In this honest in-depth review you will discover everything you need to know about the new Skydio2 drone for filming watersports: 🌊
✅ We completed at least 50 flights over water
✅ The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – examples of good and bad takes
✅ Everything that went right and what went wrong
✅ Missing safety features (Return home, Altitude floor for water filming)
✅ 8 Important tips for filming watersports with Skydio 2
✅ Only real examples. We tried Skydio Beacon, App, Controller.
✅ Is Skydio 2 the best drone to film watersports?
✅ Skydio 2 vs old Staaker self following drone
✅ Skydio 2 Pros and Cons, honest opinion and suggestions.
✅ Skydio 2 tracking Onewheel?
✅ Filming three surfers instead of one?
It was an amazing self following drone that worked EVERY time but the company went out of business during the covid pandemic so for now, Skydio2 is really the best option for filming watersports.
00:00 SKYDIO 2 IN-DEPTH REVIEW FOR FILMING WATERSPORTS
00:25 Skydio 2 tracking over the ground
01:17 Skydio size vs DJI Mavic mini
01:33 Skydio app, Skydio Beacon, Skydio Controller
01:50 Main problems with Skydio 2
02:30 Cool features of Skydio Beacon
03:00 Skydio tracking Onewheel
04:40 Skydio 2 tracking examples over the ocean jetsurf and efoil
11:10 Comparison to Staaker drone footage
11:36 Tips for filming watersports with Skydio 2
15:10 Bonus – Skydio 2 tracking Tesla Model X
THE ERA OF SMART DRONES ARE UPON US..
SKYDIO 2 touts itself as a smart drone completely capable of autonomous cinematography and filming while the user performs his/her desired activity. With its 45 megapixel visual sensing and 6 200 degree cameras, SKYDIO 2 is the perfect ‘eye in the sky’ for surfers, skateboarders and other adventures to pursue their adrelanine thrills while the drone records every detail.
The SKYDIO 2 drone packs a punch with a variety of advanced technological features including autonomous flight ‘skill’ which functions as a secondary control to the manual steering controls. The autonomous flight skill come in two modes
- Fixed Angle Track
- Instant Dronie
Other settings allow the user to control the range of the drone and the distance between the drone and the user. These range settings control how far away the drone will fly from the user (ranges available are within 10 – 40 meters).
Despite being an amazing smart machine, SKYDIO 2 comes with its draw backs. For one, the device is currently only available in America, meaning that interested buyers outside of the country may not be able to access it just yet.
Secondly, the drone may not be able to track the user above 25mph wind speed, as anything above this level may hamper its tracking capabilities, so it is always safe to remain within this range.
🚗 TESLA MODEL X tracking with Skydio 2
In case you want to check FULL RAW footage here are the links to a couple of them:
Skydio 2 RAW FOOTAGE 1 OVER WATER
Skydio 2 RAW FOOTAGE 1 (FILMED OVER WATER)
Both Beacon and App are with a surfer at all times. P.S. As promised Here is the Staaker footage from 2017
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