Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier Drone Hyperlapse
On June 6th, 2019, I decided to go out to the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier to try and capture my first aerial hyperlapse with my DJI Phantom 4 Advanced drone. The night before, I created a short mission in the litchi app, which was to fly a straight line over the pier starting at 360 ft and ending at 75 ft over a 21 min time frame. During the 21 minutes, I was capturing a photo every 2 seconds to create the hyperlapse. The original video is a little shakey as the winds were between 7-9 mile per hour. In the final video, I used a stabilizing filter to smooth out the movement from the wind moving the drone slightly.
Since I have been flying the drone, I have been meaning to purchase some filters for the camera and today I ordered some Neewer Filters from Amazon, and I can’t wait to try them out and see what kind of results I get.
I also decided to mount my homemade acrylic camera mount to the drone so I could fly the Insta360 One X camera below the aircraft. I wanted to see what an aerial 360-degree hyperlapse would look like and you can see the little planet / tiny planet version below. The video is not as stable as I was hoping for but I think it will work for future projects.
DJI Phantom 4 Advanced Camera settings:
- Aperture f7.1
- SS 1/400
- ISO 100
Insta360 One X Camera setting:
- 5.7k video
View other aerial photos, videos and little planets that I have captured over the years by clicking on my blog or looking through the photo galleries in the menu bar.