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I just realized that my announcement for this app was in the development forum. So here we go again:

I recently released TelloMe for iOS devices, currently in version v1.2.0: ‎TelloMe

TelloMe is an app strictly for visual tracking of persons, faces, and arbitrary objects and to make Tello follow.
In "Rotate mode" Tello can strictly follow (that is rotate to center the object in the view, and keep a constant distance and altitude relative to the object).
In "Profile mode" Tello uses roll to keep a stable position relative to the object (so it can actually fly ahead of someone and record him).
In "Orbit mode" Tello flies circles around someone / something at a constant distance (this can even work if walking slowly)
In "Manual mode" (experimental) Tello automatically keeps the object in frame using yaw & throttle and the user can control the direction using pitch & roll (Similar to POI lock in TelloFpv but based on visual guidance instead of some coordinates, so Tello will automatically keep the object / person in frame).



TelloMe iOS is _not_ TelloFpv iOS and will never change into that. It is an app strictly for computer vision applications.

It can only take videos (because photos interfere with image stabilization required for computer vision). It does not have sport mode (because that also interferes with computer vision). It does not have support for controllers (because BT also interferes with computer vision, and a controller is not useful for the intended use case).

BTW: For the exactly same reasons TelloFpv will never get any computer vision features - plus I'd need to kick out most existing users because of new hardware requirements.
I am currently working on TelloMe Android and will announce when ready!

Here are a couple of reviews and examples:
 

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I'm very impressed with TelloMe. I bought the app to see if I could spice up my solo hike recordings with a more dynamic 3rd person views. I think it came out rather well:
 
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Thank you so much for this great app! I tested it today on my local sports field and it worked flawlessly (I used a Xiaomi Wifi extender and also no dropped video frames 😁).
However, only problem I found is when I try and edit the videos on my 2 week old iPhone 11. The videos have saved from the TelloMe app into my album and replay just fine, but I’m not sure if I’m doing something wrong or the video codec has a problem - my iPhone will not edit the videos at all. To get around this I have to create a movie of the individual clip in iMovie, then save it. Once iMovie has re-codes the video I can then edit.
 
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That is a known issue. TelloMe records the stream as it arrives from Tello. Tello sends IFrames only every 7s, and so the resulting video contains IFrames only at 7s intervals.
You have to cut at exactly these points or you get pixel salad.

I will have to add some function to re-encode the video instead of exporting it straight to the galery.

I will look into this after TelloMe Android is ready for release.
 
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That is a known issue. TelloMe records the stream as it arrives from Tello. Tello sends IFrames only every 7s, and so the resulting video contains IFrames only at 7s intervals.
You have to cut at exactly these points or you get pixel salad.

I will have to add some function to re-encode the video instead of exporting it straight to the galery.

I will look into this after TelloMe Android is ready for release.
Thanks for reply, look forward to the update. But for now this is no big deal. Here is the video I put together...

 

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You can download Media Converter from the App Store. It will fix the videos and can import directly to iMovie mobile.
On your desktop computer you can use FFmpeg to do the conversion and fix the files.

Chris
 
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