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X8 or Hex, which is better for videography?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Max Becker Apr 6. 1 Reply

I'm starting a build for a DSLR rig, but debating over an X8 configuration or a hexacopter layout.  My use will be video, more so than photography.  Which configuration will give me better stability,…Continue

APM 2.6 Constant Drift

Started this discussion. Last reply by Will Fellmeth Jul 7, 2016. 2 Replies

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Using Adobe Warp to Smooth Aerial Video

Started this discussion. Last reply by Max Becker Oct 24, 2014. 2 Replies

I just started using Adobe Warp to smooth out my aerial video and am impressed with the results.  Don't know why I wasn't using it before, as I've had Adobe Creative Suite with Premiere Pro and After…Continue

Turnigy 9XR and Modules?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Johann van de Venter Sep 27, 2014. 1 Reply

I'm flying quadcopters.  All of mine so far are RTF and come with their own transmitters.  I am building a hexacopter and so am shopping for components.  I'm looking at the Turnigy 9XR transmitter,…Continue

 

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Max Becker replied to Max Becker's discussion X8 or Hex, which is better for videography?
"OK, disregard having experience; anyone have an opinion?!?"
Apr 6
Max Becker posted a discussion

X8 or Hex, which is better for videography?

I'm starting a build for a DSLR rig, but debating over an X8 configuration or a hexacopter layout.  My use will be video, more so than photography.  Which configuration will give me better stability, given a well-balanced system?  The X8 (8 motors on four arms) layout seems to be gaining a following in the community, but I'm wondering if there's benefit for videography in using an X8 setup versus hexacopter.  Anyone with experience?Many thanks!MaxSee More
Apr 4
Will Fellmeth replied to Max Becker's discussion APM 2.6 Constant Drift
"Max, I'd first do a weight and center of gravity test to determine if your Center of Gravity (CG) is far out to the right. Here are some links that may be of…"
Jul 7, 2016
Max Becker replied to Max Becker's discussion APM 2.6 Constant Drift
"P.S., the erratic data at the end of the flight was a rough landing.  I was too low when I switched back from althold and landed with a bit more speed than I wanted."
Jul 4, 2016
Max Becker posted a discussion

APM 2.6 Constant Drift

10%2012-31-1969%207-00-00%20PM.binI have been test flying, mostly hovering, a quadcopter I recently built, trying to get the best settings.  Unfortunately, no matter what I do the quadcopter constantly drifts to the right, even after trying to correct with trim on the transmitter.  It's a ~350 size quadcopter with a 3D…See More
Jul 4, 2016
Max Becker replied to GeD's discussion Arducopter WIKI instruction manual PDF download
"Downloaded.  Many thanks!"
Jun 25, 2016
Max Becker replied to Dave Shrader's discussion Gas Hybrid Quad Rotor UAV?
"Thanks for the links to the hybrid multi rotor copters. I feel vindicated, as I suggested gas/electric combination for longer flying time on several forums in the past. Always the nay-sayers replying with reasons why it won't work. Good to see…"
Jan 21, 2015
Max Becker replied to Dave Shrader's discussion Gas Hybrid Quad Rotor UAV?
"I believe the original train of thought was developing multi rotor flight lasting much longer than the current 25 minutes or so. So the benefit objective of adding the gas engine was long flight. Same concept for using a fuel cell."
Dec 31, 2014
Max Becker replied to Dave Shrader's discussion Gas Hybrid Quad Rotor UAV?
"That was my recommendation a while back during a lengthy discussion on the potential for fuel cell power supply.  Gas/electric has been around a long time powering trains (diesel/electric) and hybrid cars.  I think it's the way to go…"
Dec 27, 2014
Max Becker commented on Lach Kilby's blog post Frame Construction
"Great looking setup.  I'm building almost an identical hex, except I went for the aluminum/carbon fiber HobbyKing 650 frame.  Also surprisingly, my Turnigy motor mounts did not line up with the pre-drilled holes in the frame mount…"
Nov 15, 2014
Max Becker replied to Max Becker's discussion Using Adobe Warp to Smooth Aerial Video
"Mike, I'm still using Creative Suite 5.5.  I can't afford to upgrade every year.  I took a look after I saw your post and Warp Stabilizer doesn't show up in my PP video effects, nor does it come up with a search.  CS…"
Oct 24, 2014
MikeG replied to Max Becker's discussion Using Adobe Warp to Smooth Aerial Video
"Just one minor thing, you can apply the Warp filter directly in PP and do not need to use After Effects.  But, yes, it is a lovely tool even though you lose a bit around the edges of the video. It's very useful indeed."
Oct 20, 2014
Max Becker posted a discussion

Using Adobe Warp to Smooth Aerial Video

I just started using Adobe Warp to smooth out my aerial video and am impressed with the results.  Don't know why I wasn't using it before, as I've had Adobe Creative Suite with Premiere Pro and After Effects for a couple years.  Anyway, I made a short vid describing it, along with a simple tutorial.  Link is here:http://youtu.be/7jpIlQB3pbMEnjoy!MaxSee More
Oct 20, 2014
Johann van de Venter replied to Max Becker's discussion Turnigy 9XR and Modules?
"Hi Max  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jGvxk567zM Here is a video explaining the "module" Also, it's important to read/watch reviews on the products before you buy.  Part 1:…"
Sep 27, 2014
Max Becker posted a discussion

Turnigy 9XR and Modules?

I'm flying quadcopters.  All of mine so far are RTF and come with their own transmitters.  I am building a hexacopter and so am shopping for components.  I'm looking at the Turnigy 9XR transmitter, as it has pretty decent feedback for the price.  The ads all describe the 9XR with module, and without module but no real explanation about what the modules are.  I've seen separate ads for transmitter modules for the 9XR, so does that mean that the 9XR transmitter "without module" version does not…See More
Sep 27, 2014
Carter replied to Max Becker's discussion GoPro Hero 3 Substitute?
"Turnigy gopro link, Turnigy gopro w/wifi, ilook gopro w/ built in transmitter. All can be found at HOBBYKING.COM."
Aug 30, 2014

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About Me:
Videography is my main interest. Started out with underwater video, leading to on-land videography, and now fascinated with aerial videography.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Still a novice with quadcopters, now flying high-end toy quads, but will migrate to more serious hobby-level soon.
Hometown:
Washington, DC

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