I was looking for info on various UAV Video Sensors compatiable with Esri FMV extension! I am particularly interested in getting info on suitable Drones / UAV and its formats supported by Esri FMV?
The FMV extension is structured to work with MPEG2-TS formatted video files. The UAV platforms that support native output to this format with structured metadata are primarily high-end and military grade units. If you are considering a commercial platform to perform civilian reconnaissance and/or data collection, chances are the collected video will require additional processing to embed flight data recorder information. (ie, GPS location, altitude, heading, air speed, roll, pitch, yaw, etc).
Unless you have an integrated Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), most UAV platforms will generate video and metadata using different sensors (one video camera and one flight data recorder - separate devices) To generate a single video file that can be dropped into the FMV extension, you will need to merge the two data streams. There is an automated utility called Video KLV and Telemetry Tool (VKAT) that can do this for you. It was developed by Vertex Geospatial Inc, an Esri Business Partner. Inquire with email@example.com for more information.
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