Configuring your camera

Camera

Selecting a known camera from the options dropdown allows you to generate a grid pattern based on the camera's specifications.

  • Landscape/Portrait - Specifies the orientation that the camera is placed on the vehicle.

  • Image Overlap - Allows you to specify the amount of overlap you want between each image.

  • Altitude - Selecting this value allows you to specify the altitude for the survey. The ground resolution will be calculated and shown for the specified altitude.

  • Ground resolution - Selecting this value allows you to specify the ground resolution you want for each image. The altitude required to achieve this resolution is calculated and shown.

Custom Camera

The custom camera option is similar to the known camera option. The difference is that you must specify the details for the camera specifications yourself.

  • Sensor width/height - The size of the image sensor of the camera.

  • Image width/height - The resolution of the image captured by the camera.

  • Focal Length - The focal length of the camera lens.

The following camera settings should be used corresponding to your camera model:

Camera settings

The following guidelines should be followed:

  • Set focus to Automatic Continuous (AF-C)

  • Set AF on Shutter to OFF

  • Set camera to single shooting mode

  • Set Auto Review to OFF

  • Set mode dial to manual (M)

  • Set aperture to f4.0

  • Set shutter time to

    • Low light: 1/2000

    • Daylight: 1/3200

    • Very sunny: 1/4000

  • Set ISO to auto

  • Manual white balance suitable for scene