DJI Phantom Flying and Video

Shortly after Photoshop World 2013 I bought a DJI Phantom 1 quadcopter.  I’ve spent most of the fall working to perfect my flying technique. Now that I am getting comfortable with flying I’ve begun shooting some video using a GoPro Hero 3 mounted to the Phantom and finding the best GoPro settings for quadcopter video.  Above is my latest effort – early morning over a softball field in my neighborhood, using a GoPro Hero 3 (ProTune/1080p/60 fps) and edited in Final Cut Pro X.  I used a couple of plugins (GoPro Fisheye Fixer and GoPro HDR) to improve the video quality and concentrated on smooth flying for better shots. As a winter project, I’m thinking about adding a video gimbal mount for increased stability.

Definitely an improvement over my initial effort edited in GoPro Studio …

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