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Tello Virtual Gimbal maneouver for amazing downward photo shoots

raulvolador

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Hi all,

I would like to share with you an idea I had some time ago. In short, it's using Tello for shooting amazing downward photos tilting aircraft by performing an aggressive acceleration maneuver. I did some tests and it seems to work pretty well !

See this schema:

virtual gimbal.jpg

Let me explain method: Firs of all I set max attitude to 25 degrees at config screen:

tello attitude 25.jpg

When Tello it's flying over spot I set high speed mode (sport). I fly backwards about one second, then suddenly change flight direction to forward and try to shoot a picture at maximun pitch. I Stop motion inmediataly after photo taken, as Tello will overshoot goal quickly and wifi link use to degrade during photo download process. Dangerous lost of video/control it's possible. In fact, I suffer a risky flyaway during test.

Please, see this pictures. Notice when using virtual gimbal maneouver sky it's not visible, ground detail is great and image it's not blurred despite high speed movement.

First shoot, not using virtual gimbal:

virtual gimbal NO.jpg

Second shoot, using virtual gimbal:

virtual gimbal YES.jpg

My Tello photos had never shown the ground before !

I love new point of view into this tilted pictures :)

I hope you enjoy this method.

Cheers.

Raul.
 
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LucaG

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Hi Raul,

since some time I was also thinking of using accelaration to "adjust" camera orientstion. In particular my thought is about compensating Tello's tilt due to wind when taking panorama's pictures or a 360° video.
Maybe something to suggest to Volatello? :unsure:
 
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I did this by unintentionally. (Did not did give a fancy name) Yeah it is not bad angle at all. Did not fly back for a sec though. I was doing full speed toward at max pitch.
 
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raulvolador

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Hi all,

Another Virtual Gimbal sample:

virtual gimbal YES 5.jpg

it's not a pretty landscape, but good for understanding what's possible using this technique ;)

Raul.
 
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Try to use the timer to sync the camera shutter with the stick movement. Getting this right will minimize movement ;)
 
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Great idea !

;)
ROFL

As Raul knows this feature has been on the todo list for some time already, but now its getting closer to the top. I think this could make much larger (higher) 360 panorama. But I want to test it first before committing to it.I hope to release later today, later this week I will do another release for the XXXX feature that some already know, and then I will dig into this.
 

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