I was out testing my equipment yesterday for the upcoming Aloha Classic which is a windsurfing competition every year in Maui. The waves were not that impressive but it was good to get my Inspire 1 flying again. Constantly being nagged about the firmware gets annoying but I have to say the latest firmware looks great. It also has stopped hassling me with a red ! saying I need to cycle my batteries. I take really good care of my batteries but it was always begging me to run them down to 5% and charge, which I would do. Now it seems to recognize that my batteries are indeed just fine and in great shape. The X3 camera is a decent, low priced camera with action cam level optics albeit with the perfect lens for flying. I am anxiously awaiting a price drop on the X5 because $1800+ just for the camera seems a bit steep for me. But damn I want that 4/3 camera.. things would be looking so much better.
Anyway, check out this youtube tutorial video below to learn how to do this within photoshop. After I made the video, I could not get adobe to output an animated gif so I just uploaded the video file to giphy.com to make it an animated gif. Drones are so easy and advanced so I am always looking for new ways to make creative, new content. Animating panos is cool way to do it. Do you have other ideas to make content more interesting?