Planning a Panorama Flight

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Create a New Flight Plan

First, create a new Panorama flight plan within your project. You can find this option under "New Flight Template" in your flight plan dropdown.

The panorama feature is currently only available on iOS devices
Please visit the Supported Devices guide for compatible iOS mobile and tablet devices.

Panorama Flight Plan

Panorama flights fly the drone to a set perch point to take all images necessary to create an immersive spherical panorama. This will take 26 photos at all angles around the drone for DJI drones. Ensure your altitude is at the highest point of your region of interest. The DJI cameras only pitch up to the horizon. If tall structures in the area need to be included in the panorama, account for that via altitude settings. 

Chain multiple panoramas using our mission chaining feature, linked here.

Panorama Flight

Panorama flight supports DroneDeploy's standard pre-flight checklist before the flight. Once in flight, the drone will fly to the planned location, take images, and return to land.

Image recording will not start until the drone reaches the perch point for the panorama. Your drone will need to maintain one altitude throughout the panorama flight. If there is a change in altitude, it can result in a low-quality panorama. 

Verify DJI Settings
Ensure your images will be captured without timestamps or watermarks. These can create quality issues in a processed panorama. Please ensure your DJI Settings are updated so your images are clear.

Several drones and cameras are less capable of producing high-quality spherical panoramas. Due to this, panorama flights are incompatible with the following drones and cameras.

Incompatible Drones

Phantom 3 * Inspire 1 * Mavic Air

Incompatible Cameras

* All thermal cameras (e.g. XT1 and XT2) * All 3rd Party Cameras * DJI Zenmuse X7

& the Olympus M.45mm 1.8 lens on the X5S Camera

Uploading Panoramas

Once the flight is complete, your photos must be uploaded to DroneDeploy to be processed into a completed panorama.

Upload, processing, and hosting are available for Individual, Advanced, Teams, and Enterprise only.

We recommend using mobile upload as an easy way to gather the correct photos and upload them without checking your SD card. Desktop upload is always available.

You will receive an email when your panorama is finished processing and ready to view!

For better quality and experience, we recommend viewing your Panorama's on the Desktop version of our app instead of on the mobile device.
What if I don't see my Panorama Marker?
If you have two or more Panoramas at the same location you may not see all the Pano markers on your map. If this is the case, please reach out to Support.
Changing Capture Modes with Remote Control
Be careful! Do not engage in different camera modes via the remote controller during flight. Doing so may result in loss of imagery.

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