Immersive and interactive media are raising user expectations for a richer and more meaningful visual experience. Images and videos taken with drones are part of this change.
I've just taken delivery of a DJI Mavic Pro drone - or RPA (remotely piloted aircraft).
CASA released updated guidelines for the recreational use of drones/RPAs in Australia late last year.
Just before Christmas Flight safety Australia published Dirty Dozen: 12 ways your drone can land you in trouble so it's not just a matter of unpacking a drone and taking to the skies.
The DJI Mavic Pro at 1.6kg is classed by CASA as a 'very small RPA (100g - 2kg).
CASA has an eLearning module for the 'sport, recreational or educational' use of 'very small RPAs/drones.
|CASA eLearning Module|
Now it was time to read the DJI Mavic Pro documentation and unpack the drone.
The DJI Mavic website has a collection of promotional and tutorial videos which were very useful while reading the user manual and unpacking the drone.
Once propellers had been attached (matching propellers to the correct motor - white circle marks) and the remote controller prepared to was time to charge the batteries.
|Attaching propellers and charging batteries|