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Active track on P4: does it follow yes or no?

Discussion in 'Phantom 4 Discussion' started by Jvandevoorde, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. Jvandevoorde

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    Hi,
    I am new to this forum because I just bought a Phantom 4. I am discovering the capabilities of this machine (amazing, so far) but can't figure out what active track is and is not supposed to do. Is it supposed to follow the tracked subject (e.g. a walking person) by flying along behind it, as DJI and some tutorials on YouTube suggest, or does it not do that but instead just hovers and pans/tilts to keep the subject in the image, no more? A tutorial on Youtube by BillNicholsTV even claims just that: panning and tilting, no following.
    I didn't manage to have the P4 follow the subject in Active Track, only to hover and pan/tilt to keep the subject in sight (and yes, I did hit the green 'go' circle). Any advice is welcome...
     
  2. msinger

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    It should follow the subject -- like this:

     
  3. Jvandevoorde

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    I know, but in my case it doesn't . Can it be something in the settings? I have it in P-mode, with obstacle avoidance on (in an open field, no obstacles anyway).
     
  4. msinger

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    How close was your subject to your Phantom?
     
  5. Jvandevoorde

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    Maybe 5-8 meters (if the subject is too far or too close, it loses it), altitude 3 meters or a bit more. The point is: the camera would follow the subject nicely, but the phantom wouldn't move, it hovers.
     
  6. Phillb

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    Try hitting the OK button next to the green box
     
  7. Jvandevoorde

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    Thanks guys. now it works, but Course Lock doesn't. I'll watch some tutorials first before posting that one. Thread closed!
     
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    How did you end up resolving this issue?
     
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