start powering on and youll hear That chime press once and hold until the lights go off and it turns off the drone. If we look straight down on the drone, youll see two vision: sensors on the top thats, so that it could see anything above the drone. And if we flip the drone over youll, see two vision, sensors pointed down and youll also see your two landing lights, so in a darker setting, if youre shooting at like sunrise or sunset, these will turn on automatically to see the ground its a pretty cool feature And you can also turn them on in your settings if you need to have these lights on for any reason now on each of the arms youre gon na see lights, and these will illuminate when youre flying and then looking down at the propellers youll see two Different versions on the front right, youll see it has a gray ring around the center and the front left it has a black ring.

This is because theres two different types of propellers, the gray circle and the black circle, and so you want to match up gray with gray and black with black, if youre ever replacing these propellers and to replace a propeller, its super easy you just press down and Then rotate counterclockwise and the blade will pop off and you can see when youre looking at the blade theres just these little hooks that keep it hooked on. You can mistakenly put the gray on the black they will still fit on, but you want to make sure that you match them up properly so that you have no issues when youre flying. The last thing i want to go over is the lens itself, so, on the front of your camera, you have a just a clear filter that comes with the drone. If you want to add your nd filters, you need to take this off to be able to put those on. So, basically, you want to hold the gimbal with your thumb and index finger, so you dont break anything and you want to twist counter clockwise and its just a half turn and the filter will come off now make sure you dont get any dust or scratch. Your actual lenses, because this is whats protecting it and to add on a filter – you just do the reverse, then the nd filter will be on and ready to go. Theres different nd filters that you can get dji makes some theres some third party companies making filters.

Just know its not something that you have to use, but theres definitely some situations where you might want to use an nd filter, all right so lets get into the next section, which is all about the controller Music. So this is the standard controller that comes with the mavic 3.. Now i dont have the cine version, so were only going to talk about this controller in the video, but if you did get the cine version you there is a pro controller thats going to have the screen built in and a few more functions on the controller Itself but the gray controller is kind of the dji standard for all of their drones. So out of the box, your controller is going to look like this were first going to put the joysticks on. So if you rotate down to the bottom, youll see that theres your two joysticks in the controller itself and youll just pop these out and then youll screw them on to the controller. So looking down at this controller, well just go left to right. You have a function button in the upper left, hand, corner and well talk about that when we get into the app to discuss what you can set on this function button and then were going to have your left joystick. And this is how youre going to control the drone going up going down and rotating now. Next to that is your return to home button.

So when youre out and flying you can click this button at any time and the drone is going to return to home its also your pause button. So if youre in the middle of tracking an object. Well, you can click this button and its going to pause. The motion that youre in or if youre in a quick, shot or master shots automation, you can click this at any time its going to pause that action now next to that is going to be your cine, normal and sport mode. This is your speed and theres. Three different settings that you can have on your controller, so its basically slow medium fast now. Next to that is your power button. This is the same as the drone, so you press once and then hold and youll hear that chime and then the controller is turned on youre, going to press once and hold and then the controller is going to turn off now above. That is your right joystick. This joystick is going to control, moving forwards backwards or moving side to side, and then the button on the far right, that is, your camera switch. So you can go from video to photo mode now, looking down at the top youll see that theres two buttons, a jog wheel on the left and a photo button on the right, the jog wheel, is going to control your gimbal moving down and up so you Will use this if you want to make any adjustments where you want to point the angle of your gimbal and the right button is for you to take a photo or start recording.

So whatever your mode youre in youll click this button and it will take the photo or start the recording now, looking at the bottom of the controller, youll see a usbc. This is where you plug it in to be able to charge the controller. Now. This has no screen on it, so you need to put your phone up top and, depending on what style of phone you have either iphone or android theres different cables that come with your drone, and you have this piece that you just pull out of the top. Now this is also your antenna, so your antenna is up here, and it also is your phone holder, and you can just pull on this to adjust for the size of phone that youre using now there is a cable inside. It typically comes with the iphone cable attached and youll see on the cables, provided there is one in thats labeled as a controller that one youll leave plugged into the controller youll pull out the other side. So the left side is the one thats going to connect to your phone now. The easiest way to plug this in is to take the cable out. Have it behind, so you dont get it stuck put the top in first and then put the bottom in second. Sometimes, if you put the bottom in first, it actually gets caught on this bracket and ive noticed that its just easier to put the top in first and then you just plug it in so i have the moment case on my phone and it works just fine.

So slimmer cases will work with this phone mount, but when i add my apple wallet to the back, it wont work, so bigger bulkier cases wont work with this controller size. However, if you do have slimmer cases that will work fine, i just have the iphone pro. I dont have the pro max, but this will open bigger. So if you do have a bigger phone it should fit in this controller. Mount then thats, basically it for the controller. What youre going to do when you want to start flying is youre going to turn on your controller, plug in your phone and then turn on your drone and with it connected, you should see the dji fly app pop up automatically, but if not youll want to Start the dji fly app and then out of the box. The controller will be connected to the drone, and so it should just prompt you to start flying right away. So the next section were gon na get into is all about. The dji fly app and everything you can do when youre out flying Music. All right, so lets dig into the dji fly app. So when youre ready to start flying, you want to plug in your phone turn on the controller and then turn on the drone. And your drone should automatically be connected to the controller now youll see this screen and the screen shows a connection guide in the lower right hand, corner youll, click that youll click the drone and then its going to go through a set of instructions on how to Get started and to connect your drone and, if its not paired, theres a help section thats going to walk you through how to pair your controller to your drone.

Just follow those steps. Now, if your drone is paired properly, which it should out of the box, youll see this screen and on the screen, youll see that the mavic 3 shows up and theres a little button in the right hand, corner that says: go fly thats going to go to Your flight screen – this is basically your main menu in the upper left hand corner its going to show an approximate location in the right hand, corner theres, a set of tutorials and then in the lower left hand corner. You have your album and then you have sky pixel, which is djis social media platform and then youre going to have your profile, which is your dji account that youre going to need to set up to be able to fly a drone. So the first time that you plug in – and you start flying theres going to be an activation screen that pops up just walk through the steps. If you dont have a dji account yet youll have to set one up and then from there. Youll just have to activate the drone, and then this screen will pop up every time that youre ready to start flying so lets click go fly. So this is the screen that youre gon na see every time, youre ready to start flying – and i know theres a lot of buttons here and it can get overwhelming, but im going to go through what each of these buttons are and what all the information is.

And its all there for a reason, so lets just go clockwise from the top corner in the upper left hand corner you have a back button, click that it goes back to this home screen, so lets click go fly were back in this now. Next, to that is the speed mode that youre in right now, im in normal mode and thats. What you have on your controller im, going to flip it over to cine mode and youll, see that an indication comes in the center of the screen as well as it now is, switched over to c mode im going to flip it to sport. Mode same thing: sport mode indication, pops up s mode in the corner, so next to that is where some notifications will pop up right. Now its saying theres, an altitude zone at 387 feet youre not supposed to fly above 400 feet so that shouldnt be an issue for me when im out flying. You can click this button here and its gon na pop up with a few settings, and this is your pre flight checklist. So these are just a few settings you want to set before you take off and fly. First. Is your auto return to home altitude? So if theres any issue and the drone needs to come back automatically, you can set which height you want the drone to come back at. So if youre in an area with lots of trees and theyre pretty tall youll want to make sure that this return to home altitude is pretty high same thing.

If theres like mountains or anything else, you just want to make sure that youre up above any obstacle to bring the drone back, because how return to home works is basically wherever the drones at if it loses connection with the controller or you click. The return to home the drones going to fly straight up to this altitude and then straight back and then, when it gets back to the home point its going to descend straight down. So just make sure your return to home is set at a proper height. Now, underneath that you have your flight protection, altitude and distance, so the max is the max that your app will. Let you fly here in the us. I cant fly above 400 feet, so i have that set so that i just have my upper limit, so you could set your max altitude for height and distance and just make sure youre obeying your local laws and regulations, and this is a way that you can Force those limits so that you dont get in any situation where youre flying too high or too far away now, moving right, youll see this green icon. This is my battery icon and right now, im not flying. So all of this is zeroed out. The first is return to home. The next is forced landing and the bottom, your battery completely depleted. So all of those zeros will actually be numbers when youre out flying to show how much time you have left and depending on your conditions, these numbers might go down faster than like a normal clock.

So look at this as just a quick guide to see how much time you have but just know, if youre in conditions that are like super windy or youre flying in sport mode, these numbers might tick down faster than just a normal clock. So next to your time, is your rc strength, so thats how good the connection is between the controller and the drone, and what right now mine is at full connection. So next to that, the red is your obstacle avoidance. This is your vision, sensors. You can click on that and you can see that all of these icons are going to pop up. I havent taken the the drone is not in the sky right now, so all of these are unavailable, but as soon as you fly, youll see that all of that will go away and when youre flying in sport mode, your sensors are going to be unavailable. So youll see that turn red as well. Now, next to that is your satellites right now its showing that i have 17 satellites connected to the drone and thats your global positioning system. So if you only have one or two satellites, your drone is not going to know where its at in on the earth, so you want to make sure that you have enough satellites connected to the drone before you take off and start flying now. Next to this is your menu, and this is going to have a bunch of different settings and well go through that after we finish the screen now, underneath your menu, you have your icon thats, going to switch between photo video master shots, quick shots, hyperlapse and pano.

So this is all your photo and video modes now to the left. Are these binoculars now? This is how you use the second camera on the drone right now, im in just the maid four thirds camera. But if i want to use the explore mode, which is the zoomed in camera, you click the binoculars so now its going to switch into explore mode, and you have a bunch of different options for this mode. You have 1x, 2x and 4x. Now these are all using that same four thirds camera and its just punching in digitally when you click the button underneath the binoculars one more time its going to go to 7x now 7x is the top camera. So it makes that flip to the top camera. When you click 7x, so you basically have two cameras on this drone and then it punches in on that footage to give you a more cropped in and zoomed in image. So if we click this again well go to 14x and 28x. So 28x is a four times crop on that 7x camera now, underneath that youll see your focus so right now, im in auto focus mode, but if you want to manually focus, you can click that and scroll up or down to manually focus the image now next To your autofocus is the big red button, and this is record if you switch it over to photo mode. This is a white dot and thats to take a photo and youll see when you take a photo theres going to be a ring around the white dot and thats just processing the image now underneath that is your video library.

So this is everything that you have shot so far on the drone, and you can see that i have a ton of footage from some previous trips that i just got back from heres a shot out at the toronto pinnacles and you can go through and see Everything thats on the card and when you click on an image or some video youll, see that its showing that i tell you low res preview. It shows the date and time that it was taken. Has all your information about that photo or the video you can favorite by clicking the heart or you can export it? So you can use the arrow in the right hand, corner to save to album or you can click the button in the lower right hand corner, which is your download path, which you can bring it into the app or your phone and then, in the lower left Hand corner theres a trash can so you can delete photos and images out of your cart now, if you make favorites, which is that little heart youll see up here in the right hand, corner theres, a favorites tab, and that will pop up there now also, you Can go through and batch select, so i can click the upper right hand corner. I can say i want all these shots to download to my phone and im gon na save them to my phone. So now its downloading from the drone into my phone and now everythings on my phone.

So i can edit directly from my phone now also in your album in the lower right hand corner you can create – and this is for, like creating quick little videos using the dji fly app, so you can play around with that theres different templates or theres. A pro mode, so you can go through and do all of your edits just in the dji app itself. So if youre gon na use the app to do your edits, then youre gon na just download the footage and the photos to the app and not to your phone, because everythings just going to be kept within the app all right in the upper left hand. Corner lets go back and now were back to the flight screen in the lower right hand. Corner is your pro mode, so right now its on auto, i can click over to pro mode, and this allows me to take control of everything on this drone. So i can adjust my shutter speed, my aperture, my iso, and i can also adjust my exposure compensation in the auto mode. You can only adjust your exposure compensation, so your exposure compensation is basically telling the drone to expose brighter or darker what it thinks is. The perfect exposure, so if your image is overall, too dark and you want it a little brighter, you can click your exposure compensation and go plus three plus seven plus one, whatever makes sense for the scene that youre flying in and in the pro mode.

The reason that you would use your exposure compensation would be if your settings are set to auto so right now you can see that i have this little a above each of my shutter speed, aperture and iso. I can click any one of these go out of auto by clicking the auto button and then adjust that setting. So i want to adjust my shutter speed to double out of my frame rate, so i can get motion blur now. I have my shutter set locked into 1 60th of a second, but my iso and my aperture are both going to be on auto. So then, i could just use the exposure compensation to make it brighter or darker, so you can either go full manual and completely control all of these settings or you can pick which ones you want to stay on auto. So if you want to set your iso and your shutter speed, but then leave your aperture to auto youll, see that the aperture is going to auto adjust depending on what youre pointed at and so its always going to keep the image at what the drone thinks Is proper exposure and then take into account your exposure compensation and find the proper exposure next to your exposure, compensation, exposure value, ev youll, see resolution and frames per second now. This is where you can adjust all your frame rates and your resolutions for when youre flying in this video mode, so lets go to 5.

1 k 50 frames per second now, if youre in the photo mode, youll see that that button is now a format button, so It can go from jpeg to raw or jpeg plus raw. Now, next to that, is your storage and thats going to show you how many photos you have left if you switch back to video its going to show how much time you have left so right now its showing me that i have 28 minutes left now, you Can click this storage and it will show you both internal and your card and you can click these and switch between which one youre recording to now moving left. We have our information of where the drone is in the sky. We have distance away, thats the d and we have height and then above that, youll see miles per hour. The miles per hour is how fast its moving in that direction. So next to the d thats distance away, if youre moving forward its going to show you how fast youre moving forward at that miles per hour and the same with the height above the height and its going to show you how fast, youre, climbing or dropping now In the far left hand, bottom corner is your map. So right now you dont see any map, but if we click on this youll see an overview of the area that youre at and when the drones flying its going to create a blue path.

That shows where the flight path is for the drone. Now this box has some different functionality. Just on this box itself in the lower right hand corner you can switch to like this radar mode, which just basically shows where the drone is in relation to you, and then you can double click this and make the map full screen. And then your camera view is going to be small in the lower left hand corner. So you might want to see this view just to see where the drone is in relation to different things on a map, or you need to see your flight path on a bigger screen so on this full screen mode. You have a few buttons here. On the right hand, side first is information, so you can show different zones. I usually leave these all clicked on, but if you want to turn any of them off, you can do it here. You can erase the path that your drone has created the flight path. You can orient the map based on where the drone is or based on. Where the home point is, you can switch to true north. You can also add layers. So if you want to do a satellite, you could see basically an overview of where youre at and then last is indication of other airplanes in the area right now, mines set to medium high collision risk, but you could switch this to low or high. These are just different settings that are going to tell you if theres another plane in the area, so we can minimize that on the main screen, if you dont need to see the map now.

The last thing i want to show you on the screen is your takeoff so up above the map theres this take off button and you click this once and then press and hold in the center and the drones going to take off you press and hold in The center, when the drones flying and the drone will land now, the other way to take off, is to bring both of these controllers down into the center and its going to start the propellers. And then you pull up on the left, stick and thats going to ascend the drone into the air and then how you would land manually. Is you just get the drone into a perfect landing spot pull down on this left joystick until the drone fully lands? And then keep holding this until the drone turns off now lets dig into the menu in the upper right hand corner. So you click the three dots and its going to pull up these different menus. There is a lot in here, but it is organized nicely. So you can find exactly what you need pretty quick. So first is your safety menu and youre going to have flight assistance. So if you have an object in your way, you can either go around that object or you can break and the drone will stop. I have mine on bypass, but you can stop and the drone will just stop where the object is or you can turn that off, but when its off the drone might fly into some sort of object.

Next is your display radar map, and this is real time obstacle: detection on the main screen, so when youre flying there will be different colors that pop up on your screen to show you how close you are to an object, quick visual thing to see your obstacles In your way, underneath that youll have your flight protection, these are your max altitude, max distance and auto return to home. So if you dont want to set them in the preflight menu, you can set them here as well. You can update your home point and you can do this when youre in flight. The home point has been updated. Please check it on the map now, underneath that you have your sensors. This is where you can calibrate your sensors, your imu. It also has your battery info, so if you need to know anything about your battery, you can click on this. Its going to show your voltage, your battery temperature and the number of times charged. Underneath that you have your led now, right now, mine is set to auto. I can turn that on its going to turn on those lights on the bottom of the drone, or i can just turn them off and they dont come on ever im just going to leave it on auto now you can also turn off the leds on the Front so when youre recording, if youre getting some reflections or youre, seeing the colors of those front, leds turn it on auto and basically they shut off.

When you start recording and then they turn back on when you stop recording and its just a feature that allows you to get a clean image when youre shooting in darker settings now, if you need to unlock a geo zone, youll do that in this menu. Here. Also theres a section to find my drone, so if you lost your drone, youll go to this find my drone setting and then in the find my drone theres a button in the lower right. You can click that it will cause the drone to start beeping and flashing, so if its lost in like a tree or bushes, somewhere itll be easier to find and then theres the advanced safety settings. So if your signal is lost, you can tell the drone what to do. I have mine on return to home. So if i lose connection to my controller, the drone will automatically come back now. You dont necessarily always want that on. If youre flying in a situation where return to home is not the safest thing to do, you can either have the drone automatically descend or you can have it just hover, and then you can also set your emergency propeller, stop which, basically, when you pull both joysticks Inwards or outwards, it will cause the drone to shut off in mid flight now also, this is where you can turn on and off your air sense now, youre not going to want to turn this off, because this is your indication that tells you, if theres airplanes, Nearby, if a plane comes nearby, youll see an indication pop up on the screen that says manned aircraft in the nearby area, and this is something that youre going to want to keep on while youre flying now lets go over to the control menu.

So first youre going to see your units im in the us and we use imperial, but if youre on metric you can switch that here. Next, to that is your gimbal mode, so follow mode is where your gimbal is going to keep the horizon level in fpv mode. Youre gon na see the gimbal tilt. So if you want that look, you can switch it here in the menu setting now, underneath that you have your gimbal calibration and your advanced gimbal settings. So if we click into our advanced gimbal settings, this is where we can change some of the settings for your cine, normal and sport mode, so make it work best for the way that you like flying. Okay. So next is your phone charging, so you can have your controller charge your phone while youre out flying next is your stick mode automatically youre going to have mode 2 and thats? What im going to be talking about in this video? Now, if you like a different configuration, this is where you can change your stick mode, and this is how these joysticks work so theres, three different modes that are preset and you can also do a custom mode. Next lets talk about your button customization because in the upper left hand corner of this controller, you have this function button and you can operate it two ways you can either click or double click and its gon na bring up different menu options.

So here is where you can change that so right now i have it set to re center gimbal and advanced camera. So when i click this button, youll see that the camera will automatically go down straight down. Click it again its going to come back up to straight 90s, so looking straight out its a good tool to have just to re center yourself and know where horizon is straight out from the drone or straight down. I often use that feature just to snap. The camera back to be able to get a different shot and if we double tap it brings up my advanced camera settings, and these are settings that you will change once in a while. So these are the two standard buttons that come on this drone, but you can change them. You dont always need access to this camera menu. So let me show you some other options, so we can have auxiliary, led thats, going to control the light underneath we have toggle map and live view. We have gimbal, follow or fpv mode. We have advanced camera settings, auto exposure lock and unlock hyper lapse. Cruise control increase exposure, value decrease exposure, value thats the exposure compensation that we were talking about with the auto settings, and then we have explore mode. So if you find yourself using some of these functions, often then set them to this function button, and it makes it super easy to have this on your controller at all time and then, underneath that you have some advanced settings for your rc calibration now at the Bottom, you have a flight tutorial which at any time, if you want to go back and learn the basics of how to fly your drone.

You can click this flight tutorial and it will take you through this pre flight checklist and some different things that you need to know before you start flying lets go over to your camera settings. So this is all your advanced camera settings. First is your format, so you can record in mov or mp4, underneath that you have your color so right now i have it in the normal color, so it has contrast and it has saturation. If we use d log youll see that you have a much flatter image, this is what youll shoot in. If you want to color grade your footage. Next, we have our coding format. You can shoot in h.264. H.265. If you have the cine version, you have prores as well, so moving down theres a few things that are going to help you mid flight. So you have your histogram and your over exposure warning im going to turn it back on normal color and then im going to put on my histogram and overexposure. So your overexposure are those zebras that youre seeing here on the screen. This is showing parts of your image that are too bright and theyre just turning white. Now your histogram thats this box that im moving around that is all of your exposure values from black on the far left to white on the far right. So, ideally, you just want all your exposures in the middle, and you can see if i turn my exposure compensation up everythings going to slide to the right, and i have zebras all across my screen.

That basically means that everythings overexposed. If i go into my advanced camera settings – and i turn off over exposure warning youll see that everything is way too bright. Lets turn that back on lets, bring our exposure compensation down and lets go the other direction. If we go minus three youll see that the image is very dark and youll see on the histogram here that everything is on the far left. That means its super dark, so you dont necessarily want to fly too bright or too dark. You want to fly somewhere in the middle, especially when youre shooting with the normal settings with the d log youll see that youll have a much flatter image. So lets turn on d log and youll see that your exposure values are all crunched into the middle of that histogram again, you dont want that histogram to be at the very top or the very bottom. You want it somewhere in the middle, because if youre going to use d log youre going to add contrast later on and if its too high on your histogram or too low, you will have some troubles. Color grading. Your footage lets go back into the camera settings. Next, you have guidelines, so you can add a cross which will give you just lines across both directions. You can have thirds. So if you want to shoot with your subject in one of the thirds, you can add on these lines and also you have a center mark, so you could have crosshairs in the center and ill move the camera.

So you can see that just to some guides to help you know where different elements are placed in the frame. Just so you can compose better looking shots. So next is your peaking level, and this has to do with focus so right now, im in auto focus its not going to show up, but if we switch it over to manual focus youll see that the red is what is in focus next on your camera Menu is your white balance, so right now i have mine set to manual 55 kelvin, but if you set it to auto its gon na auto, adjust your white balance now there might be situations where your white balance will fluctuate. So you have to go into this menu here to set it manually now. The last section underneath this has to do with your storage. First is your storage location, so you can set your internal storage or your sd card. Then the one thats highlighted is the one that youre going to be recording to, and then you can click format in the upper right hand corner when you click format, you can format either your internal storage or your sd card and its going to erase all your Images and all your footage now you can sync your downloaded files to your phone album, which basically means when you bring images or footage from the drone to the dji fly app its automatically going to sync them to your phone im going to turn that off, because I dont need that to happen, and then last is your cache when recording so when youre flying at 30 frames per second or below your dji fly app will record a lower res version of that footage, whatever its seen from the phone, so the image thats being Transmitted is also going to be recorded and you could set this up to only do a certain gigabytes worth of footage or you can set it to auto now.

The last menu is your transmission, so i typically just leave this on dual band and auto ive. Never really had to mess with this, but if you do have issues with your transmission, you can go in here and you can tweak it putting it to 2.4 or 5.8 or you can change your channel mode to by using the manual setting now the last about Tab is just basically your information about your controller, your drone, your battery, and it has things like serial numbers and it has a place to check for updates so thats. Basically, everything for this app. There was a lot to cover in this section and i know theres a lot of buttons and a lot of things to think about when youre up flying, but the more that you practice the more that youre out there playing around with this. The more that youll get comfortable with this interface and itll be much easier to fly, and everything thats on the screen becomes super useful for when youre out flying all right, so lets go outside and lets get into our first flight. All right lets get into your first flight, so i found an area thats pretty open, got this weird little structure over here, but i brought my controller, my drone and a few components that you need. Every time you go out and fly so one is, batteries always make sure your batteries are charged and the second thing is a memory card.

So if you have the cine version, you have that built in one terabyte drive, but if you have this version well, you only have that eight gigabytes, its not going to last that long when youre shooting at 5.1 k so always make sure that you have a Micro sd card and that your batteries are full and also make sure that all your propellers are good before you leave you just dont want to get into a situation where you get outside. You go explore somewhere, youre ready to fly the drone, and then you forgot a battery or a card. So the first thing you want to do is just find somewhere thats safe to take off the drone. So you want to make sure that its not on the ground, because the ground has lots of dust and dirt you can get into the propellers. You also dont want any like major structures or trees. Nearby ive got these little pillars back here, which are actually a great little launch pad. So im going to use that or you can go somewhere with some concrete, a parking lot a park just somewhere where you can take off and you dont have any issues with you know whats going to be in the takeoff area, so youre going to take off The drone unfold, the arms remember front two. First back to last, you wan na set the drone up before we power on lets. Get our phone connected.

You wan na put your phone in your controller. First, you wan na make sure its plugged in before you get started, and then you wan na attach your joysticks and then well power on the controller, make sure the dji fly app is turned on everythings good here lets turn on the drone, so were going to Power on the drone press once and hold im going to move my sunglasses so theyre out of the way and im also going to turn on my screen record. So you can see exactly what im seeing here so lets start the pre flight checklist first check your propellers, so you want to make sure that your propellers are good to go, make sure theyre locked on, and then you want to make sure that your gimbal is Clear of any obstructions so its freely moving. Next, you want to make sure that your controller is connected so that you have good connection between the controller, the drone. So if you ever need a refresher on how to use the drone, you can always go back into this pre flight checklist and it will walk you through the steps so lets just take off im going to have this set to auto. We are going to take it off d log. Just so you guys have a better view of whats going on and im going to just use this button on the left, click once press and hold the drone is now going to take off now.

The first time you take it out and fly you want to make sure that everythings working properly so try the record okay, its recording. Now everything looks good, stop, recording and then land, and then the drone will land. So you always want to make sure that everythings working properly before you take it off and just go whipping around, because if somethings not set properly and you just take off and fly well, you could cause a crash. So you just want to make sure that the drone is all good now that weve tested it lets, take it off and go fly, and let me walk you through some of the basic motions on how you actually fly the drone Music. All right so lets talk about flight directionality, so you have the two joysticks and you have eight different motions that you can do between these two joysticks and youre gon na use them in unison to get creative, looking footage. So, first on the left side, if you press up on the left, joystick its going to go up into the sky and if you press down on that, joystick its going to bring it down so im descending down as i hold down on that joystick. If i push that joystick right its going to rotate to the right – and you can see its spinning super fast, so lets put it into cine mode and its going to go a little bit slower. Now, if i push the joystick to the left, its going to rotate to the left so basically think of the left joystick as going up and down and rotating now, the right joystick is for movement away from that kind of center point.

So if you press forward on that right, joystick its gon na fly forward and if you pull back on the right joystick its gon na fly backwards. Now, if you pull right on that right, joystick its going to move to the side towards the right – and you can see this tree coming into frame so its almost like a slide or a dolly shot. Now, if you pull left on that right, joystick its going to do the opposite and just move to the left, so you can think of your right joystick as being the directionality moving away from that center point. So your left joystick is a center point. It goes up and down that point or circles, the right joystick moves away in every direction, so either forwards backwards, left or right. So the last control that you have is your jog wheel. So if you pull left on the jog wheel, its going to tilt the camera down and if you pull right up on that jog wheel, its going to tilt the camera up now when you use these joysticks, you dont always want to be pushing them full throttle. Like all the way to the end, you want to feather it so a lot of times when im out filming. Basically, what im doing is pushing these joysticks in different directions and im just giving it slight movements so im going to do a quick arc around us here. So, im going to pull the right joystick to the left and im going to pull the left joystick to the right and what thats doing is its going to move to the left while rotating to the right, and that creates an orbit.

So you can see were just circling around the area that were shooting this video at and if i do the opposite, i pull the right joystick to the right and the left joystick to the left, and i just feather it slightly im, not putting a whole lot Of pressure on these joysticks, you can see that its moving slower and its doing this circle motion. Now i have another video that i did here on my channel that goes through tons of drone moves that jumps off. Basically, what we just talked about and goes through a ton of different combinations on how to use these two joysticks and this jog wheel to get creative, looking shots and ill link to that down below in the description. So you can check it out after this, but once you learn the basics, youll want to use two to three different moves in unison, to create dynamic footage all right, so the next section i want to talk about is active track now. Active track is a feature that allows you to track a subject whether thats a person, a car, a boat, a train. Whatever that object is thats in motion. You can use your active track to be able to follow that object and you dont actually have to touch the controller and theres a few things that you can do with active track. Thats really cool. So let me just show you how this works. First were going to grab the subject that you want to film, so lets just grab me because im going to be walking around here and were going to track me so on the screen.

You want to draw a box around your subject, all right. Its found me as the subject – and you can see right now, its in spotlight mode, so spotlight mode is basically the drone is just going to stay in one place and wherever i move, the drone is going to follow and just keep me in the center. So you can use this as basically a moving tripod in the sky. If you want to follow your subject and not move the drone now whats also cool is you can grab your subject and you can move the drone using your joysticks and the drone is going to be moving while keeping that subject centered so its almost a easy Way to be able to shoot a scene with a subject and not have to worry about trying to keep that subject, always perfectly centered but youre more focused on the controls of where the drone is in the sky. So im going to start moving the drone im going to move it to the right and up, and you can see its creating this kind of orbit around while its keeping me in the center – and i just created a really dynamic, shot thats hard to do manually Because the drone is tracking and keeping me centered the whole time and so now im going to bring the drone down and forward its keeping me centered and youll, see as it comes over me, its going to point directly down creating like that rocket ship, droney effect.

So im bringing the drone down im, not touching the gimbal at all, and the gimbal is keeping me perfectly centered the entire time, so its a super easy way to get creative shots, and you dont have to worry about making sure your subject is centered, because the Drone is doing all that for you, so beyond, just the spotlight mode, you have point of interest and you have active track. So let me jump up on this were going to bring the drone up, so its theres no obstructions were going to click point of interest and now we hit go. You could slide this disc further to the right or to the left and so thats the directionality. So i want to move to the right fast now. The drone is going to spin in a complete circle around me indefinitely its just going to keep spinning and you could actually move the drone while its doing this movement. So you can see, as i spin around im going to push up on the left joystick the drones going to ascend into the sky, while keeping me right in the center, so im creating a spiral effect, and i can do the same thing. Im going to bring the drone down and its going to come down keeping me centered move the gimbal so that it always has a shot with me in the center. Now one thing: thats pretty cool about this. Using this active track, is you dont always have to keep your subject centered the entire time.

So if you want your subject off to the right third, you just pull left or right on the left joystick, and it will change your center point so right now you can see im in the right third. So if i do my point of interest from here, youll see that its going to spin in that same arc, but its going to keep me in that right. Third, rather than keeping me dead center – and this is something that you might want to use. If you want to get these creative shots and not always have your subject dead center, you can shift them to the left or to the right, and the last thing i want to go through with this section is active track. So on the left youll see that theres, this active track button and right now its tracking me from behind. So, as i start, walking, im going to hit go its going to find the direction that im walking and then its going to go behind me and its pretty cool that you could set, which direction that you want the drone to move to follow your subject. So if i want to change this, i click the little icon in the bottom and then i click left. The drone is going to swing over to my left and follow me from the left and so its going to take a second to figure out orientation. But then once it finds that spot itll just continue to track the person or the car whatever it is that youre tracking from that directionality now lets go from the front so its going to swing to my front side, and then it will start tracking me from The front so its always going to be looking for that orientation and it will start tracking from that directionality.

So i just found this little area to stop. Lets hit point of interest. Lets go to the left about a medium speed press go now its going to spin around me and im going to show this epic view this direction. Cool lets, stop it lets click active track again. Lets follow from my right side, which is going to be over here and lets hit go so now. It should follow me back as a side shot and the thing is when youre working with active track in the cine or normal mode, its going to be using the vision sensors on the drone. So youre not going to hit anything because the sensors can see if theres an object in the way front, back side to side up and down its omnidirectional, so anything that you might encounter. The drone is going to stop and im going to show you how this works as we get towards this tree im just gon na walk in a circle here, so the drone should swing off this way and theres this big tree in the way and what its Gon na do is stop bypass the tree and its to look for that subject now: im not in frame, so it doesnt see me and its going to turn off the active track. So active track, isnt perfect. But if your subject does have a visual line of sight, it will keep tracking that subject. Lets go back to active track.

Lets go from the back right corner, so you can also do the corners you dont have to do forwards backwards, left or right.

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