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    Here's an image from a recent shoot in Captiva using my Mavic 2 Pro.
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    Morning all! It's been a minute so here's a recent project. I'm still super happy with the Mavic 2 Pro's video quality, stability, reliability, and all the -ilities. Nothing too special about this video in terms of how I used the drone.
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    Beautiful images - as are all of yours! Thanks for sharing your approval process. I had a recent positive experience myself where a particular location was in Class D airspace with "automatic authorization coming soon" as noted on AirMap. I applied for authorization on DroneZone and rather than waiting 90 days... I received authorization within 48 hours and they even expanded my request parameters a bit. What a great feeling! Anyways, thanks again for sharing your awesome work and experiences!
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    What he says.. I don’t own a P4 so this is second hand news, nor do I think it really matters. I’ve heard the camera on the P4 described as a mechanical shutter and a global shutter which are not necessarily the same. Many of the applications you can overcome rolling shutter in part by cranking the shutter speed. However the rule of thumb for professional results is shutter should be twice the frame rate. None of these drones are going to provide you with a professional system as compared to the higher end professional cameras like the ARRI Alexa Mini. That doesn’t stop lots of people from using them in a professional application and the endless comparisons. Just keep in mind that there are people who argue a GoPro is good enough in the hands of a professional. It really depends on how your going to use it. I don’t think you can beat the I2 with the X7. If you don’t get hung up in needing ProRes Raw license and additional drives etc, then the price isn’t that bad. At least not compared to an ARRI.
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    Hi @Andrew 124C41, Welcome to the UAV Coach Community Forum! @JBR LIFE Photography did a good job explaining many of the great features on the Mavic 2 Pro. The Mavic 2 Pro is a great drone and is a very popular drone because of all the features it packs in such a small drone. I personally own a Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian and it has been a great drone. I prefer the Phantom drones and I think it has more to do with how cool the Phantom drones look. I think its larger size also holds up to stronger winds better, based on what I have seen. This is just my opinion, but you really cannot go wrong with either of them. The Inspire 2 is an incredible drone, but like you said it is very expensive. If you are trying to get the best bang for your buck, I would choose either the Mavic 2 Pro or the Phantom 4 Pro. A big difference between the Mavic and the Phantom is the shutter mechanism and the FPS (Frames Per Second). The Mavic uses a rolling electronic shutter, whereas the Phantom uses a mechanical shutter. The rolling electronic shutter will not provide crisp and clear images while in motion like the Phantom will. The mechanical shutter on the Phantom is much better in terms of clarity while taking images in motion. This may not be a concern for you if you are more interested in cinematography compared to photography. I just wanted to make sure I noted this difference. The FPS is something you would be more interested in if you are working on cinematography projects. The Mavic can only shoot 4K at 30 FPS, the Phantom can shoot 4K at 30 FPS and 60 FPS. They both have their advantages and disadvantages, I hope this information will make your decision easier. We also have a Drone Buying Guide if you would like to check that out: https://uavcoach.com/drone-with-camera/ Best, - Chase
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    @Mike CoddingtonI just found out about this new challenge that you might find interesting. https://www.cnydrones.org