tv and today, ive got a special collaboration, video for you guys to check out im, collaborating with no limits on a fantastic youtuber with a ton of amazing content. I will have a link in the description below to check out his channel, so make sure to go over there and check out what hes got going on again. Some really amazing content, high quality well worth your time and therell also be a unique collaboration between him and myself on his channel as well so check that one out and in todays video on my channel ive got a collaboration with him on the top six drone Tips for beginners Music, starting off with my first tip for drone beginners and thats, using the dji flight simulator to practice now. This is something that is invaluable because youre not going to damage a real life. Drone youve already spent hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on a flying robot. Now. The last thing you want is for it to crash out of the sky hit into a tree or for it to malfunction in a weird way that you could have avoided. If you practice a little bit more so my first recommendation is getting into the dji flight simulator, which you can download right now ill, have a link in the description below to check it out, but its well worth your time. Its really comprehensive theres tons of options, tons of different drones to use and its really realistic.

You know you get a lot of like wind realism within there. You get like the controls are on point. The interface is on point its everything that you would expect from flying the drone in the real world, but its in a computer simulator where you dont have to worry about damaging a thousand dollar drone. Potentially, as you navigate through the software, there are a ton of options and a ton of different features. There is a paid version that you can get, but the free version gives you everything you need for this basic test here. I wouldnt recommend spending that extra money unless you really want to, but it actually shows you a ton of different drone models, so you can go through and see the different drone models that are available out there and theyve got a beautiful 3d model design to each Drone, so you can get a close up on the drone that you might want to buy next or the drone that youre thinking about buying. First, it depends at what level or stage youre at in your drone journey, but it just gives you a chance to look into the different drone models and you know where the sensors are on them, where the battery is located, how its going to actually look when You get it in person right in front of you and then from there. You have a ton of options to connect different controllers to the software, so you can use like an original xbox controller, one of the brand new xbox one controllers, or even the actual flight controller from your drone.

Not every flight controller is supported in the dji flight. Simulator, but a fair few of them are supported, so just have a look through what is supported, connect up your controller to your computer or laptop or whatever youre using, and it will let you know whether it is a compatible controller and then from there. You have a chance to actually fly a drone in a virtual world and again the benefit of this is that you get to test it in a controlled, safe environment, and it is realistic, its still a game at the end of the day, so its not going To be the exact same experience, you know its going to be a little bit more predictable in the fact that it is a programmed video game where the real world isnt programmed or maybe it is depends on who youre asking that question to. But it does give you a chance to actually control the drone, see what the operating system is going to look like see what the actual software from your phones going to. Look like the app that youre using play around with the controls. You know see how it responds in different conditions and also play around with the camera functionality play around with. You know, different drones that you might be looking into getting later on in your drone journey and different environments as well. You know there are a few different environments that you can fly through in the free version, which again is fantastic.

You really dont have to spend that extra money you can play around in a variety of different environments and its all available in the free version. Another benefit of using the dji flight simulator is that you can play around with different points of view, so you can have that point of view where youre looking down at the controller, which is a very common view that youll have when youre on the field. You can also use the line of sight view where it like focuses in on the drone. So, as you fly the drone away, it will actually zoom in which is a little unrealistic, but it will show you where the drone is in relation to the character, which is really important, because when youre flying your drone, you need to keep it in line of Sight – and this actually just shows you how challenging that can be. As you know, youre flying around a corner itll be completely out of line of sight. Then and youll lose your orientation itll be confusing from this point of view, because you cant physically see which way the drone is facing or where its even located. So i think, thats a really good test to show you that you need to be careful. You know you need to be mindful of where your drone is and you need to keep it in line of sight. But then you also get the interface where you can see the application.

So that shows you the distance from the drone that shows you the height. That shows you a few other metrics that you might need to look into when youre flying your drone, and it gives you a clear interface to show you what youre going to be seeing when youre flying your drone. So again, if youre a beginner, if youre starting out in these early phases, even if youre you know a relatively experienced pilot, its always handy to come into the flight simulator, just to test your skills again and just to hone in and become a more confident competent Drone pilot whats good guys, my name is alek nikitian, im a videographer and a drone pilot from russia. Moscow and thank you very much dan for having me on your channel and lets get to the tips buying nd filter for your drone because most of the drones, they have fixed aperture of f 2.8, and you cannot adjust the aperture at all. Only the mavic 2. Pro has physical aperture, but its not enough to be properly exposing at one over 50th shutter when you shoot 25, for instance, frames per second in russia, we shooting 25 fps. So, basically, you do have to buy an nd filter to set the proper shutter speed, and i have a review of the filters from freewell v and d filters set of two filters and they are with missed effect. You can check it right here or you can use the link down below.

I guess then well put a link under his video in the description and youll find out why it is important in that video. If you want to check this out, but of course we do need the cinematic movement of your drone footage during the first three or four years of drone piloting, i wasnt using the nd filters and then i started out, and i saw a huge improvement in cinematic Nests of my picture, quality and overall feeling about my drone footage, so i highly recommend you using nnd. My next tip is enabling the overexposure warning. Now this is available in pretty much all dji drones. From my understanding, even the lower end mini models. They all have the option to enable overexposure warning now. This can be quite a overwhelming distracting thing to have like within the interface. What it is is its the zebra patterns, and it can look really overwhelming, but what that actually means is that that part of the frame is overexposed now. The importance of knowing whats overexposed is because you want to make sure that your footage is perfectly exposed. You know if you want a shot to look crispy, if you want it to look sharp. If you want it to really catch the attention of people, then you do not want the image to be overexposed its going to completely lose its detail, its going to look really washed out and white and its just not going to look professional at all.

So the benefit of having that over exposure warning enabled is you can pick up on that before you get home and see the footage. So when youre on the field flying your drone, you can see that wow, okay, theres a fair few zebra patterns everywhere its looking like its overexposed. So you can adjust the settings and you can play around with the ev or you can play around with the other settings if youre in the pro mode, and you can adjust that to see when the overexposure becomes less harsh. So when theres less zebra patterns. That means that its not as overexposed and then you know that its going to be a perfectly exposed shot. You can also utilize the histogram to make sure that youre getting you know a clear bell curve and its not going either end of the histogram. So if its one end or the other its going to be either underexposed or overexposed, so the histogram, alongside the overexposure warning, gives you a clear representation of how well the exposure is going for that particular frame that youre shooting that particular shot that youre capturing right. There in the moment, use 10 bit codecs when you have this option, for instance mavic 2 pro and the dji r2s. They both have 10 bit codec and you get extra color information from your drone and you can get much better results after color grading. This footage. So if you do have this option use it also, i have uploaded to the cloud a little lot that you can use to color grade your footage from mavic 2 pro.

I use the slot a lot lots. A lot and im really satisfied with the results, but be careful and set your white balance correctly, of course, and do not overexpose your footage. This is not raw, its only 10 bit. If your drone doesnt have 8 bit codec, you will use standard picture profile, not d, log m or c something only the standard picture profile and be very precise in terms of your white balance and exposure to not overexpose it ive been using the standard profile on The dji mini se, which i also have a separate review on its only 2.7 k in standard profile, but the shots are pretty pleasing in my opinion, and you definitely can achieve good results. But if you shoot in a flat profile with an 8 bit drone and youll try to color grade it, youll see some artifacts and color banning and you dont want to have this. My final tip is really important and it might sound like an obvious one. It might sound like something you dont have to think about, because its a drone and its worth thousands of dollars – and it shouldnt fail on you, but something really important to do is inspect your drone for faults. Now. This sounds like one of those things that you might just overlook and not even think about, but it can save you thousands of dollars if youve got a brand new drone like the air 2s, and you can prevent anything from happening to it.

If you can prevent it from malfunctioning mid air, because youve actually inspected it and youve picked up on something before it became a problem, then this is an invaluable tip to remind yourself off regularly like check your drone before every single flight, its so important, and a Few specific tips that will really help you with this is, i would recommend, taking photos of your drone like straight when you buy it. This is a brand new drone literally take photos of it like get the battery. Take it out, take photos of the battery. So you know the shape of it. You know the form factor. You know like how its meant to look brand new, also inspect the actual body of the drone, the arms of it, the camera inspect the sensors inspect that the motors spin freely. You know these are brushless motors. There should be zero resistance. They should just glide like that and if you are noticing some sort of resistance, there might be a build up of grit dirt dust, something in the motors here and if youve got a compressed air can with you, you can blow that out and dislodge anything in The motors, which can actually prevent the motors from overheating – you know if these motors overheat mid air and they malfunction this things gon na fall out of the sky, but you could have prevented that. There are some obvious things that you can do here to make sure that nothing goes wrong, like i said, make sure these spin freely the motors need to spin freely.

These are brushless motors. There should be zero resistance going on here. It shouldnt feel like its grinding. It should just glide just naturally glide so thats what that needs to feel like thats what that needs to look like, as you spin it its just effortless. You also want to make sure that the arms are. You know not cracked, if theres any sort of structural damage and the arm is, you know, bent or theres a major like kind of gouge through it or some sort of structural damage that could cause an issue. You know theres exposed wire here, potentially thats been cut by something you just dont know and if youre not inspecting it, then youre not going to know the other thing is regularly inspecting the battery making sure that it actually fits into the holster here. Make sure that its not like something you have to force, because if youre forcing it in or its not fitting properly, there might be an issue with the battery, maybe its ruptured. Maybe it started to bubble. You know maybe theres an actual real issue with the structural integrity of the battery. Maybe the cells are damaged, it could just be completely destroyed and if youre trying to force it in there and pushing it through and youre just going, oh its probably going to be fine and you launch that drone and the battery is going to fail. At any point, then, your drones going to fall out of the sky, so you need to be aware of that and if it starts to happen, replace that battery you know take it to a drone repair store and get a new battery in there straight away.

The other important thing that a lot of people seem to neglect or forget about or arent, even aware of, is that these little sensors here are the obstacle avoidance sensors. They need a visual line of sight. They need to be able to actually see an obstacle. You know like if this is covered its not going to be able to see anything. So if youve got fingerprint marks on here, if youve got like some grass thats lodged in there or sand or dust or you know whatever it may be completely covering that vision, then the drones not going to be able to avoid an obstacle and it might hit Into something which in turn could destroy your drone so again make sure this is clean, make sure the camera is clean, make sure youre actually inspecting it and taking good care of it. Its honestly one of the more important things to do that. I just dont see enough drone pilots doing and especially beginners theyre, not taught these things and i think its really invaluable information to just like actually care about your drone. You know inspect it regularly and just get to know it actually really get to know your drone and make sure that its regularly inspected for faults when you just get a drone and you fly for the first time. You almost always put it like very high and you simply shoot straight away without even moving the drone or moving it just slightly its not that cool.

First of all, i prefer to use parallax shots when we have a foreground object and a background object, and we go to the site, for instance, but be careful because not all the drones have the side, sensors and they are not working in all the modes. For instance, in the mavic 2 pro only in the tripod mode or just like points of interest, and doing so you add depth to your shot, its kind of becoming 3d, not 2d shots, which is cool, and the drone footage looks so much better. When you have this motion in your shot, the second cool shot is flying close to objects or through objects like in this shot, because you also add depth and the viewer sees that its not a flat picture. The viewer sees the movement through something and it really amplifies the cinematic ness of your footage and the third shot is revealing shot. So imagine youre flying from like down there and there is an object – and you fly from here to here, and you reveal something very important for you. It also adds depth its kind of three dimensional and it adds a little bit of drama to your shot. So guys keep those tips in mind and good luck with your drone footage and joan flying basically from russia. Would love no limits on channel and thank you once again dan for having me on your channel, see you in the next video guys take care bye.

Those are the top six tips for beginner drone pilots. Thank you so much for no limits on for joining me for this video definitely check out his channel. Hes got some amazing content over there. Like i said, i have a link in the description below to check out his channel also check out the collaboration that we did over there on his channel, but i really do appreciate his time coming on here. Hes got some really valuable tips that i would recommend getting your head around familiarizing yourself with what hes talking about, and the three tips that ive really dived into here are to make sure that youre prepared for anything to happen. You know thats the thing that is so important here to make sure that youre prepared for a problem to occur. You know pick up on it before it becomes a problem. If youre practicing with a flight, simulator youre going to be prepared, you know youre prepared for whats going to happen in a real world scenario and then, if youre actually inspecting the drone for faults, then youre going to know what the drone looks like when you originally Bought it compared to lets, say two months on: there might be something going wrong with it. Maybe the motors arent spinning freely, and then you know that thats a problem and you need to address it then, and there, whether you get an air compressed, can blow it out dislodge whatevers in the motor or you take it to a drone repair store and get It sorted before it actually becomes a real problem, but anyway guys thats the end of this video.

Thank you so much for watching. I really hope that you gained a lot out of this out of these top six tips for beginner drone pilots. Let us know in the comments below which tip was the most important for you. Let us also know if you have some other tips, you know, maybe you can help some other people in the comment section below. I really do appreciate it, though you guys are fantastic.