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Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Sep 09, 2018 @ 07:19 PM | 1,639 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 | 550 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 | 1,369 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 | 2,393 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 | 1,481 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 | 1,400 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 | 1,340 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 | 2,167 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
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Jun 01, 2018 @ 04:54 PM | 1,749 Views
DJI Phantom 4 and Parrot Bebop 2 Video Comparison (4 min 58 sec)

The Phantom 4 and Bebop 2 are the best drones I own and are great for different reasons. This is not so much a Phantom 4 vs Bebop 2 video as much as a comparison of the two after a day out flying them both in the same location under the same conditions. I bought the Phantom 4 refurbished and I am very pleased with it and the Bebop 2 continues to hold its own.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | May 25, 2018 @ 11:04 AM | 1,892 Views
Xiaomi MITU Drone Review | Unboxing Setup Flight Test and Camera Footage (27 min 34 sec)

The Xiaomi MITU is pretty good competitor to the Ryze DJI Tello and priced at $20 less.

PROS:
-Ultrasonic stabilization works great. The quad maintains its position when hovering without minimal to no movement
-Solid altitude hold
-Smooth video output despite not having a micro SD card slot
-$20 less than the Ryze DJI Tello
-Flies surprisingly well and easily via the virtual sticks; sticks appear wherever you place your thumbs on the screen.
-4GB of internal storage for photos and video

CONS:
-Camera quality is not terrible, but just meh
-No image stabilization
-Flight time is more like 8-minutes vs. the advertised 10-minutes

👀Please note that the MITU uses a 5.8ghz WiFi signal, so you must have a smartphone that accommodates 5.8ghz in order to fly this drone....Continue Reading
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | May 12, 2018 @ 02:26 PM | 1,757 Views
King Kong ET115 Fish Story | Rescued by my Phantom 4 (6 min 31 sec)

I almost lost my King Kong LDARC ET115 while flying FPV in a new spot the other day. Good thing I had my Phantom 4 with me.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | May 06, 2018 @ 04:34 PM | 3,254 Views
Ryze DJI Tello Firmware Updates and Camera Test | How I Use My Tello | Part 4 (6 min 11 sec)

The Tello is the best selfie drone in my opinion after using it for several weeks. You can zip it around if you want, but it really shines when you want to take pictures with family and friends, or pictures of whatever really. Not just for indoor use either. The 5MP camera produces sharp detailed photos while the vision positioning system keeps the Tello locked into one position. Changes made in the firmware updates are largely unnoticed by the user IMHO, but I did notice that the video drops fewer frames than it did when I first started flying it.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Apr 29, 2018 @ 08:46 PM | 2,587 Views
This thing looks awesome and has power for days. Black is beautiful . I was a bit nervous to put this one in the air the first time, because I had so much trouble with the Furibee X140. Out of the box it just wanted to flip to its death; I was able to fix it though (well sort of). But...the Darkmax flies great right out of the box. This sucker has tons of power (I know everyone says that about everything, but I really mean it) and I started to think, "Is there a such thing as too much power?" I was only flying on a 4S battery and this thing accommodates up to 6S....that is nuts. Full throttle and this thing disappears into the sky. I have tested 4 Furibee drones thus far and I'm 2 of 4 now with having good success with them. The X215 Pro is great, but it did require some TLC. The Fire Dancer had a bad motor shaft and I already mentioned the X140. The ones that are good are really good though.