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Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Oct 08, 2018 @ 03:06 PM | 1,336 Views
DJI Mavic 2 Pro Budget ND Filters | SKYREAT ND Filter Review (14 min 0 sec)


The DJI Mavic 2 Pro produces amazing images all by itself, but good ND filters allow you to get more out of the camera especially in the manual modes. I show you how to install the Skyreat filters and I also included plenty of comparison footage. At about half the price of some of the more popular brands, you get 4 filters in this set: an ND32 and polarizer and an ND64 with polarizer.

The only thing I don't like about these filters is that the gimbal cover does not fit over them. So you have to remove the filters everytime you're done flying. Not a huge deal, but it can be a little inconvenient if you like to leave your filters on when moving from location to location or just in general.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Sep 09, 2018 @ 07:19 PM | 1,857 Views
DJI Mavic 2 Pro | How to Edit DLOG-M H.265 Video Smoothly with Premiere Pro (12 min 5 sec)

DJI Mavic 2 Pro | How to Edit DLOG-M H.265 Video Smoothly with Premiere Pro. This is a Premiere Pro tutorial showing how to edit video from the DJI Mavic 2 Pro shot in the DLOG-M color profile. In order to film in this profile you have to switch to H.265, but a lot of folks will be surprised that they can't even play the video on their PC, much less edit.

I show you how to use proxies or proxy files in order to edit DLOG-M H.265 video in Premiere Pro. HEVC H.265 is CPU/GPU intensive. I hope this helps.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Aug 22, 2018 @ 12:57 PM | 716 Views
Eachine EX2 Mini Drone 5.8ghz FPV Bundle Review (20 min 40 sec)

Imagine the MJX Bugs 3 Mini with a camera, monitor and goggles.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Jul 29, 2018 @ 09:27 PM | 1,493 Views
360 Little Tiny Planet Panorama | With a DJI Spark 360 Panorama (2 min 4 sec)

I have a cheap 360 camera and thought I would shoot some video at ground level and then do a panorama with my DJI Spark.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Jul 10, 2018 @ 01:27 PM | 2,701 Views
Ryze DJI Tello with Xiaomi Mi Wifi Repeater | How to Reduce Video Lag and Frame Skipping (16 min 5 sec)

I tested the Tello with and without the range extender to see if it would, a) reduce or eliminate frame skipping in the recorded video, and b) reduce or eliminate lag in the live video feed. Despite the results of this test, I still think it's time to do away with weak wifi fpv. If not 5.8ghz, there has to be some way to innovate a more reliable use of wifi such as what DJI does.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Jul 08, 2018 @ 01:24 PM | 1,596 Views
Flitt Flying Camera Selfie Drone Review (15 min 7 sec)

Impressive features for the price, but is it a reliable machine?
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Jun 29, 2018 @ 04:26 PM | 1,530 Views
Xiaomi Mi Wifi 2 Repeater Range Extender | Full Setup Tutorial for the Ryze DJI Tello (15 min 48 sec)

Setup is not very intuitive, so I made this video to help walkthrough how to setup the Xiaomi Mi range extender.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Jun 19, 2018 @ 07:37 PM | 1,469 Views
Eachine E32HW Review | What do you think it looks like? (16 min 47 sec)

It comes with the usual features that we commonly see with budget wifi fpv drones. Altitude hold, 2MP camera and this one takes a micro SD card for smoother video footage. It looks just like the Bugs 5W to me.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Jun 14, 2018 @ 09:38 AM | 2,472 Views
MJX Bugs 5W (B5W) Review | Unboxing and Setup | Part 1 (10 min 19 sec)

It has a 1080p 90-degree tiltable camera right from the controller, follow me and orbit modes, and waypoints. It is a nice step up from the Bugs 2W. Since there is so much to cover, I broke the review up into 3 videos. Check out all 3 for a thorough assessment of this drone.

Part II: Flight test, video and photos, and waypoints
Part III: Range test

PROS:
-Very quiet
-Stable even in windy conditions
-All automated features work very well
-Camera panning is very smooth and I didn't notice any jello in the video footage
-Takes nice photos
-Easy to setup and get in the air

CONS:
-Relatively short flight time; I have been getting about 11-12 minutes. You will definitely need at least 1 more battery
-Once waypoints have been engaged, you can only stop the drone via the app. No controller input will disengage them.
-Video frame rate fluctuates between 23-24 fps. This is ok, but it could lead to some video stutter....Continue Reading