Am new to aerial mapping and DD but not new to commercial drone photograpny. Have a couple grading contractors interested in working with me to evaluate aerial mapping for drone topo surface input into their modeling software.
All my equipment is original Mavic Pro. I was about to get a MP2 for my regular aerial photography work, but I gather that a rolling shutter is not desirable for accurate work in aerial mapping and DD. I’ve found some discussion on the DD forum on the subject but nothing that closed the discussion loop on having compared accuracy between rolling and mechanical shutter equipment.
My grading contractors key on vertical accuracy to calculate import/export volumes of dirt and whether to raise or lower finished elevations a few inches on a project site. BTW - I’m hearing that vertical accuracy to a couple of inches is desired, and obviously better accuracy is more profitable. No first hand experience here (yet). If rolling shutter won’t give me the desired accuracy, then I’m guessing I should be looking at getting a P4Pv2 while I still can instead of the MP2.
How important is mechanical shutter to accuracy? If rolling shutter is not suitable for vertical accuracy for a grading surface, what equipment is recommended now that the Phantom line is ending?