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When thinking about a capable well-rounded drone, the DJI Air 3 often enters your mind.

Whether a lover, newbie, or solo material developer, the Air 3 has lots of shooting tools offered to make life a little simpler and the procedure quicker when getting innovative material.

One such tool would be MasterShots.

In this post, we will discuss what MasterShots is, what choices are offered in MasterShots, and how to establish, carry out the shots, and modify the resulting video footage on a clever gadget.

What is MasterShots?

Because of DJI’s continuous improvement in the area of obstacle avoidance throughout the years, a number of their drone designs can carry out a suite of smart flight modes.

MasterShots is a self-governing (or smart) mode on the DJI Air 3 that will instantly choose the proper flight paths and catch your topic of option utilizing a range of innovative shot types, based upon a specific scene you are shooting.

After your topic has actually been caught (individual, manmade structure, or landscape), the video footage can be instantly modified utilizing pre-built design templates within the DJI Fly app or provided for custom-made modifying in video modifying software application, after download.

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MasterShots Types

When in MasterShots, based upon the scene you are shooting, numerous scene types will be instantly accessed and used by the Air 3.

Here I’ll cover these MasterShots types and their automated shot series.


The Portrait MasterShots type is utilized to catch human beings as the topic of the video.

Shot types: Zoom In/Out; Circle (Medium); Circle (Close); Dronie; Circle (Far); Tilt up + Fly Forward; Rocket; Camera Down + Circle; Camera Straight + Descend; Camera Down + Descend


Proximity MasterShots type concentrates on non-human topics that remain in the near range. These topics are often a structure or manmade landmark.

Proximity MasterShots are a practical method to display a home or structure for real estate purposes.

Shot types: Circle (Far); Tilt up + Fly Forward; Circle (Close); Circle (Medium); Rocket: Camera Down + Fly Forward; Camera Down + Circle; Camera Straight + Descend; Camera Down + Descend


Lastly is the Landscape MasterShots type. In this mode, the topic of the video would be something in the far range, probably a naturally happening structure or another kind of big item.

Landscape MasterShots can be utilized to rapidly highlight locations of interest, also genuine estate or city videos.

Shot types: Circle (Far); Tilt up + Fly Forward; Roll + Fly Forward; Circle (Close); Zoom In/Out; Circle (Medium); Rocket; Camera Straight + Descend; Camera Straight + Circle

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Why Use MasterShots?

MasterShots work for a range of pilots in numerous circumstances or environments. Utilizing MasterShots makes it possible for a pilot to get several shots extremely rapidly.

New & & Novice Pilots

MasterShots is ideal for those who are either brand-new to flying or those who are not totally comfy carrying out numerous flight maneuvers:

  • orbits
  • partial orbits
  • orbits while coming down or increasing

All of these, obviously, all while keeping the topic in the center of the frame.

As holds true with any autonomous feature for any drone, pilots would wish to look out, watch on the Air 3 at all times, and be prepared to act in case of an emergency situation.

Even though the Air 3 has omnidirectional challenge avoidance, circumstances might need instant manual control of the Air 3.

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Outdoor & & Travel Solo Shooters

Something lots of like about the Air 3 is that it can track and movie almost anything or anybody you ‘d like with several automated shooting modes.

Although not as light and little as the DJI Mini 4 Pro, the Air 3 can be utilized by those who do outside activities like treking, mountain cycling, and boating, requiring a little bit more power and speed to do so than the Mini 4 Pro can supply.

MasterShots is likewise a perfect option for those wishing to catch a few of the natural highlights of their travel areas.

For solo material developers, the Air 3’s capability to properly frame a subject and shoot a series of video at numerous heights, positions, and ranges is not just practical however likewise time-saving.

MasterShots likewise has access to a suite of design templates to include titles, music, and color filters. Anybody trying to find a structured and innovative approach to publish to social networks will delight in the workflow.

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Real Estate & & Area Specific Spotlights

The video footage produced in MasterShots may likewise be available in convenient for some commercial pilots who are seeking to rapidly get a series of shots of a specific structure or location for commercial work.

The Air 3 will take all of the shots for the specific MasterShots type, probably Proximity and Landscape. Later, these are combined and conserved to a single.MP4 file.

That single MP4 file can be downloaded to a PC or Mac and modified in video modifying software application, permitting the option of any specific shot, then cutting, cropping, and utilizing them in any specific order.

Using MasterShots video footage for Real Estate and Local Area videos may not be a very first option for every single expert.

However, with tight shooting schedules, the shots may assist make shooting several areas and structures quicker and simpler.

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How to Use MasterShots

We’ll now stroll through the procedure of utilizing each of the Types in the MasterShots mode.

Step 1: While the Air 3 is in the air (hovering), go to the shooting modes and choose MasterShots.

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Step 2: Face the Air 3 in the instructions of your topic (human, structure, or landscape).

Step 3 (PORTRAIT): Either trace a square around your fixed human topic or press the onscreen-+ to choose your topic.

The Air 3 will instantly choose the shot types required for the shoot.


Optional: Choose your flight criteria (Small, Medium, Large):

  • Width– How far to the left and right the Air 3 will take a trip for the shots
  • Length– How far back from the present position the Air 3 will go to catch the topic
  • Height– The height the Air 3 will take a trip vertically and shoot

Note: The minimum and optimum criterion settings will determine for how long the flight will require to catch all the required video footage.

MasterShots Type: Portrait

Step 3 (PROXIMITY): Trace a square around your big near-distance topic. If required, pick your flight criteria.

MasterShots Type: Proximity

Step 3 (LANDSCAPE): Trace a square around your far-distance topic. If so required, keep in mind to pick your flight criteria.

MasterShots Type: Landscape

Step 4: After verifying the subject and criteria are proper, press start. You’ll get a countdown timer. The Air 3 will start going through the earlier-mentioned shot list (types), keeping the topic in the center of the frame.


Step 5: A choice to see the video will instantly reveal onscreen after the MasterShots have actually been finished. You can quickly access it later on from the Album (see listed below) if you choose to bypass right away seeing the video footage.

For this walkthrough, the automated view choice was not offered due to the fact that screen recording was made it possible for on the DJI RC 2.

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How to Create an Automatic MasterShots Video

One of the practical aspects of the series of MasterShots shot types is that the DJI Fly app can make a video from the video footage utilizing numerous themed design templates.

These design templates all have various music. Some even have titles and variations in color filters.


As of the writing of this post, last MasterShot videos can not be assembled and developed on the DJI RC 2. This procedure need to be carried out on a mobile phone ( mobile phone or tablet), utilizing the QuickTransfer function.

DJI RC 2 MasterShots Template Screen

We’ll initially go through the actions to link the Air 3 to a different mobile phone utilizing the QuickTransfer mode.

* If you will be doing MasterShots utilizing a DJI RC-N2 and Mobile gadget, avoid to Step 5 Alternate

Step 1: Turn off the Air 3 and the DJI RC 2.

Step 2: Turn on the Air 3. Open the DJI Fly app on your mobile device.

Step 3: On the primary Connection screen, switch to QuickTransfer Mode.

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Step 4: Follow the triggers to link your Mobile Device with DJI Fly to your Air 3.

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Step 5: Go to View Album.


Step 5 Alternate: If you carried out MasterShots from a DJI RC-N2 and Smartphone, just go to your Album at the primary DJI Fly screen.

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Step 6: Once in the Album, pick the video you wish to utilize with the MasterShots design template. It should be a MasterShots video.

Note: The icon for MasterShots looks various from the routine video icons.


Step 7: At the sneak peek, choose Create MasterShots.


Step 8: You’ll be asked to download the complete variation from the Air 3. Download the file.

File Download

Step 9: Choose a design template and export the MasterShot.


After the export has actually been finished, the recently developed MasterShot will be prepared for seeing.

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Viewing Newly Created MasterShots Videos

When the MasterShots video has actually been developed, the MasterShots video file will be conserved in your area to your gadget, whether an Apple or Android smart device or tablet.

To see the recently developed MasterShots video, you would just open either your iOS or Android gallery app, find the video, and play and/or share it.

The files will be simple to find as they are relatively brief, about 30 seconds or two.

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