March 28, 2021GeneralWe mounted the Insta360 One X2 in front of the DJi FPV drone and the result offers a pretty unique view of the drone : Here are some pictures of the drone with the camera mounted :   Like this:Like Loading... [...]
December 11, 2020360 / DJi Mavic AIR 2 / featured / MountWe mounted the Insta360 OneX2 on our DJi Mavic Air2 : And the result is pretty cool. Here’s the 360 version : Here’s the Reframed version : You can get the Mavic Air 2 mount here. Like this:Like Loading... [...]
June 30, 2020360 / DJi Mavic 2 / DJI Mavic AIR / DJi Mavic AIR 2 / DJi Mavic PRO / GeneralEvery self respecting drone owner should learn how to hand launch and hand land his drone. If you’re into adding extra payload to your drone or not it will always come in handy flying in snow, long grass, sand, from a boat, from a roof, … and keep all the debris out of your drone when launching from a dirty surface. Launching is as simple as holding the drone from below and initiating the auto launcher : The most difficult may be the position to do this with one hand. I found out that the easiest is to hold the drone in your one hand and keep the controller between your body and other hand, performing the control with your thumb : Here’s a video on how to do this with the Insta360 One X and One R : Here’s a video on on how to do this with the Kandao Qoocam 8K : You can find the mounts here. Like this:Like Loading... [...]
June 9, 2020GeneralUsing our new Arm Mount we mounted the Insta360 One X to the DJi Mavic Pro 2 in a couple of different ways : We used the DJi Mavic Air 2 arm mount and a couple of our Insta360 One X cases : For reference (and because I accidentally uploaded the video without 360 Metatags ­čÖé ) here’s the equirectangular version :   Like this:Like Loading... [...]
January 20, 2020360 / Bottom Mount / DJi Mavic 2 / featured / General / Mount / Top MountWe wanted to test a couple of different ways to mount the Kandao Qoocam 8K on top & below the Mavic. We used a DJi Mavic 2 Pro here but it’ll be the same with the zoom or Mavic Pro or Inspire (Air 1 & Spark won’t work). Below is an 8K 360 rendering of the 3 ways of mounting we tried : The first test (0..1:24) is using our passive hinge connected to the Mavic 2 Bottom mount and holding the Camera Screw stick. You will also need a 1/4″ camera hot shoe mount like this one (not included). The second test (1:25..2:29) has the camera fixed to the Mavic 2 Pro Bottom mount but we had to add our stabilizer to prevent the Mavic from shaking. You will also need a 1/4″ camera hot shoe mount like this one (not included). In the third test (2:30..3:25) we mounted the camera on top of the Mavic 2 using our Mavic 2 topmount. You will also need a 1/4″ camera hot shoe mount like this one (not included). Please make sure to turn off the WIFI on the Qoocam or the GPS reception will be affected. Like this:Like Loading... [...]
November 23, 2018360 / Bottom Mount / Camera Case / DJi Mavic 2 / MountWhen your footage doesn’t have any ceiling or moving objects above it’s quite easy to mask out the drone. In Adobe Premiere┬ájust extract a frame (Ctrl+Shift+E) : In Photoshop you open the exported frame and select ‘Distort > Polar Coordinates‘ : This will turn the image from Rectangular to Polar and allow you to edit out the drone. If you are lazy you can use the Healing Brush (J) but a Clone Stamp (S) does a better job. Now we turn the picture back into Rectangular with┬á‘Distort > Polar Coordinates‘ : Depending on how long your drone was and the amount of sky you have to remove select the area and feather it (I used 75 pixels here) : If you now delete (Ctrl-X) that area you end up with a clean sky mask : Save that as a .PNG (one of the formats that will keep the transparency in alpha) and drop it above your footage in Premiere to see the drone removed : Here’s the result : Like this:Like Loading... [...]
November 19, 2018360 / Bottom Mount / Camera Case / DJi Mavic 2 / DJi Mavic PRO / MountI wanted to test how the distance between the (Insta360 One X) camera and the Mavic Pro affects the amount of drone that remains in the image. I used a DJi Mavic 2 Pro here but it’ll be the same with the zoom or Mavic Pro or Platinum. To mount the Insta360 One X to the Mavic I used 5 different lengths : It’s safe to say that anything over 40cm/16 inches isn’t worth it as the drone doesn’t shrink a lot more after that.┬áHere’s what the Insta360 One X footage looks like : To connect the Insta360 One X to the Mavic 2 I used our Mavic 2 bottom mount but it’ll work the same way if you use our Mavic 1 bottom mount. This was connected to our Insta360 One X Selfiemount and extended with our GoPro Extenders. If you move the camera further than a 10cm below the Mavic you’ll notice serious vibration so I used our double hinged mount to overcome that. ´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ Like this:Like Loading... [...]
October 7, 2018360 / Bottom Mount / Camera Case / DJi Mavic 2 / DJi Mavic PRO / MountI wanted to test how the distance between the (GoPro Fusion) camera and the Mavic Pro affects the amount of drone that remains in the image. I used a DJi Mavic 2 Pro here but it’ll be the same with the zoom or Mavic Pro or Platinum. To mount the GoPro Fusion to the Mavic I used 5 different lengths : Here’s what the Fusion footage looks like : To connect the GoPro Fusion to the Mavic 2 I used our Mavic 2 bottom mount but it’ll work the same way if you use our Mavic 1 bottom mount. This was connected to our GoPro Selfie Stick and extended with our GoPro Extenders. If you move the camera further than a 10cm below the Mavic you’ll notice serious vibration so I used our double hinged mount to overcome that. ´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ Like this:Like Loading... [...]
March 27, 2018360 / Bottom Mount / DJi Mavic PRO / General / Mount / Top MountHere we check how long the DJi Mavic Pro battery will last when adding extra (360) cameras : 25:27 : Empty (799 grams in total) 17:42 : With 1 Samsung Gear 360 (932 grams in total) 13:03 : With 2 Samsung Gear 360 (1125 grams in total) I ran into some issues with the screen recorder but you get the idea. Like this:Like Loading... [...]
March 27, 2018360 / Camera Case / DJi Mavic PRO / General / Mount / Top MountHere’s a quick test where we put a Samsung Galaxy with FLiR One thermal camera on top of a DJi Mavic Pro. This allows you to do a thermal scan of your house : Like this:Like Loading... [...]
February 11, 2018360 / Bottom Mount / Camera Case / DJi Mavic PRO / Top MountIn the video below you can see how to remove a drone from your footage when shot with a Samsung Gear 360 (model 2017) on top and below. This will work with most other 360 camera’s as well : Here’s the resulting video : Like this:Like Loading... [...]