Copied the .mp4 files from the SD card to my RAID drive and firstly tried to open in Resolve 12. It didn't recognise the footage so it would appear it needs transcoding before bringing it into Resolve which is a shame. Not a problem though.
So tried Premiere. No problems editing native files. Full 4K on the timeline. Tiny bit glitchy when I added a time reverse effect but nothing a render wouldn't sort out. Footage looked okay with no colour correction at all. Pleased! Exported full 4K at ProRes HQ. Converted to iPhone friendly version using Soreson Squeeze. Uploaded file to DropBox. Then saved to iPhone from DropBox and shared on WhatsApp and Instagram. Seems easy enough.
With the next test I will convert the native footage using Squeeze to ProRes and see if Resolve can handle it. I would like to learn Resolve after all.
After a few flights now, got a bit too cocky with a landing. Tried to land on theYuneec backpack instead of the rocky ground from where I was flying. Just as I put it down on the case the wind pushed it off and into the rocks. Luckily only lost one blade. Took it back to the cottage and flew it a couple of more times from the garden and all seems to be working fine. Phew. Will buy some more blades next month!
Apart from that I was sensible - flight checks done; kept an eye out for people - there were a few watching but they got bored waiting for the initiation process! Made sure nothing like telephone lines etc were around; checked blades, arms etc. Took off well; nice and easy and it was only when I was in the air did I realise landing was going to be tricky! Won't do that again. Will purchase a landing pad from Amazon - silly but will make sure I land on a flat surface.
Have to admit to being extremely nervous flying above the sea! Shaking like a leaf. I need to calm down - it was great conditions, low wind and sunshine. This is the furthest and highest I sent it out - still not very far yet though!
Coverack beach is just outside a military no fly zone - according to noflyzone.com ...only just! So was careful which direction I flew i.e. out to sea rather than in land.
Looking forward to practicing more in our local park.
After two little 'up and down flights', today I flew my drone a bit further and for longer. Still very nervous about going any distance but the GPS is holding it very steady so I shouldn't really be worried. Gingerly flew it out over the hedge from then park over the rocky coast line, turned it around and flew back - not very far at all but certainly got my heart rate up!
Tried the the return to home function which worked but scared the living daylights out of me as it climbed to its default height before turning to come back - the default height was a lot higher than I was flying!!! Switched it back into angle mode pretty sharpish and then landed manually as the battery alarm sounded. Took some 4K video of me, the view and the rocks below. Nothing dramatic - want to learn to fly first before mastering the video aspect. Will post some footage when I get back home.