DJI has released a sooner-than-expected firmware update for the Mavic 3, giving operators access to a host of cool new camera features.
The update (v01.00.0400) has been released a month early and includes functionality for FocusTrack, MasterShots, and Timelapse, as well as adding a RAW Only photo format.
Mavic 3 pilots should also update the firmware for the DJI Fly App (V 1.5.4) and the standard remote controller (v04.13.0400). DJI also suggests upgrading the firmware for the DJI RC Pro, saying the new version (v01.00.0400) contains important updates, fixing numerous bugs.
Mavic 3 Firmware Update - All The New Features
Here is a list of all of the new features on the Mavic 3 firmware update.
- Added FocusTrack, MasterShots, and Timelapse.
- Added RAW Only photo format.
- Reduced video recording noise for ProRes of Mavic 3 Cine.
- Reduced occasional vibration of aircraft arms in some scenarios.
- Improved RTH performance.
- Improved obstacle avoidance performance.
- Improved hover stability.
- Fixed issue: some computers could not connect to aircraft via USB.
- Fixed issue: abnormal color appeared in some scenarios.
- Fixed some bugs for remote controller.
Mavic 3 Firmware Update - Key Features Explained
The firmware update's headline features are undoubtedly the new camera functions: FocusTrack, MasterShots and Timelapse.
FocusTrack is an exciting mode which includes Spotlight 2.0, Point of Interest 3.0, and ActiveTrack 5.0.
Control the aircraft manually while the camera remains locked on the subject. The mode supports both stationary and moving subjects such as vehicles, boats, and people.
Point of Interest 3.0 (POI 3.0)
The aircraft tracks the subject in a circle based on the radius and flight speed that is set. The mode supports both static and moving subjects such as vehicles, boats, and people.
ActiveTrack 5.0 is divided into Trace and Parallel, which support tracking both stationary and moving subjects such as vehicles, boats, and people.
The aircraft will bypass obstacles in ActiveTrack 5.0 regardless of the settings in DJI Fly.
- Trace: The aircraft tracks the subject at a constant distance and altitude with a constant angle with the direction of the subject. The aircraft can track subjects in eight directions.
Parallel: The aircraft tracks the subject at a constant angle and distance from the side.
Lets users create high-quality content more easily and quickly. After automatic editing and dubbing in the app, videos can be created in minutes and directly shared with friends.
Shooting modes include Free, Circle, Course Lock, and Waypoints.
- Free: The aircraft automatically takes photos and generates a timelapse video.
- Circle: The aircraft automatically takes photos while flying around the selected subject to generate a timelapse video.
- Course Lock: Course Lock can be used in two ways. In the first way, the orientation of the aircraft is fixed, but a subject cannot be selected. In the second way, the orientation of the aircraft is fixed and the aircraft flies around a selected object.
- Waypoints: The aircraft automatically takes photos on a flight path of two to five waypoints and generates a timelapse video. The aircraft can fly in order from waypoint 1 to 5 or 5 to 1.
RAW Only Format For Photos
The ability to shoot only in RAW is something professional users have desired for a long time, and the Mavic 3 is finally delivering on that.
For a guide to updating the Mavic 3 firmware, click here.