Export to Google Earth, change the Camera Settings Francis VK February 25, 2021 17:03 7 comments Where can I change the Google Earth camera settings used in the export KMZ video preview? Comments 7 comments Sort by Date Votes Jim McAndrew Dronelink Staff February 26, 2021 03:22 What camera settings are you referring to? 0 Francis VK Edited February 26, 2021 11:01 Export to KMZ, Click on “Flight Motion”, you will see the video preview. Can I change the camera settings of this preview? to comply to the camera of my Drone. If not what are the default settings? Thank you for the reply Francis 0 Jim McAndrew Dronelink Staff February 26, 2021 12:32 AFAIK, Google Earth doesn't let you set the FOV: 0 swieser80 March 07, 2021 23:43 Jim McAndrew it appears to be possible to use the "gx:horizFov" tag within a .kmz file to set the field of view in Google Earth: https://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2014/10/using-kml-change-field-view-google-earth.html It would be very helpful if dronelink inserted this tag automatically, rather than having to edit the file manually. 0 Francis VK March 08, 2021 08:52 Very Interesting, but unfortunately there is no <LookAt> tag in my KMZ file generated with Dronelink “Export to Google Earth”. You can find the KMZ file here “filip-bene-vid-1.kmz” : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HP4ixHz6XFruryUi0aUgwcGBqVr5BsnO/view?usp=sharing Thank you for the reply Francis 0 Jim McAndrew Dronelink Staff March 08, 2021 12:54 gx:horizFov would set the horizontal FOV but not the vertical. Is that still useful to you? 0 swieser80 March 08, 2021 20:01 I suppose it would be better than nothing, but you're right, it still wouldn't be perfect. The intention is to see a preview of a mission that will look as close as possible to the photo/video that your drone shoots. The preview within DroneLink uses a map that doesn't show buildings and other features with any elevation in 3D. So, for instance, if you're trying to shoot a video downtown in a city with large buildings, the drone heading and gimbal angles are just a guess and will likely not be exactly right. Whether it's via Google Earth or some other means, a way of accurately visualizing a mission in 3D would be great. The data is all there and available, it's just a matter of finding the right way to harness it. 0 Please sign in to leave a comment.