Flying Butte Creek Canyon – A Four Mile Flight (UHD video)

I flew the UAV in Butte Creek Canyon yesterday morning, and was quite pleased to be able to render the video in 4K/50 fps., the same resolution and frame rate as the source video.

After painstakingly evaluating several video editing software programs yesterday, Filmora9 by Wondershare is the ONLY one that can edit and export videos in 4K/50 fps, and is rock solid. All other programs cannot handle the buffering requirements of 4K resolution, and quickly become unstable.

My furthest flight way-point was exactly 10,897 feet (3321 m) out, about two miles out from take-off, and my cruising speed was 31 mph/50 kmh. I have been working up to this flight for awhile, studying terrain maps and wind forecasts, and that helped orient me. The canyon is 800 to 1,000 feet deep, with the rim and geologic formations at about 1,200 feet above sea level. Flying behind any formations and losing line-of-sight transmission with the UAV could cause an issue, possibly a crash.

The video is posted on Youtube, and should automatically choose the highest resolution for your device. You can also manually select 4K (2160p50). I recommend full-screen, 16:9 format. The music is “Maha Puja” by David Parsons. Duration is twelve minutes. Please enjoy! 🙂

Published by Jim Flanegin

it shows up in the pictures...I am a US citizen (born in California), though spent my childhood through high school living primarily in SE Asia, giving me a deep view of both East and West.

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