My friend bought a quadcopter recently and of course he wanted to test it but was not sure how to fly. I do remember when I got my first quadcopter, I was not feeling save because all I knew about the device was coming from Youtoube… So in theory, he knew exactly what I was supposed to do, but never flew one.
I have to add that I flew an unmaned helicopter before that I crash landed to the neighbors garden!
But flying a quadcopter is way easier! It stabilizes itself and is geo-coded. With my RC helicopter, I always had to adjust the position of it to maintain position and height. This is all not needed anymore because the quadcopter does this for you. Even with knowing this fact, I can understand the “fear” before the first flight.
My fiend bought a Mavic Mini and I owe the Mavic 2 Pro. There are differences in the Hardware like for instance the size of the sensor of the quadcopter, and also in the software. The Mavic Mini is not capable of capturing in certain image formats or making the device fly automatic and predefined maneuvers.
Post Processing Tip:
Not being capable of shooting in RAW is one of the (for me) biggest disadvantage the Mavic Mini has. I cheated on this a little bit and made manual three (3) photos in the JPEG format. One of it is a regular one and then I dialed the aperture compensation up to +1 and then down to -1. In Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, I selected all three (3) photos and converted them into and HDR. The result is a DNG file with a little bit more options to post process.
By the way, to create the HRD, use “Photo Merge” in the context menu and select “HDR…”.