7 Tips – Parrot Anafi 4k Drone

7 Tips – Parrot Anafi 4k Drone

A landscape photographer’s tech review of the Parrot Anafi 4K Drone after having the drone for one year. He gives 7 tips for using the Parrot Anafi Drone and how it has improved his videos and photographs.

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  1. carl mayne-wheeler on August 3, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Shawn can you use a WiFi memory card with it as downloads are sooooo slow!

  2. Jens August Sundquist Jensen on August 3, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Thank you so much for this informative video, I now feel more prepared for my first flight tomorrow.
    Have a great week, mate. And keep publishing 👍

  3. Josch Spike on August 3, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Nice Tipps ,thank you

  4. johnvideos2009 on August 3, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    Very good tips Shawn…I really enjoy flying the Parrot Anafi…I must admit the battery hibernation mode caught me out few times in the early days of flying but I got a 3 battery charger in Amazon few months back and it charges my 3 batteries very quick by either home power or in the car…I got my drone in Sept 2018 but only really started flying it in Spring this year 2019…Touch wood, I have never crashed so still on the original blades but do carry the spares…I suppose 1 more tip I would add would be to choose the appropriate Return to Home height…if you were flying near cliffs or very high trees it’s good to raise that height so the Anafi climbs high first to clear those obstacles…your tips are great too…a great little drone 😉

  5. Micheal Mc Laughlin on August 3, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    Another super video; just goes to show there’s no substitute for experience! Great tips!

  6. Josef Hrdlička on August 3, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    Thnaks for the 2nd tip, I didn’t know what’s going on with the drone since it didn’t want to charge with the cable given in the package. New cable fixed it and the battery went back from the hibernation.

  7. Dennis Dingemanse on August 3, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Thank you for these handy tips. Would this particular drone also have protection bumpers?

  8. António Pereira on August 3, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Great vídeo 👍
    Have a nice day

  9. Damon Ord on August 3, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Just bought mine today. Everyone choose s DJI. there are better alternatives out there and cheaper.

  10. Luis Marina on August 3, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    Hi Sean, Luis from Mexico. Great videos. Really helpfull. I have a DJI Spark, buy now I´m really enjoying my new Parrot Anafi. Super drone, and thank to your videos I can get the best of it. Parrot is not in Mexico so I have to learn from the experts !! Thank you very much, keep doing them. We amateurs in drone flying and photografy need them. Sorry about my english, have´nt practice for a long time. Best regards

  11. Phillip Philipian on August 3, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Im having a problem with my zoom features how can I get more zoom I see only 1.0 to 1.3 and that’s barely any. Any tips??

  12. carl mayne-wheeler on August 3, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Shaun, great video man…. how do you get it to come home if you lose Comms with it???

  13. GBiv78 on August 3, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Putting your phone in airplane mode (or at least turning off wi-fi) also ensures the drone connects to the controller instead of the phone’s wi-fi, which ensures better range

  14. Robert Bell on August 3, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    HI Sean, have you ever had the Anafi start the fan but not initiate the calibration of the camera nor show the blue light To indicate the drone was ready to fly? love all the tips!

  15. Frozn Fire on August 3, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    I always asked myself if the accus were ruined or sth like u say in Tip 2 🙂 haha thanks, now I know it´s not my accus

  16. Marcopolo on August 3, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Hello Sir
    Very informative video.
    I have a hibernating Anafi battery. But i don’t get which type of charger you have used for recure the battery. Can you explain please

  17. Michael Püchner on August 3, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Hello Shawn, I have had the same experience with the Anafi, thanks for tips 2 and 4 … I’m looking forward to your new Instagram and Youtube posts! Greetings from Michael from Germany!

  18. cland1006 on August 3, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    thank you so much for these tips. I just got mine and this helps so much..

  19. TD Map on August 3, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Switching the phone to airplane mode significantly improves the signal between the drone and the controller.

  20. Brian Kenney on August 3, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    Thanks for the tips. I just picked one up, and these are very helpful!

  21. Eastwood Fab on August 3, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Thanks for your video Shawn. I was wondering if you had a video, or know of one that goes over the photography aspect of Freeflight 6 and the Anafi. Automatic seems to provide a washed out look and Im looking to take advantage of the nice Sony lens this drone has. Thank you so much!

  22. Iakovos Hatzistavrou on August 3, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Very helpful tips. What is finall opinion about the photography quality. Are you suggest it for professional photographers ?

  23. Nick Ilston on August 3, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Great video really appreciate not being shouted at like some others do in their vids

  24. Frank Maurits on August 3, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Thanks for these 🙂 I’m considering getting an Anafi, primarily because of the upward rotating camera and also the programmable flightplan. Currently have a Mini 2 and these are the things I really miss on that. Primary use will be creating 360 aerial panorama’s. With the Mini 2 I have to manually fill in the sky part, which is annoying and never yields excelent results. Your videos are helpful!

  25. Robert Koontz on August 3, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    Good tips. I found if your in Cinematic Flight Mode you can force landing. Thermal is Fun, isn’t it.

  26. Carlos D. on August 3, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Very useful tips. Thank you.

  27. Funmax on August 3, 2022 at 8:14 pm


  28. John Snow on August 3, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Sean…Appreciate the video. Have you found any way that you can balance charge the cells within the ANAFI batteries?

  29. Javier Atenas on August 3, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Adquiri un parrot anafi hace poco. Tus consejos me han ayudado mucho!. un abrazo desde Chile

  30. John Githens on August 3, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    I like your reviews. Maybe someone has already mentioned this: Make sure to consider where you are when you launch, and the direction and height of nearby trees, then set the RTH altitude high enough to clear those treetops. It’s easy to be having fun, then an RTH is triggered and the Anafi does exactly what you told it to do… The other thing to be careful about is backing away to get a reveal shot, only to whack into the one tree branch you did not see. Fortunately, when this happens, down below the Anafi can be usually heard beeping with its blue light blinking, and you have your phone/tablet to show you about where to look in the bushes. As long as the battery lasts.

  31. Juicy on August 3, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    DO NOT BUY PARROT ANAFI!!! I experienced a problem with my controller was was a fault with my controller being able to connect to my smartphone (having used it about 20 times). From reading various forums and comments (on youtube and trustpilot), this appears to be a common problem. And now Parrot won’t replace my controller. Also other interesting thing to note, there is no customer service telephone number in the UK.

  32. yogi8787 on August 3, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    The controller is constantly charging an android phone. There is nothing
    I can do with it. The phone drains the battery much quicker than the
    batteries of the drone last. Is it the same if you connect the iphone?

  33. Joseph Combs on August 3, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Shawn, won’t the controller connected to the battery, usb-a to usb-c, reactivate hibernating battery when controller is turned on?

  34. Adson Oliveira on August 3, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Hi . thanks for your video. I’m thinking about buying Anafi today. At best buy. Do you know if Anafi has GPS?

  35. Funmax on August 3, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    My anafi is not playing?is how’s horizontal camera error?how I solve the problem

  36. Laurence on August 3, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Thanks very informative !

  37. Occi Drone on August 3, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Very useful tips. Regarding the app, I would say it’s useful to set your RTH time to 1 or 2 secs and activate the zebras for overexposure 🙂 Also, reading the manual is very useful as it contains most of the points.

  38. Damon Ord on August 3, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    Great vid New subscriber from Newcastle here 👍👍👍

  39. carl mayne-wheeler on August 3, 2022 at 8:37 pm


  40. GBiv78 on August 3, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    You’ve also got to ensure your phone cable is a data cable and not just a charging cable

  41. Kiribati DIYs and Tips on August 3, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    cheers mate, very helpful tips for us, the first drone owners

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