DJI Mavic 2 Pro Archives - The Drone Trainer

FLIR and Los Angeles Fire Department discuss drone deployments

FLIR & Los Angeles Fire Department Drone Webinar FLIR recently held a webinar featuring members of the Los Angeles Fire Department, discussing how they utilize drones in public safety. I attended the webinar live, and was able to pick up a few tidbits of valuable information about how LAFD is using them in a variety of applications. Even if you missed the webinar, the good news is that FLIR has published a replay of the event which you can watch right here! Read More

The Drone Trainer Podcast 054 – Walt Snider

Drone Podcast - Walt Snider Drone Q&A

The Drone Trainer Podcast 054 - Walt Snider

Welcome to episode 54 of The Drone Trainer Podcast! This week we're going to hear from Walt Snider, who is going to be asking me a variety of questions about drones. Everything from what to look for when purchasing a drone, to different ways that drones will fly and behave under different circumstances. 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! Read More

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!