Today we’re breaking down the BEST SETTINGS FOR CINEMATIC DRONE FOOTAGE on ANY DJI drone! When it comes to the best drone settings – especially the best settings for drone video – all of the DJI video settings and DJI cinematic settings can become very overwhelming or confusing. When you want to learn how tog get cinematic drone shots or how to get better drone footage, however, cinematic drone settings are very important. In this video, I’ll fully explain the best DJI drone settings for how to get cinematic drone footage and how to get better drone shots (no matter what DJI drone you’re using – Phantom Pro, Mavic Air, Mavic Pro – you name it). I hope you find these best settings for drone video footage helpful! These are the settings for cinematic drone footage that I’ve found to yield the best, most cinematic results possible. As always, if you have your own best drone settings recommendations – especially cinematic settings for drone footage – please leave your suggestions in the comments section!

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  1. Ileana Zayas on April 24, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    "The only thing sexier than drone footage is sexy drone footage." 😂😂😂

  2. fmrl productions on April 24, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    so many Mavic Pro (OG not @) suggest d-log and then spareness +1, contrast 0, saturation 0 … but you say cinelike and then -1, -3, 0 … but is this more for other drones, or still advisable for Mavic Pro? thank you

  3. Matteo Salardi on April 24, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    Error 1: turno on the drone before the controller
    Error 2: Don’t remove the gimbal lock before turn on the drone

  4. L on April 24, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    Where does the drone save the video? On the iPad or on sd card or something?

  5. Becker's Rs on April 24, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    Drone…ahahahahaha in 2019 … drone… ahahahaha

  6. HMA gaming & vlogs on April 24, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    Great video BMAC, keep up the great content.

  7. SUPER BUNNY on April 24, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    I wish there would be an all around full on camera that’s a drone, a gimbal, and a regular camera, that would be expensive, but like come on the 1DX is like 5 thousand xD

  8. Mark Nauta on April 24, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    Awesome great video this is what I’ve being looking for, Finally!!!!!!

  9. Matt Cain on April 24, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    These are the kind of videos I knew you’d be good at. I don’t even have a drone, but I feel like I could get one and know how to get the most from it because of how detailed you were.

  10. Victor Gallwey on April 24, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Thanks for taking my suggestion

  11. Shivkant Saraswat on April 24, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    Best video bro

  12. N B on April 24, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Real Nice! Thanks for sharing this.
    I also created a channel for the Mavic Air 2 Cinematic drone videos. Feel free to check it out.

  13. 360 Degree Aerial Surveying and Photography on April 24, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Your settings helped me immensely with my over water filming of yacht racing. It was through implementing your tips that I discovered my remote was dropping settings when it was powered off, which caused auto WB etc. to turn on!!! I have a new remote on the way and shot some awesome footage today, so thanks man!!! Oh and for the record, my Inspire 2 is much sexier than your Phantom 🙂 but I am still grateful.

  14. BMAC on April 24, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    What are YOUR tips for cinematic drone footage?!
    Check out MORE drone tutorials HERE:

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