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Posted by TinkleWid | Jul 29, 2018 @ 04:47 PM | 1,130 Views
Found a lovely new spot in the woods that I had to share with some cows while I wait for my Caddx Turtle to arrive from China

🦕 HGLRC XJB 145 with Cows and the Woods - Waiting for the Caddx Turtle to arrive (5 min 39 sec)


I've been sticking with the lightweight Quelima SQ12 and lens mod while waiting for my Caddx Turtle or Turtlet to arrive from China. In the meantime Albert Kim has a great review @ Caddx Turtle 🐢 HD FPV Camera Review + Giveaway 🎁📷👍
Caddx Turtle 🐢 HD FPV Camera Review + Giveaway 🎁📷👍 (28 min 31 sec)
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Posted by TinkleWid | Jul 22, 2018 @ 11:47 AM | 914 Views
Runcam HD 2 Camera versus Quelima SQ12 on the 🦕 HGLRC XJB 145 🦕 - Single Run on a Tattu 4S 650mah Lipo

After testing out the Runcam 2 HD I decided to go back to using the Quelima SQ12 with lens mod. The flights look more dramatic and gives that rushing feeling.

The 3 inch drone is a little too under-powered to carry the 49grams of the Runcam 2 HD and so it is way more fun to fly with the 17gram SQ12 with mount.

HGLRC XJB 145 PIDS used for this video on Betaflight 3.2
Roll: 45, 45, 27; Pitch: 46, 50, 30 Yaw:70, 45, 20
Tatu 4S 650mah best lipo imho

Happy Flying 🦕 HGLRC XJB 145 🦕 FPV Mini Drone Freestyle Raw: Back to the SQ12 HD Camera Lens Mod (3 min 1 sec)


Music mix by Gramatix

Equipment used:
HGLRC XJB 145 Mini Quadunder 250 grams https://www.banggood.com/HGLRC-XJB-1...SABEgJKx_D_BwE
Quelima SQ12 MiniQuad HD Camera with lens modification
Jumper T8SG https://www.gearbest.com/radios-rece...SABEgJ8cvD_BwE
Original SQ12 footage modified using Adobe Premier Pro editor
Betaflight 3.2

Future Project: Micro HD Camera to test in 1080/60fps: Caddx Turtlet or Caddx Turtle https://www.banggood.com/Caddx-Turtl...p-1320281.html
Posted by TinkleWid | Jul 12, 2018 @ 10:55 AM | 1,097 Views
My cousin kindly lent me his Runcam 2 hd with wide lens on my 3 inch HGLRC XBJ 145. I fancied flying in 1080p with 60fps but was worried about the extra weight.

I flew as carefully as possible but still managed to crash several times due to the extra load. The punch out is still impressive but obviously not as fast and the additional momentum is something to contend with 🤣. However, it was fun flying until the tie-strap broke on my last crash. I had quick fly after that without the Runcam and boy I forgot how fast the XJB really is !!

Overall I think the Runcam HD has a great wide picture and I don't mind the fisheye 180 degree lens. However, I believe the Quelima SQ12 with lens modification provides a much more exciting flight as the central image is focused and the edges are slightly blurred. In addition, the reduced weight makes the SQ12 720p camera very attractive. More testing is required.

TESTING 🦕 HGLRC XJB 145 🦕 FPV Freestyle Drone with Runcam 2 HD (170 degree) and new PIDS (3 min 50 sec)


MY new PIDS are good to fly with but there some propwash which is impossible to tune out as expected especially when coming straight down and flat (tilt only at 20 degrees). More testing is required with more tilt but I think I will enjoy flying with less weight. Stay tuned to see what I do.

HGLRC XJB 145 PIDS used for this video on Betaflight 3.2
Roll: 45, 50, 29; Pitch: 51, 51, 31 Yaw: 75, 45, 20
Tatu 4S 650mah best lipo to use as the 4S 850mah is too heavy

Equipment used:
HGLRC XJB 145 Drone under 250 grams (Mini Quad) https://www.banggood.com/HGLRC-XJB-1...SABEgJKx_D_BwE
RunCam 2 HD Camera with 170 degree lens
Jumper T8SG https://www.gearbest.com/radios-rece...SABEgJ8cvD_BwE
Original SQ12 footage modified using Adobe Premier Pro editor
Betaflight 3.2
Posted by TinkleWid | Jul 07, 2018 @ 06:58 PM | 962 Views
A full run with the new lens mod in the dappled light of the wood. It look pretty amazing compared to the horrid stock lens with the infrared filter.

Link to Lens for Quelima SQ12 lens modification -
https://www.banggood.com/M7-1_8mm-Wi...r_warehouse=CN

HGLRC XJB 145 PIDS used for this video on Betaflight 3.2
Roll: 45, 45, 27; Pitch: 46, 50, 30 Yaw:70, 45, 20

🦕 Quelima SQ12 HD Camera with lens mod in dappled sunlight on 🦕 HGLRC XJB 145 fpv drone (4 min 2 sec)


Equipment used:
HGLRC XJB 145 Drone under 250 grams https://www.banggood.com/HGLRC-XJB-1...SABEgJKx_D_BwE
Quelima SQ12 HD Camera (like the Hawkeye FireFly Micro Camera) https://www.gearbest.com/automobiles-...
(the Quelima SQ13 like the FireFly is out now on GearBest but there is some good video footage to show they are similar) The Firefly wins slightly perhaps.
Jumper T8SG https://www.gearbest.com/radios-rece...SABEgJ8cvD_BwE
Original SQ12 footage modified using Adobe Premier Pro editor
Betaflight 3.2
Posted by TinkleWid | Jul 03, 2018 @ 04:40 AM | 4,015 Views
Taking a session to learn how to drop in starting with a spiral move and then when more confident rolling in as smoothly as possible.

Using a new lens on the Quelima SQ12 which give a rushing feeling which I really like. There has been no processing with Adobe Premier Pro.

Learning how to "Drop-In" 🧐Quelima SQ12 Lens Mod 🧐 HGLRC XJB 145 FPV Freestyle Drone (4 min 32 sec)


Link to 1.8mm wide angle lens for Quelima SQ11, SQ12 or SQ13 HD Camera modification -
https://www.banggood.com/M7-1_8mm-Wi...r_warehouse=CN

HGLRC XJB 145 PIDS used for this video on Betaflight 3.2
Roll: 45, 45, 27; Pitch: 46, 50, 30 Yaw:70, 45, 20

Music mix by Gramatix

Equipment used:
HGLRC XJB 145 Drone under 250 grams https://www.banggood.com/HGLRC-XJB-1...SABEgJKx_D_BwE
Quelima SQ12 HD Camera (like the Hawkeye FireFly Micro Camera) https://www.gearbest.com/automobiles-...
(the Quelima SQ13 like the FireFly is out now on GearBest but there is no good video footage)
Jumper T8SG https://www.gearbest.com/radios-rece...SABEgJ8cvD_BwE
Original SQ12 footage modified using Adobe Premier Pro editor
Betaflight 3.2
Posted by TinkleWid | Jun 27, 2018 @ 05:19 PM | 2,456 Views
Decided to go back to my new spot in herts and a few bikers turned up with beers so I went into the woods for a quiet session with the ViFly R130. I forgot how nice the lens looks on the fpv feed so here is the footage which is much brighter than the Quelima SQ12 HD camera. I think that I will try the 'lens-mod' for the SQ12 to hopefully get a brighter picture in HD.

Getting away from 🏍️🏍️🏍️ into the 🌲 🌲 🌲 FPV Freestyle Single Pack Camera Test (ViFly drone) (3 min 18 sec)


Music:
Mixes by Washboard Rythem Kings - Pepper Steak

Equipment used:
Vifly R130 (sub 250 gram drone) https://www.unmannedtechshop.co.uk/vi...
Quelima SQ12 HD Camera (like the Hawkeye FireFly Micro Camera) https://www.gearbest.com/automobiles-...
(the Quelima SQ13 like the FireFly is out now on GearBest but there is not much actual footage)
Jumper T8SG https://www.gearbest.com/radios-rece...SABEgJ8cvD_BwE
Original SQ12 footage modified using Adobe Premier Pro editor
Betaflight 3.2
Posted by TinkleWid | Jun 25, 2018 @ 03:47 PM | 2,188 Views
Found a great new spot today to test the HGLRC XJB 145 on Tattu 4S 650S. I still haven't ordered any more 850s but had a blast anyway. Going to have to get back to this spot as there are so many unexplored lines. I might have to use the xbj 145 for going above the woods and the Vifly R130 for some bashing around inside the woods. That said the xjb with Cadex F1 Camera performed so well in the low light. I may have to make a video with the Cadex as the lighting was much were better than the SQ12.

🌲 Quelima HD Camera in the Woods 🌲 HRGLC XJB 145 Drone Footage (Session 1) (4 min 32 sec)


The Quelima SQ12 worked great in the sun but in the woods it lacked a lot of colour (and I should have lowered the tilt). I think it is time to buy some super-glue and change the lens! The Quelima SQ13 and Hawkeye Firefly are in the same category as the Quelima SQ12 so they are not worth the extra bucks in my opinion.

Music: Mixes by Washboard Rythem Kings - Peper Steak

UPDATED PIDS: I have only just set-up my xjb and have one Tattu 850 4s so haven't really spent time pid tuning as it's so much fun to fly. I have found it hard to tune out the propwash completely with the Tattu 4s 650 so my pids may not be a good starting point. That said, here they are again which I updated the igan to counter the wind and I am sure they will change again as I get used to the quad. Roll: 45, 45, 27; Pitch: 46, 50, 30 Yaw:75, 45, 20

Equipment used: HGLRC XJB 145 Drone under 250 grams https://www.banggood.com/HGLRC-XJB-14...
Quelima SQ12 HD Camera (like the Hawkeye FireFly Micro Camera) "https://www.gearbest.com... (the Quelima SQ13 like the FireFly is out now on GearBest but there is no good video footage
Jumper T8SG https://www.gearbest.com/radios-recei...
Original SQ12 footage modified using Adobe Premier Pro editor Betaflight 3.2
Posted by TinkleWid | Jun 17, 2018 @ 10:49 AM | 1,733 Views
First quick test and edit of my first video footage of the super fast XJB 145 flying around a bike track and filmed with a Quelima SQ12 HD Camera. I am sure I didn't get to 100mph but it sure did feel like it! Boy, this drone is fast and definitely an upgrade from the ViFly R130.

💨 100 MPH 💨 Quelima HD Camera Bike Trail Speed Test with XJB 145 drone under 250 grams (Adobe Edit) (2 min 5 sec)


The Quelima SQ12 HD footage is not bad for 30fps although there are some dropped frames and a black sun due to the cheap processor but for £10 it's not a bad camera.

I think the XJB 145 deserves a runcam split mini but the frame may need to be changed first. The Quelima SQ13 and Hawkeye Firefly are in the same category as the SQ12 so they are not worth the extra bucks in my opinion.

Music: Mixes by Gramatix

Equipment used: HGLRC XJB 145 Drone under 250 grams https://www.banggood.com/HGLRC-XJB-14...
Quelima SQ12 HD Camera (like the Hawkeye FireFly Micro Camera) https://www.gearbest.com/automobiles-... (the Quelima SQ13 like the FireFly is out now on GearBest
Jumper T8SG https://www.gearbest.com/radios-recei... Original SQ12 footage modified using Adobe Premier Pro editor Betaflight 3.2

How to update or remove the date/time stamp on the Quelima SQ12: The camera will write a text-file to the sd card (20150101235530 / yyyymmddhhmmss) that can be corrected with a text editor. If you don't want the date timestamp to appear on your video simply change 'Y' to 'N' (No) and save to sd card.
Posted by TinkleWid | Jun 12, 2018 @ 06:57 AM | 1,035 Views
Session 6 compilation of my time at 'Graffiti Bando'. I am upgrading the Vifly 130 to a XJB 145 so won't be coming back to the bando for a while.

💀 Hitting all the GAPS @ Graffiti Bando 🏟️ Compilation Footage (Quelima SQ12 Camera) (4 min 27 sec)

Making moves in small spaces is so different from flying in a field. Definitely a level up of my fine motor skills and concentration!

The Quelima SQ12 camera was amazing again in the bando handling the light indoors and outdoors. The ViFly R130 is a tough beast and has survived all the crashes with the help from some more black tape. I would have loved to take a runcam split but the bando would have eaten it up unless I had a good runcam split mount with lots of protection.

Music:
Mixes by Gramatix "Dungeon Sound"

'Love Neas' Graffiti by Neas (the South London Banksy):
Neas came from a strong generation of South London writers including Mood, Anie,Vamp & Ensa. He and his fellow DPM crew members were given jail sentences in 2009 in a very public court case. One of the best train writers in the UK in the last 15 years.
http://www.artagainstknives.com/graf...ed-art-knives/

Equipment used:
Vifly R130 (sub 250 gram drone) https://www.unmannedtechshop.co.uk/vi...
Quelima SQ12 HD Camera (like the Hawkeye FireFly Microo Camera) https://www.gearbest.com/automobiles-...
(the Quelima SQ13 is out now on GearBest )
Jumper T8SG https://www.gearbest.com/radios-rece...SABEgJ8cvD_BwE
Original SQ12 footage modified using Adobe Premier Pro editor
Betaflight 3.2

How to update or remove the date/time stamp on the Quelima SQ12: The camera will write a text-file to the sd card (20150101235530 / yyyymmddhhmmss) that can be corrected with a text editor. If you don't want the date timestamp to appear on your video simply change 'Y' to 'N' (No) and save to sd card.
Posted by TinkleWid | May 26, 2018 @ 05:35 PM | 1,426 Views
Looking for new lines in the Bando 🏟️ The Graffiti always makes the 🎥 interesting.

Record of Bando Session 5 Full FPV Freestyle Run

🏟️ Graffiti Bando Finding New Lines 🎥 Session 5 Full FPV Freestyle Run (5 min 41 sec)


The Quelima SQ12 camera performed well again in the bando handling the light indoors and outdoors. However, the Graffiti looks pretty nice and colorful with the CMOS FPV camera and the frame rate is better. The ViFly R130 is a tough beast and has survived all the crashes with the help from some more black tape.

Music:
All We Do - Oh Wonder

'Love Neas' Graffiti by Neas (the South London Banksy):
Neas came from a strong generation of South London writers including Mood, Anie,Vamp & Ensa. He and his fellow DPM crew members were given jail sentences in 2009 in a very public court case. One of the best train writers in the UK in the last 15 years.
http://www.artagainstknives.com/graf...ed-art-knives/

Equipment used:
Vifly R130 (sub 250 gram drone) https://www.unmannedtechshop.co.uk/vi...
"Quelima SQ12 HD Camera https://www.gearbest.com/automobiles-""...
(the Quelima SQ13 is out now on GearBest but there is not much actual footage "[url"]https://youtu.be/lrDzPwXqdTQ[/url] ")
Jumper T8SG https://www.gearbest.com/radios-rece...SABEgJ8cvD_BwE
Original SQ12 footage modified using Adobe Premier Pro editor
Betaflight 3.2
Posted by TinkleWid | May 22, 2018 @ 05:32 AM | 1,918 Views
Please help!

Which footage looks better?
Which looks smoother?
Which looks more colourful?
Which is more realistic?

🏟️ Bando FPV Freestyle UK Full Run 🎥 Edited SQ12 verus Raw FPV Comparison (5 min 41 sec)


Comparison of Quelima SQ12 and raw FPV footage with Bando Session 5 Full FPV Freestyle run footage

Looking for new lines in the Bando 🏟️ The Graffiti always makes the 🎥 interesting.

The Quelima SQ12 camera was amazing again in the bando handling the light indoors and outdoors. The Graffiti looks so nice and colourful. The ViFly R130 is a tough beast and has survived all the crashes with the help from some more black tape.

Music:
All We Do - Oh Wonder

'Love Neas' Graffiti by Neas (the South London Banksy):
Neas came from a strong generation of South London writers including Mood, Anie,Vamp & Ensa. He and his fellow DPM crew members were given jail sentences in 2009 in a very public court case. One of the best train writers in the UK in the last 15 years.
http://www.artagainstknives.com/graf...ed-art-knives/

Equipment used:
Vifly R130 (sub 250 gram drone) https://www.unmannedtechshop.co.uk/vi...
Quelima SQ12 HD Camera https://www.gearbest.com/automobiles-...
(the Quelima SQ13 is out now on GearBest but there is not much actual footage
Quelima SQ13 Mini Car Dashboard and Portable Camera DVR - GearBest (1 min 21 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by TinkleWid | May 16, 2018 @ 09:01 AM | 1,667 Views
00:00 Warm Up
2:45 Fast part of run
3:33 SQ12 HD footage

🏟️ 'Graffiti Bando' Raw FPV Footage 🎥 New Day – New Graffiti – More Tilt! (4 min 30 sec)


I managed to get back to the Bando for a short practice run a week after my first ever sessions. Another day, another set of Graffiti (on the big wall to the left) and some real fun. What tilt do you have for flying in a confined space and do you have any tips?

It is my first post of fpv footage for a while and it is pretty good for a 700 VTL CMOS camera. The last part of the flight is with the Quelima SQ12 camera which doesn't look as impressive as in fulll sunlight. The Quilema SQ12 camera was amazing in the bando handling the light indoors and outdoors. The Graffiti looks so nice and colourful. The ViFly R130 is a tough beast and has survived all the crashes with the help from some black tape.

Music: Pretty Lights featuring Tupac and James Brown mix

'Love Neas' Graffiti by Neas (the South London Banksy):
Neas came from a strong generation of South London writers including Mood, Anie,Vamp & Ensa. He and his fellow DPM crew members were given jail sentences in 2009 in a very public court case. One of the best train writers in the UK in the last 15 years. http://www.artagainstknives.com/graff...

Equipment used: Vifly R130 (sub 250 gram drone) https://www.unmannedtechshop.co.uk/vi...
Quelima SQ12 HD Camera https://www.gearbest.com/automobiles-...
(the Quelima SQ13 is out now on GearBest but there is not much actual footage "https://youtu.be/lrDzPwXqdTQ" )
Jumper T8SG https://www.gearbest.com/radios-recei...
Original SQ12 footage modified using Adobe Premier Pro editor Betaflight 3.2
Posted by TinkleWid | May 13, 2018 @ 02:35 PM | 1,492 Views
Record of 'Graffiti Grange' Bando Session Highlights, 2nd/3rd Session Full Runs, Crashes and Tree Recovery Compilation I had so much fun learning to fly in a 'Bando' with help from 'The School of Hard Knocks' 🤓🍒🤓.

🍒 Cherry Popping in a Bando 🤯🍒🤯 Quilema SQ12 drone HD freestyle fpv footage (Vifly) (9 min 57 sec)


Having only one quad I was trying to be careful it's easy to get carried away and here are my first 3 sessions. It definitely takes time to get used to a lower camera tilt before settling on about 15 degrees but it was essential at first otherwise my Vifly R130 would be in pieces in such a confined space. I wasn't the first to fly this place as I found some broken props, fpvherts 'tags', and even a Rotor Riot gimbal guard.

The Quilema SQ12 camera was amazing in the bando handling the light indoors and outdoors. The Graffiti looks so nice and colourful. The ViFly R130 is a tough beast and has survived all the crashes with the help from some black tape.

Music:
Roll Up (feat. Marko Penn)
B.o.B The Bando Dance
Neovaii "crash" mix '

Love Neas' Graffiti by Neas (the South London Banksy):
Neas came from a strong generation of South London writers including Mood, Anie,Vamp & Ensa. He and his fellow DPM crew members were given jail sentences in 2009 in a very public court case. One of the best train writers in the UK in the last 15 years. http://www.artagainstknives.com/graff....Continue Reading
Posted by TinkleWid | May 12, 2018 @ 05:57 PM | 1,510 Views
Got in a last minute fun fly whilst getting used to my new rates. I had to slow down to check out the rainbow halfway through! Also got a good test in the shadows and dying light with the Quelima SQ12 camera at sunset and it didn't fair too badly (a bit blurry) but not as good as in full sunlight.

😎🌈😎🌈😎 Rainbow Rates Free Flow: Quelima SQ12 FPV on sub 250g ViFly Drone (2 min 38 sec)


Equipment used: Vifly R130 https://www.unmannedtechshop.co.uk/vi...
HD Quelima SQ12 Camera https://www.gearbest.com/automobiles-...
(Note that the SQ13 has just been released on BG)
Original SQ12 footage modified using Adobe Premier Pro editor Betaflight 3.2

Music: neovaii "crash" mix
Posted by TinkleWid | May 07, 2018 @ 05:16 AM | 2,471 Views
Do I like the new flow?
I stumbled upon a great new spot by Wembley Stadium which I used to test new smoother Betaflight rates 🤔🤔
It proved to be a great new flying location for me and a level-up. I love the new rates and am very pleased the super cheap Quelima SQ12 camera which worked so well in the dappled sunlight between hail and rain showers 😎

Wembley Stadium Takeover 😮 (New Rates🤔): Flow Test with Quelima SQ12 HD Camera (BetaFlight/ViFly) (4 min 7 sec)


Equipment used:
Vifly R130 https://www.unmannedtechshop.co.uk/vi...

HD Camera https://www.gearbest.com/automobiles-...

Jumper T8SG https://www.gearbest.com/radios-rece...SABEgJ8cvD_BwE

Original SQ12 fpv footage modified using Adobe Premier Pro editor
Camera like the Hawkeye FireFly
Posted by TinkleWid | Apr 13, 2018 @ 04:53 AM | 2,033 Views
Lost FPV signal over a pond with no way to switch to Angle Mode but manged to just about hold my nerve 😅. Well worth it as got some great footage despite cleaning a muddy esc board in the field to fix a twitchy motor 😫 After 3 months of flying acro it's time to start learning how to tune PIDs - fairly happy with my first attempt!

Aside from the dodgy fpv and flying blind a fair bit of cruising, loops, rolls were executed. It all finished with a crash but the PID tuning and testing is underway🤓 Hoping to tune the quad to be smooth but aggressive enough for freestyle fpv.

What do you do when it's raining all week and you can't fly?��

a) Flight simulator
b) Look back over previous flight
c) Edit flight footage
d) Write a poem
d) All of the above

Tuning Betaflight 3.2 PIDS - SQ12 mounted on ViFly Drone (2 min 32 sec)


Equipment used:
Vifly R130 https://www.unmannedtechshop.co.uk/vi...
Quelima SQ12 HD Camera https://www.gearbest.com/automobiles-...
Betaflight 3.2

Editing software:
Original SQ12 footage modified using Adobe Premier Pro editor
Camera like the Hawkeye FireFly

How to update or remove the date/time stamp: The camera will write a text-file to the sd card (20150101235530 / yyyymmddhhmmss) that can be corrected with a text editor. If you don't want the date timestamp to appear on your video simply change 'Y' to 'N' (No) and save to sd card
Posted by TinkleWid | Mar 30, 2018 @ 08:19 PM | 1,863 Views
How to Escape a Drone Crash (ViFly with SQ12 HD Camera) featuring "Diary of Me" by Mahalia Burkmar (1 min 58 sec)


No-one likes to crash
But w-t-f!
Don’t matter to me.
A ‘lill bounce backwards?
And all is okay
How about a shake and a spin
Or Brian-Lobotomy?
Let’s try to drift in reverse again
Yeah put that on TV

FPV Freestyle Brain Training - "Diary of Me"
Don’t panic, recover, system check, recap, evolve 'fpv' brain
“Keep Droning On”

Music "Diary of Me" by Mahalia (iTunes) Flying near Wembley Stadium and Northwick Park

Equipment used: Vifly R130 https://www.unmannedtechshop.co.uk/vi...
Quelima Camera https://www.gearbest.com/automobiles-...
Original Quelima SQ12 720p footage modified using Adobe Premier Pro editor

Camera like the Hawkeye FireFly ViFly
SQ12 Drone: Learning how to FPV drift backwards (drone recovery after a crash)

How to update or remove the date/time stamp:
The camera will write a text-file to the sd card (20150101235530 / yyyymmddhhmmss) that can be corrected with a text editor.
If you don't want the date timestamp to appear on your video simply change 'Y' to 'N' (No) and save to sd card.
Posted by TinkleWid | Mar 27, 2018 @ 04:52 AM | 1,588 Views
A test edit of a short flight filmed in the winter on an overcast day and edited with Adobe Premier Pro. As you can see it was shot in a lovely fallow field at the back of Belmont’s Children’s Farm in Barnet near London. It was a nice find and luckily The Waffle Café located is nearby and beside the Farm Shop where one can warm frozen fingers on a winter’s day. 👍🏽 👍🏽
Definitely worth checking out and remember that although the land is fallow try to fly from beside the pathway and only collect your drone if it crashes into a field 😎

SQ12 HD Camera: Belmot Childrens Farm, Barnet, England; ViFly Drone Modified Quelima (0 min 51 sec)

Posted by TinkleWid | Mar 15, 2018 @ 08:59 PM | 1,974 Views
How do you create that 'Cinema Feel' with a cheap HD Camera on a lightweight racing drone?

What a result in the winter sun at a new spot near Wembley Stadium with a $10 HD SQ12 Quelima Camera on a sub 250g ViFly R130 FPV freestyle drone!

Remove duplicate frames and then blend with the only colour change to select CineLook in Adobe. That works nicely on a bright day with no need to change the tints or highlights so a 10 minute job after the editing of raw footage is complete.

I'm still liking the Quelima SQ12 until something better is released in the same price range. Unfortunately, the Mobius Mini is too heavy so next maybe the Runcam Micro Swift or perhaps the Runcam Nano (5g)? It would be great to have a cheap camera that has a sensor that doesn't produce a black sun 😎

Cinematic Drone Racing (London, UK) - SQ12 HD Camera Modified Smooth Blended Frames (sub 250g drone) (2 min 20 sec)

Posted by TinkleWid | Mar 13, 2018 @ 05:37 AM | 2,031 Views
A winter visit in January to the National Trust Snowshill Manor and Garden in the Cotswolds near Chipping Campden with the ViFly R130 with Quelima SQ12 HD camera.

Snowshill, Cotswolds, UK: Modified SQ12 versus ViFly CMOS 700TVL test (sub 250g drone)
Flying Snowshill, Cotswolds, UK: Modified SQ12 versus ViFly CMOS 700TVL test (sub 250g drone) (0 min 42 sec)


A nice short video test of the SQ12 versus the stock Vifly 700TVL CMOS camera taken in windy conditions. The results from each camera produce a very different feeling but neither are as satisfactory as a Mobius Mini, Runcam or GoPro. However, for £10 it seems like a cheap solution for a mini quad.

So, is it worth buying the Quelima SQ12?
Only if you have a video editor as the raw footage suffers from frame lag and a lack of colour!

Raw footage modified using Adobe Premier Pro editor

Vifly R130 https://www.unmannedtechshop.co.uk/vi...

HD Camera https://www.gearbest.com/automobiles-...