Overview

There are three sets of skills that are available on the Skydio 2 Enterprise App with the purchase of AEF™ software—Enterprise, Cinematic, and One-Shot. All of the skills are accessed during flight in the Skills menu. Obstacle avoidance settings are maintained in all skills.

Cinematic Skills

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Motion Track

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Skydio 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 - Perform a hand launch of your Skydio 2 and Skydio 2 will fly up, orient the camera towards you, and initiate a track 

Step 2 - Select Fixed Track in the Skills menu

Step 3 - Select a subject to track

Select settings menu Skill_Settings.png to adjust: 

    • change orientation to front, back, left, and right using the compass icon
    • set height use up/down arrows
    • set tracking distance use the +/-
    • you can disable the floor and ceiling heights fly with caution and avoid areas with people, animals, and moving objects. 

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Fixed Track

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

Step 1 - Select Fixed Track from the Skills menu

Step 2 - Select a subject to track and Skydio 2 will initiate a track

Select settings menu Skill_Settings.png to adjust: 

    • change orientation using the compass icon
    • set height use up/down arrows
    • set tracking distance use the +/- Skydio 2 will move up and away

 

Orbit Subject

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Skydio 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 - Select the Orbit Subject from the Skills menu

Step 2 - Select a subject to track and Skydio 2 will start orbiting the subject

Select 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 of the orbit using the slider
    • the further the slider is from the center the faster it will orbit

 

Cable

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

Step 1 - Select a subject to track (optional)

Step 2 - Pilot to the starting position and select Set Acable_set_A.png

Step 3 - 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 defined points
    • Tether - requires a subject to track

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Hover

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Skydio 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.

Select a subject to track

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

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

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