With the Bebop2 it’s possible to “move” the camera up and down. I used the quotation marks because it’s not a real movement of the camera like a gimbal:  the system instead crops a portion of the total image provided by the camera’s 180° fisheye lens.  So I understood why the format of a raw image is vertical instead of a landscape orientation: see the picture below, the camera “sees” the ‘DNG’ picture, with the ‘digital crop’ ( De-Fish ) it can move the ‘jpg snap’ up and down. Ok, in this way we have the possibility to move the camera, but the ‘jpg snap’ is in low resolution. I don’t like this way to snap a photo…I prefer a full landscape orientation ( in DNG )  at big resolution.

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There is another problem…if you take picture only in DNG mode you have to pay attention if you move the camera to 90° below: a so-called nadir picture ( vertical/portrait )Some time ago I decided to take some pictures of a little ancient stone bridge and I set to take the photo from a vertical point of view. In order to have big resolution snapshot I used the DNG ( raw ) format so that in post-production I would have cropped the picture … but.. but.. in some photos the bridge was not fully taken! It was cropped before I cropped the photo!  It happened in the pictures where the drone flew at low height.

The photo I’d like to take using DNG

Ponte_Intero

DNG ( Raw )

Ponte_DNG

De-Fished Picture

Ponte_Defish

WHERE IS THE RIGHT PART OF THE BRIDGE???

So you can use the movement of the camera but you have to take picture with the ‘Jpg Snap’ setting…instead, with DNG, only the central crop od the picture is usable.

Others sample: Castello del Boccale ( Italy, Tuscany)

DNG ( Raw )

Castello_DNG

De-Fished

Castello_Defish

Central Crop

Castello_Finale

Of course you can use the vertical format after de-fish it: in the picture below there is a tower and I prefer a vertical orientation. Torre degli Upezzinghi ( Italy, Tuscany )

DNG

Torre1

De-Fish

Torre2