Experimenting with Hyperlapse

I tried to shoot a hyperlapse with my new Air 3 drone. First I tried setting up a set of waypoints from the main menu. I was disappointed that I couldn’t find a way to use those waypoints in the Hyperlapse waypoints – I had to set them up again as close as I could.

I shot a hyperlapse with the hyperlapse waypoints, and a video with the other waypoints. Then I brought them both into Final Cut Pro X and fiddled with the speed of the video so it was roughly the same speed as the hyperlapse. And quite honestly, I can’t see the difference.

Except for the best difference – I felt like both of them were too damn jerky, so with the video I was able to change the speed of the video and got a nicer result. Can’t do that with hyperlapse.

One thing I do wonder is if a ND filter would give this a bit of motion blur. Or if there is a FCPX plugin that will do it in post?