Flying around Golden Gate
The weather was near perfect. It was sunny, next to no wind and very light haze. It’s very rare to experience a day like that. I didn’t hesitate leaving work early to bring out my new DJI Phantom Vision 2+.
I previously had a DJI Phantom Vision with a Dronexpert Gimbal. It worked well, but I really wanted the 3 axis. Based on the results of my new video I say it paid off. The PV2+ also provides increased range, which was used in 2 shots of the video. I was able to fly up to 650′ away while still having video. In the past, I had the video start cutting out after 450′. Because I was flying over water most of the day, I really didn’t want to do a range test. That will have to wait for another day.
The camera feels very improved. The fisheye is less harsh which leads to higher quality video. I don’t want to completely turn off the fisheye, otherwise the video will look too flat. The fisheye adds a nice level of depth. The new fisheye lens also has the advantage that I don’t need to fiddle with it as much in post. I only did an analyze color and mild color adjustments. There are a number of areas on the video I felt I could have done better on the color correction, but I am still learning.