DJI Mavic 3 Tips - 28 must-know tips and settings - part II

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DJI Mavic 3 Tips – these 28 tips are extremely thorough, we go through all the menus and we’ll show you everything you need to know about the Safety menu, the Control menu, the Transmission menu, the About menu as well. 

This article is created in cooperation with danstube.tv and it is based on the video placed at the end.

Mavic 3 - 15 tips and settings in the Safety menu, the Control menu, the Camera menu, the Transmission menu, and the About menu

The second 15 tips and settings are all located on the Safety menu, the Control menu, the Camera menu, the Transmission menu, and the About menu.

 Mavic 3 – 15 Tips

 – Mavic 3 Tip #14 is related to “Obstacle Avoidance“.

By default, it’s set to “Break”. That means that straight when it notices an obstacle it’s as the name suggests is going to break. So you can enable the “Bypass” mode which is the one that we would recommend. That means that the drone can truly track you. It can truly avoid obstacles. Bypass as the name suggests bypasses different obstacles and gives you more dynamic shots from your Mavic 3.  

 – Mavic 3 Tip #15 is related to the “Automatic Return To Home” (RTH) or the auto RTH altitude.

You can play around with the max altitude and max distance here. The main one we would suggest is the TRH altitude. It needs to be at least 80 meters to 100 meters. Just to make sure that it can clear any trees or buildings or anything in the area that might be slightly higher than where you took off from. 

 – Mavic 3 Tip #16 is about the “Battery information“.

This is a cool interface. Not everyone’s going to use this one but it tells you the status of your battery cells. So you can physically see with a very simple design. It will let you know whether certain cells are discharging faster than the other ones. It will let you know you know if one’s got, like a lower voltage or a higher voltage. It will tell you right here so it’s a good way to monitor the health of your batteries.

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Mavic 3 Tip #17 is the final tip in the Safety Menu.

You scroll right down to the bottom, you go to Advanced safety settings and this is where you can find “AirSense“. We would recommend leaving AirSense enabled as it gives you a chance to see what’s happening in the area. You can see that you know a manned aircraft is coming through and you can cease operation immediately. Like this is crucial stuff we’re sharing in airspace with other aircraft and if an aircraft is coming through, we need to land our drone. We must follow the laws and regulations that are governing this space because there’s a reason it’s there and it’s for everyone’s safety.

Mavic 3 Tip #18 is under the Control menu. This tip is for the Advanced Gimbal settings.

You just tap on the Control menu which is next to the Safety menu.  It gives you full control over the Pitch Speed, the Pitch Smoothness, the Yaw speed, and the Yaw Smoothness. You can just play around with it, it’s really easy to adjust. And then, if you’re not happy and you want to go back to default, it’s pretty easy.  

Mavic 3 Tip #19 is for the IOs users out there. For people who have iPhones or iPads, you want to make sure that you enable the Phone Charging Setting.

You have to do this every single time that you turn on your controller or connect to the app. Go in and enable the Phone Charging through the Control menu. Android users don’t have to do this.    

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Mavic 3 Tip #20 is related to the “Button Customization“.

This is the FN button that’s on your controller you’ll see that it’s in the top left of the controller. What this allows you to do is set just a few options. You have very limited control here but it’s fine you know they do give you enough. You can tap to change if you know whether it’s a different mode or a different setting or something that you want to set up there and then you can double-tap to choose something else.

Mavic 3 Tip #21 is the first tip for the Camera menu  – Color Profile.

You have a few options in here but you can leave the color by default just to the normal. This looks great but if you want to get the most out of your drone you can make it a flatter color profile.  This means that you have a lot more control in the post-production so you can just literally press D-Log and that will set it up in a very flat profile that you can extract as much data and information as you want out of the image. This is a really easy thing to just change in the settings and that’s where you find it. 

Mavic 3 Tip #22 is for Video Bitrate.

You can only enable this if the Color Profile is set to Normal. If you go to D-Log then this just disappears but set it to normal go to Video Bitrate and then you have a few options. Here you’ve got CBR or VBR and if you want to set the VBR then it’ll save storage for you. If you want to be a bit more aware of your storage and a bit more conscious that wow these massive files are going to take up a lot of space then you can set it to VBR. It doesn’t affect the quality but it makes the files a little bit smaller. 

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 – Mavic 3 Tip #23 is enabling the Histogram through the Camera menu.

This just gives you a visual cue so you can see if something is over or underexposed. It gives you a clear representation of what’s happening in the image. It’s something that you need to dive into a little bit deeper and research what it means. 

Mavic 3 Tip #24 is for Enabling the Overexposure Warning.

This gives you the zebra patterns and it lets you know that something is overexposed. It’s a nice visual cue and it will just give you something again at a glance. 

Mavic 3 Tip #25 is for Adjust Peaking Levels (MF) for the manual focus.

You’ve got a few options here you can play around with. If you want Low, Medium, and High. If you choose High you’ll have as much information as is possible.  

Mavic 3 Tip #26 is related to Live streaming and is located in the Transmission Menu. 

At the top there you’ll see that there’s an option to tap on Live streaming. Right now you can only choose RTMP. You can see that there are a few options here. When it comes to Resolution, you can only go from 1080p to 720p.  

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Mavic 3 Tip #27 is related to Viewing Interference.

You’ll see that as we scroll down there is a graph. It shows you what interference is going on in the area. You have a few options here. You can leave it on Auto but you can also go manual and adjust the channel. The whole idea of this is just to see how much interference is in the area. So if you’re noticing that you’re having issues with the connection to the drone, you’re having issues with the actual transmission, the video transmission, or the range you’re getting out of your drone, then this is where we would go straight away. We would recommend checking it out and seeing how much interference is in the area.

Mavic 3 Tip#28 is about Manual Updates and this is located in the About menu.

This is a very simple tip but a lot of people don’t know about this. It’s just checking for updates manually so the drone will let you know there’s an update and it will take you back to the Main menu and it will tell you to update the drone. If you do need to manually check for an update you can go to that about Menu and then manually check for updates through there.

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