DJI Osmo Mobile 2 – Motion Lapse: Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace

DJI Osmo Mobile 2 – Motion Lapse: Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace


In this episode, I’m going to show you three reasons why I absolutely love the new DJI Osmo mobile specifically ‘Motion Lapse’ Hi everybody, welcome to another episode of Exploring Photography. I’m Mark Wallace, and this is the new DJI Osmo mobile. it’s an absolutely wonderful gimbal, it allows you to make sure that your phone stays nice and steady, so you can get perfectly smooth video, but in addition to that, you can also shoot panoramas, and stills, and selfies. You can do motion tracking with this so you can use it to track either yourself, or something else that’s moving. It’s a really an amazing device for storytelling, but there are three things about it that I really want to highlight, because I absolutely love them, and the first is the price! This ships for just under 130 US dollars, which is sort of mind-blowing. So in the past professional gimble’s like this, would cost you upwards of $1000 or more. So now just a hundred and thirty bucks you can get this. Second thing this is a revamp of the original Osmo mobile, what they’ve done is, they’ve simplified the controls on the gimbal itself. They’ve made the, the materials they’ve used different set of materials. So it’s lighter, the battery is 15 hours, it lasts for an entire day, in fact this battery will outlast your smartphone, and so what they’ve done is they’ve even included a USB port. So you can charge your phone from the gimbal which is pretty amazing, and then they’ve simplified the controls on the actual gimbal itself, and so there’s a little thumb pad here, that allows you to move the gimbal around, left and right, up and down, to track your shots or set up time lapse videos. There’s a zoom on the side to zoom in and out, if you are using digital zoom, there’s a mode button to switch modes, and then there’s an on/off to start and stop recording. And that’s about it. You can also mount your smartphone either horizontally like this, or vertically. If you’re going to be using this to tell Instagram stories, or use it where it needs to be vertical. You can do live broadcasting, all kinds of stuff. It’s a really an amazing device, but what I want to talk to you and show you how to do today, is to use this to create a very special kind of timelapse videos, these are called hyperlapse. That’s when you’re actually tracking something, and moving and creating a timelapse video, all at once, and motion lapse that’s where you put this on a stationary tripod, and then you use the gimbal to add motion to your timelapse video. It’s really pretty awesome, and easy to do, incredibly easy to do. Well what you’ll need if you’re doing motion lapse or timelapse, is you need to add a tripod. So I’m going to use this little Cullman Travel Tripod, it’s very inexpensive. I’ve included a link to this in the description of this video. So you can see exactly how much this is. I think it’s 30 bucks, I forgot, it’s really inexpensive, but once you put your gimbal on a tripod. What you can do is, you can start adding motion. So in motion-lapse you can say, hey, here’s the start point here’s the stop point, and then it will actually make a timelapse video, between those two points. You can do up to five points, so instead of talking about this, let me show you how to do it, we’ll start with hyperlapse. So let me show you how that works, the first thing I’m going to do is click Hyper Lapse Mode I’m going to get some options I’ll leave my interval at half a second, and set my duration for 10 minutes. I’m going to film for 10 minutes half a second shot, every half a second, then I’m going to frame my shot, and once that’s done, I’m going to hit start. Now I’m going to draw a little square around the statue to start active tracking. Now notice I got that wrong the first time, that’s okay. I’ll just redraw the square and now I’m locked on to this little statue and what that means is as I’m walking around the statue or whatever it is I’m actively tracking, the Osmo is going to make sure that stays into the center of the frame, and so I can just walk to the side, and as I’m going, that’s going to keep things focused. Now if I want to regain a manual control for whatever reason, for example I know I have some objects that are going to interfere on the left, I can just click the little exit in the lower left hand corner to shut that off. So I’m going to click that right now, and now I have manual control again, and then I’ll just zip over here climb the steps, and continue with my shot. Now I can also active track things that aren’t really objects, like the end of this sidewalk, so I’ve dragged the box on the end of the sidewalk. I’m getting an error message saying the subject’s too small, I need to get closer, but that’s okay! I’m not even going to retry, as I get closer, Active Track clicks on to the end of the sidewalk, it keeps that centered, and as I get.. as I continue on the path, so here is what my entire shot looks like. The hyperlapse is pretty cool, but motion lapse is even easier, let me show you how that works, I’m going to start by choosing motion lapse, that’s the mode I want to use. Then I need to say where to start this so I’m going to move the gimbal using my thumb pad, and click the blue square to set the A point, the beginning point. I’m going to move the gimbal again to the second point, hit the blue square, and that sets the B Point, move the gimbal using my thumb pad to the last point. I’ll hit the little blue square and that sets my third point, a B and C, now I can click Next and I’m going to set my parameter. So I’m going to shoot every half second, and I think I’ll set this for about 5 minutes, and you can see at the very bottom. It’ll tell me how long that’s going to be. So that’s going to give me a 20 second video. Then I hit Start… the gimbal starts moving, and starts recording, and here’s what it looks like.. While hyperlapse, and motion lapse are a lot of fun, they’re just two more tools in the storytellers toolbox. If you’re a storyteller, you absolutely want to check out the Osmo mobile. It can really take you to the next level in your storytelling game. Well thank you so much for joining me, for this episode of Exploring Photography, make sure you check me out on Instagram, and I will see you again next time!

62 thoughts on “DJI Osmo Mobile 2 – Motion Lapse: Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace

  • May 8, 2018 at 2:04 pm
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    You guys are fckng Awesome.. Thnx for evry Video 🔥💓💓💓💓

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  • May 8, 2018 at 2:21 pm
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    At Malaysia it cost around 200 USD. Sad.

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  • May 8, 2018 at 3:21 pm
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    Always great when a new Mark Wallace video pops up!

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  • May 8, 2018 at 4:25 pm
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    Had mine for a couple of months now. Motion Timelapse is my favourite too.

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  • May 8, 2018 at 4:32 pm
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    Anything like this for the GoPro?

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  • May 8, 2018 at 5:21 pm
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    for the price not bad, the micro motion is to much for a gimbals.

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  • May 8, 2018 at 7:10 pm
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    That’s just convinced me to get one of these! Cheers Mark!

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  • May 8, 2018 at 10:02 pm
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    Is it possible to do motion lapse shooting full video instead of half second stills?

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  • May 8, 2018 at 10:48 pm
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    I could think of things to do with that.

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  • May 8, 2018 at 11:29 pm
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    hey Mark, Done with your tour?

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  • May 9, 2018 at 1:08 am
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    Very nice do they came for cameras like the D5300?

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  • May 15, 2018 at 11:53 pm
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    I wish I knew you were in Perth. Would have been amazing to have met you and gotten some ideas/pointers from you. Hope you enjoyed your time here.

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  • May 23, 2018 at 8:15 pm
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    That was quite the page turner, thanks Mark!

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  • June 6, 2018 at 10:07 am
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    I just got one yesterday n found ur video n thank u for the tips n….hang on….I NO THAT AREA, YOUR A FELLO PERTH BOY😁.

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  • June 19, 2018 at 12:02 pm
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    HOW TO ZOOM SLOWLY AND SMOOTHLY?
    Every time I try to zoom in or out, at the very moment of start, there is a quick fast zoom and then it goes smooth!!
    I would appreciate if anyone could help 🙏

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  • July 2, 2018 at 10:15 pm
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    Hey dummy! Your shirts on upside do… oh wait! I'm the dummy, it's your camera that's upside down… duh.. LOL Great video and thank you

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  • July 6, 2018 at 5:48 am
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    Hi. What's the video file resolution at which the timelapse and motion timelapse are rendered , 720p or 1080p? Thanks!

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  • July 7, 2018 at 6:50 am
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    What about the jittery effect where the gimbal conflicts with the iPhone internal stabilization

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  • July 11, 2018 at 9:34 am
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    It would have been cool if there was a Lightning/Micro USB/ USB-C port so you don't need Bluetooth and you can charge the phone without cable.
    The port would be able to swap to another port with attaches to the Osmo.

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  • July 13, 2018 at 8:40 pm
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    Thanks for the info! Cheers

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  • July 20, 2018 at 12:13 am
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    Nice Job !!!!

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  • July 26, 2018 at 10:01 pm
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    Very helpful!! Thanks!!!

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  • July 30, 2018 at 2:12 am
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    Bravo. Just picked up the Osmo a couple hours ago. found your video helpful. Thanks!

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  • August 9, 2018 at 11:56 pm
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    What do you use to add music to the motion lapse video?

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  • August 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm
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    Is there a way to stop the "bobbing" up and down? I want one to film walking down some trails in a park for a customer, but every video I see you can notice that up and down motion. I'm assuming that is just part of it. I'd be using a iPhone 10. Thanks for making your video, very informative.

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  • August 27, 2018 at 11:15 am
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    Vertigo effect / dolly zoom tutorial plz …

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  • August 31, 2018 at 12:57 pm
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    Just bought mine…Great & helpful tutorial. Thank you Mark!

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  • September 15, 2018 at 2:20 am
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    Hi Mark. I just bought my osmo 2 and I had s9+ but I don't have slowmo on my camera if I used my osmo. Any Idea?

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  • September 25, 2018 at 8:43 am
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    HI Mark, are you based in perth? I m based in perth and just bought my the OSMO 2 mobile yesterday. Recently found an interest in film making. if your in perth, would you be open to meeting or to show me how to best use this, or know of any groups? thanks for the video.
    Jay

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  • September 29, 2018 at 2:17 pm
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    Thanks a lot for your tutorial movie. I bought the OSMO Plus, The Osmo2 and the G6 Feiyu mit my GoPro.
    I am still learning how to use them perfectly.
    best wishes from germany.

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  • September 30, 2018 at 3:30 pm
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    omg it's in Perth, I am staying there now. Nice video!

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  • October 20, 2018 at 3:10 pm
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    Perth is sortof boring but how come you made it like so amazing again… hahahaha

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  • October 21, 2018 at 2:59 am
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    1:13…. ummmm do you not know that a day has 24 hours? ahahahah 😉

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  • November 4, 2018 at 2:41 am
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    Great video!

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  • December 4, 2018 at 4:57 pm
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    Will time lapse work for galaxy note9?

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  • December 5, 2018 at 11:33 am
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    Just got mine yesterday. BEWARE! Can only record timelapse and motionlapse video in 720p. Unbelievable!

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  • December 16, 2018 at 11:31 am
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    Great Video, I've got an iPhone 8 plus with a Waterproof cover, to use my Osmo I have to take off the cover, which is a bit off a pain.

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  • December 25, 2018 at 5:17 am
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    Very nice I do learn a lot. Thanks

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  • December 28, 2018 at 1:19 pm
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    These 2 features give it an advantage over a hero 7. Yes the pocket is smaller. But way more expensive.

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  • December 30, 2018 at 4:11 pm
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    Nice demonstration, except where do you get the menu for the hyper and motion lapse?

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  • January 6, 2019 at 6:02 pm
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    Slow down

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  • January 9, 2019 at 2:36 pm
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    Super jerky video. Hard to watch looked like a wooden rollercoastrer

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  • January 27, 2019 at 2:35 pm
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    Dji mobile is a bad product, no motion video feature, just timelapse features.

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  • February 3, 2019 at 2:17 pm
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    Can you make a video explaining how to use light trail and long exposure with Hyperlapse ?

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  • February 13, 2019 at 1:17 pm
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    my gimbal is too hot on working time…and that gimbal ' s head is not stablize properly …pls give me solution .

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  • February 20, 2019 at 8:55 pm
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    what's up with the video stutter.

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  • March 1, 2019 at 3:01 pm
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    Who pays $130? Has the tax man left the country? Why is it people like to quote fake price? You cannot buy anything for example $9.99 there's always tax on it? Standard mind control technique! Otherwise good tutorial!!!

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  • March 4, 2019 at 1:16 am
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    why my controls not showing the slow mo option?

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  • March 5, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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    The link to that tripod no longer works – Adorama doesn't sell it anymore.

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  • March 11, 2019 at 2:53 pm
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    Mark can you do a video on panning 180 and 360 degree panos please
    Harry

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  • March 15, 2019 at 12:12 pm
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    we still get up and down bump video using this gimbal.

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  • March 21, 2019 at 2:31 pm
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    on mine ones i dont have slow motion mode? can you help

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  • March 22, 2019 at 4:34 pm
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    Thanks for the review, which one is better – Snoppa Atom , Osmo mobile 2 or Smooth 4 ? I am planning for a vacation trip with family – and I want to make the best with a right stabilizer and face tracking – Please advise! Mostly I will be using Samsung galaxy 9 plus and Note 9

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  • March 29, 2019 at 4:08 am
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    Why is johnny sins doing photography?

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  • April 8, 2019 at 4:19 am
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    Very Good tutorial, but you have fallen into the trap like others stating that the phone can be charged whilst using the Osmo Mobile 2
    At 1:20 You look like you are using the iPhone 6 Plus so could you demonstrate how you can connect the cable to charge the phone from the Osmo whilst keeping it balanced in the clamp??? this is the bit I don't understand??? if they had made? or left? a slot for the cable to get to the socket on the phone, then it would have been a great design, but at the moment, it is flawed. PROVE ME WRONG….
    But your video is good,

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  • May 27, 2019 at 12:41 pm
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    Muito bom video com tudo bem explicado!!

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  • June 9, 2019 at 1:33 pm
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    Hi Mark and everyone. Have you ever encountered this issue? I recorded some motion-lapse videos with my OM2, and they play normally on the DJI Go app as well as the video player on my Samsung phone. However when I import them into imovie to make a clip, the thumbnails of these videos are shown as black, while other "normal" videos taken by OM2 have picture thumbnails. When I play this black videos, they do play, but show nothing but pitch black. It's so weird. Any advice will be very helpful. Thank you.

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  • June 18, 2019 at 1:39 pm
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    great video marc!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 9:02 am
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    Thank you for explaining this so simply to this novice!

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  • June 25, 2019 at 12:00 am
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    Hello,
    I just purchased my dji. Using it for video of course. Is there a way to pause a video and pick up where I left off? Rather than edit it later?
    Any info is appreciated.
    Thank you

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  • July 13, 2019 at 10:47 pm
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    Great job Adorama! thank you

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  • July 22, 2019 at 5:19 am
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    Thanks for the tutorial! Wow, footage from Perth! That my hometown. It's so rare to see YouTubers filming in Perth.

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