DJI MAVIC AIR 2 Beginners Guide - Start Here

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Are you new to drone flying? Did you just get the DJI Mavic Air 2? This video breaks down everything you need to know about flying with the Mavic Air 2 and some ways to get better looking footage out of this drone.
00:00 Mini 2 Beginners Guide
00:59 Part 1 - The Drone
06:08 Part 2 - The Controller
08:37 Part 3 - DJI Fly App
29:34 Part 4 - First Flight
31:16 Part 5 - Create a look
34:17 Part 6 - Color Grading
Cinematic Color Grading Tutorials:
Unique Color Grading with your drone:
Mistakes New Drone Pilots Make:
10 Shot ideas for your drone:
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Disclosures: All opinions are my own. Sponsors are acknowledged. Some links in the description are affiliate links that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a commission at no additional cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases.

Jeven Dovey
  • Jeven Dovey

    Jeven Dovey

    9 ай мурун

    Here's a really cool way to color grade your drone footage so that it pops!

    • OrganicFarmer


      Ай мурун

      Jeven you're a legend. Thank you for making these inspiring videos...they are super helpful for us beginners.

    • Ummiy Unrestricted

      Ummiy Unrestricted

      4 ай мурун

      Hi there I really would love to buy this drone ASAP for $699. but you guys don't ship to Namibia (zip code 9000) Can you help me out? I really need to have the done drone by the 1st of December. Will be waiting for a reply ASAP.

    • Mujahid Malik

      Mujahid Malik

      4 ай мурун

      @Maria Narcisa p0

    • Rob Coates

      Rob Coates

      4 ай мурун

      Where is that house?

    • Abdulla Al Hadi

      Abdulla Al Hadi

      4 ай мурун

      @Socrates DC ি

  • giorgos antoniadis

    giorgos antoniadis

    18 саат мурун

    tnx for infos and video from greece

  • John’s Film Studio

    John’s Film Studio

    Күн мурун

    It important to never calibrate the compass near metal.

  • Marco Licciardi

    Marco Licciardi

    3 күн мурун

    Best tutorial ever

  • Robert Gulla

    Robert Gulla

    5 күн мурун

    Great tutorial! Thank you!

  • Skibble Dazzle

    Skibble Dazzle

    5 күн мурун

    This was an awesome video. I say this because I have never ever looked into Drones, and just after watching this video I almost know everything to start up.

  • Bryanna


    5 күн мурун

    This review is amazing!!!!!!!!

  • Nathan Maggio

    Nathan Maggio

    6 күн мурун

    Jeven, thanks so much! This gave me the confidence I needed to get started.

  • Jean Gabriel

    Jean Gabriel

    6 күн мурун

    Hey Jeven, do I need part 107 license to upload my drone footage to youtube?

  • Richard Steen

    Richard Steen

    7 күн мурун

    Hey Man TY for all of the 411 on this! I'm getting ready to purchase this Drone in a fly more combo of some sort. You made me feel confident that if you just take your time and ease into each section and process, you will get and make better shots. Cheers!

  • MYR


    8 күн мурун

    Very complete tutorial and straight to the information, but a little too fast. Keep making tutorials like this. Thanks!!

  • Movie junkie

    Movie junkie

    8 күн мурун

    Great tutorial!

  • Sunshine H

    Sunshine H

    9 күн мурун

    Thanks for the awesomely comprehensive tutorial!

  • Muzzammil Shigri

    Muzzammil Shigri

    10 күн мурун

    Try improving your exposure control and Color grading.. 💯

  • Kong Khawlhring

    Kong Khawlhring

    11 күн мурун

    WOw.. thanks a lot,exactly what I needed

  • JamesQFA380


    12 күн мурун

    WARNING AUSTRALIAN DRONE OPERATORS: you cannot legally fly your drone at night unless you have a RePL (drone license), instrument rating and/or permission from CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority). - Licensed drone pilot (myself).

  • JamesQFA380


    12 күн мурун

    WARNING AMERICAN DRONE OPERATORS: please note you can only fly your drone at night if "your drone has lighting that allows you to know its location and orientation at all times" - FAA. The Mavic Air 2 aux light doesn't display orientation however your strobe and beacon lights will. Learn the orientation of your drone with the strobe and beacon lights. - Licensed drone pilot (myself).



    12 күн мурун

    Selling DJI Mavic Air 2 Drone for $600 and DJI Smart Controller for $500

  • Brian Rudolph

    Brian Rudolph

    13 күн мурун

    Awesome stuff! Thank you!!!!!

  • Peter Moore

    Peter Moore

    14 күн мурун

    This is excellent, thanks Jeven

  • Aboutthebronzestandard


    14 күн мурун


  • Bryant Fuller

    Bryant Fuller

    15 күн мурун

    Question. I'm doing R/C videos and would this be good to follow a truck

  • D. Alex Kablack

    D. Alex Kablack

    15 күн мурун

    Thanks for the video bruh

  • Diego Pagola Jiménez

    Diego Pagola Jiménez

    15 күн мурун

    Minute 16
    There is a little indicator at the center-down of the screen that indicate where the aircraft is in relation to the controller. Can anybody help me to set that option on in my mavic air 2? I can’t find that option 🤔

  • Huxley Dunsany

    Huxley Dunsany

    16 күн мурун

    This is such a fantastic video, thank you for making and sharing it! I'm literally receiving my Mavic Air 2 'Fly More' bundle tomorrow, and I'm so excited that I'm staying up late to watch this video and mentally prep for this new experience. Speaking as someone who's never owned / flown a 'serious' drone before, your video is tremendously helpful. Thank you - I'm a new subscriber, and I look forward to exploring the rest of your content!

  • Đôi Mắt Tắc Kè

    Đôi Mắt Tắc Kè

    16 күн мурун

    I was watching 1/4 video and decided to subscribe 👍 great tutorial

  • Ra7man 7aj

    Ra7man 7aj

    16 күн мурун

    The Best Tutorial Ever

  • Clint Hightower

    Clint Hightower

    17 күн мурун

    Amazing review, I had to watch this in 3 sessions because there is so much information and my brain kept getting information saturated, killer job man, I just go my firs drone for my birthday yesterday and I think I'm gonna have to watch parts of this 3 more times before I try to fly. Thanks Jeven for an awesome video!!!

  • Alexandru Dragomir

    Alexandru Dragomir

    18 күн мурун

    You forgot to explain why you need to take all stickers off

  • Rocky Hernandez

    Rocky Hernandez

    19 күн мурун

    Thank you much for all the information. I just purchased one, this vidoe will make it much easier for me to get a good start how to use it. Great video. Thanks again.

  • A-M B

    A-M B

    19 күн мурун

    My DJI app wont find this drone. Should I be using the DJI 4 app?

  • Johan Bester

    Johan Bester

    19 күн мурун

    Thanks...very professional!

  • sherriloveslife


    19 күн мурун

    Hi Jeven. Do you think the Mavic Air 2 is an upgrade from the Mini 2?

  • Douglas Hill

    Douglas Hill

    19 күн мурун

    Great instructional video! So many questions answered. Got my MA2, part 107, batteries charged and I finally feel confident and will fly today. Thanks

  • Periphio Marketing

    Periphio Marketing

    20 күн мурун

    Great video

  • Nicholas Ferriero

    Nicholas Ferriero

    21 күн мурун

    Great video, Jeven! In fact... all your videos have been incredibly informative! Thanks for creating and sharing your knowledge! Question if you do not mind. I am strongly considering purchasing the MA2 with Fly More Combo and Smart Controller. Do you have an opinion on the SC (ie worth it, work well, etc)? I have a somewhat difficult time viewing my iPhone XR's screen in sunlight and that is one of the biggest reasons I am considering purchasing the aforementioned bundle. Thanks in advance if you can offer any advice! Cheers, brother!

  • markos korakas

    markos korakas

    22 күн мурун

    I’m impressed ! Very informative, to the point, detailed explanations with information for further videos for future growth all wrapped up in this video. Well done 👏👏❤️



    23 күн мурун

    great upload thanks happy new year

  • Blaine Houser

    Blaine Houser

    24 күн мурун

    Great Vldeo!

  • Poornima Gopal

    Poornima Gopal

    24 күн мурун

    Best tutorial!

  • gethin jones

    gethin jones

    24 күн мурун

    Love the videos bud, just bought a mini 2 and your vids have helped me me right out. Any recommendations on a decent programme for editing footage/photos? I'm also a novice when it comes to this too 🤦🏼 TIA 👍🏻

  • Perry Bosman

    Perry Bosman

    24 күн мурун

    Getting more and more excited creating drone footage. Thanks to people like you Jeven that take the time to put this great tutorial together. Really helpful!!

  • JulianQwerty


    24 күн мурун

    Do you recommend buying the ND Filters, are they necessary or just an extra?

  • conrad melendez

    conrad melendez

    25 күн мурун

    just bought my air 2.... does antenna range extenders work, recommended???

  • Ewan MacKenzie

    Ewan MacKenzie

    26 күн мурун

    Thanks so much Jeven, just got a new Air 2 and was woundering where to start. you nailed it Bro! Looking forward to reviewing more of your videos.

  • Jimmy Crane

    Jimmy Crane

    26 күн мурун

    Javen can you or someone tell me how I can turn the drone position/locator that's located on the bottom center of the drone. I don't see one on my new air 2, and I can't fine a place to turn it on. Pleas advise. jimmycrane

  • Tina Hendricks

    Tina Hendricks

    27 күн мурун

    Thank you for an easy to understand video. I am new to drones and and your video answered alot of questions for me. I have one other,, can you or would you suggest a phone just for the drone besides just your personal phone. Do you have a preference in phone brand? Thanks in advance and thank you again for the great information.

  • Builder


    27 күн мурун

    Is there some sort of flight stick you can attach to the controller?

  • Builder


    27 күн мурун

    Thank you! Really well done video... subscribed!
    I saw a guy walking and talking, while the Mavic was filming his face, seemingly moving backwards to keep the same distance during the entire scene.
    Do you know how to set up the Mavic 2 to do that?

  • Douglas SPRINGALL

    Douglas SPRINGALL

    29 күн мурун

    does this drone work with the smart controller ?

  • Joshua Cussins OFFICIAL

    Joshua Cussins OFFICIAL

    29 күн мурун

    Hello do you know if Mavic Air 2 will be able to use the tracking features to supplement for Remote ID?

  • Gufron Nugroho

    Gufron Nugroho

    Ай мурун

    is there signal boost device for mavic air 2 controller? Oh yeah, thank you for your video, really helps me

  • WłaśnieTam


    Ай мурун

    It's a very good tutorial for beginners.
    I love the Mavic Air 2 from the moment I bought it.
    Greetings to you from Poland!

  • R S

    R S

    Ай мурун

    Appreciate ya I was not going to read the instructions lol this is all I needed thanks for the solid!

  • Albert the Dog Einstein

    Albert the Dog Einstein

    Ай мурун

    What is a good price to lay for this and where is a good, safe place to buy it? Thanks guys

  • Jeff Estrada

    Jeff Estrada

    Ай мурун

    I have watched lots and lots of videos about beginners guide to this drone. This is the best one! It’s clear, concise and interesting the way you present it. Also it’s very comprehensive a real credit to you for being so thorough.
    A big thank you for this 👍👍😉

  • Sal Rossano

    Sal Rossano

    Ай мурун

    Outstanding! Clear, concise instructions.

  • LTM Rastaman

    LTM Rastaman

    Ай мурун

    thanks mate

  • Shubham Mashup

    Shubham Mashup

    Ай мурун

    Best tutorial for beginners

  • Peter Fritz

    Peter Fritz

    Ай мурун

    Jeven - I received my Mavic Air 2 a couple of days ago, but found the DJI tutorials seriously lacking. Your video, however, has really put my mind at ease, and I'm ready to start testing tomorrow. Thank you!

  • slds108


    Ай мурун

    Im a keen amateur photographer looking to buy my first drone and I stumbled on this video. Absolutely fantastic, thank you. Well presented, factual and easily understood information.

  • Aaron Winters

    Aaron Winters

    Ай мурун

    I figured out how to get the Mavic Air 2 to work with a specific Premium VR headset. I will trade what I know for matrice 200 series or maybe an Inspire 2. This is legit. I am the only person in the world who has figured it out. DJI hasn't responded to my emails. I've been poor my whole life and I just want to have one thing that I could never have afforded on my own before.

  • EscapingTheBubble TRAVEL FAMILY VLOG

    EscapingTheBubble TRAVEL FAMILY VLOG

    Ай мурун

    Great video! Thanks for the tutorial. We're excited to start flying our Mavic!

  • Dawid R

    Dawid R

    Ай мурун

    You're not thorough enough on each individual setting. I know the basics can be skipped but like the band setting etc, there are things some of us don't understand and that's why we're watching your tutorial

  • Eric Rose

    Eric Rose

    Ай мурун

    Thanks for sharing your wisdom. All the Best from The Bahamas :)

  • Alexito Sonixx

    Alexito Sonixx

    Ай мурун

    Thanks for the great info, Can't wait to start using my new Air 2 first first time I got it today

  • joel bass

    joel bass

    Ай мурун


  • Scott Morgason

    Scott Morgason

    Ай мурун

    Great Job on this tutorial. Can’t get any better!

  • John J

    John J

    Ай мурун

    The best place to calibrate your drone is outside in a open field Not inside

  • James Taylor

    James Taylor

    Ай мурун

    Register drone before flying with FAA

  • The Lee family

    The Lee family

    Ай мурун

    I came here with drone questions, left with shipping container pool questions... 😆

  • John Callaway

    John Callaway

    Ай мурун

    Dude, this is a fantastic tutorial as many others have already said. Thanks so much for the time and effort making this. You could have a career in sports commentary..:) Peace bro...

  • Rob P

    Rob P

    Ай мурун

    Great video, easy to understand. Well put together. Thanks 🙂👍

  • ChicagoBears Fan

    ChicagoBears Fan

    Ай мурун

    This was an awesome tutorial!!!

  • Tami Boelter

    Tami Boelter

    Ай мурун

    well done! I was having trouble turning it on, glad I found you

  • Carrie Giordano

    Carrie Giordano

    Ай мурун

    So happy I came across this video!!! I’m waiting for my Mavic Air 2 to arrive and can’t wait to replay the video with my first drone in hand!! Thanks for the great tips! Looking forward to checking out more videos!

  • Nice Pets

    Nice Pets

    Ай мурун

    Thank you. Very good instruction for people who just starting fly drone! After watching this video, I'm not afraid to crash the drone!

  • Dean Dyke

    Dean Dyke

    Ай мурун

    Dude! You’ve got a black Gladiator too! Can’t wait to start flying!

  • zekikolik antepli

    zekikolik antepli

    Ай мурун


  • Sea Dude

    Sea Dude

    Ай мурун

    I don't have the middle triangle thing showing me where my drone is in relation to me. anything I need to do to turn it on?

  • Saikanth Krishna

    Saikanth Krishna

    Ай мурун

    Best video till date about Mavic Air 2 ❤️ from India

    • Jeven Dovey

      Jeven Dovey

      Ай мурун

      Thank you

  • Drone In Cambodia

    Drone In Cambodia

    Ай мурун

    Good video for me

  • mford739


    Ай мурун

    Does your phone need cell service / data to fly the drone ?
    Or it just using the phone as a screen ?

    • Namandjan Sesay

      Namandjan Sesay

      Ай мурун

      No need for cell service

  • Al Field

    Al Field

    Ай мурун

    With over 1100 comments i don’t think anything i say hasn’t been said before but anyway, great vid and presentation. i haven’t seen another that covers as much and explained in layman’s terms but still with loads of details for more in depth use.

  • Ford Lord

    Ford Lord

    2 ай мурун

    Great job excellent video Thanks

  • Will Vani

    Will Vani

    2 ай мурун

    Bert kreischers more active and leaner brother

  • victor vitorino

    victor vitorino

    2 ай мурун

    Thank you!

  • TIPPY The Minds Hacker

    TIPPY The Minds Hacker

    2 ай мурун

    How can i buy this Drone cheaper in South Africa cos is too much expensive. Please if you can help me you can contact me in this Email address (

  • Randy Forgaard

    Randy Forgaard

    2 ай мурун

    Whoa. This is literally the best how-to video of any kind that I can ever remember watching on YouTube. Just got a DJI Mavic Air 2 for Christmas, which is awesome but comes with essentially zero documentation out of the box. It points you at online docs, which are all slow-moving corporate sanitized docs and I’ll be here until next week reading those. Using those, took me several minutes just to find out how to charge the battery. This video jumps right into EVERYTHING you need to know, beautifully and efficiently edited, with no fluff. So much work went into this video. Dude, you are awesome. I just subscribed. Your generosity in sharing comprehensive info in an efficient and professional way is so appreciated. You made my day.

  • Larry E. Menestrina

    Larry E. Menestrina

    2 ай мурун

    Awesome! Hooked after one episode. Looking forward to more tutorials!

  • vinainor


    2 ай мурун

    Do you have a tutorial for using the smart controller with the mavic air 2? I just ordered the Mavic air 2 with the smart controller bundle (instead of the standard controller. I read the manual but want to make sure I didn’t miss anything.



    2 ай мурун

    great video much appreciated you done a great job mate

  • Oscar Figueroa

    Oscar Figueroa

    2 ай мурун

    Thanks for your time on this video!! It helped me a lot 👍🏼

  • jintermont


    2 ай мурун

    Is it just me or does this dude look and sound like a younger thinner Bert Kreischer? I'm half expecting him to start talking about "the machine"

  • ayushhongkong


    2 ай мурун

    Does it have obstacle avoidance on sides ?

  • Jay Hernandez

    Jay Hernandez

    2 ай мурун

    So if i buy now dji mavic air 2, i don't need to take a test and just do what you did and won't get in trouble by police or aircraft or faa drone zone correct?

  • Thomas Allerup

    Thomas Allerup

    2 ай мурун


  • Mike JW

    Mike JW

    2 ай мурун

    If I buy this drone, as a total beginner, what's the odds that I will crash it, in a month, a year, or two years

  • Jerome Baldsing

    Jerome Baldsing

    2 ай мурун

    Jeven "O.G" Dovey

  • Sensatious Hiatus

    Sensatious Hiatus

    2 ай мурун

    8:23 ...what "kype" of phone? lol jk man thanks for the video!