DJI Mavic Air

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6. September 2018
The panorama composed by the Mavic Air shows a lot of problem areas that cannot be repaired afterwards (Photo: Sir Apfelot).

DJI Mavic Air no longer saves DNG frames for the panorama

Here's another tip for the drone pilots among you. Anyone who owns the DJI Mavic Air knows for sure that it is able to shoot 360-degree panoramas. A number of pictures of the drone in [...]
21. August 2018
DJI Care Refresh for the Mavic Air drone

DJI Mavic Air Care Refresh: repair and replacement

With the Service Care Refresh, the drone manufacturer DJI offers a kind of "insurance" for its quadrocopter. This service can of course also be ordered for the DJI Mavic Air. It includes protection against damage to the copter [...]
19. February 2018
I found it surprising that after unscrewing only the aluminum ring, but not the lens itself, was unscrewed. The lens sits firmly in the camera.

DJI Mavic Air: Unscrew the original lens and mount the ND filter - this is how it works!

I recently explained in this post how important ND filters can be for video recordings. My ND filters for the Mavic Air are unfortunately still on their way, but I just thought I [...]
13. February 2018
What to do if the update hangs At 99% almost everything is done and it doesn't do any harm to turn all devices off and on again.

DJI Mavic Air firmware update stops at 99% - so it goes on!

Today my Mavic Air from DJI arrived (by the way, I got the Fly More Combo from the Mavic Air) and as is the case with the drones from DJI, of course you first have to do a little [...]
13. February 2018

DJI Mavic Air Raw Footage: Videos from the 4K camera drone

When deciding for or against the DJI Mavic Air 4K camera drone, the stabilization of the copter in the air, the 3-axis gimbal for image stabilization, the flight modes for cinematic recordings and the operation via [...]
12. February 2018
This is what the Mavic Air looks like with a filter from the PolarPro Cinema Series (Photo: PolarPro).

DJI Mavic Air accessories: ND filter

The use of ND filters ("ND filter" stands for neutral density filter) is useful if you want to extend the exposure time of the drone camera. This can be the case when filming, for example, in order to create a motion blur that [...]
9. February 2018
What you should know about Mavic Air

DJI Mavic Air: What You Should Know Before Buying!

In the last few days I have been struggling with myself as to whether I should buy the DJI Mavic Air or not. During that time I looked at so many reviews and footage that I felt [...]
7. February 2018
I've been using SanDisk cards for years and have never had a breakdown. The Extreme Plus here was already in my Mavic Pro and is still doing its job.

DJI Mavic Air: which SD card is compatible?

With every new DJI drone, there is a discussion about which SD cards are compatible with the device. This is also the case with the DJI Mavic Air, which has recently been on the market. There are already numerous threads in [...]
1. February 2018

DJI Mavic Air - purchase advice and comparison with the Spark and Mavic Pro

The DJI Mavic Air was presented by DJI on January 23, 2018. In an Apple-style keynote there was the new, small drone wonder to be admired. In contrast to Apple, the "new" Mavic could be [...]
25. January 2018

DJI Mavic Air: Technical Specifications

The DJI Mavic Air is the latest pocket-sized camera drone from the Chinese market leader, which, in addition to a new 3-axis gimbal and 4K video recordings with a high bit rate, also brings other interesting technical data with it. Especially the size of the mini quadrocopter [...]