There are three sets of flight skills that are accessible on the Skydio Enterprise App, General, Cinematic, and One-Shot. All of the skills are accessed during flight in the Skills Menu. Obstacle avoidance is maintained in all skills.

Cinematic Skills

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Motion Track

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Skydio 2/2+ will track a subject from a specified angle relative to the subject’s direction of motion, such as from the front, side, or behind. The default skill for subject tracking.

Step 1 - Launch Skydio 2/2+ and initiate a track

Step 2 - Select the Skills menu and the Cinematic tab 

Step 3 - Select Motion Track

Step 4 - Select a subject to track

Select the settings menu Skill_Settings.png to adjust: 

    • orientation to front, back, left, and right using the compass icon
    • height - use up/down arrows
    • tracking distance - use the +/-

If you disable the Height Floor and Height Ceiling, fly with caution and avoid areas with people, animals, and moving objects. 

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Fixed Track

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Skydio 2/2+ will track a subject from a fixed angle regardless of which direction the subject is facing or moving.

Step 1 - Launch Skydio 2/2+ and initiate a track

Step 2 - Select the Skills menu and the Cinematic tab

Step 3 - Select Fixed Track

Select the settings menu Skill_Settings.png to adjust: 

    • orientation - using the compass icon
    • height - use up/down arrows
    • tracking distance - use the +/- to move up and away

 

Orbit Subject

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Skydio 2/2+ will rotate around the selected subject in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction, keeping the subject in the center of the frame.

Step 1 - Launch Skydio 2/2+ and initiate a track

Step 2 - Select the Skills menu and the Cinematic tab  

Step 3 - Select Orbit Subject

Select the settings menu Skill_Settings.png to adjust: orbit_subject_settings.png

    • height - using the Up/Down arrows
    • distance - adjust the range using the -/+ 
    • direction and speed - using the slider

The further the slider is from the center the faster it will orbit.

 

Cable

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Skydio 2/2+ will fly a preset fixed path between defined points while avoiding obstacles generating smooth stable footage. 

Step 1 - Select the Skills menu and the Cinematic tab

Step 2 - Select Cable

Step 3 - Select a subject to track (optional)

Step 4 - Pilot to the starting position and select Set Acable_set_A.png

Step 5 - Pilot to the finishing position and select Set B

    • edits points anytime by selecting the edit button
    • initiate skill by selecting either the A or B
    • use slider to adjust the speed

Select the settings menu Skill_Settings.png to adjust the 3 styles of cable: 

    • Manual (default)
    • Loop - continuously fly between the two points
    • Tether - requires a subject to track

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Hover

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Skydio 2/2+ will hover in a fixed position, as if affixed to a virtual tripod, rotating and tilting the camera will follow the subject as they move.

Step 1 - Select the Skills menu and the Cinematic tab

Step 2 - Select Hover

Step 3 - Select a subject to track

    • height using the Up/Down arrows
    • distance adjust the range using the -/+ 

note_icon.pnganytime Skydio 2/2+ is not performing a skill it will hover in place or loiter this should not be confused with the hover

 

KeyFrame

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Use the KeyFrame skill to choreograph professional cinematic aerial shots by capturing continuous, dynamic video with smooth camera motion. KeyFrame flights can be flown repeatedly, with varying degrees of complexity, subtle camera moves, speed adjustments, and obstacle avoidance. Set up your sequence by adding up to 100 keyFrames in a 3D space. Adjust the camera framing at each keyFrame to create an elaborate, multi-point flight path.  

Step 1 - Select the Skills menu and the Cinematic tab

Step 2 - Select KeyFrame

Step 3 - Fly to your first keyFrame location

    • adjust the drone and camera position

Step 4 - Select Add to lock in the keyframe location and position 

    • add up to 100 KeyFrames

Step 5 - Select Done when you have completed your sequence 

Step 6 - Select Play to fly alone the spline

Step 7 - Adjust the speed at which the drone will fly to each KeyFrame

    • Skydio 2/2+ will not fly the exact same path at two different speeds

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