I am newbie in video (I am child photographer) and have no good quality video yet. But want to fly X-Star every calm day twice! You can check my two first videos:
Also you can check my tests of Orbit mode:
And short footage near power lines in fresh wind (30 Km/H)
I am waiting my backpack and ready to skiing for close to our "home" volcanoes (24 km from town) only for shooting with Pumpkin.
Thank you for your interest!
I just watched your movies and I think you get it. By the way, I especially liked your editing for sunset on Avancha Bay, particularly for an early effort. Of course, living in Kamchatka is like living in Alaska or Iceland; when you inhabit one of the most beautiful spots on earth it isn't hard to come up with a good photo (or movie). It's nice when you have such great material to work with.
As regards being new. I hoping to start a discussion here on film making
New photographers like to blame poor photographs on their equipment so they tend to spend inordinate amounts of money on equipment. I've noticed drone pilots tend to be tech guys, more than artists, you can see it in their films and photos. Great photographers can take great photos with a pocket instamatic. As far as equipment, a camera, some ND filters and Polarizing filters are about all you need, there's a reason Autel and Tiffen issued a small set of 4 filters. Everything else is a distraction (learned the hard way after spending way too much money on equipment in an effort to improve my photos). Composition and perspective matters a whole lot more than equipment. Read everything you can in every photography and movie magazine and internet article you can find. I notice a number of drone movies ignore C&P and go for displays of height and endurance, but I recently saw a competition, on this forum I think, where the winner introduced Iceland. I threw my latest movie in the dust bin after seeing it, that pilot inherently was a master. I've a long way to go. Iceland's color, composition and perspective were perfection. That pilot used height, but just as important, they didn't. Too many pilots go up to 400 feet and putter along, thinking the fact of the flight is enough to entertain viewers, but all they actually create is a boring movie. A movie should cut a slice of the place you are and serve it up in a way that makes the viewer want to rush there to see it for themselves (this is what you did with Avancha Bay). The earth looks flat at 400' (120m); the best texture is seen at a closer angle. Your XSP comes with a grid. I never turn it off, There is a classic artists formula for composition photographers call the rule of thirds, and happily the XSP has a 3x3 grid. The rule of thirds can be seen working in great photos from the 1850's and has worked since the days of the rennaissance artists.
Lastly, take 10,000 photos and as many movies. Then review, edit and throw 9,999 of each away. What remains will be your best.