RedEdge Manual > Camera Configuration > Settings Page

The settings page is used primarily to configure the Auto-Capture options for the camera. The camera supports three methods of Auto-Capture: Timer mode, External Trigger mode, and Overlap mode.  

Timer Mode

 

  1. Use the drop-down menu to select Auto-Capture Mode as “Timer”

 

  1. In the updated window, specify the interval between pictures to the desired setting. If the timer interval is set to less than 1.0 seconds, the camera will capture as quickly as it can (about once a second).
  2. Press the “Save” button to save the Timer mode settings.
  3. Press the Start button to begin capturing images at the desired interval rate.
  4. Press the Stop button to stop capturing images
  5. You can review and verify that images are being captured by selecting the Live View page. Use the “Multi” setting in that page to verify that all five imagers are functioning correctly and the images displayed are being updated at the interval rate selected.

 

External Trigger Mode

 

  1. For external trigger mode, you will need to connect a triggering signal to the camera – refer to the RedEdge Integration Guide.
  2. Use the drop-down menu to select Auto-Capture Mode as “Ext. Trigger”

 

 

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  1. In the updated window, select the external trigger mode from the list. The settings are as follows:

 

Setting

Meaning

Rising Edge

Camera will trigger on the rising edge of a pulse

Falling Edge

Camera will trigger on the falling edge of a pulse

Short PWM

Camera will trigger if PWM transitions from longer than Threshold to shorter than Threshold

Long PWM

Camera will trigger if PWM transitions from shorter than Threshold to longer than Threshold

 

  1. For PWM mode, enter the threshold PWM – note that this value is in ms (milli-seconds), so the value is typically between 1.0 and 2.0.
  2. Press the “Save” button to save the External Trigger mode settings.
  3. Verify that the triggering is functioning by commanding a camera capture through the host device and viewing the updated image in the Live View page.

 

Overlap Mode:

  1. Use the drop-down menu to select Auto-Capture Mode as “Overlap”

 

 

  1. In the updated window, select the Target Alt to be the altitude AGL at which the aircraft will be operating during the mapping mission. Note that this is specified as AGL (Above Ground Level)
  2. Specify the Along-Track Overlap in % of image that is common between one image and the adjacent one.
  3. Press the “Save” button to confirm the settings.
  4. When the aircraft reaches the target altitude minus 50 meters, it will initiate taking captures and will take a capture if the distance traveled is detected to be greater than the required distance as specified in the % overlap setting.
  5. When the measured altitude is lower than target altitude minus 50 meters, the camera stops taking captures.

 

Advanced Configuration

 

The Advanced Configuration menu provides controls for managing file storage for RedEdge, as well as Ethernet and Multi-Camera configurations.

 

 

 You can specify the RAW Format to be either 12-bit DNG or 16-bit TIFF. The 12-bit DNG format will produce files that are 25% smaller in size than 16-bit TIFF files.

The menu also enables the user to specify which bands to capture to SD card. The default of capturing all 5 bands is the recommended setting. However, if only a subset of the bands are desired, the other bands can be de-selected. Click “Save” button to commit any changes.

The Network Mode is only relevant if you have more than one RedEdge camera. The table below the setting indicates the settings of all other networked cameras. In addition to configuring a single master, all of the camera software versions should match. After changing the camera’s network mode, you must click “Save”, and then reboot the camera in order of the new setting to take effect.

Ethernet Configuration allows you to assign a different IP address to the camera. Note that this will NOT configure the WiFi address, which will always be 192.168.10.254.

Manual Exposure

Manual exposure checkbox enables manual control of the exposure and gain of the camera, with settings available in the Live View Page. This is an advanced operation option and should normally NOT be enabled.

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