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Ordered a DJI Phantom Quadcopter Case

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
Categories: DJI

dji_Phantom_caseI found a screaming price on a case for my DJI Phantom Quadcopter (remote control helicopter with four rotors) from MCM Electronics.  I have a Pelican case which looks close to the same, but not quite big enough.  If this case is even 1/4 a Pelican I’ll be happy.  I just need an easy way to transport the Phantom and its accessories as well as protect them when not in use.

A report will follow when the case arrives and I’ve had a chance to use it.

GoPro Hero HD Fisheye Distortion Compensation in Photoshop

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
Categories: Aerial ImageryDJIPhotographyPhotoshop

Since I’ve started flying my remote control DJI Phantom quadcopter with the GoPro camera mounted on it, I’ve become very unhappy with the quality of the GoPro video and photos.  The lens is way too wide, creating an obnoxious fisheye effect.  Aerial photos or video can look pretty bad with this effect, as the horizon can look completely rounded.


Left: Corrected – Right: Original (click to enlarge)

Yesterday I shot some stills high above the neighborhood with the Phantom/GoPro setup.  I spent about 10 minutes mucking around in Photoshop with the liquify filter.  From the photo above you can see the difference.  On the right is obviously the original photo.  On the left is the version I mucked with.

Once I have the process down I’ll post the steps.   I may be able to create a photoshop action to automate this process.  Stay tuned.

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