I want to generate smooth orbit videos.
What I have tried so far
Currently I have tried two options and I’m not quite happy with either:
Use the Orbit mode
While this is probably the easiest, it doesn’t have an option to start an orbit from where the drone is currently with respect to the Homepoint (assumed to be where I still am). I have to manually set the altitude and radius options and even then I get slightly jerky yaw motions.
Example orbit settings I used:
- Altitude = 50m (the drone is lauched from about 20m high building wrt to the ground, if it matters)
- Radius = 50m, 30m
- Speed = 5 degrees per second
- Follow touch mode, with the marker on the homepoint (where I stand with the controller).
- Android 6 on a Redmi Note 3 Pro
Manually fly the drone in FPV mode
Definitely more challenging, but I can get noticeably smoother orbits with manual control when I actually nail it, but its a lot more work with many, many failed attempts.
Is there a better way to get orbits? I’m looking primarily at improved smoothness and then ease of use: ie, to start an orbit from where (Altitude, Distance from homepoint) the drone currently is.
Does the Orbit mode in Litchi respect the limitations of yaw-rate and yaw-smoothness set in the DJI app? Can that be the cause of the ocassional jitter in yaw? I think I have Normal mode gimbal limits of 10 degrees per second with smoothness of 15 in the DJI app.
I can try to verify Question 2 tomorrow, but I’d love to hear from the dev’s who would obviously know much better. (can we please add this control to Litchi app - its tedious to have to switch apps and reconnect each time I want to change a value there like for this experiment)