Bird checking out my Spark

Discussion in 'Photos and Videos' started by NC_Spark_3D, May 13, 2018.

  1. NC_Spark_3D

    NC_Spark_3D Well-Known Member

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    I was flying my Spark at about 400 feet (120 meters) filming the sunset last night when a swallow flew up and did a loop around my drone to check it out!
     

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  2. Rob's Red Spark

    Rob's Red Spark New Member

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    Oh man. Tell me about it. Birds get very protective this time of year. Things should get better once the mating is done and the babies are born. I try to avoid them if I can (flying higher, or a different location). Good luck out there.
     
  3. pmshop

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    Try the 0:50 mark
    I was going to do a hyperlapse but found some "friends" instead:
     
  4. NC_Spark_3D

    NC_Spark_3D Well-Known Member

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    Wow! You found a lot of friends. Swallows, too. I flew my Spark tonight at dusk and about three swallows flew around it. I'm glad they didn't try to ram it, like some birds do to each other!
     
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  5. shawnski451

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    Love the video, very clear and looks awesome when I cast it to my 65" Samsung. In fact it's looks way nicer than anything that I've tried to do.

    May I ask what you are using for a video editor and what computer?

    All my editing has been done on on my Moto G5 Pluss and I'm using Android based Power Director. Everytime I up load to YouTube it looks like garbage.

    Im looking into getting a computer but not sure what I'm suposed to be looking for. Any assistance or help would be greatly appreciated.

    Like I said, that is very nice looking video.
     
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  6. pmshop

    pmshop Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!

    I edit my videos with Filmora and I upscale to 4K with "best" settings.
    Home made computer but it is a i7 8400K processor with 16Gb DDR4 2800
    We just got a Samsung 58" 4K this past Saturday so now I can see the full effect of the editing efforts I have been performing.

    Now I need to use my home made craft more with a 4K camera on it to see what that is like.
     
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  7. shawnski451

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    Yeah, my Samsung is 4k as well, video looks great on it.

    Thanks for the quick reply. I gonna start shopping around for a PC now.
     
  8. NC_Spark_3D

    NC_Spark_3D Well-Known Member

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    I was trying out some maneuvering over my street today in Sport Mode. Two swallows appeared and flew around my Spark the whole time. Unfortunately, I realized half way through the video that I had the camera facing toward the ground, so I missed most of what the birds were doing. But then I turned the camera toward the horizon and you can see them flying around. :)



    And here's a still frame of one of the birds passing directly in front of the camera.
     

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  9. Linuxglobal

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    Gotta stop rotating so much, had to turn off the clip from headaches.
     
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  10. Sparkz71au

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    I had trouble watching it as well - it made me feel dizzy. I guess that's part of Sport Mode - might be very sensitive? Apart from the fast turns, the rest looked good.
     
  11. pmshop

    pmshop Well-Known Member

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    That is why I get into the settings with the older DJI Assistant 2 and change the YAW rates to 30° regular mode and 50° sport mode.
     
  12. NC_Spark_3D

    NC_Spark_3D Well-Known Member

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    I agree the video is hard to watch. It looks like the Spark is just spinning around, but in fact it was covering a lot of ground between those turns. You just don't see the travel movement. I'm not very good at making videos! :D
     
  13. pmshop

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    All it takes is a bit of practice