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Change ISO used during Map Pilot Pro flight

See that this has been brought up before, so I'll just add my request as well. Mapping mission of area of large evergreen trees under cloudy conditions, required the UAV (Phantom 4 Pro) to slow to 1.9 meters/second flight speed. With 85% overlap (both directions)  this became a very long flight (7 batteries). The default ISO of 100 not only caused the slow flight speed, even at that, the software was reporting "yellow" and "red" motion blur values. 

Processed results turned out OK, but what software calculated as as approximately 58 minute flight with three batteries became a marathon 21/2 hour flight with seven batteries and it was not able to be completed. 

It would be great if there was a way the camera could use auto exposure and auto focus as it does now, but have the option of upping the ISO so that in difficult conditions the operator could choose to up the ISO giving them the option of completing a mission, perhaps trading perfect quality with getting the mission completed. 

Thanks,

Dave

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The camera either has to be set in Auto or manual. You can up the ISO setting using the right click wheel if you need to. You MIGHT be able to change modes in flight. Not sure on that... 

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Zane,

Thanks for the quick reply and I'll add a bit after doing some testing. In Map Pilot Pro App, with the camera set to AUTO, using the Right Click wheel you can change the ISO by rotating the wheel, AND if you click the wheel and then rotate it, you can change the EV without changing the ISO if you are looking for tuning the AUTO exposure. Click wheel again to get back to changing ISO.

NOTE: this is being tested on Phantom 4 Pro with Phantom 4 Pro controller

Changing the ISO will change the shutter speed or aperture used, but not the overall exposure that is being calculated. Entering a positive or negative EV value will change the relative "brightness" of the exposure.

Currently dark and windy, so only testing this in my office right now. Given the weather forecast it may be a few days before I can flight test this.

Cheers,

Dave 

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We recommend using the aperture priority setting with the ISO set to auto now. It seems to ride out larger variations in scene brightness than the other modes. 

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