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My first IOS Litchi mission- thoughts

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by shockwave199, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. shockwave199

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    So this is my first mission. A 34 waypoint flight. Exciting to do, as it was my first autonomous flight ever. It flew perfectly. However I don't believe the camera settings you set up in the Go App carry over. I set the camera to lock exposure and it obviously didn't hold that setting when going back to Litchi. I suppose it would hold a manual exposure setup but I didn't have my ND filter with me so I got a decent exposure and locked it, which didn't stick. Also the camera tilts aren't as slow and smooth as I'd like. I have gimbal set to interpolate by default in the mission settings but in each waypoint I set it to POI for the focus and camera angle. I might have to manually set it to interpolate after doing that though. Tilts should be smoother than that, I hope.

    This isn't epic sights, so don't watch it if you're looking for that. It's more a demo of flight behavior on a mission. Those with a keen eye to look for that might find it of interest. I think it's a great app. I will be editing my films using it, not just running a mission from start to finish like this. It's meant to get the shots that are difficult to get flying manually. It will be awesome for that. I've flown this park a ton over the last year but never filmed it so elegantly or completely. Certainly NEVER so easily!

     
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    Nice job, the more you do it the more you'll like it.
     
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    Yeah I already looked at the mission and realized that for every time the camera tilts down too fast, I had that waypoint set to poi. You have to set a waypoint to a poi if you need to aim and angle the camera towards one but then you have to set it to interpolate to smooth it out. Lesson learned, lol.
     
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    Nice job Shockwave.

    I ran my first Litchi mission last weekend and made my first video from it. This is all stock, no filter (i forgot to put it on) and no video enhancement. I had the same panning issues but i worked some of them out on the second pass. Much much more to learn. The upload to you tube did a number on the video quality, I'm not sure how to fix that yet.



    Thanks
     
  5. shockwave199

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    Your video isn't playing. I posted this thread back in January and it feels like a long time ago already! I've done a number of litchi flights since then. The first video is my most recent and the second video is a reel including a number of day flights using litchi. The software has been awesome.



     
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