The best way I have found is to use a single controller. With the camera fixed straight ahead, you use a little lateral stick input combined with a little yaw. For example, right stick to left and left stick to right. The I1 with circle the POI while pointing at it.
That sounds like its worth a try. I have been using approx. 45-70 deg camera angle in the direction of rotation, with single controller. For a more accurate orbit I set the max distance (if possible the HP at or about the center of the subject) at what looks best and fly with a lite pressure on the max distance line, using yaw to keep the subject centered... can be a little tricky in the wind...
The best speed is 5m/s (10mph) for smoothness. The DJI GO app is not that accurate as you suggest. Autopilot provide a much more stable tracking of the POI.Has anyone else found a good speed to use. I've tried slower speeds but once I review the footage, I'm finding the smoothness just isn't there and you can see the micro adjustments the aircraft is making. We've also tried masking this with the 2nd controller but it stills appears to be present. Are people finding the faster speeds are producing the better results?
The DJI SDK does not allow 2 apps to run concurrently. I tend to start with the DJI GO app to record details like battery voltage/power levels and set camera exposure, shutdown GO app (double clicking Home button and swiping up), starting in Autopilot with pre-saved flight plan, engage and take off with Autopilot and fly, on landing, I then shutdown Autopilot and switch to GO app to capture the battery and flight times. Autopilot does log flights and will upload automatically to HealthyDrones if you are tethering to a iPhone for the internet. The Slave RC can monitor a flight but cannot control the camera/gimbal. I have yet to find a way to adjust the exposure in Autopilot (which can be a real pain if you work in manual as I do).Thanks Scott, I haven't taken a look at Autopilot yet. If you install it do you forget about the DJI GO app completely? And would that be the same for the 2nd control also?
Much better to fly manually if you have the skill to do it.Or you could wait for the Autopilot app to come out of beta which does orbit programmaticly
FPV camera I use for poi orbit.The best speed is 5m/s (10mph) for smoothness. The DJI GO app is not that accurate as you suggest. Autopilot provide a much more stable tracking of the POI.
Generally I agree. However there are situations when an auto flight orbit is better. When I do 3D models of large buildings where several complete 360 deg very wide orbits are required it's impossible to do it manually...Much better to fly manually if you have the skill to do it.
Plus you have immediate access if you encounter a problem.