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Question regarding adding GPS overlay to footage

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by gruvpix, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. gruvpix

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    Hey guys,

    I've got a project come up that requires overlaying a small map onto our footage with a flight path and visual representation of where the drone is as it moves along that path. Basically I'll be cruising along a lakeshore at a constant speed and the client would like to be able to pause the video and see the exact co-ordinates of a specific point, as well as map out the actual flight path of the drone and be able to see where it is on the lake at any given point.
    I have done this before using a Phantom 2 and Flytrex, but I am wondering if there is a much more simple way to do this with the Inspire being that the technology has improved significantly over the Phantom 2?
     
  2. Jay Baldwin

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    use flight converter and get kml file for use in Google Earth. It's an amazing tool to show exabctly what you're trying to do.
     
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    Hi guys, I have developed an online viewer to address this problem. We are currently in beta testing and should have a system available for general use in the coming month or so.
    if your interested check out my previous thread...
    Video map overlay solution
     
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  4. gruvpix

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    This does the trick, and works really well - but the live telemetry is what I need so I can essentially step through frame by frame and the GPS co-ordinates will follow suit, if that makes sense.
     
  5. gruvpix

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    Thank you for this post, and this looks like the software I would need although what I am doing is not web-based, I need to export a video file out of the program with the telemetry embedded. I have been fooling around with Dashware and I think this is what I will have to use for this project.
     
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    Alright, here's the real way I do it:
    I capture the "playback" of the kml file in Google Earth as a video. I then embed that video in a "foreground" window using Premier with the captured video playing alongside. The amazingly simple part is the syncronization of the two playbacks, (they happened together!!!). Clients think I'm a genius and it is good enough to be used in a court of law. Yes, it's that good.
     
  7. Mappazzo

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    In that case, I think Dashware may be your best solution.... I was using this before I developed the online viewer.
    If you get stuck with Dashware (I found it to be quite a mission to get things right) you could use my web viewer and use some screen capture software.... not ideal, but might be easier.