These guides will help you to understand how to fly the DJI Mavic 2 Pro or the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom utilising different intelligent flight modes. We start from Point of Interest mode and then move on to others modes.
Using the Point of Interest Mode
With a Mavic 2’s new Point of Interest mode shooting POI becomes much easier. To do that with the Vision System you must follow these steps:
- Open the intelligent flight mode menu and select “Point of Interest”.
- Tap “GO”.
- The drone will measure a radius centered on the target point. DO NOT OPERATE THE DRONE DURING SUBJECT POSITION CALCULATION.
- You can adjust the drone’s route and orientation in the app or with the control stick when the DJI Mavic 2 is orbiting the subject.
- If the gimbal drifts away from the target tap “Towards POI” in the app and Mavic 2 will automatically adjust its direction and face towards the point of interest again.
You can use this mode with a help of GPS as well. You need to to the following:
- First hover the Mavic 2 above the point of interest.
- Press the C1 button on the remote controller to set the point of interest. Press the C2 button to cancel.
- Push the left stick to control the altitude.
- Push the right stick to control the orbit’s radius.
After the drone is in the right position, click “GO” and the drone will orbit the subject. That’s it!
Using the Hyperlapse Mode
In this guide we cover how to use the Hyperlapse mode when you fly the Mavic 2 Pro & Zoom drones.
When you’re framing the shot don’t position the Mavic 2 too close to the foreground or your Hyperlapse may have some shaking.
Mavic 2 comes with four brand-new Hyperlapse modes:
- Free Hyperlapse
- Waypoint Hyperlapse
- Course lock Hyperlapse
- Circle Hyperlapse
Each mode represents a different lens trajectory to satisfy your creative requirements in a variety of scenarios.
After framing your composition, tap the Intelligent Flight Mode icon on left of the flight interface and tap “Hyperlapse”.
Tap Free Hyperlapse. Set the photo interval and the video length and then the aircraft will automatically calculate the required shooting time.
Tap “GO” to start shooting.
In Free Hyperlapse you can still control the aircraft’s attitude and tilt angle.
Circle Hyperlapse makes the drones circle around your subject while it shoots the hyperlapse.
After choosing the mode set the photo interval, video length and direction of the circle, then select your target.
Tap “GO”, the Mavic 2 will automatically calculate and plan the flight route and start shooting. You can see the calculated center and the flight path on the map.
In Course Lock Hyperlapse the drone will fly in the direction it’s nose is currently facing. After locking the orientation, regardless of the way the Mavic 2’s nose is facing, the drone will fly straight in the set direction and follow the subject while shooting.
After choosing Course Lock Hyperlapse, tap to adjust the photo interval and the video length, then set the flight direction and choose your target.
Tap “GO” to start recording the hyperlapse video.
You can fly in a straight line to shoot hyperlapse video after adjusting the flight direction. You don’t need to choose a subject, just tap “GO” to shoot the perfect Course Lock Hyperlapse video.
When using Waypoint Hyperlapse the DJI Mavic 2 can automatically fly and shoot in the pre set route to create a more dynamic hyperlapse.
While in the Hyperlapse interface, select Waypoint Hyperlapse and then set the photo interval and the video length.
Tap next, and then fly the drone to your designated position. You can also change the gimbal’s tilt angle to add different shooting scenes. Tap “GO” to start shooting the hyperlapse. Remember, up to 5 scenes can be added!
After finishing shooting, Mavic 2 will automatically composite the hyperlapse video for you. You can check the video.
You can also edit and share your hyperlapse video with DJI go 4.
Now you know how to use the Mavic 2’s amazing four Hyperlapse modes!