Optimized Settings for the DJI Mavic Pro Drone
Have you been flying your Mavic Pro and enjoyed taking video and photos? Me too! In this post I like to share the settings I use for this little drone. I spend some time researching the internet and experimenting in the field to come up with a bunch of optimized settings.
These settings are mainly for filming with the Mavic. Keep in mind these settings work great for me but might not suit your needs for certain situations. I only list the parameters I have tweaked relative to the factory settings.
This is a work in progress. In time I will most probably alter these settings. I will update this post in the future!
Main Controller Settings
Throttle Up: 0,20
Rudder Right: 0,20
Yaw Movement Limit: 60
All at 100
Remote Controller Settings
C1: Center Auto Focus
C2: Toggle Map/Live View
Upper: Camera Forward/Down
Lower: Camera Forward/Down
Left: AE Lock
Gimbal Mode: Follow
Gimbal Speed: 7
Enable Upwards Gimbal Tilt: off
Gimbal Pitch Smoothness: 20
Enable Synchronized Gimbal Pan Follow: on
Whenever possible film with Manual settings. ISO should be as low as possible and shutter speed close to 1/50th. Use an ND filter outside, it really improves your footage (Polar Pro makes really good ND filters for the Mavic).
Tip 1: when filming on auto exposure: first have the Mavic adjust exposure for a certain scene, lock the AE and only then start filming.
Tip 2: in many cases it is a good idea to correct the exposure with -0,3, the Mavic tends to over expose a little.
Tip 3: don't use higher framerates or slow motion. It doens't look good.
Video Size for HD acquisition: 2.7K (either 24 or 25 fps dependent on NTSC or PAL area) looks best.
Video Size for 4K acquisition: 4K 3840x2160 (either 24 or 25 fps dependent on NTSC or PAL area)
Video Format: MOV
NTSC/PAL: PAL for Europe
White Balance: whenever possible choose a fixed white balance.
Style: Custom -2 -1 -1
Grid: Grid Lines
There it is. Any questions or remarks? Feel free to use the comments below!