Summer 2018 video is first video in long time I made new music for. It is also first video edited with DaVinci Resolve 15. But that is not all. It is also first video with drone footage. And first with new microphone. So there is lot of new. I will start with DaVinci Resolve 15.
I moved to DaVinci Resolve when 14 was released. It was first version which didn't require too much from computer. At some point I added Fusion to setup. Now it is included to Resolve. I can't comment on that because I didn't use it this time. Maybe next time. Resolve 15 was familiar to use and it had one minor improvement on one very frustrating feature of 14. I like to do cross fades. I do them as I edit. Problem with 14 was that these fades stayed with clips when I changed order of the clips. In 15 fades disappear when I move clips to new locations. I can't tell how much easier this made the editing.
Fairlight was unstable when you used VSTs. I learned to save often and stop playback when opening VSTs. I am not sure if it was fixed in this because I kept those habits. Now Fairlight has own effects. I will still use VSTs but it is nice to have those audio effects there in case you need them. I don't have reverb plugins on video editing computer. Having build in Reverb plugin is useful when you need something like that. I am not so sure how useful chorus effect is for dialog. I hope having own effects has made Fairlight more stable with other effects.
I bought DJI Mavic Air this summer. I have planned to buy drone for some time. DJI released Mavic 2 drones soon after I got my Mavic Air. I don't regret not waiting. I wanted small drone I can easily take with me. Mavic 2 drones are bigger than Mavic Air which is just small enough to go into big pockets. Batteries last about 15 minutes if you don't want to try your luck and run out of power when drone is in air. Fly more combo is the way to go. You need more than one battery.
You can expect more drone footage in future. I probably should have had all the video drone footage. I wanted to have one joke but it probably doesn't work as well as I wanted. I am not sure if difference between super sharp drone footage and mirrorless footage with small depth of field is as big to other as it is to me. Next time I know not to be too cinematic when combining other footage with drone footage.