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DJI’s Mini 3 Pro finally features ‘Active Track,’ and it’s super fun

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This is my new favorite drone function

DJI’s Mini 3 Pro gives a number of enhancements over its predecessors, however the function that impresses me probably the most is the truth that the drone can fly by itself.

DJI has loaded the Mini 3 Pro with its ‘Active Track’ know-how. This implies that all you’ll want to do is be sure the drone is just a few metres off the bottom, draw a field round your self with the contact display on the controller and choose ‘Active Track.’

Once the function is engaged, the drone follows you round like a bit of flying canine out for a leisurely stroll, whereas nonetheless recording video like a reside safety digicam. I had probably the most success with what I’d name the “standard video game character angle.” Since the drone travels ahead from this angle, it’s ready to make use of its front-facing sensors to keep away from most obstacles.

It’s when the DJI Pro 3 is filming sideways that points happen. Since there aren’t any side-mounted sensors, the drone flies blind and crashes into issues extra regularly. In one state of affairs whereas flying in a comparatively open park space, the drone hit a lamp put up with a circumference of solely 4 inches.

Overall, in the event you’re cautious with the DJI Pro 3, it could possibly seize superb footage of individuals, automobiles and pets with out requiring direct management over it. This is a good function for anybody who must movie themselves alone.

Review

Watch my evaluate of the DJI Pro 3 (beneath), or discover the written model right here.

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