The Auto-fly & Manual Shoot Mode is a combination of automated flight and manual picture taking. It enables to benefit from both automated pre-planned missions that line up excellent shots of the asset on the one hand, and the ability to tweak the camera direction, zoom level and other aspects of each shot manually, on the other hand. With this capture mode it is possible to always reach 100% quality in the captured image set, while benefiting from a large degree of automation based on Drone Harmony.
Every Drone Harmony mission can now be flown in Auto-fly & Manual Shoot Mode. This capture mode executes the mission in an automated way, flying along the flight path from waypoint to waypoint and directing the camera based on the plan in each waypoint. However, instead of automatically triggering the camera at the waypoint and continuing on to the next one, this capture mode causes the drone to hover in the location of the current waypoint, and passes the control on to the drone operator. The operator can then choose to change the framing of the shot, including:
The automated flight continues to the next waypoint, only when the operator triggers a photo shot on the RC. If the picture is already perfectly framed upon arrival at the waypoint, the operator simply need to take a picture using an RC command. Once the last waypoint is reached and the operator captures the last shot, the end of mission action is triggered, as in any other Drone Harmony capture mode.
The Auto-fly & Manual Shoot Mode is only available in the virtual stick flight execution technology. It is important to have proper RTH settings and maintain a good radio connection with the drone when using this mode.
This capture mode is useful in any of the following use cases:
The list above is not exhaustive. We recommend our users to experiment with the Auto-fly & Manual Shoot Mode in a variety of inspection situations. Want to discover how the new flight mode improves the workflow with the DJI M300 drone? Read this article.
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