DRONE SETTINGS FOR DJI MAVIC PRO 2

MC SETTINGS

  • Remote Identification
    • UUID: Off.
    • Identification & Flight Information: Off.
    • Identification: (blank. Up to 10 Characters).
    • Flight Information: (blank. Up to 90 Characters).
    • Apply: (select if saving above settings).
  • Basic Settings
    • Home Point Settings: Current Aircraft Position as the Home Point.
    • RTH at Current Altitude: Off (?).
    • Enable Intelligent Flight Modes: On (3-way switch on controller)
      • T (to left): Tripod mode, max flight speed of 1m/s, flight control sensitivity is reduced to help fine-tune compositions smoothly, and obstacle avoidance is enabled.
      • P (middle): Positioning mode, max flight speed of 14m/s, supports Intelligent Flight modes, and obstacle avoidance is enabled.
      • S (to right): Sport mode, max flight speed of 20m/s and improved aircraft mobility, but obstacle avoidance is disabled. If I can't get the drone to pass an obstacle this mode will help as it turns off obstacle avoidance, but be careful!
    • Return-to-Home Altitude: 30m (modifying this will affect automatic and manual RTH).
  • Flight Restrictions
    • Beginner Mode: Off (limits to 30m radius).
    • Maximum Altitude: 122m (400' equivalent is FAA restriction).
    • Distance Limit: Off.
  • Advanced
    • Advanced Settings
      • Gain & Expo Tuning
        • EXP
          • Throttle Up/Down: 0.25.
          • Rotate Right/Left: 0.20.
          • Forward/Right & Backward/Left: 0.25.
        • Sensitivity
          • Attitude: 100 (20%-100%).
          • Brake: 100 (50%-200%).
          • Yaw Endpoint: 75 (50%-250%).
        • Gain (careful with these settings)
          • Pitch: 100 (80%-120%).
          • Roll: 100 (80%-120%).
          • Yaw: 100 (80%-120%).
          • Vertical: 100 (80%-120%).
        • Restore to Default: (careful!).
      • Sensors State
        • Sensors State
          • IMU
            • Accelerometer Bias: (leave alone).
            • IMU Calibration
          • Compass
            • Interference: (leave alone).
            • Calibrate Compass
      • Cinematic Mode
        • Brake Gain: 10.
        • Yaw Sensitivity: 50.
      • Others
        • RC Signal Lost: Return-to-Home.
        • Turn on Aircraft Arm LEDs: Off.
        • Emergency Stop Mode: Push Sticks to Inner/Outer Corners (Breakdown).

Visual Navigation Settings

  • Forward and Backward Obstacle Sensing: On.
  • Display Radar Chart: On.
  • Bottom Auxiliary Lighting: Off.
  • Advanced Setting
    • Enable Downward Vision Positioning: On.
    • Landing Protection: On.
    • RTH Obstacle Detection: On.

Remote Controller Settings

  • Remote Controller Calibration: (drone must be off to calibrate controller).
  • Stick Mode: Mode 2
    • Left Stick: Up/Down, Turn Left/Right.
    • Right Stick: Forwards/Backwards, Move Left/Right.
  • Button Customization
    • C1: Camera Forward/Down.
    • C2: Camera Setting.
  • 5D Button Customization
    • Up: Increase Aperture.
    • Down: Decrease Aperture.
    • Left:Decrease Aperture.
    • Right:Increase Aperture.

Image Transmission Settings

  • Channel: Dual.
  • Channel Mode: Auto.
  • Image Transmission Mode: HD Mode.
  • Image Transmission Code Rate: (shows rate in Mbps).

Aircraft Battery Settings

  • Smart Return Home: On.
  • Low Battery Warning: 20%.
  • Flight Time: 00:00.
  • Show Voltage on Main Screen: Off.
  • Details: (serial number/production date/times charged/current status).

Gimbal Settings

  • Gimbal Mode: Follow.
  • Camera Gimbal Advanced Settings
    • Gimbal Pitch Settings
      • Max Gimbal Pitch Speed: 20.
      • Gimbal Pitch Smoothness: 15.
      • Gimbal Pitch Limit (30 degrees Extended Upward): On.
      • Reset All Settings: (careful!).
  • Gimbal Forward/Down: (jump between forward and straight down views).
  • Adjust Gimbal
    • Roll: 0.0.
    • Yaw: 0.0.
  • Auto Calibrate Gimbal: (recalibrate gimbal in about 20 seconds).

General Settings

  • Units
    • Units: Imperial (mph).
  • Camera/Live Streaming
    • Choose Live Streaming Platform: (none selected).
  • Map/Video Cache
    • Cache Locally When Recording: Off.
    • Record Audio with Video Cache: Off.
    • Cache to SD Card: On.
    • Adaptively reduce cache resolution: Off.
    • Clear Video Cache: (careful!).
  • Storage
    • Download Footage to External SD Card: On.
  • Flight Restrictions
    • Unlocking License
      • App: ?
      • Aircraft: ?
  • Others
    • Device Name: PhotoGuy-Drone1.
    • Full Screen Mode: Single Finger.
    • About: This is where you go to see if you need to update the software.

CAMERA SETTINGS

  • Camera Controls
    • Camera Mode: M (manual).
    • ISO: Manual (set from 100 to 6400 ISO).
    • Aperture: Manual (set from 2.8 to 11).
    • Shutter: 1/120 (1/120 is twice the 60fps. Set from 1/8000 to 1/60th of a second).
    • M.M: Manual (exposure manual meter set from -3.0 to 0 to +3.0).
  • Video Settings
    • Video Size
      • 1080p: 1920x1080/60fps.
    • Video Format
      • Video Format: MOV.
    • White Balance
      • Custom: Manual (set from 2000K to 10000K).
    • Style
      • Custom
        • Sharpness: -1.
        • Contrast: +0.
        • Square?: +1.
    • Color
      • Color: None?.
    • Encoding Format: H.264.
  • Camera Settings
    • Save original panorama: Off.
    • Save original Hyperlapse: Off.
    • Histogram: On.
    • Lock Gimbal While Shooting: On.
    • AFC: Off.?
    • Auto Sync HD Photos: On.
    • Video Captions: Off.
    • Overexposure Warning: Off.
    • Head LEDs Auto Turn Off: On.
    • Grid: Grid Lines.
    • Center Point: Square and Cross.
    • Peaking Threshold: Close?
    • File Index Mode: Continuous.
    • Storage Location: SD Card.
    • Hyperlapse Video Frame: Off?
    • Reset Camera Settings.
    • Format SD Card.
    • Format Internal Storage.

NOTES FOR DJI MAVIC 2 PRO

  • Buttons
    • 3-Way Switch
  • MicroSD Card: Use a pair of tweezers to remove or install the card. It's a much easier method than using fingers.
  • Filters: To change the UV filter that comes attached to the drone to a ND 8 or ND 8 Polarizer, you will first need to remove it. Push this factory UV filter lens in and twist counter-clockwise. To install an ND 8 or ND 8 Polarizer, match the metal on the back of the filter (2 spots) to the ball-spring plunger on the camera itself, then push in and twist clockwise.
  • Drone Maneuvers
    • Forward Reveal: Track towards property while using foreground movement (i.e., trees and water). Generally a wider (higher) shot to show the property in the landscape or neighborhood.
    • Slide & Pan: This is a tricky maneuver to get this type of shot done smoothly. In a half arc and generally about a roof-line height (where the rain gutters are).
    • Tight Slide or Reveal: Similar to the Forward Reveal maneuver, but is a tighter (lower and close-in) shot to get a better feel for the property. This can be done diagonally to add a combination of a slide and a reveal.
    • Crane Up Reveal: Climb straight up, often with a little forward motion, revealing the view or neighborhood of home.
    • Bird’s Eye: View shot straight down for mapping perspective.
    • Track Away: This shot is like the Forward Reveal, but in reverse. It's generally a wider (higher) shot and is the last shot prior to cutting to the final graphics.
  • Altitudes outside of Class B, C and D Airspace: Maximum altitude of 400 feet above ground level (AGL) or, if higher than 400 feet AGL, remain within 400 feet of a structure.