Mavic 2: Take Off with 6 Quick Tips

The Mavic 2 has completely redefined aerial photography, giving drone users the ability to combine their passion for adventure with their desire for creativity. Championing premium and portable hardware, including either a Hasselblad camera or a 2x optical zoom lens, the Mavic 2 offers a sophisticated lineup of innovative photography and video functions.

If you’re looking to create dynamic footage with more creative options, here are six essential tips for the DJI Mavic 2 drone.

1. Hyperlapse Circle: Less is More

Enter a realm of sweeping perspectives and motion timelapses. Perfect for social media users, Hyperlapse condenses extended periods of time into brief moments while the camera is moving. This creates a brilliant effect that is perfect for grabbing the attention of social media users. A popular example is to showcase the character of a city while moving around a unique structure.

Hyperlapse Circle allows the Mavic 2 to circle around a selected subject, enabling you to create a professional-looking timelapse with just a tap of a button. You can even set the precise interval time between shots as well as the total video length. This is an excellent feature to showcase your stunning travel locations.



2. Hyperlapse Waypoint: Fly Through Time 

Waypoint allows you to select different points (up to five) and create your own flight path while the Mavic 2 completes a Hyperlapse. This mode even enables you to change the altitude and speed through the course of the set flight path.

A great tip is to combine the motion in your footage with a change in the environmental lighting. Create a cinematic video to reveal the sunrise through a cityscape, or experiment with the movement of clouds in the sky.


3. Dolly Zoom: Warp Reality

What was typically a complex camera effect requiring expensive gear and advanced skill is now an easy technique that is accessible for all Mavic 2 Zoom users. Dolly Zoom automatically adjusts the focus during flight, which creates a dynamic warping effect in your footage. This effect has been used in big-budget film sequences, and you can incorporate it to showcase subjects in open landscapes or display interesting structures set within vast spaces.

First, position the Mavic 2 Zoom where you’ll be capturing the shot, then open the DJI GO 4 app and select Intelligent Flight Modes on the left side of the screen. Here you can select Quickshot and Dolly Zoom. You can now draw a square around your subject, and after this, click “GO” to make the Mavic 2 Zoom start the function.


4. ActiveTrack 2.0: Never Miss a Moment

The ActiveTrack 2.0 feature takes your footage to a whole new level. The Mavic 2 maps a 3-dimensional view of the environment, which provides you with sophisticated tracking accuracy. This new version also features trajectory prediction algorithms that intelligently track your subject even when it is temporarily obstructed.

Whether you are filming an outdoor basketball match, a race, or an energetic dog bounding across a park, ActiveTrack 2.0 ensures you’ll never miss out on any of the action. It is also suitable for vloggers who would like to add an interesting element to their footage. The ActiveTrack feature can be found within the Intelligent Flight Mode section of the DJI GO 4 app.


5. Optical Zoom: Discover the World Around You

Equipped with a 2x optical zoom camera, the Mavic 2 Zoom allows you to obtain stunning close-up footage without getting your drone too close to the scene. With Full HD video, 4x lossless zoom brings incredible clarity to your footage.

Now you can capture wildlife from a safe distance away without disturbing the environment around you. From brilliant wildlife moments to close-up scenes among a bustling cityscape, the possibilities are unlimited.


6. Super Resolution

With an incredible 2x optical zoom lens, the Mavic 2 proves once again why it’s a league apart from its competitors. Super Resolution captures your image in stunning detail, patching together nine photos to create a 48-megapixel photograph. Enter the camera settings from the Photo mode, select Pano, and then navigate to the Super Resolution feature. Dramatic moments set in complex spaces can now be framed with not only amazing perspectives but also stunning detail.


Take a moment to think about the most you can get from a scene. Chances are, using a combination of the above tips will help you elevate the quality and style of your content. Create a unique and lasting impact on your audience by encapsulating the entirety of your experience with these Mavic 2 tips.


Creativity is at the heart of every dream. At DJI, we give creators the tools they need to bring their imagination to life. Our products push visionaries to go beyond the limits of possibility, inspiring them to see the world from a brand new perspective.