This morning I did 3 test flights over a small area using DD (V iOS 2.62.0 updated Dec 5, this morning) and a Mavic Pro. Sidelap 75%, end lap 75%. Normal flight plan, 2 ha.
F1: @80m AGL, speed 8m/s, ND filter, running DD to control the flight camera, etc. Launched and landed in DD, camera was in autofocus, AE mode: results blurry, worse than DJI P3Pro.
F2: @50m AGL, speed 8m/s, ND filter, running DD to control the flight camera, etc. Launched and landed in DD, camera was in autofocus, AE mode: results blurry, worse than DJI P3Pro.
F3: @80m AGL, speed 8m/s, ND filter, Flew to 80m, ran DJI Go 4 to set camera to autofocus, then switched to manual focus, closed DJI Go 4, opened DD and flew the mission (without landing first): results even more blurry.
I don’t know of another work around to resolve this issue, but am welcome to ideas.
to have clear pictures in drone deploy you have to set the exposure time -shuter- to 1/1000 seconds in DJIGO 4 and disable AFC.
in DD enable exposure time by djigo
enable focus by DD app.
If you are flying with an iOS device and Mavic Pro, and are still having issues with focus, please let us know in reply to this message. I, Christina, or the DD Support team, can enable a new feature on your account that will automatically calibrate the camera focus once the drone reaches mision altitude.
This will be coming soon to Android too, so let me know you want to use the feature, but that you currently have an Android device.
Using an ND filter is a technique to slow the shutter speed down to smooth VIDEO. ND filters should generally be avoided for still aerial photography where you want as fast of a shutter speed as the light allows. You do not want to decrease the available light with an ND filter when capturing Stills.
Can you verify that your DJI drone’s firmware is up to date as well? We have stopped manually enabling the calibration feature for users as we released this in an app update a while ago and I haven’t seen any new users report this since then so I am curious as to why you are experiencing this issue.