What’s the first thing to do when you finally have your DJI Mavic at hand?
No, not fly. It’s studying user manual.
User manual serves as the best teacher of all new pilots. Every question about the drone can be answered. For example, what should you do with these two little sticks?
But when you finally finish reading the user manual and hope for a thrilling flight, you probably are frustrated by the result of what you took.
You search the Internet and watch amazing aerial videos shot by well-known aerial photographer, but still can’t understand why such an easy move doesn’t work well in your videos.
Except those are not easy moves.
Below are the top 5 mistakes that beginners mostly make:
Fail to fly consistently
Mostly happen when: following moving objects
Consequence：Lose the target or make the entire video go waste
Reason： Don’t have a sense of how much force should be made to control the sticks
1 Use your thumbs along with your pointing fingers to control the sticks, instead of using thumbs alone
2 Use ActiveTrack to follow your target
Using thumbs alone to control sticks can be difficult for beginners
Use two fingers for accurate control
With DJI ActiveTrack, why bother manual control?
Fail to know the limit of gimbal pitch
Mostly happens when： Flying over a target and adjust the camera from forwards to downwards
Reason:Not familiar enough to simultaneously control the flight and camera pitch
1 Use your thumbs and index fingers to control the joysticks, the middle fingers roll the dials gently.
2 Please pay attention to the roll instruction line on the left side of the video feedback or the shutter button, gradually stop rolling the dial when the movement of the roll axis is closed to the limit.
When camera pitch is about to reach the ceiling, the white dot above turns red.
Fail to make a decent circling
Mostly happens when：manually circles around a target
Consequence：footage is ruined by bumpy flight
Reason：Cannot coordinate the left stick with the right one
1 Practice makes perfect. And remember, never push the sticks too hard.
2 Use Circle mode in DJI Go.
That’s how bumpy videos are recorded
Push the left stick gently when turning the drone
DJI GO Circle Mode
No entering & exiting frame
Mostly happens when：Shooting moving target
Consequence：No entering and exiting frames in the video
Reason：Lack of awareness
A good video should have a beginning and ending to let viewers know where it begins and ends
Entering & exiting frame
This is the TOP 1 mistake that almost every beginners will make, which is:
A sudden turning during flight
Mostly happens when：Anytime could happen
Consequence：ruins the perfect long shot
Solutions：keep your hand away from the left stick during flight
Just flight forward. It doesn’t hurt.