The best drone/UAS camera settings for mapping


This video will walk you through the basic setting for the camera on your flying camera/ drone/ UAV. keep in mind that there is not a one size fits all solution, but this video will help you…


  1. Hey thanks for the great informative videos! Been finding some extremely useful information on your channel.

    2 questions I have that I'm still somewhat uncertain about. First, if accuracy isn't a priority for a map (strictly visual analyses) do GCP's have an effect how how the ortho is stitched together? ie. Would GCP's help reduce wavy edges on buildings or blurry spots. I know this has almost entirely to do with overlap but if GCP's help with stitching, theoretically could you reduce overlap by 5 or maybe 10% to reduce the amount of photos need for a good looking ortho or to just inrease the overall appearance of the ortho?

    Second, and I understand this might vary but what level of inaccuracy in measurements like area and distance can you expect with no GCP's?

    I'm flying a P4P and currently use pix4dcapture as a flight planner.


  2. I really like your videos. Very clear and interesting. Working in the photogrammetry field myself, I have a natural interest in these topics. One criticism though: The sound mastering in this video is way off. Your voice is relatively soft, but the music is insanely loud. Please normalize the volume in future videos a bit. Otherwise, I'm loving the content.

  3. Shoot In RAW mode if you have that available. JPEG compresses and corrects the image, and it does a decent job of that, but it may not do it the same way in overlapping images. The software of course is looking for similar objects in overlapping images, so you want those objects to be as similar as possible.
    Great point on learning how to shoot in manual mode so you can make sure the shutter stays fast.


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