Updated: Oct 14
A Picture Guide To Your Mavic Mini, Capture The Art
The DJI Mavic Mini is a lightweight and portable drone that offers stunning aerial photography and video capabilities. With its 12-megapixel camera, 2.7K Quad HD video resolution, and 3-axis gimbal, the Mavic Mini can capture amazing shots with ease. However, to get the most out of your Mavic Mini, you need to know how to use its advanced features and settings, such as the Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) mode.
In this blog post, we will show you how to use AEB mode on your Mavic Mini, and how it can help you capture the art of aerial photography.
We will also provide you with a picture guide to your Mavic Mini, covering its basic components, functions, and accessories. By the end of this post, you will have a better understanding of how to use your Mavic Mini effectively and creatively.
What is AEB Mode
AEB mode stands for Auto Exposure Bracketing mode. It is a feature that allows you to take multiple photos of the same scene with different exposure values (EV). Exposure value is a measure of how bright or dark an image is. By changing the EV, you can adjust how much light enters the camera sensor, and thus affect the brightness, contrast, and details of your image.
Why Should You Use It?
AEB mode is useful for situations where there is a high dynamic range (HDR) in the scene. Dynamic range is the difference between the brightest and darkest parts of an image. For example, if you are shooting a landscape with a bright sky and a dark foreground, there is a high dynamic range in the scene. If you use a single exposure value for this scene, you will either overexpose the sky or underexpose the foreground, resulting in a loss of details and colors.
However, if you use AEB mode, you can take multiple photos with different exposure values, such as -1 EV, 0 EV, and +1 EV. Then, you can combine these photos using an editing software or app to create an HDR image that has balanced exposure, enhanced details, and vivid colors.
How to Use AEB Mode on Your Mavic Mini?
To use AEB mode on your Mavic Mini, follow these steps:
Launch the DJI Fly app on your smartphone device and connect it to your Mavic Mini via Wi-Fi.
Tap the camera icon on the bottom left corner of the screen to enter the camera settings menu.
Tap the photo icon on the top left corner of the screen to switch to photo mode.
Tap the format icon on the bottom right corner of the screen to select the photo format. You can choose between JPEG and RAW. JPEG is a compressed format that takes less storage space but has lower quality. RAW is an uncompressed format that takes more storage space but has higher quality and more editing flexibility.
Tap the timer icon on the bottom right corner of the screen to select the photo timer. You can choose between 2s, 5s, 10s, or off. The photo timer allows you to delay the shutter release after tapping the shutter button. This can help you avoid camera shake and ensure sharp images.
Tap the AEB icon on the bottom right corner of the screen to select the AEB mode. You can choose between 3 or 5 frames. This means that you will take either 3 or 5 photos with different exposure values for each shot.
Tap the EV icon on the bottom right corner of the screen to adjust the exposure value manually if needed. You can slide left or right to increase or decrease the EV by 0.3 increments.
Tap the shutter button on the right side of the screen or on your remote controller to take a photo with AEB mode.
How to Edit Your AEB Photos?
After taking your photos with AEB mode, you can edit them using an editing software or app of your choice. There are many options available for both desktop and mobile devices, such as Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Snapseed, etc.
The basic steps for editing your AEB photos are:
Import your photos into your editing software or app.
Select all your photos from the same scene that have different exposure values.
Merge them into one HDR image using an HDR function or tool in your software or app.
Adjust the tone curve, contrast, saturation, white balance, and other parameters as needed to enhance your HDR image.
Save and export your HDR image as a JPEG or PNG file.
A Picture Guide to Your Mavic Mini
Now that you know how to use AEB mode on your Mavic Mini, let’s take a look at some of the basic components, functions, and accessories of your drone. Here is a picture guide to your Mavic Mini:
The camera is the main feature of your Mavic Mini. It has a 12-megapixel sensor that can capture photos in JPEG or RAW format and a 3-axis gimbal that can stabilize the camera and tilt it up or down. It can also record videos in 2.7K Quad HD resolution at 30 frames per second, or in 1080p Full HD resolution at 60 frames per second.
The propellers are the blades that spin and generate thrust for your Mavic Mini. They are made of plastic and have a quick-release design that allows you to attach and detach them easily. You should always check the propellers for damage or wear before each flight, and replace them if needed. You should also use the propeller guards when flying indoors or in narrow spaces for extra protection.
The motors are the devices that power the propellers and control their speed and direction. They are located at the end of each arm of your Mavic Mini. They have a brushless design that makes them more efficient and durable than brushed motors. You should avoid touching the motors when they are hot or spinning, as they may cause injury or damage.
The battery is the source of energy for your Mavic Mini. It has a capacity of 2400 mAh and can provide up to 30 minutes of flight time under ideal conditions. It has a built-in intelligent battery management system that monitors its status and alerts you when it is low or needs to be replaced. You should always use the original DJI battery charger and cable to charge your battery and avoid overcharging or discharging it.
Micro SD Card Slot: The micro SD card slot is where you insert your micro SD card to store your photos and videos. Your Mavic Mini supports micro SD cards with a capacity of up to 256 GB and a speed class of UHS-I Speed Class 3 or above. You should format your micro SD card before using it for the first time, and back up your files regularly.
The status LED is a small light that indicates the status of your Mavic Mini. It can display different colors and patterns depending on the situation. For example, it can show green when your Mavic Mini is ready to fly, red when there is an error or low battery, yellow when there is a firmware update or calibration required, etc. You should always pay attention to the status LED and follow its instructions.
The power button is used to turn on or off your Mavic Mini. To turn on your Mavic Mini, press and hold the power button for about two seconds until you hear a beep and see the status LED flash green. To turn off your Mavic Mini, press and hold the power button for about three seconds until you hear another beep and see the status LED turn off.
The remote controller is the device that allows you to control your Mavic Mini wirelessly via Wi-Fi. It has a foldable design that makes it easy to carry and store. It has two control sticks that control the movement and altitude of your Mavic Mini, two antennas that transmit and receive signals from your Mavic Mini, a return-to-home (RTH) button that commands your Mavic Mini to fly back to its takeoff point, a function (Fn) button that activates various functions depending on how you press it, a photo/video switch that toggles between photo and video mode, a shutter button that takes photos or starts/stops recording videos, a gimbal dial that adjusts the tilt angle of the camera, a power button that turns on or off the remote controller, a battery level indicator that shows how much power is left in the remote controller, a micro USB port that connects to your smartphone device via a cable, and a smartphone holder that secures your smartphone device on the remote controller.
The DJI Mavic Mini is an amazing drone that can help you capture the art of aerial photography with ease and fun. By using AEB mode, you can take multiple photos with different exposure values and merge them into one HDR image that has balanced exposure, enhanced details, and vivid colors. Happy Flying!