Nothing cinematic - the flight was to test the mission so that I could fine-tune for another day when the weather’s as perfect again, so I wasn’t that bothered about anything other than composition so that I could improve it.
I even think it was still in manual focus after some night-time flying. LOL!
Other than rendering the 4k down to 720p so that it would upload quicker, this is the whole flight - all headings and gimbal movements completely done by Litchi.
Apparently the image of the fort on Google Earth is slightly out (or my perception of where the centre was) - hence why the circuit of the fort is not even/central (the main reason for the test flight) and also I’d set the central POI that it’s focussed on a little high so the sea isn’t always visible at the bottom.
But, most importantly, neither of these issues is anything to do with Litchi … Google Earth and my settings. Litchi obeyed them to the finest degree.
I also flew out an extra time to accurately record the location of centre of the fort to accurately update the mission.
The great thing about Litchi is that I can sit at home (in the warm! It was chilly this morning!) and tweak the mission ready for next time.
Mission screen shots …
What Litchi does is make everything SO smooth - simultaneous gradual heading and gimbal pitch movements.
Also - speed changes - fast out (30pmh) - slow around (10kph) - fast back (30kph) - all set in the waypoint data - totally repeatable.