Active Track Mode is one of the coolest in the Mavic Pro Intelligent Flight mode arsenal.
It’s like having a robot drone follow you around and take videos of you, no matter what you are doing.
You simply tell the drone via tapping on the screen what to follow, and your Mavic Pro does the rest.
Of course, there is more to it than that, which is why I recommend you keep on reading…
Active Track Mode is an intelligent flight mode the Mavic Pro can use to automatically follow a subject and film video at the same time.
It can follow most moving objects, provided they are distinguishable from the background (so no wearing your camouflage gear in the forest!) and that the Mavic Pro can travel as fast (so traveling less than 35mph / 55km/h approx).
So, that means the Mavic Pro can potentially track you doing most sports and even driving a boat, car, or motorbike, as long as you are not driving too fast.
Here is a Mavic Pro following a car and it can only keep up until about 33mph / 55km/hr.
Like most of the other intelligent flight modes on the Mavic Pro, you can enter the Active Track mode in the Intelligent Flight Modes menu.
Note: In case you have trouble finding the Intelligent Flight Modes the image below will help you find the Remote Control icon
How To Enter Mavic Pro Intelligent Flight Modes
DJI Active Track – Select Menu
The following are the exact steps you need to enter Active Track mode
Mavic Pro Active Track Mode Options
You have three main options on how to track something in Active Track Mode:
I have used both Trace and Profile quite a bit and they work well for tracking the subject.
Active Track is great, but it is only as good as the things you are expecting it to do. You need to know your surroundings (and future surroundings) and the capabilities of the Mavic Pro.
All in all, it’s a great mode, but it has limitations. You should play with it where there is a lot of space. Give your drone plenty of height and make sure it can’t hit anything, even when you think it won’t go somewhere (it might).
Active Tracking is great for when you want constant focus on one subject but controlling it by hand would be tough.
This is especially useful with sports, but can really be applied to anything. DJI even says it can track animals!
There is one other cool setting worth mentioning that you can use in active track mode and that is the “circling” option. If you use the Trace option you can slide a slider that determines how wide a circle the Mavic makes around the subject as it is tracking. So, you get tracking and circling all in one!
I have found a video that shows you how to use this below:
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