Walking, Hiking & Trail Running

Mavic Adventures Part 5 | How To Shoot A Hike With A Drone

Out and about with the DJI Mavic Pro

When it comes to epic subject matter, you can’t beat mother nature – and with the lightweight Mavic Pro from DJI, you can now grab awesome shots from the air during any holiday or trip to the great outdoors.

In this tutorial, we’re going to run through some of the funnest things you can do with this amazing little device.

“The Mavic’s camera can shoot super high quality 12 megapixel stills”

Let’s start with photography. The Mavic’s camera can shoot super high quality 12 megapixel stills. Just tap on the screen to focus, and hit the shutter on the top right of the controller.

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For the ultimate selfie, check out Gesture Mode. Pick a scenic spot, send your Mavic above you and spread your arms to get its attention. Then just signal to take a picture… and say cheese!

Gesture Mode enables you to signal the Mavic to take a shot without using the remote controller.

If you’re making a road trip video, you can set the scene by following your vehicle using Active Track – simply tap on the subject and the camera will lock on:

The Mavic’s Active Track modes enable it to follow a vehicle automatically.

When hiking uphill, pressing Terrain Follow will keep the Mavic at a fixed height above the ground using its forward and downward sensors. No bumps, no scrapes – just smooth footage:

Terrain Follow uses the Mavic’s forward and downward sensors to maintain a fixed height above a hillside.

When you want to capture the whole scene, Point of Interest mode will automatically circle an area for an epic 360 panorama. First, hover directly over the subject and fix your centrepoint. Then, apply a radius:

To set a Point Of Interest, hover over the subject and simply apply a radius in the DJI Go App.

You can adjust the speed the drone will complete its orbit. Once you’re ready, just hit ‘Apply’ and it will begin:

Circling objects with a drone used to be a difficult maneuver involving the control sticks, but the Mavic makes it easy.

When you’re done with shooting, the Mavic folds back down in a few seconds so you can easily stash it away, and carry on with your trip.

“Point of Interest mode will automatically circle an area for an epic 360 panorama”

Check back for the next tutorial, when we’ll be in the mountains, with some top tips on using the Mavic to shoot snowboarding.

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