The DJI Mavic Pro is a compact quadcopter that has far more capability than a first glance reveals.
Mavic Pro is a go-anywhere drone because it’s highly portable. It folds so it easily stows and transports. But don’t let the size fool you: The “Pro” in the Mavic’s name is no joke. This is a highly capable, highly controllable flyer, and it shoots true ultra-high-definition 4K video. Active Track allows you to track your subjects, keeping them in the frame.
With the DJI Mavic Pro Fly-More Combo, the included Mavic Pro still weighs a mere 1.62 pounds, flies up to 27 minutes and reaches a top speed of 40 mph. The combo helps it — and you — get more airtime. It includes extra Intelligent Flight Batteries and propellers and more versatile battery charging. It even adds more convenient transport.
With the Mavic Pro Fly-More Combo Pack, you get:
Mavic Pro is unequaled among compact, foldable drones. After all, it’s a DJI quadcopter. It has reliable positioning, indoor flight capability, 4K video, a 3-axis stabilizing gimbal and a foldable remote controller with a 4.3-mile range. And many parts and accessories are available.
The included shoulder bag makes storing and transporting your Mavic Pro simple. Fold the propellers and the Mavic, and your drone will fit snugly and safely in the bag. It also holds your remote controller, up to 4 batteries, extra props, cables, and even your smartphone.
Because the combo includes two extra batteries, a charging hub and a car charger to keep batteries powered up, you’ll spend more time in the air and less time at your base. You get not only up to 27 minutes of flight time, but also protection from overcharging and excessive discharging, both of which could damage batteries. Low-temperature protection is built-in.
Download an app to your smartphone and you can take a quick flight or set up a shoot, flying only by phone without using the controller.
Dual IMUs and compasses on the Mavic Pro Platinum make positioning reliable. Your Mavic has GPS, GLONASS and ultrasonic range finders. Each key sensor on the Mavic Pro is duplicated. That means that if one sensor fails, the backup sensor kicks in.
With four vision sensors to guide you, avoid obstacles as close as 2 feet at low speeds, and as far away as 49 feet at speeds up to 22 mph. When Mavic Pro gets too close to an object, it will stop and hover until you send a command. Its vision sensors see in three directions and protect you from unexpected dangers, even as high as 14 feet off the ground and even if trees are blocking GPS signals.
With the Flight Autonomy program, hover precisely and land almost exactly where you took off. Precision Landing can even tell if the landing site is uneven.
TapFly points your drone in the right direction. Terrain Follow safely maintains position off the ground. Following a subject on a road or trail with changing terrain is a snap with Terrain Follow. And safe Return to Home avoids obstacles on the way back to base, switching on automatically if your battery runs low.
See what your camera sees, almost instantaneously, from as far away as 4.3 miles. DJI Go tells you everything you need to know onscreen — where you are, your altitude, your battery reserve, and what’s in front of you.
See what you’re shooting and where you’re going with Mavic Pro’s OcuSync. It streams in 1080p when your drone is nearby, and 720p when it’s farther away — up to 4.3 miles.
While you see streamed video in 1080p or 720p, your Mavic records in ultra-high-def 4K. Opt for FPV Goggles to completely immerse you in the flight experience to make you truly believe you’re flying. Control you drone and camera by tapping the side of the goggles, or use head movements alone. To share the experience of flight, put the goggles on a friend while you fly by remote controller.
Shoot video in 4K, with more than four times the pixels of 1080p. The Mavic Pro captures 4K video at up to 30fps, made stable by a 3-axis gimbal that cancels out drone movement.
With ActiveTrack, Mavic Pro Platinum locks onto your subject or onto you, if you want.
If you don’t have a dedicated photographer, just communicate directly with your Mavic Pro Platinum through your remote controller. Remember, with streaming video, you’ll see what your camera does. Choose the mode that’s best for your shoot:
Trace — Follow in front of or behind your subject. When told, your Mavic Pro will circle your subject. Shooting a wedding? Trace Pro lets you focus on the bride and groom and fly backwards — perfectly level — while they’re leaving the church. You don’t have to bend low or walk backwards.
Profile — Lock on and follow a hiker, canoeist, skater or other active subject — your dog picking up a scent, for instance. Mavic Pro can follow you, too, flying beside you as you move.
Spotlight — Fly in search of the best angle, and Spotlight will lock on a stationary object, keeping it in the frame. Get dramatic zoom shots just from the movement of your drone.
Tripod — Make slow, measured moves with Tripod and your Mavic Pro will help you capture the nuances in every scene.
Mavic Pro reads programmed hand gestures, then gives you three seconds to pose before snapping the photo.
Automatic or Manual Camera Controls
While shooting 12MP stills, set the shutter between 8 seconds for a time exposure and action-freezing 1/8000 second. Bursts are at 3/5/7 fps.
Mavic Pro comes with a 16MB video card; optional cards can boost storage capacity to 64MB. Shoot automatically, or manually by controlling aperture, shutter speed, ISO and file format. Creativity comes standard with Mavic Pro.
OcuSync also allows you to download video and stills while recording additional images. If OcuSync senses interference, it chooses the best frequency available.
Mavic Pro can hover for 27 minutes and fly for up to 30. That’s superior to other small drones. It’s powered by a quick-charge 3S Intelligent Flight Battery, which prevents damage from overcharging and excessive discharge during storage, even if fully charged.
It shows onscreen how much power is left.
Share your video live on Facebook or YouTube. Edit it first and fast, using the DJI Go Editor on your smartphone. For a more professional look, shoot in Adobe DNG RAW, which allows editing on your computer for more detail and effects. You’ll get the most out of every pixel.
After editing, share your video on Twitter, Instagram or SkyPixel, the DJI community for posting aerial imagery.
Your 11.6-lb. Mavic Pro is so compact, you can use it to shoot ground video by removing the props and folding the arms. Mount your phone to your remote controller and connect in WiFi mode. Just handhold the drone, point and shoot video that is made shake-free by the 3-axis gimbal.
To return to the air, just reverse the process. It takes only minutes.
For more professional results, add the Katana Handheld Stabilizer. It has two handles like professional handheld systems ans holds your Mavic Pro Platinum securely.