Live Sreaming to Facebook and YouTube with DJI Mavic Pro

Have you ever thought about upping the ante of your productions with some awesome live streaming coverage captured directly from the sky in real-time? Well, with the DJI Mavic Pro you can easily do that as long as you have a reliable mobile internet connection. Needless to say, the results you’ll be able to get from a bird’s eye view could be mind-blowing and impress even the most demanding and difficult clients you have.

The following DJI tutorials cover the whole process regarding video live streaming on two of the most popular video sharing social platforms out there – YouTube and Facebook. Plus, shooting live aerial video is also a fantastic way to engage your existing followers and get more people watching online.

To start off, make sure you have installed the latest version of DJI Go 4 app on your smartphone. Once you launch the application, tap the icon with the three dots located in the top right-hand corner of your camera view to access the general settings. Scroll down until you see Live streaming and tap Select Live Broadcast Platform.

In this particular case, we are going to opt for YouTube. Typically, connecting to a live streaming platform requires a few more additional steps to set up initially, but once you’ve completed the process, it becomes easier and more straightforward afterward.

For YouTube, tap the login button, follow the steps by entering your credentials. Then you’ll need to allow the DJI Go app to get all the permissions it requires to operate by scrolling down and tapping Allow.

Once your account is connected, tap Go Live. Select your live video title, describe it with text and designate who should be able to see it. Finally, tap the Go Live button one more time. The latter step will bring up a screen with two final tasks that must be completed before you commence streaming.

First, tap Start Encoder button and confirm your selection. Then after a few seconds, you’ll be notified that your live stream is ready. Finally, tap Live Streaming to complete the setup process and create your first live aerial video session. As you stream, you’ll see your streaming information on the upper left-hand corner of your screen. It will show you the current frames per second you’re shooting at, how long you’ve been live along with your audio levels.

Note, that when you’re streaming live with the DJI Go 4 app, it will take audio from the mobile device connected to your controller rather than the aircraft itself which makes perfect sense since the annoying sound coming from the motors of the drone is totally useless. Optionally, you can share your live stream by tapping the red streaming icon on the left-hand side of your screen to either see your streaming URL and sharing options or stop the live streaming right off the bat.

The setup when live streaming to Facebook is almost identical, but if you want to see the steps, here’s another video that shows exactly that.

That’s all! Now you know how to live stream aerial video to YouTube and Facebook with your DJI Mavic Pro.

[source: DJI Tutorials]

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  • THB101

    Ya that would be great if their app even worked to allow it to properly run… I have both a phantom 4 and mavic pro and haven’t been able to use DJI 4 app properly since its release. Litchi is way better and more reliable. I have had the app crash in the middle of flight and not want to load back up, this feature was suppose to be available when the mavic was released and never worked.

    • Vlady Radev

      Sorry to hear about your experience with the DJI 4 app. Nevertheless, it’s great that you have found a viable alternative. Thanks for sharing!

  • Daryl Pau

    Is this available for android yet?