úterý 12. června 2018

Drone Photography and ON1 Photo RAW 2018

Drone Photography and ON1 Photo RAW 2018
Posted on May 25, 2018 by John Rawlins
Plné znění článku najdete na adrese:
https://tinyurl.com/yc49gvcv
Cituji vybrané části článku:
"The popularity of drones has exploded over the last couple of years.  Prices are falling making them more accessible for both professional and amateur photographers.  
I’ve found a bunch of features in ON1 Photo RAW 2018 that work well with aerial photos.
First, the Import feature is great for downloading and organizing my photos and videos. 
During the import process I can do things like:

- Automatically create backup copies to my external drive
- Add keywords that identify the location (e.g., Lava Butte) or job (e.g., 123 Main St.)
- Add copyright information to the metadata
- Automatically organize my photos into folders by capture dates
- Another thing that is useful is lens correction.  The wide angle lens on my drone creates noticeable distortion on the edges of photos.
For drone models where a built-in profile isn’t available it is easy to make manual adjustments using the Lens Correction pane in the ON1 Develop module.

After importing the images, I stitch them together using the Create Panorama feature in ON1 Photo RAW 2018.  The results are awesome.
Another feature is Automatic Exposure Bracketing (AEB)Using this feature I get a base exposure, and several additional photos of the same scene exposed a little more or a little less.  I can pick the one I like best, or even better combine them into an High-dynamic-range (HDR) photo.
Combining the exposures using the HDR feature in ON1 Photo RAW 2018 reveals more details in the highlights and shadows.  You would lose these details when using a single exposure."
Cituji autorův závěr článku: 
"My DJI Mavic Pro is one of the most fun toys, I mean essential pieces of photography equipment, I’ve acquired in years.  It takes excellent photos and with a little editing in ON1 Photo RAW 2018 they are even better.  For my needs, ON1 Photo RAW occupies the sweet spot between not having quite enough features (Adobe Lightroom) versus being overly complicated (Adobe Photoshop). Now, whenever I travel, I always look for opportunities to take photos with my drone. There are more panos, HDR images and lighthouse shots to come!"

úterý 5. června 2018

The Layer-Cake of Drone Data Protection

The Layer-Cake of Drone Data Protection
Perfektní schema problematiky ochrany dat v souvislostí s drony najdete na adrese:

https://www.droneii.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/20180514-The-Layer-Cake-of-Drone-Data-Protection.pdf

World’s Smallest Autonomous Drone With AI Capabilities

World’s Smallest Autonomous Drone With AI Capabilities
The Crazyflie 2.0 nano quadcopter
Článek o nejmenším dronu s umělou íinteligencí (AI) najdete na adrese:
https://www.dronethusiast.com/worlds-smallest-autonomous-drone-with-ai-capabilities/

Citují úvodní osatavce článku:
"Autonomous drones are making their big debut now more than ever, especially when it comes to our commercial needs, which include the drones used by Amazon to deliver packages autonomously, for example. One of the major issues that these types of drones have, however, is flying on specific routes while avoiding any obstacles that get in the way.

A new record has been set for the creation of the world’s smallest autonomous nano drone. Created by a team consisting of computer scientists from the University of Bologna in Italy and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, the Crazyflie 2.0 nano quadcopter is able to control itself completely without having to need any human intervention during the flight process whatsoever!

They presented all of their efforts and what they’ve achieved thus far in a published paper on arXiv. Their impressive creations have only just started, starting with new improvements to a number of ideas that have been put forward thus far.

Though autonomous flight is considered to be too expensive where nano drones are concerned, this new drone is only one of a line of models attempted to overcome a number of presented obstacles. For example, to overcome the issue of low-power microcontrollers, as well as cost, in general."