There are multiple packages and multiple versions of the mavic 3 available and if youre somebody thats looking to purchase this drone, you might be wondering what the title of this video is. Do you really need the mavic 3 cine, so the different packages range from the drone itself that retails for 29.99, the fly more combo that retails for 29.99 and then you have the top tier cine bundle that retails for 49.99, which is an extra two thousand dollars? More than the fly more combo, if you look at the product layout photos side by side of these two bundles, then you would think that they are relatively the same drone and package, but there are some pretty big differences that attribute to this massive price difference. In regards to the drone itself and the accessories that it comes with, for example, the cine bundle comes with the upgraded rc pro that has a more premium feel optimizes your transmission and, of course, has a bright built in screen. The fly more combo. Instead, it just comes with a stock remote controller that weve seen before, with all of djis current drones that make up their lineup, so the mini 2, the air 2 and the air 2s theres, also an extra set of nd filters. So you get another case with a nd, 64, 128, 256 and 512 filter opposed to just the nd4, 16, 32 and 64.. Now the final additional accessory that comes in the cine bundle that isnt available in the fly more combo.

Is this braided usb c cable? That is capable of 10 gigabit per second transfer speeds, which is really important for getting these massive files off of your mavic 3 cine, but well touch more on this shortly. Aside from those three extra accessories, the fly more combo and cindy combo both come with two extra batteries: a charging hub, a really high quality convertible bag, extra propellers nd filters and everything that comes with the standard kit, like a 65 watt, usb c charger. The drone gimbal cover and extra sticks for your remote controller, so the extra nd filters that come inside of the city bundle are kind of a wash. In my opinion, i mean you get nd64, 128, 256 and 512.. I mean, i guess, if you wanted to do some long exposure photography. These would work really well, but in terms of shooting video i pretty much live with either the nd8 or nd16 filter, which ive got the nd8 filter on the front of my drone. Right now, like the nd8 filter is kind of for cloudy days, and the nd16 filter is for brighter sunny days and from there. If i need to make any adjustments in my exposure, i just do so through the aperture, because you have a lot more leeway when using a drone, but i could see that a full range of nd filters would be a lot more helpful. If this was say a ground based camera, but by far the biggest upgrade in terms of extra accessories that comes with the cinebundle is the upgraded remote controller here, the rc pro over the stock remote controller.

Now both of these remotes absolutely get the job done, and there actually might be some people out there. That would prefer a smaller, more lightweight remote. That is definitely more rugged because it doesnt have the built in screen, but i think that a vast majority of people who are looking to buy this drone would prefer the all in one solution of the rc pro. This gives you a dedicated device to fly. Your drone eliminating notification spam and battery drain on your mobile device that you would otherwise have to plug into the stock remote controller. To use to fly your drone now, like i showed in my review, video of the mavic 3, the rc pro is really a second version of the now three year old, smart controller and introduces a lot of great upgrades. The build quality is top notch. The remote is overall, more lightweight the sticks feel more fluid. The ui has been tweaked to create a better overall experience when using the device, and even though the screen remains at a constant brightness of 1000 nits, it is plenty bright to cut through the sunlight outside. Now i should also mention in here that, unlike the original smart controller, the new rc pro gives you an enhanced transmission experience. Thank god. I remember one of my biggest issues with the smart controller. Is you actually had decreased range and i felt that id experienced more breakup than if i was using the stock controller, but not this go around the rc pro really is overall, the best way to fly the mavic 3.

. Now that high speed, braided usb c cable that comes included with this any bundle is really important because of the differences in the actual aircraft itself. So not only are there two different bundles that come with different sets of accessories. There are also two different aircraft that have very minor differences between them. So right here, weve got the mavic 3 cine version, and then i also picked up an extra mavic 3 fly more combo sort of as like a backup for my business. Just in case my mavic 3 cine goes down and youll notice that, with the fly more combo, it just says mavic 3 on the arm here, but on the cine version that comes in the cine bundle, it has cine written on the arm sort of like in This gold text, that is a nice throwback to the original mavic pro that same color, which i think is a nice touch here, but you cant really call this like the mavic 3 pro and this the mavic 3 standard uh. The only differences between the two aircraft are that the mavic 3 sydney can shoot. Prores 422 hq video, its got a much higher fidelity codec and in order to write that codec at 3760 megabits per second, you have a one terabyte built in ssd inside of the drone. In order to get all that footage off of your drone thats, why? You need the usbc cable um, but that h.264 and h.

265 video still has a really high bit rate of 200 megabits per second. So you still are getting really good video out of those. I guess you could say lower end codecs, but other than that they are the only differences between the two drones. Youve got the same flight time, the same maximum speed, the same propellers, the same camera, the same sensors, everything between the mavic 3 cine and the mavic 3 are exactly the same, except for the codec prores 422 hq as well as the one terabyte ssd built in Now i just touched on the different codecs available in both the mavic 3 and mavic 3 sydney and were going to take a second to nerd out a little bit here. So i took a bunch of test clips, comparing the different codecs on the mavic 3 and im here inside of the editing software that i primarily use, which is final cut pro now i captured three different clips in six different ways, so each clip was captured in The normal color profile and in the d log color profile and then captured in the h.264 h.265 and the prores codex. For the sake of this video im. Just going to be using this clip here that i captured when hovering over this old abandoned factory on the prores video file, i pushed it around pretty hard by completely changing the sky color and there was very little breakdown in the image it doesnt. Even really look like i edited it, it just looks like the sky is actually yellow and even when i did slight exposure adjustments on the image there really wasnt any breakdown or artifacting.

Now, with all of the color information that is maintained in pro res and that massive bit rate, you would expect that if i copied these same edits over to the other clips captured in the more compressed codecs that the image quality wouldnt really hold up. But surprisingly, it does, when dragging across these three clips. I quite honestly cant tell a difference between the three codecs used like if i was blindfolded or if i mixed. All of these clips around, i couldnt tell you which was captured in which codec the same goes for the log footage that i quickly graded here. Its far different from the image straight out of the camera after i used a general d log lut, along with some color and exposure correction and much like the clips that were shot in the normal color profile. I was hard pressed to find a major difference in the three codecs all of them handled the changes that i made quite well and would be perfectly adequate for my use, even when zooming into each of the images, no matter if its shot in prores, h.264, h.265 Or even if im, using like d log or hlg or the normal color profile, none of them broke down. As i zoomed in on the image, they looked pretty much similar between all of the edits that i made across the board now im not gon na torture. You and make you sit here as i drag sliders through final cut pro.

Instead, im gon na leave a download link in the description so that you can go ahead and download the sample clips that i shot in h.264, h.265 and prores 422 hq so that you can bring them on your computer. You can try editing them. You can see if they work for your workflow, so yeah you guys can go ahead and do that because i know its easier than just listening to me. Talk about it, but there is another side of the argument and that is like workflow right. So how i can push it around in terms of editing in final cut pro or premiere pro is like subjective, depending on what you want to do with the footage you might need prores. You might not need prores, but theres. Also, professionals that demand a fully prores workflow and if they use h.264 or h.265 files, they could then potentially bog down their computers. Now look personally ive been editing on mac, since i first started: shooting video and photos and since ive been holding a camera ive been using a mac and ive never had an issue editing, but i know that some people with their setup just cant edit h.265 footage, Like its just something that they cant do so, if youre professional, that demands a prores workflow, something that shoots prores 422 hq, then youre gon na be in love with the cine version. Right i mean ive had some clients ask for prores videos specifically and its like yeah okay, i can do that and its great that now i dont have to lug around and inspire, but instead i can just use the mavic 3 cine version.

Now. Speaking of like you know, codecs and all that stuff, the file sizes when shooting in prores are massive theyre, going to take up a lot of hard drive space. So again, weve got a one terabyte ssd inside, but once you finally dump that off onto your hard drive, this is the file sizes that you can expect from h.264 h.265 and prores video when were talking about a 30 second block of video. So a 30 second clip now the h.265 video, because its more efficient is going to be a smaller file size and then you can have h.264 just a little bit over that h.265 codec. But the prores video is absolutely massive. Coming in at over five gigs. Now that is going to take up a whole lot of room on your hard drives. If you choose to shoot prores video, but chances are if youre gon na buy the cine version of the mavic 3 youre, a professional and if youre, a professional youre, probably used to working with prores video, so those larger file sizes really arent going to bother you All that much, but the way that i kind of look at things is like dji, has been making such a good codec in terms of their h.264 and h.265 codecs for the longest time that theyve almost shot themselves in the foot, because theyve gotten so good that I would think that, for the vast majority of people, picking up a new drone, whether its the mavic 3, the air 2s or any of djis drones that theyre going to be able to get by just fine shooting in these compressed formats.

These compress codecs, rather than making the leap for prores video as ive mentioned before in some previous videos. The air 2s has been my absolute favorite drone for the past six months. It has been my workhorse, my go to ive, shot everything from client photos and videos to personal photos and videos with that drone and ive had absolutely no issue. Color grading that video, whether its in the normal color profile, the d log color profile, whether im shooting in hlg, i mean ive, been able to get some really stunning. Looking video from that camera, with a bitrate of only 120 megabits per second. So that means that, with the mavic 3, we have a significant bump in terms of the bitrate, with the compressed codex, h.264 and h.265 being able to record 200 megabit per second video in both the mavic 3 and the mavic 3 cine. Now really quickly. Before we wrap this video up, i just want to insert one more piece of information about h.264 and h.265 versus prores video uh, my buddy cameron, actually just messaged me shout out to him for doing it, while im sitting here still shooting the video so basically 264 And 265 are a lossy version of compression. So if you continue to export that video over and over and over again youre gon na see a degradation in quality compared to prores, which is a lossless version of media lossless version of video. So if you continue to export that video youre not going to lose any image quality again its another subtle difference, that could be very important to somebody that is using this drone for professional video work.

So, to summarize, everything with a quick comparison between the fly more combo and the cine bundle. The 2 000 extra dollars spent on the highest end version will get you the rc pro. A usbc, cable, capable of fast transfer speeds, an extra set of nd filters, and inside of the drone, is the one terabyte ssd which certainly isnt cheap, as well as the ability to shoot prores, which also comes with a license key that is required to use and Costs dji money now. The reason i bring up the license key is because most people probably wouldnt understand that that is an associated cost that dji does have to absorb and then include in the price tag of the mavic 3 cine. Here, if you look at the inspire 2, they actually sold like the apple prores license key, and the cinema dng license key separately, each of them individually, costing a thousand dollars. I think that you could bundle them together for like 1500, but regardless it was expensive. So now that its included inside of the mavic 3 sydney is definitely a plus because again, it is being absorbed by dji and its great. You dont have to go and purchase it separately and its not an added cost over the already five thousand dollar price tag of the cine. So speaking of that price tag, lets give like my final verdict on the mavic 3 in terms of like the different versions that they offer.

So i think now more than ever, djis mavic pro well call. It is now an actual professional level. Drone like this is going to be probably what most professionals that demand high level aerial, photography and videography are going to go and buy, but dont forget that the air 2s is a dark horse. It is a drone that has again been my favorite for the past. Six months, i think that, even if this drone didnt come out id be happily flying that drone because of everything that it offers so right now, the air 2s is really, in my opinion, the go to for the average person that wants to go and get like A higher level drone because 2200 to spend on just the mavic 3 itself, with no extra batteries which yeah the flight time is good, but you really probably want like two or three total batteries, um, so yeah spending 2200. On a drone i mean thats getting into the level of like you better, be making money with your drone. If you plan on spending that much money on a drone, but there is going to be a certain group of people that are hobbyists and they just fly for fun and they want the best of the best. So they go for the mavic 3. But i think that most of those people will probably want to choose just between the mavic 3 and the fly more combo for all of the extra accessories, because the cine version that i have here really is overkill for the average flyer.

And i think that i would recommend the mavic 3 cine only to professionals that need to be able to shoot high level. Video using apple prores 422 hq in its lossless codec.