DJI Mavic Adventures | Episode 2 | How To Shoot Mountain Biking With A Drone

DJI Mavic Adventures | Episode 2 | How To Shoot Mountain Biking With A Drone


We’re here at Woody’s Bikepark in Cornwall And this is Mavic Adventures! Mountain biking is all about flowing at
speed over difficult terrain but keeping up with the action using regular cameras
can be a difficult art. The lightweight, portable DJI Mavic is super easy to bring along for the ride and the angles you can get with this thing make a rad
change the usual POV footage. Let’s start by taking a look at the three active
track modes. These make it possible to follow a subject automatically, leaving you free to concentrate on recording the action. With ‘trace mode’ enabled, simply
position yourself behind or in front of the rider before they set off. Now tap on
the rider and the Mavic will follow them along the trail. Profile mode is almost
the same, but this time the drone follows the rider from the side. Line yourself up
alongside and then again just tap on your subject and off you go. Spotlight mode is really cool, with this
one enabled you can use the sticks to rotate your drone around the rider as
they’re moving, the Mavic will automatically keep them in the center of
the frame at all times. Another great feature for shooting bikes
is ‘sport mode’, this boosts the Mavic’s top speed to an impressive 40 miles an
hour. One shot to try with this mode is called the pullback. Start close to the
rider flying backwards they set off down the trail, and accelerate out to reveal
more of the hillside. It’s a good way to showcase the scenery and put the action
into context. When it’s time to land just press return to home and the Maverick
will find its own way back to you. Thanks to its front and downward facing sensors
it will even fly over any objects that might be in the way. This comes in super handy when you’re shooting a mountain bike trail with loads of trees around it. Even works in the middle of a flight if you
accidentally get too close to the landscape. Join us in the next episode
where we’ll be taking the Mavic to the surf, and exploring a few more of
its features. We’ll see you on the beach.