Announcing Vision Tracking

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Announcing Vision Tracking

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We’re excited to announce the latest new capability for Snap – computer vision tracking. Vision tracking allows you to select any object or subject of interest and Snap will automatically keep it in frame. The first release of this feature is currently available on the latest iOS app. We will be improving it over the next few months and then release on Android once the design is stable.

Before trying to use this feature,¬†make sure you have the latest version of the iOS app (release 1.5.0) and flight control software, which you can update from within the app. Here’s how to use it:

  1. Launch your Snap and select POI mode by tapping the icon in the upper right from the manual flight screen.
  2. Rotate Snap and the camera to get your subject near the center of the view.
  3. Use two fingers to draw a box around the subject. The more closely the box fits around the subject, the better it will work.

Snap will now automatically rotate and pitch the camera to keep the subject in frame. You can control Snap vertically and laterally as it does this. The previous GPS based POI mode remains functional as well, if a vision target is not selected.

This is the first release of an extremely powerful artificial intelligence capability we’ll be making more robust and incorporating in other features over time.

We look forward to seeing what you do with it!

Shipping Update

We’re shipping nearly as many units this week as we did in all of last year; the home stretch of pre-order shipments is finally upon us! We have been building battery production capacity and spare batteries will begin going out next week. We will ship spare batteries in the order that people placed their order, so new shipments will still ship with one battery for a few more weeks.
  • volker

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    hi, looks great!
    now we are going to start sommer holiday in a couple of weeks.
    one more without a drone.
    who can inform me about the delivery date of my pre order?
    greetings
    volker

  • Roman

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    That is super!
    This will be a very useful and welcome feature.
    Look forward to trying it out.
    Great work guys!!

  • Brian Eiffe

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    Hi great news. really looking forward to my Snap here in Australia as I am waiting to start my travels up the River Murray in my house boat and want to be able to take the snap with me. If I leave it will be hard for my to collect so at the moment locked to this town till my order is delivered.

    Regards
    Brian Eiffe
    Mannum South Australia

  • Charlie

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    Very cool blog post. Loves seeing what it looks like on the phone at the same time.

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