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Essential accessories for the DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter (Field)

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Video: Essential accessories for the DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter (Field)

Robbie: So Francis, with any new product comes new accessories of course, and

Essential accessories for the DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter (Field)

Robbie: So Francis, with any new product comes new accessories of course, and with the DGI Phantom Two Vision, the accessory market is just kind of getting going. There is a lot out there. Just go to you know, Amazon or something, one of those websites, you'll find a lot of accessories out there, but when it comes to essential accessories, I can think of no better choice to have a lot of then batteries, right. Batteries are an essential item with this quad-copter because, to be honest, it goes through batteries pretty quick. Francis: Oh yeah, especially if you have a gimble system like this, it'll actually shoot through the battery a lot faster.

Robbie: Absolutely, so my recommendation is to have at least two, three, maybe even four, five of these batteries on hand, ready to go. because if you're out all day doing the shoot, the last thing you want to do is take some down time, an hour or two or whatever it takes to charge these of just sitting around instead of flying. So make sure that you have a lot of these batteries. Now, these batteries don't come cheap, especially the batteries for the Vision Two because they're about what? About a $125, $135? Francis: Oh yeah, they're pretty expensive. Robbie: Especially when you compare them to the original Phantom batteries which you can find as third party batteries for maybe $20, or $30.

Now you have something in your hand there that's actually on a Phantom, the orignal Phantom, but it can also work on the, on the Vision 2 as well, right? And that's that Gimbal system. Tell us a little about that. Francis: Yeah, the Gimbal system, yeah, I have the Zenmuse H3-2D system, which actually powers a GoPro. And stabilizes your shots as you're up in the air. Robbie: Now that's on the original Phantom, but instead of having the newer version of the quad-copter equipped with the vision camera, I could equip it with this Gimble system right? Francis: Correct. Robbie: Okay, that's cool. Now the other thing I find kind of geeky because you know who doesn't like geeky stuff, is in your other hand there Francis, you have another Phantom but check out these blades.

I, actually, kind of think this is a nice little accessory upgrade, while maybe not essential, is really, kind of, an important thing. And these are carbon fiber blades. Now, what are the advantages of carbon fiber blades? Francis: Well, the advantage is that they're more durable. Robbie: Yep. Francis: And they're also a lot lighter than the prop blades. So, so that you can get more flight time with these. Robbie: Absolutely. because you have less weight and then also the other thing I found with them is I found that the quad-copter is actually a little bit more maneuverable because you're dealing with less weight. And as you pointed out for me because I crash these a lot.

I found that when I crash and the blades, you know, dig into the dirt and into the ground, these plastic ones are prone to snapping a little quicker. But their are training wheels for the blades, aren't there? Francis: Yeah. Robbie: Yeah. And what is this little guy? Francis: That is a prop guard for the DJI Phantom. They actually come in a set of four. Robbie: Okay. Francis: To protect all four of your blades. Robbie: Gotcha. So the way that this works is, you'll notice that there's a couple little screws down here. And you can just simply put the protector there on the edge of the quad-copter. What that going to do is actually sort of protect the blades themselves.

So as you are learning and probably crashing, right? Francis: Yes. Robbie: At least at first. This is going to protect your investment in the blades. Now, the thing does of course is, adds just a minimal amount of weight to the quad-copter. But also sort of increases the size of the quad-copter. So just be aware of that, especially if you're flying in very tight spaces and things of that nature. Now we can get there for each one of the blades. And kind of what it does right is create a little sort of a cocoon. Francis: Yeah. Robbie: Around the quad copter itself. This is definitely a nice, essential accessory. So there's lots of accessories out there but when I think it comes to the essential ones, batteries are going to be number one on that list.

You're going to burn through a lot of batteries so make sure you get plenty of them. Number two, I think a Gimble system like this Zenmuse Gimble, is kind of an essential accessory to get. You can either configure your Phantom to have that right off the bat, or you can upgrade to that system and it's going to give you nice, stabilized shots. Next, I think that the carbon fiber blades are really essential. They lighten the weight of the quad-copter, make it little bit more maneuverable, and they're a little bit more durable. And finally, I think that the blade protector here, works wonders, especially when learning to fly your quad-copter.

And probably crashing a lot. So those are some essential accessories to think about, but as I said lots of things out there. Just go out on the old Google machine and you'll find lots of accessories for your Phantom.

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    1. Shooting video with an iPad NEW
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    2. Mounting the iPad in an iOgrapher NEW
      2m 38s
    3. Attaching a lens to an iPad NEW
      1m 53s
    4. Attaching a light NEW
      3m 23s
    5. Evaluating the footage NEW
      3m 22s
  2. 2m 31s
    1. Welcome to Video Gear Weekly
      2m 31s
  3. 12m 22s
    1. Mounting a GoPro
      41s
    2. Jaws: Flex Clamp
      3m 3s
    3. Cages and clamps
      4m 49s
    4. GoPro Chesty chest harness
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  4. 10m 24s
    1. Using audio inputs
      1m 32s
    2. Beachtek
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    3. Abox adapter
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    4. GoPro adapter
      2m 41s
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    2. Beneficial features of the Canon C300
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    3. Drawbacks of the Canon C300
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    4. Polarizer
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    5. ND filter
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    3. Processing
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    4. Evaluating footage
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    3. Using a pro head
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    2. Beneficial features of the Garmin Virb Elite
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    3. Drawbacks of the Garmin Virb Elite
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    4. Evaluating the footage
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    2. Battery operated lights
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    3. Lowel Blender
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    1. Professional headphones
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    3. Types of headphones
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    4. Additional headphone features
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    5. Why you may want to use multiple headphone types
      4m 56s
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    3. Drawbacks of the Panasonic GH4
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      3m 31s
    3. Products used to fight shine
      5m 8s
    4. Applying Anti-Shine
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    1. The adaptable GoPro
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    2. Stealth
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    3. Adding filters
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    2. Recording to an iPad or iPhone
      4m 21s
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    1. DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter
      52s
    2. Beneficial features of the DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter
      3m 9s
    3. Limitations of the DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter
      3m 15s
    4. Essential accessories for the DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter (Field)
      4m 7s
  21. 7m 59s
    1. Using a loupe
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    2. Attaching a loupe
      2m 18s
    3. Adjusting the diopter
      4m 41s
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    1. Charging on the go
      52s
    2. Starting out fully charged
      2m 24s
    3. Using an inverter
      4m 0s
    4. Using a solar charger
      2m 36s
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      3m 57s
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