CALIFORNIA COAST (HIGHWAY 1 & BIG SUR) - PART 1 | DroneOnJohn

Which part of the video was the most engaging?

  • Lighthouse shots.

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Excellent video and editing. Very professional. Thanks for sharing. I have to admit I was holding my breath a bit passing through the wires/cables under the bridge. Great job!


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Excellent video and editing. Very professional. Thanks for sharing. I have to admit I was holding my breath a bit passing through the wires/cables under the bridge. Great job!


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Thank you very much! Yes I was holding my breath too! I took a minute to line it up the best I could and went for it!

Stay tuned for Part 2! :)
 
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Great job as always.....and no scary wires or cables this time! Yep, that's definitely Cali. Nothing like that here in Florida. Thanks for sharing.


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Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for watching!

This footage was a little less nerve-wracking to capture. Under bridges are always a little tense!

Florida is beautiful in its own right though (beautiful beaches, clear blue water, and U.S. 1 to Key West)! Hopefully get to shoot there in the future!
 
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[emoji106][emoji106] I always enjoy your vids. Question - I've always wondered the best cruising speed when doing cinematic shots like yours. I'm sure it will vary from shot to shot and altitude. What have you found the best speed?


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Very cool shots. Just as a heads up, as I learned it after the fact as well, I believe good portion of the flight in that area could be no-fly zones due to environmentally protected by FAA

http://montereybay.noaa.gov/materials/maps/overflight1_lg.jpg

Thanks for posting this. I actually chatted with a CHP officer before I flew to verify that it was okay and he said it was fine outside of a couple areas in Big Sur (that were protected for the Elephant Seals). I made sure I steered clear of those areas.

But according to the map you posted, looks like the whole area is a NFZ.

Wish there were a little more consistency.
 
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[emoji106][emoji106] I always enjoy your vids. Question - I've always wondered the best cruising speed when doing cinematic shots like yours. I'm sure it will vary from shot to shot and altitude. What have you found the best speed?


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Thanks so much, glad you enjoy them!

The altitude does vary greatly depending on what kind of shot you want to get. I've found a nice variety of altitudes makes a more interesting video IMHO.

As for speed, I usually fly anywhere from 10-17mph in P mode when I'm shooting. For landscape shots, that is all I've needed.

You can always speed it up in post to make a shot more interesting.

Just my 2 cents!
 
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Very cool shots. Just as a heads up, as I learned it after the fact as well, I believe good portion of the flight in that area could be no-fly zones due to environmentally protected by FAA

http://montereybay.noaa.gov/materials/maps/overflight1_lg.jpg
Are Phantoms considered "Motorized Aircraft"? With flights prohibited under 1,000' and the word "motorized"'seems to suggest actual gas engine aircraft. But I'm just surmising here.
A friend and I flew around Bixby Bridge also in March and the app I use - Hover- didn't show that area as off limits.
 
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Thanks so much, glad you enjoy them!

The altitude does vary greatly depending on what kind of shot you want to get. I've found a nice variety of altitudes makes a more interesting video IMHO.

As for speed, I usually fly anywhere from 10-17mph in P mode when I'm shooting. For landscape shots, that is all I've needed.

You can always speed it up in post to make a shot more interesting.

Just my 2 cents!
John- your flying and editing skills are excellent. As a primarily still shooter I'm still working on the smooth panning and transitions. You have it down.
The first video seems slightly hot (exposure) to me and the saturation & contrast could be improved- but still way good.
The second part seems to have better expsoure, sat & contrast overall.
Really nice job.
Here's one of my stills from March- you had much nicer light!
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Are Phantoms considered "Motorized Aircraft"? With flights prohibited under 1,000' and the word "motorized"'seems to suggest actual gas engine aircraft. But I'm just surmising here.
A friend and I flew around Bixby Bridge also in March and the app I use - Hover- didn't show that area as off limits.

Yes a phantom is considered a motorized aircraft. Per this link, it clearly applies to all drones as well.
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I flew around the same area as well, but did get a notification about Class E airspace right as I took off. The ban is supposed to protect the wildlife, and I have not heard of anyone getting in legal trouble yet, but just wanted to give the heads up.
 
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Yes a phantom is considered a motorized aircraft. Per this link, it clearly applies to all drones as well.
MBNMS Resource Issues: Aircraft, Model Aircraft, & Drones

I flew around the same area as well, but did get a notification about Class E airspace right as I took off. The ban is supposed to protect the wildlife, and I have not heard of anyone getting in legal trouble yet, but just wanted to give the heads up.

Always good to have a heads up, I'm just glad there happened to be a police officer around so I could check with him first. When in doubt, I just ask.
 

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