This is a guest post from Jed Vaughn from FollowThisDrone.com. Below you will find a little bit of information about this little slice of heaven in Mazatlan Mexico and how he goes about making his videos. If you would like to do a guest post, please let me know at over at the contact section. Enjoy!
Three years ago I began visiting a friend in a beautiful area neat Mazatlán Mexico. Since that
first visit, I’ve started spending my winters here on a small Island/peninsula known as Isla de la
Piedra, which translates to “Stone Island”. I’ve been having a great time flying my phantom 3
and have put a short video together with some of the footage. Here’s the simple process I used
to create the video.
First thing of course is having fun flying the phantom and gathering some video. After that it’s
just uploading the files to the computer, and choosing some favorites. I then open windows
movie maker and import the footage I like.
This is where I trim the video, add titles, captions, credits, and music. It also has some other
decent tools in it. Add animations, fade music in and out, and adding transitions between
frames are a few I use. I’ve found movie maker to be user friendly. It’s basic to navigate, and
easy to implement the features. This is also a free application.
After editing, I save the movie in my video file. Once the windows movie file is saved, I often
use vimeo or you tube to compress the video for the web. It is required in many cases,
depending on the size of the file, and where the movie wants to be used.
The phantom 3 advanced has served me well for the last year and a half. I had some issues at
one point with one of the firmware updates, but managed to resolve them. I haven’t
experienced any problems with the Phantom other than that.
You can see more of my aerial video and my journey of flying drones in a chronological
progression here: www.followthisdrone.com It has footage starting with my very first (totally
green) flight with a holy stone f180 toy. Droneabove.com has a great introduction to getting
started and recommends learning the ropes with one of these. I’m glad I started there because
once I got my phantom, it was like a knife through butter in terms of ease of use.