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Got the Mavic 2 Zoom last night and decided to test out the new Active Track 2.0.

I had the original Mavic, but sold it before I got the bike. I never played with Active Track on that model, but apparently 2.0 is a massive upgrade.

In the beginning, I'm using my phone/controller to have the drone lock on my shape (body/motorcycle). Once set, it will follow me. This is profile mode.


The three modes are:
Trace – positions the drone from behind or in front (tricky) of you
Profile – positions the drone at your side
Spotlight – you control the flight path of the drone but it will keep tracking the subject

Note - I am not controlling the drone whatsoever in this video. The controller is inside my tank bag when I'm moving.

Not bad, eh?
 

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P.S. Colors look like crap and washed out because I'm using the Cinelike profile, which tries to replicate LOG. It's purpose is to increase dynamic range and is intended to be color graded in post production - i did not do that for this video.
 

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Got the Mavic 2 Zoom last night and decided to test out the new Active Track 2.0.

I had the original Mavic, but sold it before I got the bike. I never played with Active Track on that model, but apparently 2.0 is a massive upgrade.

In the beginning, I'm using my phone/controller to have the drone lock on my shape (body/motorcycle). Once set, it will follow me. This is profile mode.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rB9Jfsqpkk

The three modes are:
Trace – positions the drone from behind or in front (tricky) of you
Profile – positions the drone at your side
Spotlight – you control the flight path of the drone but it will keep tracking the subject

Note - I am not controlling the drone whatsoever in this video. The controller is inside my tank bag when I'm moving.

Not bad, eh?


That’s pretty **** cool!


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I don't know what a Mavic 2 or an Active Track is....but how much does all that cost? (to do what you did?)


And does the drone know enough to not run into the light poles? (so it has it's own proximity sensors.)


I would love to be able to have it behind me, and film in some mountain canyons.
 

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I don't know what a Mavic 2 or an Active Track is....but how much does all that cost? (to do what you did?)


And does the drone know enough to not run into the light poles? (so it has it's own proximity sensors.)


I would love to be able to have it behind me, and film in some mountain canyons.
$1300 and some change after taxes. https://www.amazon.com/DJI-Quadcopter-24-48mm-Optical-Version/dp/B07GD9XY6J

Yes, there are optical avoidance sensors on ALL sides of this drone. They work extremely well. I have tested this full speed directly at my face (not recommended!) and it will hit the brakes and stop well before me, hover in place and will not go forward even if im holding the sticks down.

Version one of the Mavic is under $900 now http://a.co/d/dZqBdR3 though it only has sensors in the front and underneath.
 

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I have to say, I’m also thinking of buying the new mavic 2 & have been really impressed with youtube reviews.
The active tracking and collision avoidance advancements are amazing.
I still have the Phantom 2 which is a relic in comparison

I think I’d go for the Hasselblad camera for quality rather than the zoom lens version though.

Good demo
 

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That's freaking awesome! I have the Mavic Air and have been meaning to try this. Is this your first attempt at active track?
 

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That's freaking awesome! I have the Mavic Air and have been meaning to try this. Is this your first attempt at active track?
Yessir. About to head on a road trip through Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado... Should get some good opportunities to test it more. Won't have the bike, though. :crying:
 

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Wow that's crazy, never knew any of this existed.
I'd be a bit paranoid having my $1,300 equipment flying around without me in control or with an eye on it.
You'd be surprised... There are so many technological failsafes. You're very likely more liable to crash it while YOU are controlling it (unless you have many hours under your belt) before this system would.
 

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Fantastic. How long does the battery last?
On this version, anywhere between 25-31 mins. My guess is the variance is dependent on radio interference, wind speed, etc. It's a [EDIT] 3850 mAh [/EDIT] battery and this is considered a long time for a drone of this quality - it's largely a weight thing.
 

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That's just plain awesome!


I'm surprised more vloggers aren't using this kind of thing spliced into their footage.


I'm keen to see any other vids you pick up around the place.
 

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What I like about the new version is you can comfortably trust it to film yourself riding without the need of a second person.
The previous DJI models wasn't as good with obsticle avoidance.

I’m hoping this thread fizzles out soon as I will be pining to upgrade, & their not really that cheap are they..
 
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