Drone Flight Lesson – Cameras



DRONE23 is pleased to provide this video in our series of “Flight Lessons” for drone pilots. Visit our website at http://www.DRONE23.com. Welcome to the community of DRONE23 Pilots!

Video Highlights:

00:04 Introduction
00:17 What is a megapixel?
00:50 CGO2 Camera 1080P Video Resolution
1:23 Why Frames Per Second matters

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Hi, it’s Jimmy with another flight lesson from DRONE23. Today we’ll be talking about the basics of how a camera works and we’ll give you tips on how to get great photos and videos with your drone. What we will be talking about are megapixels, resolution, and frames per second. When it comes to describing what a camera is capable of, we often use the term “megapixels.” So, what is a megapixel? One megapixel is one million pixels. A pixel is simply a point of constant color and brightness. A good way to imagine what a pixel looks like is imagining a tile in a tile mosaic shower wall. Every square tile is a pixel. The more pixels you have, the better the image quality. The CGO2 camera on the Q500 has a camera quality of 12 megapixels. The CGO2 camera on the Q500 can record up to 1080P, which is high-definition, or HD. HD means that you can watch the video on a big screen like a home theatre and the video would not be pixilated or distorted. Most cameras film at a resolution of 1080P. 1080P is the horizontal lines of vertical resolution. If you have a camera or television that can film or project at 1080P, you can assume it has a wide-screen aspect ratio of 16:9. Wide-screen aspect ration refers to the length and width of the video or picture screen. The last thing to know about video cameras is how many frames per second the camera can record. The CGO2 camera on the Q500 can shoot 60 frames per second and can be controlled by the ST10 personal ground station on the touchscreen. You can adjust it between 60, 50, and 48 frames per second. Now, why is this important? Well, the lesser the frames per second, the more the video tends to lag and can make for poor quality videos. The more the frames per second, the better the video. Also, the more frames per second, the more memory it will take on your SD card. We hope this video helped you better understand your cameras, and we look forward to seeing your quality videos in the near future. Please make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Vimeo. Also, check us out on www.DRONE23.com. Thank you.

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Please note that these videos are provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as formal flight instruction. We strongly recommend seeking professional flight instruction from a certified flight instructor.

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