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:
Get The Mavic Air 2:
△ Get More Views Using TubeBuddy:
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△ Color Graded using this software:
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△ Cinematic Stock Footage:
△ Step by Step Courses on being a Creator:
△ Camera Gear I use for KGlove:
△ Beginner KGlover Kit:
△ Editing Setup:
△ My Gear for Client Work:
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△ Vlog Camera:
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△ Shotgun Mic:
△ Wireless Mic:
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△ Vlogger Tripod:
△ Travel Tripod:
△ Gimbal:
△ Drone:
△ Automated Slider:
△ Mini Slider:
△ Automated Jib:
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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

    6 ай мурун

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

    • Ummiy Unrestricted

      Ummiy Unrestricted

      23 күн 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

      Ай мурун

      @Maria Narcisa p0

    • Rob Coates

      Rob Coates

      Ай мурун

      Where is that house?

    • farhan Fouad

      farhan Fouad

      Ай мурун

      @Socrates DC ি

    • Rabbi Ahmed

      Rabbi Ahmed

      Ай мурун


  • nicko a

    nicko a

    5 саат мурун

    how do u charge battery

  • Helmut Gottschalk

    Helmut Gottschalk

    9 саат мурун

    Excellent tutorial, thank you.

  • Rex Merino

    Rex Merino

    13 саат мурун

    Thanks bro

  • cool Yeah

    cool Yeah

    14 саат мурун

    nice! I just got the air 2 and this video save tons of my time.

  • fahim siddiqui

    fahim siddiqui

    23 саат мурун

    very nice video very detailed

  • Knight Flyer

    Knight Flyer

    2 күн мурун

    The most important thing to keep in mind is that the DJI Fly app doesn't work with MOST Android phones or tablets!

  • yogi on the move

    yogi on the move

    3 күн мурун

    you are the best . explained so well as usual. . have a question which one is better mavic pro2, or mavic air 2?

  • yokai


    3 күн мурун

    Great video! thanks for all the info!

  • Full of Life - Discover the World

    Full of Life - Discover the World

    4 күн мурун

    Lovely detailed video. We will start flying soon!

  • Ravnish Gandhi

    Ravnish Gandhi

    6 күн мурун

    really good video , well explained with patience and without jargon

  • Amir Baling

    Amir Baling

    7 күн мурун

    Camera power,dji best....

  • Space Mog

    Space Mog

    7 күн мурун

    Thanks this was really helpful!

  • Federico Lopez-Conde

    Federico Lopez-Conde

    8 күн мурун

    Thank you Jeven, regards from South Korea !!

  • Sacred Symbols

    Sacred Symbols

    9 күн мурун

    I love that joshua tree house at the beginning - a shipping container pool?!

  • Edref5


    9 күн мурун

    So helpful! Thank you so much. One of the best guided videos ever.

  • Chadowski & Marianova

    Chadowski & Marianova

    10 күн мурун

    thanks for this review

  • Chris


    10 күн мурун

    Im interested in buying this drone but just for a photography hobby. Do I have to get the FAA license if Im not using it for making money?

    • Jeven Dovey

      Jeven Dovey

      6 күн мурун

      No you just need to register your drone because its over .55 lbs. However you don't need an FAA license. Thats only for commercial purposes. Would still be good to learn how to read sectional charts and understand airspace because you can only fly in class G airspace.

  • marisa benson

    marisa benson

    10 күн мурун

    Thanks. The best and most comprehensive explanatory video I've seen so far. So good even boomers like myself get it.

  • Michael Milano

    Michael Milano

    10 күн мурун

    Thank you for this video

    • Jeven Dovey

      Jeven Dovey

      6 күн мурун

      My pleasure

  • Giovanna Hammond

    Giovanna Hammond

    11 күн мурун

    Thank you for this. I've just ordered my Mavic 2 air. Can't wait. Your video helped me a lot.

  • Rustan Victor Cometa - Abdul Rashid

    Rustan Victor Cometa - Abdul Rashid

    11 күн мурун

    from now on i'll be watching all of your videos bro. Keep safe and appreciate your efforts in helping in our new journey with our Mavic Pro..

    • Jeven Dovey

      Jeven Dovey

      4 күн мурун

      Thank You! Appreciate your support

  • Dorian Bond

    Dorian Bond

    11 күн мурун

    Excellent, and very helpful. thanks.

  • Freddie V

    Freddie V

    12 күн мурун

    Best video ever! So well-produced, and no BS. Just concise, relevant info and all of the key stuff. I genuinely did think that gimbal protector was to protect the lens from the extreme elements!

  • Eric Montero

    Eric Montero

    12 күн мурун

    Best guide video on YouTube. Had to subscribe.

  • Tactical Satan

    Tactical Satan

    12 күн мурун

    He has the coolest backdrop I think I've ever seen. So sick haha

  • jrs9381


    12 күн мурун

    just a heads up the control settings are different this must be an older version of the fly software. i.e there is no setting where you can change whether or not the controller charges your device (21:55). next up is button customization. you can only do aux led or recenter gimbal (which the first activation has the camera point directly down followed by the next activation going back to center...) for both tap and single tap. map options been removed... tripod mode has also been changed to cinemode? i think that is just a different name for tripod but i dont know.

  • Richard Lynam

    Richard Lynam

    12 күн мурун

    Fantastic work, you must have spent ages on this, much appreciated 👍

  • Jay A

    Jay A

    12 күн мурун

    Could you turn off lights and sensors manually to save battery time?

  • Jim D

    Jim D

    12 күн мурун

    Since buying my new Mini 1, I constantly refer back to your videos, keep them coming! If you are not near wi-fi and you need to update your drone, use the "hot spot" on you phone to make any updates. That is, if you have the iPhone, not sure about the others. I found this out by accident on my new mini 2.

  • Chris Markham

    Chris Markham

    13 күн мурун

    Ummm... what are the stickers for before you remove them all? ‘No Step’? Lol.

    • jrs9381


      12 күн мурун

      the A and B ones indicate which props go where. or you can do it by color silver silver black black.

  • Roger Gonzalez

    Roger Gonzalez

    13 күн мурун

    Yo this man passed over where I live in the map lmao

  • Akillevs Ioannis Melisseus

    Akillevs Ioannis Melisseus

    14 күн мурун

    That was a great video man, thank you very much. I will see it again when the drone comes, I just ordered it.

  • Pragyan Jyoti

    Pragyan Jyoti

    15 күн мурун

    Sir plz give me one plz plz

  • EF2000CanFly


    15 күн мурун

    Don't buy the DJI crap! Drone photos are worthless. You do not need it

  • EF2000CanFly


    15 күн мурун

    Another gimmick pusher for DJI! A dime a dozen! The CCP must really
    appreciate you. Why would I by DJI junk heading into the Winter, rain,
    dark lighting, and unemployment all over? Why would i spend my money on
    this? Anyone can get drone photos. They are cheap as cel phone photos!
    Worthless thanks to the greed and exploitation by DJI.... they have made
    aerial photos cheap. Cheaper than the mini.

  • Bhavya Trivedi

    Bhavya Trivedi

    15 күн мурун

    Beautifully explained! Thank you!

  • Mark R

    Mark R

    16 күн мурун

    I was looking for a good tutorial on the Mavic 2. After finding your tutorial I did not have to look any further. By far the best, hands down.

  • Roy Claessen

    Roy Claessen

    17 күн мурун

    why would you format your sd card every single time you go fly? Does anybody even do that?

  • Ravi Ranau Malaysia

    Ravi Ranau Malaysia

    17 күн мурун

    Can we use micro usb cable to connect the hp to the controller.

  • Shahid Shah

    Shahid Shah

    17 күн мурун

    The amazing video ..

  • Dim Alevi

    Dim Alevi

    18 күн мурун

    I would like to thank you for the presentation

  • Eddie Martin

    Eddie Martin

    18 күн мурун

    What is the best software for video editing?

  • Eddie Martin

    Eddie Martin

    18 күн мурун

    What is the best software for video editing?

  • Awesome Van Adventures

    Awesome Van Adventures

    18 күн мурун

    Great video, just picked one up Saturday and this answered lots of my questions on how to get good footage.

  • Film It

    Film It

    18 күн мурун

    subscribe to my channel for follow back

  • John Cassidy

    John Cassidy

    19 күн мурун

    Single best reviewer of drones+ I have watched. Great synopsis and a brilliant educator for drone flyers new or old. Nice job man.

  • Skip


    19 күн мурун

    Mine doesnt even have the option for D cinelike

  • Jeneene Chatowsky

    Jeneene Chatowsky

    21 күн мурун

    Super helpful. Thank you.

  • Coach Fuzz

    Coach Fuzz

    24 күн мурун

    Is the cable from the control compatible with iPhone 12 pro?

  • Rocky Hernandez

    Rocky Hernandez

    25 күн мурун

    Wow thank you so much. I'll be a first time user and this video will help me with my new Mavic Air 2 I just ordered. Thank you for sharing. I started following you and I'm sure I will learn a lot from you. I mainly got it to follow me on my dirt bike. Hopefully it will work out for me. Thank you again for this awesome information.



    26 күн мурун

    Well explained this will help me a lot on my fishing adventure full watch done sir ty

  • Thomas Attanasio

    Thomas Attanasio

    26 күн мурун

    Hello is their a way to set the settings to feet its in meters showing me the height i am in the us thanks im a newbie with this

  • gary rankin

    gary rankin

    27 күн мурун

    I have a Phantom 2 and decided to upgrade. Generally I rather read a manual than watch a video. Yours is the first that makes it easier, I bookmarked it. Thank you!!

  • Nelsonegh


    27 күн мурун

    Best tutorial

  • m h

    m h

    28 күн мурун

    Just what you need to start using it. Nice video, thanx

  • Bryant Walley

    Bryant Walley

    28 күн мурун

    Do any of these drones have a "crawl" mode that will allow you to make very slow precision movements? Such as in a collapsed building or unknown environment. I understand no one can control wind. Just need to know about available precision. Everyone always talks about how fast the done is. I really don't need fast. I need very precise control.

    • Bryant Walley

      Bryant Walley

      28 күн мурун

      @Jeven Dovey thanks man. I would have never thought to search for "tripod". You jut got a new subscriber.

    • Jeven Dovey

      Jeven Dovey

      28 күн мурун

      Yes its called Tripod Mode

  • jrs9381


    29 күн мурун

    can you use any usb cord or does it have to be the one that dji provides. my case doesnt allow me to plug the right angle usb c cable into my phone leading to me having to take the case off every time i want to fly. a straight plug would fit with the case on so will any double ended usb-c cable work?

  • Victor gidlöf

    Victor gidlöf

    29 күн мурун

    look at my videos to se how it looks like to fly the mavic air 2 :)

  • The Shehzad Show

    The Shehzad Show

    Ай мурун


  • Paul Bistre

    Paul Bistre

    Ай мурун

    Which program do you recommend to edit Photos and videos?

  • jeffrosamson


    Ай мурун

    Thankyou appreciate the info 👍

  • Ruel Pine

    Ruel Pine

    Ай мурун

    Awesome. Well structured tutorial.

  • Ray Kay43

    Ray Kay43

    Ай мурун

    If you're a beginner pilot, orientation is important because if the drone is facing me with the camera, every joystick movement is reversed. Suggest emphasis on that the drone's tail must ideally face the pilot so the control would work the way it should be. Learned about this from flying rc helicopters and fixed wing aircrafts. There is only one vlogger from NYC who devoted about this topic of flight orientation which to a newbie may prevent crashes or accidents.

  • D Patch

    D Patch

    Ай мурун

    Thank you for the incredible information. Very solid explanation. Kept our attention throughout the whole video as well. SUBBED!

  • Bella's Big Adventures!

    Bella's Big Adventures!

    Ай мурун

    Hope you don't mind I gave you a shout out in my video, basically to say 'thank you' as we took our drone out for our first test flight which was so nerve wracking but we had your voice in our heads reminding us what not to do mostly lol.

  • La Seleccion Vintage

    La Seleccion Vintage

    Ай мурун

    Dropped my Mavic air in lake, out of order; still waiting for mavic A2, hope this baby's video capability is better, can't wait!

  • Ionic Systems and SkyVac Australia Reach and Wash

    Ionic Systems and SkyVac Australia Reach and Wash

    Ай мурун

    Awesome presentation, gave me great overview. Lots to learn 👌Well done

  • d'ville on the map

    d'ville on the map

    Ай мурун

    0:32 is that someone's actual residence?

  • Ramadlan Badar Mahangkoso

    Ramadlan Badar Mahangkoso

    Ай мурун

    I hope this drone dont fly away like my gf did



    Ай мурун

    Awesome video, this is exactly what I was looking for. Content, presentation, accuracy all top notch!

  • David Hillier

    David Hillier

    Ай мурун

    Fantastic Video!! Excellent presentation, easy to follow, in depth concise information on the ins and outs of the use and functionality of the drone.
    Thank you for this, it explains perfectly what I had questions about Drone use.
    Subscribed and will be checking out more of your videos.

  • videocpa


    Ай мурун

    Is there a definitive answer to: using smart controller vs use standard controller with phone. Stated differently are the functions the same for either method

  • Shubham Prakash Thakre

    Shubham Prakash Thakre

    Ай мурун

    Thanks 🙏

  • kieren Douglas

    kieren Douglas

    Ай мурун

    Awesome video man 👏🏻 Taking mine out for the first time this weekend so your videos have been 👌🏻

  • Justin Van leeuwen

    Justin Van leeuwen

    Ай мурун

    I am get one of these this video helps me so much fantastic work

  • Philip Miller

    Philip Miller

    Ай мурун

    Excellent speed course. One point of controversy. Everyone seems to have a definite fps recommendation. Some say always use 24 fps. Most often 30 fps. You say 60 fps because you can slow down with a smoother look. Using manual exposure can be a problem during the golden hour when light changes rapidly. But a very well presented video without too much "flash."

  • steve morris m

    steve morris m

    Ай мурун

    You Rock, thanks for going all out

  • Will Sheehan

    Will Sheehan

    Ай мурун

    No one:

    The gimbal while he’s talking: WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • UnizaVlogs


    Ай мурун

    Wow amazing

  • Konstantinos Mars

    Konstantinos Mars

    Ай мурун

    Thank you

  • Travis Castillo

    Travis Castillo

    Ай мурун

    Idk how to turn off phone charging?

  • Hugo Dela Bretoniere

    Hugo Dela Bretoniere

    Ай мурун

    super complete info. thanks man !

  • Steve Powell

    Steve Powell

    Ай мурун

    Excellent video. Just picked up an MA 2.

  • MelodeusForever


    Ай мурун

    Awesome Overview!!!!

    • Jeven Dovey

      Jeven Dovey

      Ай мурун

      Thank You!

  • Roberto Oliveri

    Roberto Oliveri

    Ай мурун

    Thanks Bro. Really good tips and tricks.

  • 999mrkhaled


    Ай мурун

    Thanks a lot for all the info

  • Harimau InChill

    Harimau InChill

    Ай мурун

    Thanks for great video very helpful and useful. Can you please suggest what video editing program is better to purchase as I am beginner. Thank you.



    Ай мурун

    We would love to host your video!

  • Paul Smyth

    Paul Smyth

    Ай мурун

    Jeven. I am a brand "Newbie", and I am 12 minutes into this video. I'm a 59 year old "Born again" biker after a fallow (bikeless) period of 40 years - and the last time I rode (until last year) was 27 years ago - until I was "Born again". I have paused the video to just say, this is one of the VERY best "Tekky" videos that I have literally EVER seen. Your manner, presentation skill , awareness (of your audience) and professionalism is seriously - simply outstanding. Ride/ fly on Brother. You have an English / Half Irish fan - living in Cairo 😁 - until I retire back home next month - and will THEN get my Air 2 to take out on one of the bikes I have now accumulated. Nice one Jeven. Superb mate 👍

  • Gad Kifathi

    Gad Kifathi

    Ай мурун

    How do i fix my Mavic Air 2 Battery Installation Error??? Please help, I can’t fly it anymore

  • S H

    S H

    Ай мурун

    Awesome and very detailed video. ❤️ it

  • Phill Harrys

    Phill Harrys

    Ай мурун

    Great Video, well worth the watch... thank you

  • Raymond Fox

    Raymond Fox

    Ай мурун

    Jeven, Another informative video. I do have a question that I am having a tough time getting answered. I love the fact that the DJI Fly app tracks or logs our flight info. Under Profile (front screen), it tracks our activity and states that it sync's with the cloud so we can keep the info and view it on other devices. But, I just cannot figure out how I can get these records on my laptop (Apple Mac). Any help would be greatly appreciated. By the way I have watched no less that 25 videos and no one talks about this aspect. Thanks for any help. Ray

  • Nikolai Laur

    Nikolai Laur

    Ай мурун

    Are from LA and measuring in metric system? Big thumbs UP! :)

  • Leave The House

    Leave The House

    Ай мурун

    Bought! Loving this drone. I used this guide to get going and all my videos have been filmed with the Mavic Air 2.

  • Jim William Semilla

    Jim William Semilla

    Ай мурун

    Why on my fly app doesn't show the battery charging on and off setting?

  • timothy miller

    timothy miller

    Ай мурун

    I'm ready for a review of the newly updated mavic air 2 app. I was watching this and wondered why it looked so different for about 5 seconds then realized this video was made before the last major amd extremely awesome firmware/software update. The reason I went and bought this drone last week is because of the new update and all the new features available. Love that we can dolly zoom now and the zoom tracking capability is clutch. I subbed and gave thumbs up. Happy flying

  • SLAM Films

    SLAM Films

    Ай мурун

    Watched the Whole Video! Nice!

  • David Sanchez

    David Sanchez

    Ай мурун

    Which app do you recommend?
    Play store gives me 3 different one's