Copter based motion-time stacks

Some of the new interesting perspectives of copter based regatta and yacht photography clearly come with time series visuals – or as I would rather call it: “motion-time stacks”. Its not new in sports photography and with fast cont. autofocus and high speed cont. shooting speed we have seen it in motorbike sports, skiing , […]

MicroSD cards and standards …

There is a lot of confusion about the speed of MicroSD cards these days and various standards exist. Overall its easy to buy yourself into the wrong card type and for copter data acquisitions with the P4Pro the card speed is essential. So here we go: UHS-I and UHS-II (Ultra High Speed Classes): UHS-II is […]

Speeding up Agisoft Photoscan

For some of the copter data processing folks Agisoft Photoscan turns out to be the most important tool/software to calculate point clouds, orthoimages and nadir data mosaics from copter  photographs. Problem: very long processing times with dense point cloud calculations with high or ultra-high settings (full resolution image matching with SfM (Structure from Motion) algorithms). […]

Schlachtensee Panorama

The higher resolution version of the Schlachtensee Pano shot / panorama from early February. This was a magic week. Temperatures and light were just perfect and the ice was incredible untouched. This pano is from the P3A. For those not familiar with the Berlin south west. The Schlachtensee region is known in Berlin as the […]

Phantom 4 Pro Flare Tests

Did some more tests with the Phantom 4 Pro: The into the sun shots just capture a lot of flare and the sun star is very much Samyang 14mm like. This is an issue and it reduces the image acuity for 3D point cloud modeling for object measurements as well as for the landscape panorama […]

Phantom 4 Pro Tests

Have done some tests with the new Phantom 4 Pro that I am using in 2017 for some research projects on photogrammetric point cloud mapping. This is a remarkable step forward in terms of image quality. The Phantom 4 Pro just creates much better image detail and acuity and resolution/sharpness is on a much higher […]

Multi Copter Photography and Photogrammetry

Multicopter Photography and Photogrammetry Late this year I bought a Phantom 3A (Advanced). The prices went down and these platforms are so affordable now that it makes sense to test it out. The main applications for my work are multifolded: Special shootings for paying clients, regatta event shots from above, very early morning misty landscape […]