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Firmware idea

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by VickyMarie, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. VickyMarie

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    I've had an idea. Sometimes when I'm flying I want to note particular moments - flipped into ATTI, reached 400 feet, a particular manoeuvre I want to watch on the video, for example. So I would like one of the rear buttons to be programmable to place a small red dot on the video at the moment I press it, just for a few frames or so, then later in post-processing I can find those moments and say, Ah! 400 feet!

    What do you think?
     
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  2. ianwood

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    What you want is a time code marker in the metadata.
     
  3. Neil McRae

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    yeah a great idea - motor racing drivers have such a button for marking the telemetry of the car to help track issues.
     
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    I would love this too.
     
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    Gopro cameras have this function.
     
  6. Dome

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    If you enable .SRT files you can have many telemetry informations accessible during video. I don't use normally and I didn't test on the new DJI Go App ... but may help you, although it's not exactly what you want.
     
  7. VickyMarie

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    Thanks for the responses. I've seen the SRTs and switched them off. They're too big and ugly on the screen, and I don't believe they can be brought into an FCPX timeline, but anyway, I really wanted the facility to just make an ad-hoc mark on the video for my own memory of events, which may not of course include what an SRT contains.

    Ian Wood, yes, I suppose a marker of some sort, visible or not, is the idea. The GoPro may have such a facility, but it doesn't fit on the P3P! But as a matter of interest, would you be able to trigger it when the craft is at 400 feet? I can't see how. I use a GoPro 4 on our hex and it's pretty unintelligent - you have to remember to start recording before take off, even.
     
  8. Dome

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    This is a firmware feature to implement by DJI, I think... An third-part app can implement something like this, but overlay on the video realtime (during footage) I don't know if it is provided by DJI SDK.
     
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    I would like to have beeping option when it stops recording (SD card is full). Kind of alarm for stupid like me. I was filming one wedding and I was sure that I am recording.. ha ha. No. Card was full... I had an unpleasant conversation with my client after that, and had to give him free flying time... I do not film or fly for free... Now I have to