Mavic Air 2 - 48 Mpix Photogrammetry

Denis1807

Hi,

thiere's any news about the possibility to make 48Mpix photogrammetry mission?

I know this is not in your priority road map, but I'm very curious to know if there's any news about that.

Thanks a lot for your work.

Best regards

Denis

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    Patrick Bernhart

    Hi, i am a little bit confused, whats necessary taking 48Mpix photos with mapper plan? i can choose Mavic Air 2 (48 MP) but this do not work ?  convert to inspection is not possible.

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    Jim McAndrew Dronelink Staff

    whats necessary taking 48Mpix photos with mapper plan

    Not possible, you have to be on Growth.

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  • Comment author
    Patrick Bernhart

    can you explain why its a big step to implement this feature inside mapper mode? for a hobbyist i can not pay every month..

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  • Comment author
    Jim McAndrew Dronelink Staff

    There are several technical reasons that make this feature difficult implement and maintain, and these technical issues also make the user experience more complex. At this time we have made a business decision to only offer it to advanced users that are on recurring subscriptions.

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  • Comment author
    Patrick Bernhart

    Ok, sadly , but you know the background . But why exist camera setting "Mavic Air 2 (48 MP) " ? what the sense for this selection?

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  • Comment author
    Jim McAndrew Dronelink Staff
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    This has already been discussed elsewhere, but I will say it again:

    The camera sensor drop-down is a shared UI component that is used in may other areas of the app (simulated, drone, mission preview, facade components, etc). It is "dumb" in that it just renders all known camera sensors, regardless of the component that is including that code (this selection is valid in many other contexts). Others have already asked for us to update the map component to hide it, which might be feasible but it is fairly low priority on our development roadmap, which is always a mile long. If you made a purchase decision based on the existence of this option in that drop-down, feel free to request a refund at support@dronelink.com

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    Patrick Bernhart

    Thank you, no was not a purchase decision, i like dronelink, and i am glad you implement 48 M for future release.

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    jakedd15

    Forgot to mention, this process can also be useful if you are looking for triggered capture in maps (i.e. stopping to take each photo to minimize motion blur / rolling shutter issues).

    So in order to use triggered capture we would have to convert to inspection component? Would that mean the "Triggered capture for maps" is not something that can be done with a Mapper plan?

     

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  • Comment author
    Jim McAndrew Dronelink Staff

    Correct, Mapper is intended to be an introductory plan with basic features.

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  • Comment author
    Alexey Nekrasov

    Jim, how about adding this feature to the archived Premium (2020) plan?

    I live in Siberia, Russia, and use the Mavic Air 2 drone to carry out S&R missions.
    We take a lot of photos of the area where the person disappeared, and then we look at the photo. If a person is on one of them, then the ground group leaves for evacuation according to the coordinates of the photo.
    When, in the spring, I bought a Dronelink subscription - it was the cartography function with stops at the points of the photo for the best quality that was the most necessary, but at that time it was possible to use the program only in the shooting mode without stopping.

    At the moment, for shooting with stops at 48mpx, I have to use Litchi - this is inconvenient because of the complex mission transformations and the limited number of points. Dronelink is much more suited to finding people.

    As a volunteer who is engaged in this activity without material support, I simply do not have the opportunity to use a subscription that requires a monthly payment - unfortunately, for me $ 50 is quite a significant amount.

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  • Comment author
    Jim McAndrew Dronelink Staff

    I understand your situation, but unfortunately the answer is still the same as before:

    There are several technical reasons that make this feature difficult implement and maintain, and these technical issues also make the user experience more complex. At this time we have made a business decision to only offer it to advanced users that are on recurring subscriptions.

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    Thomas Weitbrecht

    Good Morning Jim.  I see how to select high resolution photos in a mapping mission, but what if I need high resolution in an orbital flight?  I don't see the same options available.  Thank you for your assistance.

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  • Comment author
    Jim McAndrew Dronelink Staff
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    Orbits do not support triggered capture right now - you would have to use a circular facade.

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