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DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Dolly Zoom Example

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom - Dolly Zoom Example

One of the coolest features of the new DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone is “Dolly Zoom.” You’ve probably seen this effect in a few movies, such as Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, and now you can easily pull it off yourself with your drone! Let’s take a quick look at what our friend Keith Perry at Hudson Valley Drones has created with this technique.

DJI Dolly Zoom Example

Isn’t that awesome? It’s an extremely cool effect that is now very easy to pull off with your DJI Mavic 2 Zoom. Here’s how:

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Dolly Effect How-To

1. Fly the drone to the location you want to start from.
2. Tap on the controller icon on the left side of the screen within DJI Go 4.
3. Tap on “Timelapse”
4. Tap on “Dolly Zoom”
5. Using your finger you can draw a box around yourself, or whatever subject you’d like to be the focus of the dolly zoom.
6. Tap “Go” and the drone will do all the rest of the work for you!

This simple technique is going to really open up the creativeness of drone pilots from around the world. We’re just starting to see the first glimpses of what drone Dolly Zoom can do, and I look forward to checking out everyones creativity as time goes on. Keep them coming!

The Drone Trainer Podcast 043 – Drone Augmented Reality

Drone Podcast - Augmented Reality with Chris Brisendine

The Drone Trainer Podcast 043 – Drone Augmented Reality

Welcome to episode 43 of The Drone Trainer Podcast! This week I chat with Chris Brisendine who has created an augmented reality solution for drones. I won’t go into too much detail about it as I want you to hear all the tech and applications right from the horse’s mouth! Check this episode out and subscribe on iTunes or Google Play so that you don’t miss this or any of the future podcast episodes!

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The Drone Trainer Podcast 041 – Ryan Hargraves of Connecticut

Drone Podcast - Ryan Hargraves from Connecticut

The Drone Trainer Podcast 041 – Ryan Hargraves

Welcome to episode 41 of The Drone Trainer Podcast! On this week’s show, we’re going to hear from a gentleman named Ryan Hargraves from Connecticut, who is going to discuss how he’s utilizing drones in his commercial photography business. Ryan also discusses his role as a volunteer firefighter and uses for drones. Check this episode out and subscribe on iTunes or Google Play so that you don’t miss this or any of the future podcast episodes!

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The Drone Trainer Podcast 040 – Drone Insurance with Evan Garmon

Drone Podcast - Drone Insurance with Evan Garmon

The Drone Trainer Podcast 040 – Evan Garmon

Welcome to episode 40 of The Drone Trainer Podcast! I guess that now we’re at 40, we’re over the hill! Thanks for all your support! On this week’s show, I’m going to be speaking with Evan Garmon, an insurance agent from Indiana who specializes in drone insurance! Check this episode out and subscribe on iTunes or Google Play so that you don’t miss this or any of the future podcast episodes!

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