Nowadays, amateur drones have an amazing range of applications. You may wonder: “Can I use my drone for photogrammetry?” and the answer is “Yes”.

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3D Model created using Agisoft PhotoScan:


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  • Hello, Stephen. A set of still photos will perform better in most cases, except for the one, when some images have wrong exposure or focus. It is easier to select properly exposed and focused frames from 50 FPS video.

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    Great post Petr, I've used Photoscan for aerial images myself.  How do you think a GoPro using continuous still photo shooting (ever 0.5 or 1 second) would stack up against extracted stills from video?

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