A Better Method for GoPro Time Syncing
We have recently updated our procedure for time-synching your camera and GCS device. This new process eliminates the need to take a photo of the clock before flight and is more accurate than the previous method. Note that this is only valid if your GCS is running a Windows OS and has a USB port.
Please follow these instructions for implementing this new time-sync method:
1) Download and Install GoPro Studio.
2) Open the application preferences for GoPro Studio.On a Windows 8 or 10 OS, this can be found by…
i) Click the up arrow on the right side of the task bar.
ii) Right click on the GoPro Studio icon.
iii) Select ‘Preferences’
3) In GoPro Studio Preferences, ensure that ‘Automatically sync computer time and date with camera’ is turned on. While viewing these preferences, you may want to turn off some of the other options.
4) Now that this is set up, you can sync your GoPro camera to your GCS time simply by connecting the two via USB cable. The instant the two are connected (indicated by a USB icon on the GoPro screen and the normal device connection tone from your Windows GCS), the GoPro’s clock will precisely sync to the GCS’s clock. There will be no indication of this, it just happens.
1) Before a survey flight, turn on the camera.
2) Use the GoPro USB cable to connect it to your GCS, thereby syncing the clocks. DO NOT turn off the camera or alter it’s date/time between this instance and the end of your survey flight.
3) Leaving the camera on, mount it to the drone and proceed with your usual survey preparation.
Your GoPro and GCS were perfectly synced, so there is no time offset between the photo set and the telemetry log. As such, you can skip STEP 2 of the Images process in FarmLens Uploader.
This can be done by simply clicking ‘skip’ at the bottom of the STEP 2 window.