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South Lake Tahoe, Ca. Cabin Aerial View – DJI Phantom, GoPro Hero 3 B.E. Camera

Friday, October 25th, 2013

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Filmed on location in South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA. Using the DJI Phantom Quad Copter equipped with the GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition Camera and FatShark FPV Goggles. DJI Gimbal provided stability with pan and tilt capabilities.

Music provided by Youtube:

Title: Festival
Artist: Topher Mohr and Alex Elena

Title: Tidal Wave
Artist: Silent Partner

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Lake Tahoe to San Bernardino Time Lapse Video with the GoPro Hero HD Dash Camera

Monday, June 24th, 2013

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Just a quick video using the time laps photos. I had it set to take 1 picture per minute.

Mammoth and Lake Tahoe Aerial Shots with the DJI Phantom and GoPro Hero HD Camera FPV

Monday, June 24th, 2013

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Friday, June 21 2013, we have arrived at Mammoth Mountain.  Went on up to the Devils Postpille.  Traveling down a two way road wide enough for one car we have arrived our destination.  Packed up the back pack and hiked in.  I was able to capture the mountain side, craters, lakes, streams and even the San Andreas earthquake fault.  I think the crater was the hardest area to fly, as you loose the depth perception once you are flying over the center of the crater.  Loosing my sense of direction, I was about ready to hit the fail safe button on the remote, but decide to press on.  Once I was realized that the wind was a major factor on what caused me to loose my sense of direction, I was able to continue my flight with a a big relief and my panic state had subsided. I wonder what would have happened if I did flip the switch to trigger the fail safe mode.  Would the GPS mode work correctly and return the Phantom back to where I took off from, or would it land in the center of the crater?  I am glad I didn’t find out the hard way.

This 15 minute clip is a compilation of 7 flights and some shots with my Canon Vixia HF R40 Camera(1080p 30fps).  The in car camera is a GoPro Hero HD(720p 120 fps wide fov).  The camera on the DJI Phantom Quad Copter is a GoPro Hero HD 3 Black Edition (1080p 60 fps narrow fov).  I am using iMovie to edit the footage.  I am still looking for music that I can add to the video without youtube taking it down.

Overall, I am very happy with the turn out of the videos.  I know I can get better footage from the Quad Copter if I were to purchase a gimbal for it.  The one that I have my eyes on is designed by DJI and is made for the Phantom and GoPro Hero Black Edition Camera.  It features video stabilization, vibration reduction, and in the future transmits video and OSD back to the controller or mobile device.

South Lake Tahoe 05/26/2013 Aerial – Memorial Day Vacation

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

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Here is my latest video from the Go Pro Hero 3 black edition camera and the Cannon VIXIA HF R40. I was able to do 6 Aerial flights with the DJI Phantom Quad Copter. However, only 2 flights were recorded. This seems to be a problem with the Go Pro camera, where it would stop recording before being told to do so. Many complaints have been filed about this. It seems to be an issue with the SD cards, not being able to store the video fast enough, so it aborts the recording. It is a hit and miss, depending on many factors.

I have combined all of the footage into this 15 minute video. I have found some music from SOUND HOUND that should be royalty free. Hopefully youtube will see it this way and not take my video down. The music isn’t that great, but it adds some entertainment to the video. I used iMovie to add the speed up effects, wipes, titles and color correction. I am still disappointed with how choppy some of the video turned out. I hope you don’t get sick from watching this. I am still working on getting stable video. One of the big factors from the chopper is the wind. There is a gimbal that should help out with this. I also noticed the flicker in some of the shots when the sun reflects off of the props. I am guessing there may be a filter I need to buy to reduce this effect. Any thoughts or suggestions on how I can improve my future videos would greatly be appreciated.

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