Awesome Tips To Improve Drone Videos [Part 1]

Awesome Tips To Improve Drone Videos [Part 1] – What To Do Before You Begin Filming

Do you want to start drone videography, but you don’t know what you should do to improve your videos? In this post, we’ll give awesome tips in using drone videography.

The first thing for most, we should know what Drone Videography is.

What is Drone Videography?

Any video project that requires outdoor filming can benefit from the creative perspective that drone videography can bring. Furthermore, the best drone cameras currently available could produce stunning cinematic shots.

Here are some tips to improve your video footage to go well beyond what your drone is capable of;

Use Simple Angles While Filming

There are several methods to film with a drone; however, the more tilts and twists you use, the more the viewer will be distracted. We suggest choosing straight and simple paths and angles when using your drone to film a video. Simple wide-ranging, and reveal shots can keep your viewers engaged and prevent them from thinking they are watching aerial footage.

Use Manual Camera Settings

If you use manual camera settings rather than automatic, your drone video footage would also look much more professional. As you pan from a darker to a brighter area, auto exposure will quickly change the lighting in your scene. The footage in your video will also look more cinematic when manual settings and white balance are used.

photographer man holding camera and taking a video

Use ND Filters on Your Drone

Shutter speed is crucial when using the “rule of two” to record videos because it determines how quickly your frame rate should be. The sensor will be overexposed if a 1/120th frame rate for 60 frames per second video is used while flying on a sunny day. Your aerial footage will become jittery due to the faster shutter speeds that result.

An ND or Polarizer filter will improve your frame rate and footage when filming during the day. A filter can be compared to sunglasses for your drone. On Mavic Pro, they use PolarPro filters, which are available in a range of intensities and which they highly recommend.

Use D-Log or D-Cinelike Color Profiles

D-Log or D-Cinelike will provide a flat color profile to help you make the most of your footage if you color grade it. This is the best choice if you like to edit your video and add color. You should not use a flat profile if you don’t want to edit your film.

DJI Mavic Pro Tip: Use Portrait Orientation

This advice is primarily geared toward photography, though it can also be applied to filming. One of the few drones that enables you to rotate the camera into portrait mode is the DJI Mavic Pro. You can also assign the controller’s directional pad to the portrait capture option, making switching between portrait and landscape capture quick and easy.

These drone videography tips will help your videos look better; they are just a few important and awesome tips you need to know.

In the next part, you will learn another incredible tip to improve your drone videos while filming: Awesome Tips To Improve Drone Videos [Part 2]

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