A Thorough Video Guide to Using a GoPro with a Quadcopter

Back at the GoPro goodies again is none other than Mitch Bergsma, most recently featured on PetaPixel for his tip on how to stabilize hand-held GoPro footage using your face. This time though, the tutorial attempts to help those interested in using a DJI Phantom with their GoPro attached to it.

Throughout the eleven minute video, Bergsma shares tips he’s developed through plenty of trial and error on his behalf. From various resolution settings to how the angle of the camera mounted on the drone affects the wide-angle distortion, it’s a nice starter guide for anyone looking to capture the best possible footage with their quadcopter.

Feel free to drop feedback or additional tips in the comments down below, and if you’d like to see more of Bergsma’s tutorials, be sure to head on over to his YouTube channel and browse the archives or subscribe.

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  • ms

    I’m wondering why the gopro can’t be mounted a bit lower?

  • SeoulFood

    Because you would need longer landing skids.

  • Filiberto_J

    Great video !

  • Renato Murakami

    Awesome stuff! At 500 bucks, the drone isn’t too expensive and looks great too. Keeping notes.

  • Zooty2Shoes

    It’s not a drone. It’s a quadcopter.

  • Fernando Callo

    Then, what’s exactly a drone for you?

  • Zooty2Shoes

    Something the miltiary uses to kill people.

    Do we call model aircraft ‘drones’? model helicopters or planes?

    No, they are called ‘model aircraft’, which is exactly what the DJI Phantom is.

  • Fernando Callo

    Well, in the TV series Almost Human they (the police) call “drone” to a surveillance unit powered by a central helix. Almost the same as this devices shown here and all over the internet. I know what you mean with the military thing.

  • Zooty2Shoes

    The TV series ‘Almost Human’ also has a humanoid police robot that’s called an ‘officer’ – can I infer from that that the policemen I meet on the street are androids?

    And it’s a science fiction TV series – they called display screens ‘view ports’ on Star Trek, should I be addressing my Samsung that way?

  • ms

    A drone is autonomous.

  • ms

    Well, the way he is able to pluck the thing out if the air, I figured it wasn’t an issue.

  • Fernando Callo

    That’s the answer I was looking for.

  • Eugene Chok

    interestingly the ‘drones’ the military uses are manned, so i guess those aren’t even drones