Welcome to InspirePilots.com

Join the leading DJI Inspire community for free!

Autoflight Software

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ChadAustin, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. ChadAustin

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2016
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Hickory, North Carolina, USA
    Hey Pilots- I'll describe what I'm trying to do with my Inspire (X3), but I'm looking for a walk-through post or video that describes best practice:

    I want to film a hyperlapse.

    I have the DGI Go app as well as Autoflight.

    I want to create a flight plan (Autoflight) with waypoints and have the camera take pictures (jpg or raw- doesn't matter at this point) every so many seconds (5 seconds, 7 seconds, etc) with the shutter left open for 1 second for each picture.

    Any tutorials on using the Inspire and the Autoflight app?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Larry@drones4peace

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2016
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Boston MA USA
    Hey Chad.

    I'm using the Autoflight app as well. My idea is to fly the same flight paths repeatedly over the course of a year and capture the seasons. The end result would be the drone flying through the different seasons between points A and B.

    I'm unaware of how to keep the shutter open for a second with Autoflight, but I am relatively new to the app. From what I can tell, there are no Autoflight tutorials other than the text and movies Autoflight already provides. However I'd be happy to experiment with you.
     
  3. ChadAustin

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2016
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Hickory, North Carolina, USA
    Hi Larry,

    I have been doing just that!

    And I haven't seen any tutorials on this either. I think it might be up to create one.

    I've got new stuff to share soon - although it's more closely related to what you and I are doing instead of hyperlapse... but I'm getting ready to start trials with hyperlapse within the next 2 weeks,.

    Please keep me posted on your efforts and I will try to do the same.

    Cheers
     
  4. Larry@drones4peace

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2016
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Boston MA USA
    There's a guy here in Boston who does this thing he calls layerlapse. It's a ton of post-production but the effect is pretty impressive. This too can be applied to drone missions.
     
    ChadAustin likes this.
  5. ChadAustin

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2016
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Hickory, North Carolina, USA
    That's crazy!
    I'm experimenting with layer over time during a construction project. I haven't spent a ton of time on this, just trying to test the waters:
     
  6. Ascender

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2015
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    That JulianT video is pretty amazing, and nice stitching work @ChadAustin. Here's an aerial time progression I've been working on of a local church construction site (though I haven't updated the video in a bit):

     
    ChadAustin likes this.
  7. ChadAustin

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2016
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Hickory, North Carolina, USA
    Thanks for sharing that. What a cool subject to film.

    It's allowed me to recognize consistencies and inconsistencies in my experiences with the flight plans... almost like they're off in angle and distance by about a meter, but the speed remains pretty consistent. Your inconsistencies weren't as noticeable as mine, in my opinion, but they're there. I was under the impression they were exact matches. Boo. :) Still, it looks better than if we tried to do it manually, right?
     
  8. Ascender

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2015
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    It's the same flight plan being flown so I suspect that the discrepancies are due to the never ending changes that DJI makes to the SDK- like for example, the jerky actions that resulted from a recent DJI update. Fortunately Autoflight Logic is diligent about updating their code to adjust- I appreciate their hard work and sympathize. Anyhoo, thanks for the feedback.
     
  9. ChadAustin

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2016
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Hickory, North Carolina, USA
    Oh man! I noticed that on Sunday those jerky flight reactions! But the footage was unaffected.