DJI Media Maker – How to create drone panoramas and time lapses from your computer

DJI Media maker was originally intended to use only with the DJI Osmo, but it can be successfully used with other DJI products, especially with Spark.

With the release of the new DJI Spark, a few interesting flying modes have also been released to the public.

Things like gesture control, dronie and spiral flying are of much help make things more automatic.

However, in terms of picture taking, one of the most notable improvements from it's predecessors (like Mavic Pro) is the automatic panorama modes.

You can download the Media maker from here.

DJi Spark panoramic modes:

portrait panorama

horizontal panorama

180 degree panorama

Why use DJI Media Maker?

If you want high quality panorama photos from your drone, it's better to first upload them in the computer in high quality and only then stitch them together.

lake drone panorama

Dji Spark does have an automatic panorama creation mode inside the DJI Go 4 app itself, but I found the exporting process to be slow and not as high quality as it should be.

It appears DJI Media maker also removes propellers from the image, if there are any.
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Paul Archer
Chief Gator

How can you use DJI Media Maker to create panoramas

dji media creating panorama

You can download the DJI Media Maker from the official DJI website.

where to download dji media maker

As mentioned before, the DJI Media maker will automatically detect the type of panorama made only with the DJI OSMO, but there are workarounds for the Spark too.

​DJI Media Maker creates the following panoramas by default:

  • 360 degree panorama (which works with the horizontal mode on the spark)
  • Spherical Panorama (which works with pictures taken in the 180 panorama mode)
  • There is no way to create vertical panoramas yet (you can do it in the DJI go 4 app for the Spark)

To use the software, you just copy the folders with your panorama images (DJi automatically createst them in the TF Card).

Then you just drag the entire folder with all these images and select between the modes presented above and check the results.

Can you create automatic panoramas with the DJI Mavic?

Unfortunately, you can't yet, but you can manually take pictures with any drone and stitch them toghether in this app.

You can even take manually taken pictures with your phone and easily create a panorama out of them.​

How do you make money with your drone, though?

Okay, so you got your new and fancy drone, but how do you stand out from any dad out there who has the same drone and watched some tutorials online?

I did exactly that and barely had any success. 

But now I’m charging 5x as much as before and even have to refuse clients from time to time.

I even bought about 7 online courses… and I didn’t make much progress.

So how did I finally make it to this level?

If you want the short answer, I learned everything from this guy Alex, who’s making $200 per hour with his drone. And he’s even teaching exactly how to do that.

This is pretty much what you need to know:

how-to-make-money-with-drones

1. Make sure you have a proper drone.

If you have any of the latest DJI Drones, like the Mavic Air 2, for example, you’re ready to start making money.

No need to overthink this, but if it’s any help, check this comparison of the best camera drones compared in 2020.

types of drones

2.Learn how to create the best content to stand out

You won’t stand out from the next dad who bought a DJI drone for Cristmass in the eyes of your clients if you don’t do this.

It’s WAY more important to know what you’re doing than the gear you have.

You’ll need to learn and master the following:

  1.  
  • Flying your drone(to stand out from people with basic drone shots)
  • Preparing for the flight and weather in advance
  • Learn the best drone settings (you need a proper setup template)
  • Create the Video Script (it's way easier if you know what to shoot)
  • Have a set of great cinematic shots you know how to do
  • Know how to edit the video so it stands out
  • Learn how to color grade

This is why you HAVE to invest in a proper way to learn things (instead of watching tutorials here and there).

3.Find clients that pay 5x more than regular

But not so fast.

You won’t make a penny if you don’t know how to find your clients.

I have struggled finding clients even when my videos were getting pretty good.

Until I learned a few tricks and how to find and approach them so they won’t be able to say no.

And what’s best, I learned how to get the price I asked for.

How can you do the same?

I have tested quite a few courses online and watched tons of videos on youtube, but frankly, I have learned more from one single course than from everything else… and all that in like a weekend.

Made back the money from this investment in myself in a single week and then much more.

 

How do I learn all of this? From youtube?

You could simply go online and learn everything in terms of video from youtube, forums, facebook groups etc.

However, let me tell you, it’s the worst way to learn all of this(and the slowest).

You won’t have a Complete Step By step guide on how to do everything.

I found myself frustrated, even after I learned how to do most of the video stuff that I still lacked some knowledge and I didn’t know why my shots weren’t standing out.

I got some general promotion ideas from some articles online, but again… I didn’t have much success and was charging too little for my time.

This is exactly where I learned how to make $200 per hour with my drone (From A to Z)

This course is hold by Alex Harris, who’s an international video creator, director, and drone operator with tons of experience.

And I had a great time stealing his know-how(and greatly profited from it, lol).

I recommend you watch his video presentation bellow and check out the course sales page. It’s quite cheap, considering you’re getting 320+ minutes of everything you need to know, step by step and 80+ minutes on how to actually find the ideal clients for you.

I'm a big drone enthusiast, the owner of DronesGator.com and I also make weekly videos on my drone YouTube channel.

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