Hyperlapse Waypoint Mission with Point of Interest
I put together a mission around my neighborhood to do a waypoint hyperlapse on a point of interest. However, I noticed during the mission, the drone camera (Mavic Air2) kept moving left and right as if it couldn't maintain focus on the point of interest. Here is a video of the results (I put it 40 frames/sec but you can still see it jolting left and right):
Here is the mission plan:
I copied the components of the "Portland Hyperlapse" mission that is publicly available.
Any ideas on what I am doing wrong?
There are quite a few posts on this behavior already, such as this one. TLDR: slow down the mission, get a more powerful mobile device, get a bigger drone, or use stabilization in post.
I watched the YouTube Video. I’ve never had any hyperlapse look that bad. Any winds of even 10 to 15 mph will show every little movement in HyperLapse especially when trying to stay centered on a POI. The drone Is rolling and yawing at the same time trying to keep centered which is difficult If any winds as I stated. I’ve tried many Orbits with the DJI Fly app locked onto an area with Focus Track and with actual measured 10 to 15 winds at my location it yaws back and forth a bit. HyperLapse will multiply that far more. Jim gave you other possibility’s.
Good luck, Mike.....
Dear Mike and Jim,
Firstly, thank you for your feedback, my apologies for overlooking the other issues people posted.
While I think wind would be factor, in this particular case I am not so sure. I did another flight in the morning and there was no to little wind, however, you still see the left to right movement:
Moreover, I did a similar flight using the DJI GoFly app waypoint hyperlapse the same time, if anything there was more wind at the time. You'll see it is more smoother (still some):
The mission speed is at 1mph, I can try slowing it down (especially when the drone is rolling and yawning at the same time).
One thing also when using the GoFly App waypoint mission, it won't let you create waypoints that have too much rotation between two waypoints. My guess is the DroneLink doesn't have such restrictions so that could be why I am getting the jerkiness- just trying to rotate too much between 2 waypoints. However, even when the drone is flying straight (17-24 seconds in the video), there's a lot more movement than what I would expect on a windless, slow speed flight.
I'll keep trying and review the other posts people put on the subject.
Hi Zeb. Interesting. As Jim stated there are some issues. Just seems like it’s very relevant in yours. I may try a Hyperlapse in near future with DL just to see how it looks with the Native app released version for the MA2. Good luck for now.
I would like to add that I am flying MP2 and have set up a couple of timelapse paths with dronelink and even after stabilisation in post, the video was not acceptable. I am going to adjust the speed as slow as possible to see if that will help. My timelapse was based on the Trucking Path Mission I found on dronelink so no POI just heading along the path at 45 degrees. I can share the mission if needed but I will also look for other posts
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