Samall Tips For Shooting Drones

Some Tips For Shooting Drones


The first tip is to fly slowly. Flying slowly has the effect of a movie, giving the audience a feeling of shooting tall with professional equipment + helicopters. Slow flight can make the drone more controllable. Especially single-handed drones.

If it is not necessary, try to move the remote control lever as small as possible to make the movement of the drone progressive, so that the drone can slow down during acceleration and deceleration. Otherwise, the lens will have a clear sense of frustration, increasing the chance of lens distortion and jelly effect.

Route planning as much as possible. Before you start shooting, it’s best to spend some time getting familiar with the environment of the shooting point. This will help you develop the best aerial route. This will not only make shooting smoother, but also make more efficient use of the battery. Otherwise, you may encounter the awkward scene that the drone has low battery when you want to re-shoot. Remember, for now, battery power is the biggest short board for drones.

There Are Two ways To Slow down The Drones Moment :

1 Increase The joystick length

 As we all know, the amount of control input of a drone is proportional to the change of the joystick angle. Increasing the length of the joystick can increase the thread of finger movement unconsciously. The same finger movement distance produces smaller angular changes and reduces the amount of input.

The rocker is actually divided into two sections. First, turn the upper section counterclockwise to a suitable length, and then turn the lower section counterclockwise, until the upper section is locked.

The maximum length can be increased by 1.5. See the comparison before and after the growth:

Lower The Exp value

The EXP value can be modified in the DJI GO flight control parameter settings. This option represents the exponential relationship between the actual amount of putter on the remote control and the amount of logic stick output.

3 : Reduce brake sensitivity.

Decreasing the brake sensitivity will slow down the frustration response during braking, and the lens change will be smoother. [Note] Decreasing the braking sensitivity and increasing the travel distance of the brake, so you should keep a safe braking distance when controlling the drone.

4 : Decrease the moving speed parameter of the gimbal wheel.

The speed of the pan / tilt wheel is reduced according to the shooting needs. I personally think that the 40 is more suitable for most situations.

2. Multi-dimensional flight

Many movies are not shot in a single front-back, up-down, left-right, or multi-dimensional angle. For example, when the drone is moving forward or backward, it is added with descent or ascent, and rotation is added during the ascent or descent. These actions require multiple exercises to become familiar with it.

3. Panning the lens

At present, many aerial scenes are mainly shot in front, which lacks freshness for the audience, so using more panning lenses can make the audience more fresh. It’s as if framing below 0.5 meters or above 2 meters when shooting will be more shocking and make soup films easier.

First vision lens

The first vision lens is mostly used for fast-moving shooting, such as a chasing lens, which will make people feel like they are in an aircraft. This kind of lens is mostly a fixed camera position, allowing the movement of the drone to directly feed back into the lens, especially the sense of tilt produced by Yaw’s movement. 4k large screen effect is better. The following video is a video of the FPV race:

5. Add PTZ motion effect

Joining the movement of the gimbal while flying at multiple angles can increase the audience’s sense of freshness and shock. For example, if you add a head-up lens during the process of ascending and descending, do you feel the rising sun?

This is easier to accomplish with multi-dual or multi-control flight shooting. The single control needs to use the function of fixed heading or fixed waypoint to simplify the control of the aircraft, and it needs more practice.

6. Scene parallax effect

When shooting, you can leap over the obstacles of trees or buildings and suddenly increase the depth of field of the scene to achieve a shocking sense of huge contrast between the front and back scenes. When shooting, you need to lock the focal length of the lens to infinity, so that the drone is very close to the obstacle, it is best to be a bit blurred, the drone rises 45 degrees, and the depth of field of the scene suddenly increases during the leap. Another method is to make the drone fly closer to the top of the tree and quickly fly. The lens produces a strong sense of oppression, and then slowly slopes up. At the same time, with the camera looking up, the lens will make the audience feel a sudden and cheerful.

7. Do not rotate the lens in place

The camera turning in place will give the audience a very abrupt and dizzy feeling. In addition, the drone will be affected by wind to a certain extent at high altitudes, and it is impossible to reach a stationary state, especially the horizontal height is difficult to maintain.

8. Make the most of your side light

All the photography techniques on the ground can be used in aerial photography, especially in the use of light, making full use of the side effects of sunrise and sunset, and making it easier to produce syrup

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