Last Updated: July 10, 2019

Mavic Pro QuickShot Modes: Dronie, Helix & Rocket

The Mavic Pro has just gotten a cool update (September 2017) that includes 3 new QuickShot modes.

These are modes that were first on the DJI Spark and now we can play with them too.

These new modes include:

  • Dronie
  • Helix
  • Rocket

You can see these three quickshot modes in action in the video, or read the quick description below.


If you are not yet familiar with the ever-popular Dronie trend just read that post, but in essence it is a shot where the drone flies up and away from you while keeping you in the shot. It's kind like the ultimate selfie. 

Of course, you can be alone or in a group, but it's really cool to see the drone view suddenly widen and get height to reveal your surroundings.

If you want to see it taken to the next level you can watch the video below of the Dronie award winner at this years Drone Film Festival in NYC.


This is a pretty simple drone shot but one that is so popular it is great to have an automatic feature that can just take one for you.

What happens in this shot is that the Mavic Pro is told to keep a specific object in focus (via the screen) and it then flies above it then, with the camera pointing down, rises to a predetermined (via the screen) height.

Basically, it flies staight up like a rocket!!!


Last, but certainly not the least of them all is the Helix.

This is similar to the the standard Orbit mode, but the Mavic rotates and rises.

This is a really cool shot that you can use to add a bit of interest to an area that you are shooting. 

imply center the drone above the point of interest then let Helix do the rest. I have not tried it yet, but it might even work if you are not over the point. Give it a try.



Other Modes

I have written some detailed posts about other Mavic Pro modes below:

Active Track Mode

Tripod Mode

Fixed Wing Mode

Atti Mode

Opti Mode

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