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Old Feb 01, 2016, 02:51 PM
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Tracking a subject

I attended a UAS conference last year and they showed a VERY expensive camera system that could be connected to an octo or heavy lifter that was very cool. The camera had its own controller, with screen, and you could "lock" onto a subject below and it would track it no matter what- if the aircraft moved around it, the camera would stay pointing at it, if the subject moved, the camera would stay centered on it.

Is there a "prosumer" version of this?
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Old Feb 01, 2016, 03:21 PM
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do you mean "follow me" ? sometimes I ask people to carry GPS tag that make fiilming very easy, or simply mark POI in flight

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Old Feb 02, 2016, 06:00 AM
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If we reverse the OP situation and make the aircraft the subject - then SOLOSHOT has the answer.

I'm just waiting delivery of the SOLOSHOT 3 ....

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Old Feb 06, 2016, 01:26 PM
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Thanks for the responses.

No, what I'm talking about is pretty much like a modified function my phone has- face lock. It somehow automatically figures out your subject's face, puts a box around it, and keeps the face in focus no matter where he/she goes.

Something like that- you lock in on a subject, and a the camera automatically centers in on the subject no matter where the aircraft is flying. If you have a 3 axis gimbal, you could fly all over the place and not worry about keeping the camera on your subject.
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