Raincast

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  1. Hey drone flyers! I tried out my very first wedding video plus it's fully shot by drone. I did it for free as my friend asked me to, but because of that I couldn't really give directions to people as to what I wanted them to do or where to go. I listed the things that I learned and hopefully you'd find them useful! Thanks for watching and congratulations to the couple!

    Matthew and Alina | Wedding Video

    Things I Learned:
    1. Drones can work handheld but may be jittery at times and even over-compensate with it's stabilizer when swinging the drone left to right.
    2. I prefer controlling with the RC rather than wi-fi because you really can't pitch up and down smoothly without the RC.
    3. Setting up a drone can take time. Swapping ND filters because clouds suddenly cover the sun takes time. Switching to 1080p for 60 or 96fps for slow-mo also takes time.
    4. Prop sounds are very audible so choose when you should fly, preferably before the ceremony or after.
    5. Drones make sounds too when handheld and running. I didn't want to bother any of the guests so I kept away if I could.
    6. Finding free wedding songs is somewhat impossible. Any sites would be welcome!
    7. I don't have close-ups during the actual wedding because I wasn't getting paid and felt bad for getting in there.
    8. Working solo can get you to miss stuff that happen only once in a wedding. I had to drive to where the bride was prepping, then the groom, then back to the bride, straight to the venue, etc. so it was a lot of work.
    9. I was starving and really had to pee the whole time. I kept holding it in because I would have missed some shots.
    10. My positioning could have been better, but I didn't want to go where the professional photographers were hanging around in.
    11. I enjoyed doing this wedding and am sure I can do a better job next time!

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  2. https://youtu.be/tckoA1M9eqM

    Hello, here I got an Edmonton attractions/sights 4K video, all shot with a drone. It seems, though, that not all clip transitions got exported and some are actually broken. Either way, thank you for watching!

    This little solo project of mine has been a LOT of work and more challenging than my cinematic drone tutorials up on Youtube! Everything in the project was very time-consuming. Drone videography is also just a hobby I picked up these past few months and being pretty amateur added to the time.

    Edmonton is Canada’s Festival City, but I can’t fly my drone near crowds to capture the hundred or so festivals each year. I couldn’t wait for the big ones that are coming soon, plus I work a lot of weekends when these events are usually held. I look silly enough holding my drone out and shooting on the ground haha. There are also tons more things to do and see in the city, especially the bike trails, food, and winter activities.

    I've only started with drones and videography early March this year, so any advice would be gladly taken! Thank you for watching!

  3. Playstation 4 + DJI Goggles

    Hi all, I tried out the DJI Drone Goggles on the PS4. Unfortunately, the PS4 only has one HDMI cable so others can’t see what you’re looking at.

    No headtracking like with the drone as expected.
    Video quality is good, similar to a PS4 on TV from a decent sitting distance.
    The HDMI plug is behind the PS4, so using the short stock cable isn’t recommended.
     
    PC Gaming Goggles test here PC + DJI Goggles
  4. 16 minutes ago, Up Sonder said:

    @Raincast That is really too bad Canada decided to pass those rules.

    From what you know, do you think they will pass new legislation that will not be so harsh? Also is there some kind of exemption for commercial use?

    One of the politicians leading the laws seems to think all drones are toys and used to stalk people in their backyards. I don't know why free tourism advertising through aerial videography is hindered by the government.

    Currently, restrictions are based on weight. I do hope they make distinctions between racing, leisure, videography and commercial drone use in the upcoming laws.

    I heard Calgary has city by-laws that won't let you fly in it. I also heard big commercial companies in Vancouver shut down and report small aspiring drone flyers so they can keep their space.

  5. 6 hours ago, Up Sonder said:

    @Raincast liked the videos! Great for see how those movements work in real life! Very helpful for new pilots.

    Not sure if you work commercially, but if you do, you should put together videos like this for industry specific things like

    -Top 15 drones cinematic moves to make your real estate video pop!

    -Top 10 drone flight techniques for construction sites.

    Stuff like that!

    Hey, I don't work commercially and have been flying this first drone for just over two months. I doubt I'd get a job this early on haha

    Unfortunately, Canada has some 'temporary' strict laws right now. These blanket rules include being unable to fly 75m close to buildings.

    I end up going to parks where no one is around and flying vertically from there to legally fly.

    My house is too close to other houses so I can't vary my scenery haha. I'm thinking of doing one for moving objects, like bikes/vehicles with me or family/friends driving.

    Thanks for checking my videos out!

  6. https://youtu.be/DmduyQUlDbs

    I should've posted onto this sub-forum, but I placed it in the wrong category. Anyways, I tried out the DJI Goggles for a quick PC gaming session. It was completely plug and play with no hassles involved. Also, I apologize for the out of focus video quality. Thanks for watching!

    Here are my opinions on it.
    1. Unfortunately, the low latency head tracking that works with drones doesn't work when passed through the HDMI cable.
    2. The video quality is surprisingly decent (1080p on each eye).
    3. My computer easily recognized it as a monitor input, but Star Citizen at times would cap out at 1080p resolution even on my 1440p monitor. So, I would keep the Goggles turned off until I've loaded Crusader.
    4. The cable isn't that long. I'm sure other cables could be used for it.
    5. The weight isn't bad, and the battery's supposed to last 6 hours.

  7. https://youtu.be/DmduyQUlDbs

    Hi all, I tried out the DJI Goggles’ HDMI cable for a quick PC gaming session. It was plug and play with no hassles involved. I apologize for the out of focus video quality. Thanks for giving it a watch!

    Here are my opinions on it.

    1.        Unfortunately, the low latency head tracking that works with drones doesn't work when passed through the HDMI cable.
    2.        The video quality is surprisingly decent (1080p on each eye).
    3.        My computer easily recognized it as a monitor input, but Star Citizen at times would cap out at 1080p resolution even on my 1440p monitor. So, I would keep the Goggles turned off until I've loaded Crusader.
    4.        The cable isn't that long. I'm sure other cables could be used for it.
    5.        The weight isn't bad, and the battery's supposed to last 6 hours.
  8. Tilt-Shift/Diorama Mini Time Lapse in Strong Winds: Mavic Stability+Battery Test

     

    Hi, here’s an unplanned short video of a tilt-shift/miniature/diorama with the Mavic Pro. I was initially planning to see how well and how long it would hover under strong winds and okayish temps. Speeds in the video vary between 100x and 4000x plus a reversed clip.

    Editing was a lot more work than I expected, so I hope you enjoy watching it! Please check out my tutorial videos and other stuff as well!

    Facebook Page, Aerial Film and Photo - https://www.facebook.com/dronefilmphoto

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  9. 16 out of 71 Cinematic Drone Moves/Maneuvers/Techniques

    Hey all, I made a follow-up tutorial/how-to video of 16 MORE aerial cinematic movements/techniques complete with controls and some tips for a total of 71 maneuvers. I hope this can help new and intermediate drone flyers focus on the creative side. It’s my 11th day flying the drone so feedback is highly appreciated.

    My original video with 55 moves/maneuvers is here - https://youtu.be/NMX2u1Pbs4s

    Facebook Page, Aerial Film and Photo - https://www.facebook.com/dronefilmphoto

    Which ones are your favourites? Which ones do you currently use most frequently? Any moves not on this video that you would like to share? Feel free to pause the video any time. Thanks for watching!!

  10. HowTo: Shoot Multiple POIs/Scapes in 1 Cut w/ Basic/Beginner Drone Moves, Tutorial/Controls/Tips 4K

    Hello! 

    I made a quick tutorial video on using basic drone maneuvers to capture several POIs/scenes/landscapes in one cut. It’s my 8th day flying a drone and 3rd video with Premiere Pro so it won’t be as pro as others but I would love to hear any form of feedback.
    There seems to be a shortage of cinematic drone tutorials so I thought I’d make a second one for beginners. All controls I used pop out as text in the bottom of the video for referencing.
    If you enjoy this video, I’ll plug in my first tutorial video here as well. Please subscribe from my Youtube page, and grace me with your likes!
    4K HowTo 55 Drone Cinematic Moves/Maneuvers/Techniques Tutorial with Controls for Landscapes/POIs

  11. Hey all,

    I made a tutorial/how-to video of 55 aerial cinematic movements/techniques complete with controls and some tips. I hope this can help new and intermediate drone flyers focus on the creative after learning a bit of the technical side from the 55 clips. It was my 7th day flying a drone (5 of the 7 for this video) and 2nd run with Premiere Pro so feedback is highly appreciated.

    Which ones are your favourites? Which ones do you currently use most frequently? Any moves not on this video that you would like to share? Feel free to pause the video any time. Category timestamps are on Youtube for quicker scrubbing.

    Thanks!!

     

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