Playing with Drone Video and Have Fun, Start Here!

Here are some tips about drone video shooting that I’ve summed up nearly two years. I gathered them together to help UAV enthusiasts achieve great cinematic aerial shots with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and obtain a satisfactory drone video with video toolbox. I have a DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter Drone and ready to buy a Parrot Disco instead, as for drone video toolbox, I opted renowned Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate.


Some Filming techniques of Drones

#1: The first tip I gathered of filming with a drone is going slow because in actual operation I found that flying slowly makes the shot appear more controlled and crafted. Of this it believes that most of UAV enthusiasts have noticed that.

#2: It is more easily to obtain better video clips via keeping your UAV flying backwards. The reason is that body shaking of drone may cause propeller appear into the video screen, while flying backwards can avoid this problem well.

#3: I found that my DJI Phantom 3 Standard works quite well for showing landscapes from a different perspective when doing strafing or sideways movements. Maybe it is applicable for all types of aircraft, try it out.

#4: When shooting video, let drone work at low speed of motor as fully as possible to reduce the vibration caused by high speed rotation. Through this method, although the speed of rising is low, the video recorded by drone will be more stable and clear.

#5: Please avoid shooting backlit as the built-in video camera is not like digital camera, it can’t handle complex light well. Backlit imaging will make you very disappointed.

#6: The selection of angle, height and position is also important for getting a great drone video. Please be patient with drone and find the perfect camera angle because it will produce you unexpected results.

#7: Pay attrition to weather and choose a sunny day (light is downy) to film with your drone. In addition, you had better do not get any of your drone shots on a windy day. I never fly when the winds are over 20 mph.

#8: Camera settings can also influence the video quality, you are highly recommended to film in the flattest camera profile as it can give you the most dynamic range from your aerial camera.

#9: When filming close to the ground, I always lower the shutter speed of my drone camera to avert the strobing effect. This works quite well for my DJI Phantom 3 Standard.

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#1: Convert Drone video through Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate. In order to make sure your drone videos saved on SD card can be played on computer smoothly, we will have to use a video toolbox to decompress it and decode it to computer friendly videos for playing.

#2: Click on settings button to adjust quality and frame rate. I always assign my footage the highest quality and set the frame rate to 23.98p, certainly, you have the final say for your drone video.

#3: Before converting, you are recommended to trim the “Fat” using the built-in editor. Generally, the video we filmed by drone contains the extra footage from takeoff and landing. Cut off the useless part through Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate to save you much time of converting time.

#4: Once you have your settings and you’ve trimmed the fat, add the file to the conversion list and click “convert”—this will convert all clips to the specified settings.