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Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 Camera Parameters

Hello all,

Recently we purchased a DJI Phantom Pro V2.0 quadcopter for producing 3D maps.  We have flown our site and have all our images to import into Pix4d.  The first process I used the given camera parameters from Pix4d that had automatically populated.  The result was numerous cameras/photos not calibrating as well as not passing the camera optimization tolerance.  So from there I processed it again and again, each time using the optimized camera settings that the Quality Report spits out.  At this time I have processed it 8 times using different settings for the camera, it’s to the point where all the cameras/photos are being calibrated buttttt the camera optimization will not pass…anywhere from 8% to 20%.

I have searched the internet up and down but haven’t found anything specific to the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 camera that it comes with.  Anybody have the specific parameters and is willing to help me out?

Thanks in advance!

   Hey Kyle,

   I am kind of in the same boat as you are and I think I understand your question. I have also recently purchased a Drone DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2. If you are asking what settings to use for your camera when flying I have attached a good youtube video I saw that explains the “Auto” settings and how they can be ineffective. The more I read and watch regarding camera settings the more I realize how much it makes sense. The quality of the picture(s) you take determine the accuracy of the 3D Models. Something like Autofocus can make for blurry/inconsistent pictures. Watch the video and tell me if it helps at all. I have pretty much mirrored the settings that he explains in his video and have noticed a huge improvement in my imaging. Pay close attention to the part where he talks about Focus and trying not to use Autofocus. Also, where he talks about Shutter Priority. I hope this helps because I know the information and support out there is limited. Trying to get a hold of customer support in just about every software company out there is a joke. 

 He goes over a lot of different points that I think may help you out. The main thing you want to keep in mind is consistency, the more consistent your images are the better they will come together. That includes color, focus, shutter, ISO, style. I made 2 custom presets 1 for Mapping and 2 for Cinematic Videos. All have different settings that make each one better.