arDrone 2.0 bracket for replayXD 1080 cameras
NOTE - This bracket ONLY work with arDrone 2.0 NEW GoPro Hero3 mount for arDrone 2
This is 3 parts which must be cut apart before installation. Instructions for installing the mount on your arDrone https://vimeo.com/55233318
I have some video on Vimeo, shot with my replayXD 1080 camera mounted to the arDrone 2.0 Evening shot - www.vimeo.com/42382485Morning light - www.vimeo.com/41816051
daytime flying, skip to last 30sec to see the replayXD camera mounted on the flying arDrone 2.0
All kinds of precautions apply to this product, I'm not responsible for your flying of this. or what you may do to your arDrone or replayXD camera... but by all means, send me links to whatever you do with this bracket.
NOTES on getting beautiful video with arDrone-replayXD camera combinations. First, you MUST understand that even the arDrone 2.0 is under powered for wild flying. to stay in the air it must use power to force air down.. when you hang a replayXD under it, the battery empty faster because it use more power.
NEXT, understand moving, happens by the drone tilting, so it essentially is "sliding down a hill" by being at a angle.. so now to keep the same altitude the motor must work even harder.
Combining the sliding down a hill motion and the weight of the replayXD, means you are operating at the limit of what is possible with a arDrone. as a result the props and motors work hard creating lots of vibrations and shaking.
The solution is flying EARLY in the morning, when the air is cool and there is absolutely no wind or even a breeze, in completely still air, the arDrone do not need to compensate for wind and will fly much more stable and smoothly, and the motors will have less work to do, resulting in less vibrations. Early morning flights is key to getting amazing beautiful video from a replayXD 1080 mounted under a arDrone. There.. NOW you know. Happy Flying.
Another important tip, change the replayXD camera settings file to BTR=H (bitrate = high) this significantly improve the video quality when you have moving items and lot of texture.
I also like to reduce the exposure compensation a little so bright spots don't burn out as much.
Personally i find shooting 1080 with high bit-rate, even though i always resize to 720p later, this is the setting with the better final result quality in my experience.
Im really impressed with the new total control concept, it is very cool for video, but I often prefer regular RC style control and like to use the RChack from www.macdrones.com
This sale include all parts required to mount you replayXD 1080 on a arDrone 2.0, the two arms and the adjustable cradle, it do NOT include arDrone, or replayXD 1080 camera or parts.