Mavic Air 2: ActiveTrack & QUICKSHOT defined

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With a drone it wasn’t easier to get fluent and cinematic recordings. Today we are going to test all active tracks and quick recordings from DJI Mavic Air 2 drone. These creative modes allow newbies to record incredible videos too.

These automated flight modes were first introduced by DJI with the first generation of Mavic drones.

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Mavic Air 2 ActiveTrack explained

To activate ActiveTrack mode, you literally have to press the screen and draw a rectangular shape around your subject. You will see four green corners around the motif and we can now choose between the “Spotlight”, “Trace” and “Parallel” modes.

If we just select the β€œSpotlight” mode with no active track and then hit the record button, the drone will stay in its original position but the camera will start tracking your movements.

Mavic Air 2 Active Tracking explained

In “Trace” mode, the drone follows your subject and holds it in the center of the frame. When the subject moves forwards or backwards, the drone follows it in a vertical line.

The “parallel” active track, instead the drone follows the subject on a parallel line and follows it from this side.

Mavic Air 2 QuickShot modes explained

With regards to the DJI Quickshot modes, we now have many more options on the list. These are preset movements that are already saved in your Mavic Air 2. They are great fun and very easy to use.

Mavic Air 2 QuickShot explained

Let’s start with the “Dronie”. In this mode, the camera will center the subject when the aircraft ascends backwards in a tilted position. With the “Dronie” you can set a distance of 25 to 120 meters to the subject. When the drone reaches the set distance, it will stop and automatically return home.

The second QuickShot mode is called “Rocket”. In this mode, when the aircraft ascends at high speed, the camera will focus the subject downward so that it only flies in the sky above your subject.

Then we go to the quick shot “Circle”. In this way, the aircraft centers the camera on the subject and circles it at a constant height. When the drone completes a full circle around the subject, it will stop and return home.

Mavic Air 2 Quickshot settings

The fourth mode is the “Helix”, which is the helix mode that the airplane ascends as it flies in a spiral that gradually expands, with the camera centered on the subject. In this way, the drone moves in a circle around the subject, but also increases its height.

We will now test the “Boomerang” mode. Here the plane also flies in an oval line upwards in an oval shape around the motif. The drone moves closer to the subject once and then moves further away. With this option, the drone will also increase speed as it gets further away from the subject and then slow down as it gets closer.

The last quickshot mode is the “asteroid”. When this option is selected, the aircraft will fly at maximum altitude and then also create a 360-degree image.

And that’s all about the quick shots. Please see the video below for more information. If you are new to using drones, this is definitely a great way to understand how the drone works, and it is also a great way to get good shots even if you are not a master.

In any case, my advice is always to practice and know how to use your tools manually in order to have full control over the magician.

At the moment I greet you and see you in the next video.
Thank you for reading.
Mamo Air

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