Thanks for your help.
There are now 4 missions inside the only folder on my Dashboard entitled ‘Green Lane’, each containing 10 pictures.
For my first mission, I flew up in Go4 and set the focus manually (as I do with normal missions), switched to DD, started the mission and let it run. Only after I finished the mission did I notice the pictures out of focus - I haven’t suffered out of focus pictures since you gave us the manual toggles in the standard missions. I did take some manual pictures also which were perfectly in focus but they obviously don’t have the benefit of having the same waypoint.
For the second mission, I repeated what I did the first time but ran it twice. The first lot were diastrously out of focus so ran it again and bettered the results slightly. Not great but better but changed nothing the second time around.
The third mission I had to run three times before I received better pictures. I think the third time I put it into auto focus in Go4, thinking that might make a difference. The results were better but I think it was a fluke.
The fourth mission also had 3 attempts. Thinking at the time the auto focus in the third mission might have helped, I ran it again in auto but focussed in Go4 at something further away hoping it might help but the results were again terrible. I ran it again but again they were rubbish. I ran it a third time and doing nothing different to the previous two times the results were better. No idea why. I have come to the realisation that I am unable to influence the focussing with out the manual toggles.
Not to be beaten and having the time, I decided to run a 4th attempt on the fourth mission. This time I wondered if I could interrupt the mission by switching to Sport mode temporarily and swap into Go4, focus and take the picture before returning and continuing with DD, only DD just froze when I tried to resume the mission. I tried about 5 or 6 times before I gave up. I did managed to get that first picture though and not surprisingly was in focus.
You won’t see it within the folders as the really rubbish stuff was binned, but when I fly up to the flight’s height, I look down or at the subject and take a picture and the shot is in focus. When I switch to DD and without moving, I’ll start the mission and I receive the exact same picture on the card but it’s then out of focus. That blurred setting is then used throughout the mission and across the 10 pictures. Is it supposed to focus with each picture or does it just rely on the first picture DD takes when I start the mission?
Anyway, what you have in the missions are all of the out of focus pictures. Four missions of ten pictures.
To compare the quality of the pictures, the first below was taken manually by me and is perfect. The second is DD’s attempt. I’m out of the office for a few days and can’t lay my hands on better examples but you get the idea.
What I am sufferering now is exactly the same as I was suffering a year ago before you added the ability to toggle the focus /exposure control in a standard DD mission. I don’t expect you to be able to fix the Mavic Pro SDK focus issue or even need you to. All that is needed is for those two settings provided in a standard mission to be added to the Progress report flights and I can work around the problem.
The Mavic, iOS and DD are all on the latest software.
Thank you again. Please sort this for me. I don’t ask for much.