Pix4DCapture always flies the drone forward. Which is usually a good idea, especially because some drones have collision avoidance at front.
But, in some specific cases this is not the best solution:
Let’s consider a situation where we’re flying in quite high wind (just please don’t tell me I shouldn’t fly in wind, that’s not a solution).
So in high wind, the drone flies at higher angle than normally (at least in one direction). In Phantom series drones, this can cause part of the landing gear to be visible within picture frame.
The part covered by landing gear can be masked (and this is how I’m handling this now), but it would be much more convenient to not have the landing gear visible at all. Masking 1000+ images always gets me in bad mood (and takes time).
The landing gear is only visible on the left part of the photo (due to gimbal construction, it is very hard to make it visible on the right). This means I could easily save myself a lot of work by flying with drone turned right to the wind or back to the wind.
So, if there was an option to fly in Pix4DCapture without turning the drone, at fixed yaw - I would be able to get photos without landing gear on them.