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Old 02-15-2018, 03:42 PM   #1
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Following my Boxster with a drone

So we had a nice weather day today for once, and I decided to play with my drone and Boxster. I bought a DJI Spark last month, and it does what is called Active Track. You draw a box around a subject and it follows it.

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Cool. What is the fastest you could drive and it be able to keep up? Do you choose the hover altitude and is it adjustable?
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Hover altitude is adjustable. Fastest I think it can go is about 25 mph.
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That is really cool!

I ran a drone company from 2013-2017 but we focused all of our efforts on applying drones to farms and agriculture.
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That's not bad. Smooth. But as a former cinematographer I would of liked to see some camera moves , something similar to what I've done in this music video I shot https://youtu.be/f5evR6rw9Ik . I know sometimes it's easier said than done, my Porsche videos I do pretty amateur style www.youtube.com/amazingquirks as I try to focus on what I'm doing and don't have help like I would on a film set bit just sharing
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Ha cool! Obviously need some wide open space. It would be cool to do one right off the back of the car.
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Old 02-16-2018, 02:34 AM   #7
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That is really cool!

I ran a drone company from 2013-2017 but we focused all of our efforts on applying drones to farms and agriculture.
I’ve been reading about that. Never really thought of it until I bought mine. They have all kinds of good and positive uses. The LAFD has one they use to find hotspots in wildfires. A police department out here on the east coast just used one to find a guy who’d gone missing while hiking a month or so ago.

As for the angle it can track from. It can do it from any angle you want. I plan on playing with it more and seeing what it can do. I watched a few videos last night on YouTube. One guy got up to 30mph and it was keeping up.
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That's not bad. Smooth. But as a former cinematographer I would of liked to see some camera moves , something similar to what I've done in this music video I shot https://youtu.be/f5evR6rw9Ik . I know sometimes it's easier said than done, my Porsche videos I do pretty amateur style www.youtube.com/amazingquirks as I try to focus on what I'm doing and don't have help like I would on a film set bit just sharing

It was just me playing. I didn’t operate the drone at all. I set it in a mode called active track. It followed the car automatically. It was a last minute thing when I got off work and there was still daylight. I even forgot the ND filter for the lense.

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