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adam tracksler

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First Drone, with GoPro Hero 5 Session?
« on: December 28, 2016, 03:49:52 pm »

Sorry if this is in the wrong place, but it seemed the most appropriate.....

Looking to get a first drone for use with a GoPro Hero 5 Session.

I'd like to be able to add some aerial, and flyover to my offerings.

I know that I'll probably crash a few times, so I'm trying to factor that in.... I figure I could use the winter to get pretty good at piloting and be ready in the spring for shooting......

I was thinking the session would be a better buy than the regular, but it may not be.....if it isnt.... let me know....

Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks, ad

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Re: First Drone, with GoPro Hero 5 Session?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2017, 08:17:51 am »

Drones.  Those are starting to incite some negative responses in my area.  Yes, great opportunities to photograph - but... don't fly them low over others' property or use them as a peeping-tom tool.  A lot of property owners are getting angry at drone operators who use their aircraft in suspicious ways.  And its a good way to lose your expensive device.

Other than that, good luck and get the Session.

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Re: First Drone, with GoPro Hero 5 Session?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2017, 12:25:15 pm »

I would get a DJI drone with a built in camera, like the Phantom 3 if you want a cheaper one or a Phantom 4. The image quality is much better than anything you would get with a gopro camera. You can have more control over exposure etc. The DJI is really quite easy to fly but get good cinematic and smooth transitions for video take a lot of practice or use a third party app. I started with a drone with a gopro and then moved to a Phantom. World of difference.

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