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How to Improve the Quality of Your Aerial Footage

Is your camera system producing steady video? If the answer is no, it could be that your camera is lacking in stabilisation. Every platform, whether manned or unmanned, produces vibrations that influence the quality of video being recorded on board. So how do you get the steady footage you need for your mission? Here are four solutions.  

Go Gyro

Gyro-stabilisation technology uses a gyroscope to continuously keep the camera horizontally level regardless of platform movements. Sensors and motors work collectively to assess the degree of movement and command the camera to respond accordingly to ensure a steady image is maintained whilst keeping the image in the centre of the frame.

It’s All About the Electronics

Electronic image stabilisation is an algorithm that erases camera shake to reduce video jitter and blur. This technique uses sensors to detect if the image is shaking. The system responds by electronically correcting the footage to ensure the image stays in the same place, thus producing a smoother video experience. All UAV Vision gimbals have embedded real time video stabilisation to provide a clear and steady image.

Not Forgetting the Mechanics

Mechanical image stabilisation is the process where the lens position is moved to keep the image in the frame during platform movements. Adjusting the position of the lens provides a smooth motion that counteracts unwanted movement.  

Go One Step Further

Every platform will produce a degree of vibration that can affect the quality of your footage. The amount of vibration produced is dependent on a number of factors, including the design of the platform and the conditions of the weather. A vibration mount absorbs vibrations produced by a platform, which helps stabilise the entire camera system to help you achieve smooth and clear video at all times.

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