My DJI Mavic Pro captured 360 degree video of River Thames

My DJI Mavic Pro captured 360 degree video of River Thames snaking through Kent and Essex.

Spring is certainly here in the UK. We’ve had lovely clear blue skies and very little wind recently, just what the drone doctor ordered. It has been amazing flying my DJI Mavic Pro.

My confidence is increasing every time I fly and I am going further and higher than before. Recently I have been flying down by the River Thames, about a mile from the QE2 bridge on the Kent side.

My latest video above is a 360 degree pan.  It shows the River Thames snaking its way through Kent and Essex towards London. This video was shot a few minutes before sunset at a height of 250 feet give or take.

litchi hub missions for dji mavic pro

I’ve created quite a few way point missions on the Litchi Hub for the DJI Mavic Pro, but to date have not flown any of them, as I am not confident enough to let the Mavic Pro do its own thing. For now it is all manual control, but hopefully that will change soon, because the opposite effect is taking place. I’ve started to believe I can do anything and then nearly lose my drone doing something really stupid! Thankfully the obstacle avoidance sensors worked like a charm and saved my drone. Check out the video below to see what I mean?

I am slowly getting to grips with Cyberlink PowerDirector 15, the software program I bought to edit and produce my videos. It has a ton of options and features. In this video I learnt how to add a transparent watermark (see the bottom left corner of the video).  I have also been playing around with fonts, timings and shadows.

The DJI Mavic Pro records no sound as there is no microphone on the camera, which is not a big deal, but a video needs sound or music and I found a great website called BenSound.com, which offers royalty free music for download. Given this video is moving slowly around I thought a nice relaxing sound was in order. Enjoy!

  • What a fabulous hobby. Can only get better and better as you learn the ropes.