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Focusing while on Map Pilot App

HI, How do I make sure the images taken by the Map Pilot App are in focus? I am flying a Mavic Pro.

About 50% of the flights I´ve done are focused, the rest blurry.

I´ve set up the C buttons to Center focus, I have pressed them while flying in the Map Pilot App but it doesnt seem to affect the images..

Is there another way to focus without the need of opening the DJI Go app?

Nicolás Feldman

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You can two finger tap on the camera preview to force it to do a focus update. This is done at the point directly over the takeoff location while the aircraft is not moving.

There is currently a bug that makes it so it isn't updating the focus after the first flight in a multi battery mission. That will be fixed in the next release V2.4.3 

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Thank you Zane,

When I two finger tap on the camera preview it switches between small and large thumbnail.

Does this also imply it is focusing?

Or am I doing something wrong here?

Nicolás Feldman 0 votes
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The changing of the video preview size means you are touching it with one finger. 

Make sure both fingers are touching the screen at the same time. Also, try doing it towards the top of the video preview.

Zane 0 votes
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I have some questions for this post:

1- In order to get optimum results (Camera focus), shall we tap two fingers on the live video preview after each flight (Battery replacement) as described above until the new 2.4.3 release will be available ?

2- What are the best settings to set in Dji Go 4 (P4P) in order to get best pictures in map pilot app ( Brightness, Sharpness, Colors etc. ) or map pilot will take care automatically about all these things ?

3- Any expectation for the new release date ?

Thanx;

Zahi Khawand 0 votes
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1. You want to pull your autofocus when the aircraft is not moving laterally since the focus metric is based on image contrast. Moving images will affect the focal quality.

2. The color can be adjusted within Map Pilot. The Sharpness is automatically adjusted to the optimal setting. Brightness is a false metric and should be handled with exposure to keep the image noise down.

3. We will likely release an update in a week or so.

Zane 0 votes
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We were having a similar inexplicable experience with our drone flights - some crisp, some blurry. This topic was very helpful for us - thanks!

We started using the two-finger tap once the drone reached elevation, but before it started its flight path. We found that this helped the focus significantly. BUT - we also found that if we did it twice in a row, that the focus was even better. It seems that the first two-finger tap did a good coarse adjustment and the second one really did a fine adjustment. 

Please note, that blurry flights we had were sometimes on the first flight of a multi-battery mission, not just on second flights of these missions. 

We look forward to a new app release and continued improvements. This is a great tool!

Nicole Grohoski 0 votes
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