A Wedding Filmmaker's Review of the DJI Mavic 2 Pro: Time to Upgrade?



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Is it time to upgrade to the Mavic 2 Pro from the Mavic Pro? And if you have a Phantom 4 Pro or Inspire, is it worth buying a Mavic 2 Pro as well? These questions and more will be covered in this review! Including:

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😲How the Mavic 2 Pro’s h.265 codec fixes the flickering issue that has plagued previous DJI drones for years!
😎Which drone has better image quality: the Phantom 4 Pro or Mavic 2 Pro? (with footage from both)

All that will be answered, and by the end you’ll know if it’s time to buy a Mavic 2 Pro. πŸ˜‰

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40 Replies to “A Wedding Filmmaker's Review of the DJI Mavic 2 Pro: Time to Upgrade?”

  1. Matt WhoisMatt Johnson

    Hope you enjoy this in-depth review of the Mavic 2 Pro! 😊 Here's a timeline of the video:

    00:00 – Intro

    00:20 – 3 questions this review will answer about the Mavic 2 Pro

    01:51 – Size of the Mavic 2 Pro (and a very important drone/beard size comparison)

    02:31 – Build quality of the Mavic 2 Pro compared to the original Mavic

    04:18 – How powerful are the Mavic 2's motors? About the same as the Phantom 4 Pro 😲
    04:15 – Sizes of DJI drones compared

    05:24 – The features DJI has taken from the Mavic Air and Phantom 4 Pro and put in the Mavic 2 Pro

    07:27 – Battery life

    08:20 – My favorite Intelligent shooting modes on the Mavic 2 Pro

    10:33 – Why I switched to filming with the Phantom 4 Pro

    12:17 – Mavic 2 Pro vs Phantom 4 Pro image quality

    13:19 – The Mavic 2 Pro's adjustable aperture (and its flaw)

    15:05 – What is h.265 and why is it such a HUGE deal?

    17:06 – No 4K @ 60fps 😭

    18:10 – 10-bit color and why it's better than 8-bit color

    21:48 – Picture Profiles (HLG & D-LOG-M)

    22:45 – One major benefit of D-Log-M on the Mavic 2 Pro over D-Log on the Phantom 4 Pro.

    23:29 – HQ vs Full FOV mode in 4K

    25:12 – Do both HQ and Full FOV modes record in 10-bit?

    25:54 – Conclusion: Is it time to upgrade to the Mavic 2 Pro?

    27:10 – What about the Mavic 2 Zoom?!
    Get the Mavic 2 Pro here: http://geni.us/m2pro

  2. Lyn Smith

    Good and informative review Matt. I am new to Drones and bought the Mavic 2 Pro a couple of weeks ago but can't get out to fly it because of the lockdown in the UK. Just subscribed to your channel.

  3. Knut Knobloch

    Hi Matt your Videos are great. I am from Germany und so my English is not so good sorry about it. Matt what is your oppinion about the mavic Mini?? would like to get the mavic mini. it would be my first drone! Thanks so much for an answer πŸ‘

  4. AtomMrav

    I wish that I can give you 1000 likes. I have watched almost every video about M2P, and then I found your video that is light years in front ow all the others.
    I do not own any drone yet, and looking to by one, and your video helped me a lot. Thank you very much for such a great and informative video.

  5. K bellanger

    I watch a lot of YouTube , for basically everything , very few non produced videos I like, this one here is fantastic, lots and lots of solid information and the guy stays on point , he does not digress , so looking forward to my new Mav 2, great job new fan

  6. PhischTV

    Any "lowcost" solution that can follow my car on country-roads for like 50m without me actively controlling it? Never came across the cheap ones that didn't acted kinda crazy while flying…. and the DJI ones are way too expensive for hobby-usage.

  7. Rick Magnell Photography & Filmmaking

    Great video Matt! I've been getting out and flying my Pro quite a bit over the past couple weeks and I'm just not happy with the results. I'm seriously considering the Pro 2 if some of my bids get approved. I just can't feel good about using the Mavic Pro footage for a client project. Downloading your sample now, thanks for the thorough review and files.

  8. shiwadaay07

    Thanks for a very good informative review! I got my M2P last September and now I can see why it's better to use 4K HQ for D-Log M. I'm curious, do you often use H.265 for normal color while videographing? Thank you for tips which is very helpful.

  9. Bardhok Ndoji

    I just discovered your channel, mainly looking at Mavic 2 Pro reviews, but you are a quite funny and not boring video to watch at all πŸ™‚ I will keep an eye on your channel.

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