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Recent content by BarneyMeyer

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    Litchi pano mode does not work with Zenmuse X7

    Hi jiri.82 and RBP Sorry, I only saw these posts now. I know that the X5 works with Litchi from my own experience others that I have corresponded with. I use the X7, mainly with a 50mm lens to capture 3Gpx aerial panoramas. Visual conditions have to be good to resolve the fine detail. Strong...
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    How does the Mavic 3 compare to the Inspire 2?

    If the Mavic3 with it's 4/3 sensor could fit a 50mm lens that would be a brilliant combination as it would match the Inspire 2 for very high resolution panoramas.
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    How does the Mavic 3 compare to the Inspire 2?

    Hi Damian, glad that you like it. I used a 50mm lens on the X7. The pano is 77970x38985px=3Gpx. It would be very difficult to do this manually as the batteries would run out. Litchi is the only app that I know of that can control the gimbal/camera. The drone is parked, exposure set manually...
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    Is the Inspire 2 still relevant in 2021 after being 4 years old?

    Sad but most likely true. The I2/X7/50mm DL lens allows me to capture 3Gpx aerial views to integrate into my story about the history of Melbourne. Hopefully a drone will come out with a 2/3rd sensor and interchangeable lenses. The large drones are just not portable enough for me. 3Gpx aerial...
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    Reset Gimbal causes Go4 to crash EVERY TIME!

    I haven't updated firmware for ages, the drone works, DJI break something more often than fix it. The Go4 App is rubbish on the Inspire 2. I shoot 3Gigapixel aerial panoramas like this with Litchi, NEVER us e Go4. 3Gpx Melbourne from Melbourne High School
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    Hello from Australia

    G'day Peter, I'm Barney from Melbourne. I had a P4P before I upgraded to I2/X7/50mmDL, which enables me to capture 3Gpx aerial panoramas.
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    Zenmuse X7 Lens Calibration

    Hi Zoran. I use the X7 with 50mm and 35mm DL lenses mainly. The systems seems stable, but I shoot 3Gpx aerial panoramas each with 150+ frames. If any frame is out of focus I have to throw the pano out. I always calibrate the focus before a flight, the rest of the calibrations seem stable but...
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    Inspire2-X7 panoramic technique success

    As Brett8883 said, Why is PTGUI the best for drone aerial panoramas? The drone camera embeds metadata into each DNG image frame: date/time, GPS position, Yaw, Pitch, Roll of the camera. In the early days of drones only Autopano Giga (now defunct) was able to read this data but PTGUI quickly came...
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    Inspire2-X7 panoramic technique success

    Agree completely! I use exactly the same workflow. Honestly, I don't know of a better workflow and I have tried many.
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    Inspire2-X7 panoramic technique success

    Lastly, I would love to have a light and portable programmable pano head which is smaller than the Mecha, because sometimes the only view to the outside of a tower is through a small hole. But unfortunately, all the Ronin heads seem to be for mobile phones (rubbish for quality panos) or video...
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    Inspire2-X7 panoramic technique success

    For high resolution (Gpx+) I use manual gimbals with wide lenses and a programmed gimbal with long lenses. "Long" I will define as 50mm and above, because a 50mm lens on my SonyA7R2 will give me a 2.7Gpx panorama of 360x180°. The Nodal Ninja Mecha range is very tough, programmable, and will...
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    Inspire2-X7 panoramic technique success

    Donnie Frank & Brett8883: Good questions! I'll have to answer with a few examples, because this is also a new problem that I want to solve. This is the frame pattern for a 3Gpx aerial from I2/X7?50mm DL. 142 frames are shot from the air using Litchi. The upper sky frames were shot from the...
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    Inspire2-X7 panoramic technique success

    What Brett8883 said! Lightroom is a very poor tool for stitching panoramas. Every large panorama that I capture is stitched in PTGUI Pro. I guess that if you're playing around with a handheld camera, Lightroom isn't too bad, but I never use it. Panoramas captured by a drone have the lens data...
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    Inspire2-X7 panoramic technique success

    What Dobmatt said! Litchi works very reliably with my I2/X7/50mmDL lens. HDRPano and other apps have failed or are totally unreliable. Please do an aperture check on your lenses. My X7 50mm DL is sharpest at f/5.6, therefore I keep it at that setting. (Tested on a bench, with a lens chart at...
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    Is the Inspire 2 still relevant in 2021 after being 4 years old?

    I'm happy to agree with the points raised here. And I keenly look at the specs of new drones like the MP3 and other manufacturers. There is nothing else equivalent to the I2 in terms of quality. I had a P4P and helped many MP2 users get the best out of their drones, but only the I2/X7/50mm DL...