Panorama

Panorama mission allows you to shoot 360° photo/video panorama, 360°x180° spherical panorama or wide landscape photography wherever you want flying manually. Once you reach the required location, adjust camera settings and tilting, then tap Start button to let the app take care of panorama shots. 

• Video mode: Video x1, x3, x10 represent number of revolutions shooting panorama video as below.

  • Video x1, x3, x10: Aircraft yaws 1, 3 or 10 revolutions. It will start video recording automatically upon mission start. You can abort the mission at any time by "Stop" button.
  • CW/CCW: Aircraft yaws clockwise (CW) or counter-clockwise (CCW), and is only effective in video mode.
  • Speed: Aircraft yaws at given speed from scale of 2 to 10, and is only effective in video mode. You may adjust the yawing speed before or during the mission.

• Photos mode: Photo 6/8/18/19/24/25/Custom represent shooting panorama photos as below. 

  • Photo 6 (1x6): Aircraft yaws 1 row for 360° panorama shooting 6 photos with bearing 0°, 60°, 120°, 180°, 240°, 300° and user specified camera tilt angle by gimbal dial. This is designed for camera with >90° FOV.
  • Photo 8 (1x8): Aircraft yaws 1 row for 360° panorama shooting 8 photos with bearing 0°, 45°, 90°, 135°, 180°, 225°, 270°, 315° and user specified camera tilt angle by gimbal dial. This is designed for camera with 70°-90° FOV.
  • Photo 18 (3x6): Aircraft yaws 3 rows for 360°x180° spherical panorama shooting 18 photos with bearing 0°, 60°, 120°, 180°, 240°, 300° and camera tilt 0°, -35° and -70° respectively. Aforementioned camera tilt angle is enforced by the app.
  • Photo 19 (3x6+1): Aircraft yaws 3.5 rows for 360°x180° spherical panorama shooting 19 photos with bearing 0°, 60°, 120°, 180°, 240°, 300° and camera tilt 0°, -30° and -60° respectively, plus 0°x-90° nadir. Aforementioned camera tilt angle is enforced by the app.
  • Photo 24 (3x8): Aircraft yaws 3 rows for 360°x180° spherical panorama shooting 24 photos with bearing 0°, 45°, 90°, 135°, 180°, 225°, 270°, 315° and camera tilt 0°, -35° and -70° respectively. Aforementioned camera tilt angle is enforced by the app.
  • Photo 25 (3x8+1): Aircraft yaws 3.5 rows for 360°x180° spherical panorama shooting 25 photos with bearing 0°, 45°, 90°, 135°, 180°, 225°, 270°, 315° and camera tilt 0°, -30° and -60° respectively, plus 0°x-90° nadir. Aforementioned camera tilt angle is enforced by the app.

  • Custom: Allow custom configuration with flexible parameters below.
    • Pano Order (By Column | By Row): Select panorama shot order either By Column (column-by-column) or By Row (row-by-row). By Column (default) is more efficient in general by reducing the number of times of aircraft yaw.
    • Row (1..10): Select number of required rows from 1 to 10, and it shows the angle between rows for specified camera angle of Tilt Start and End. The angle should be approximately 2/3 of camera vertical FOV (as shown below) to ensure sufficient overlap for stitching in post processing.
    • Column (3..24): Select number of required columns from 3 to 24, and it shows the angle between columns for specified panoramic WidthThe angle should be approximately 2/3 of camera horizontal FOV (as shown below) to ensure sufficient overlap for stitching in post processing.
      e.g. ~30°-35° (46.8° * 2/3) for Mavic
    • Width (360° | 10°..355°): Set 360° for panoramic shot or from 10° to 355° for non-360 panoramic shot. Every 360° shot starts from 0° (North). Non-360 shot is centered at the current aircraft bearing, which is very useful for panoramic wide landscape.
      e.g. ~40°-45° (62.4° * 2/3) for Mavic
    • Tilt Start/End (+30°..-90°): Set gimbal start/end tilting range. Tilt Start is set to 0° (default) and End is set to -70° (default) which is usually good enough to cover straight down by vertical FOV.  
    • Delay Before Yaw/Tilt (0..30 seconds): Delay before shooting AFTER aircraft yaw (3 seconds by default) and/or camera tilt (1 second by default) whichever is longer. When aircraft yaw to a specific angle, camera/gimbal might take a few seconds catching up to such angle gently. This is designed to wait until the camera staying steadily after aircraft yaw, especially shooting in the evening with long exposure.
    • Delay After (0..30 seconds): Delay after shooting (1 second by default). 
    • Nadir (On/Off): Enable/disable shooting a nadir image.
  • DJI camera FOV in 4:3 aspect ratio for reference only:
    • 94° FOV (Phantom 3, Phantom 4, X3): Horizontal: 75.2° Vertical: 56.4°
    • 84° FOV (Phantom 4 Pro, X5/X5S-12mm, X4S): Horizontal: 67.2° Vertical: 50.4°
    • 78.8° FOV (Mavic): Horizontal: 62.4° Vertical: 46.8°
    • 72° FOV (X5/X5S-15mm): Horizontal: 57.6° Vertical: 43.2°

Panorama status is shown in Fly tab.

  • Pano X: Current panorama in the mission
  • X/Y: Current photo / Total required photos
  • Bearing: Required bearing of next panorama shot / Current aircraft bearing
  • Tilting: Camera tilting angle

• Start: Start shooting photo/video panorama per settings. It will change from F-WP (P3/I1) or WP (P4/Mavic/I2) mode to Panorama mode and start shooting. For insufficient RC signal (<50), it will prompt "Weak RC signal, cannot start Panorama".

• Stop: Stop panorama and change from Panorama mode back to F-GPS/GPS mode.

Notice:

  • All panorama shots are controlled by the app via RC in real time. If RC control signal lost/weak, it would NOT shoot any panorama.
  • In case you cannot toggle view between map and FPV by tapping on the small window, you may click C2 button on RC for toggling.
  • It will change from "Panorama" to F-GPS (P3/I1) or GPS (P4/Mavic/I2) mode after shooting panorama to let you take over control automatically.