Tip for planning video and photo missions (but not really mapping)

I came across a web service called Litchi - flylitchi.com - where you can plan waypoint missions, mainly for doing site shots and videos - but it appears not so much for mapping a polygon.

Cool ting is you can plan your mission in a browser on a PC, save it, then execute it from the Litchi ap (do cost around 20 USD).

During planning, you can export a 3D KML model and view it in Google Earth - ensuring you are free of obstacles. A lot nicer than pecking at a smartphone screen - especially if out in the cold. Example 3D model. Look for Litchi demo’s on youtube or phantomfilmschool.com

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You can assign multiple actions to each waypont, like:

  • Wait 5 secs to stabilize
  • Take 3 photos at POI 1
  • Start Recording

Then drone proceeds to WP 2 and executes assigned actions etc.

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