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Your First Video Set

Shoot your first agriculture video footage

Your First Video Set

Ready to capture your first video and subsequently apply vegetation health indices (VARI or NDVI) ? In a nutshell, the process is as follows:

  • You execute a flight mission over the area of interest and your drone camera capture a video covering 100 % of the farm area.

  • You upload your video to our web platform

  • Our software processes the video in real time. This is the biggest advantage of the video feature: processing time is close to zero.

  • You apply either VARI (standard cameras) or NDVI (near infrared cameras) to detect crop health issues.

To make a successful mission and ensure that you capture high quality videos, please check the minimum requirements below before you take off.

Minimum requirements and best practises

Video quality

To achieve satisfactory results we recommend to use at least 1080p video quality. This is valid for both RGB and NIR cameras.

Supported video formats

We support most popular video format. If you’ve found any that does not work, please, let us know.

GPS coordinates for video missions:

To be able to track your drone on the world map while viewing your video, your should export the gps coordinates from the drone’s log. The supported file format is GPX and you need to upload the GPX file when you upload your video file.

Camera direction

Your video should be in “NADIR” direction (the direction in which gravity pulls). This means that your camera should be downward-facing and pointing vertically to the ground at all times.

Although not mandatory, we strongly recommend that you use a gimbal. In such case, you should apply the same logic: set your gimbal at -90 degrees.

Autonomous flight

It’s recommended that your drone controller has the ability to execute automatic missions. It’s normally possible to do this either with your native drone app or with a third-party software that communicates with your drone controller. For example, if you fly with a DJI drone you can use the Litchi App.

Having the ability to plan and execute automatic missions will let you capture easely 100% coverage of the entire farming field without any “holes” while maintaining the same flight altitude.

However, keep in mind that you can operate your drone manually to inspect a particular small area of interest. This is especially useful for hardly accessible areas or for cases where you suspect that a particular crop damage could be present in a specific area and you need to act fast.

When to start recording and stop video recording ?

To receive precise results you should start your recording at the beginning of your autonomous mission and stop it after your autonomous mission ends.

video overlap

For comprehensive results, we recommend at least 10% video side overlap.