1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

My First Year of Droning with the DJI Phantom 4 Enjoy :)

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Jason_Sturgess, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. Jason_Sturgess

    Gangster

    Joined: Apr 13, 2016

    Posts: 108

    Location: Somerset

    Last edited: Jan 2, 2018
  2. Marzipanogram

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 6, 2010

    Posts: 1,004

    Very impressive :)
    I suppose it's harder than it looks. Flight paths to select on location and lots of behind the scenes editing to get the finished video.

    I'd like a Mavic sized drone but with a better camera, just for stills.
     
  3. Jason_Sturgess

    Gangster

    Joined: Apr 13, 2016

    Posts: 108

    Location: Somerset

    Cheers Marzipanogram, I tend to just fly around doing different angles & pans for 30 mins with the Record button on and then edit the best bits for my videos :) clipping them together in Sony Vegas and changing the speeds ect . I don't really do anything else apart from that , I just try to blend it in nice with a selected soundtrack.
     
  4. Jason_Sturgess

    Gangster

    Joined: Apr 13, 2016

    Posts: 108

    Location: Somerset



    I am hoping they bring out a mavic with P4 pro camera :) Now that would be the perfect drone.
     
  5. EsaT

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 6, 2008

    Posts: 4,281

    Location: Finland

    Phantom 4 Pro has good amount bigger sensor needing bigger lens and camera.
    And that just wouldn't fit to Mavic, at least without cutting axis or two from gimbal.
    Maybe that 1" sensor would fit with mechanical up/down axis using digital stabilization for others.

    But anyway Mavic is already darn nice with that folded size comparable to camera lens. (did my first flight today)
    Even with propellers removed Phantom pretty much needs whole bag for itself.


    What we need is "hammerspace"
    http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Hammerspace
    http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BagOfHolding
    Guess we just have to keep dreaming...
     
  6. Jason_Sturgess

    Gangster

    Joined: Apr 13, 2016

    Posts: 108

    Location: Somerset

    The only benefit I found from the Mav was the Camera shots looked sharper but the 4k video isn't oddly enough & the fact its small so perfect for holidays and carrying around. I can't complain thou I've taken some amazing photos and videos with mine this year, looking forward to what my P4 Advance has to offer.

    You can see my work here :) and on my Instagram page. www.jasonsturgess.co.uk
     
  7. Jason_Sturgess

    Gangster

    Joined: Apr 13, 2016

    Posts: 108

    Location: Somerset

  8. grumpybeard

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 24, 2009

    Posts: 685

    Location: Lost in Alps

    Really nice Jason, well done!
     
  9. a1ex2001

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 14, 2005

    Posts: 10,640

    Location: Here and There...

    I like the video especially the early part the ending with the drone circling you goes on a bit! My pet hate with drone movies is the use of overly dramatic music to try and jazz up something in which nothing much really happens!
     
  10. doug_1986

    Gangster

    Joined: Apr 20, 2009

    Posts: 349

    You're so right! This video is great though, looking forward to this year's
     
  11. Jason_Sturgess

    Gangster

    Joined: Apr 13, 2016

    Posts: 108

    Location: Somerset

  12. Jase

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 4,426

    Location: Pembrokeshire

    For portability the Air is brilliant. For an upgrade though I would have gone for the 4 Pro.

    Personally I'm waiting for the Mavic 2 or the Phantom 5 this year. I would have bought the Air but don't like that it uses wifi.
     
  13. jasonsony735

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 17, 2007

    Posts: 1,117

    Location: Some where in England

    Don't get me wrong I loved my P4 and it was hard letting it go but the one thing I hated in my first year of Droning was having to carry it everywhere in a Bag! its pretty big and also the battery's for the P4 & Pro are well expensive now £165 Each - Another thing I hated doing and I did nearly lose my Drone from it was sticking on the Props everytime before takeup

    From a hobby Perspective the Air is the way to go , you can just carry it in your hand and whip it out in seconds and fly... It really is the best Drone for someone that Travels a lot., Just picked up 2 x more Batteries the weekend at £69 each so a lot cheaper than P4's
    The 4k 30FPS is very nice on the Air. I was worried about the photos but the 8k photo mode is insanely good.

    I don't have anything bad to say about it in my 4 weeks of owning it.


    If I do decide to go down the Professional route then I myself will prob end up going for P5 with the new lens you can change.


    The Wi-Fi is pretty bad in built up areas I agree but if you want to go to the coastline or away from towns or citys as your meant to anyway :) Then the Wi-Fi isnt an issue , its not got the range as the P4 or Mavic pro but then again this Drone is aimed at someone who just wants to take it up quickly get a few banging shots and movie and then bring it back down.