Geotagging modes comparison #
ENTIRE provides three different geotagging modes:
- Direct EXIF – the most advanced mode is available only for Sony cameras or Canon R5 and has certain limitations that vary by camera model or brand.
- Full TEXT – mode is simpler, but it still enables the inclusion of photo names in the list of GPS coordinates. The names are detected via USB, and the final text LOG file is saved on the camera’s SD card.
- Event TEXT – In response to numerous requests for a straightforward geotagging method that can be used with any camera, we developed the Event TEXT logging mode. This mode is very simple and only saves GPS coordinates and camera attitude every time a capture is triggered or detected.
Direct EXIF (for Sony) #
Direct EXIF (for Canon) #
For Canon R5 camera is EXIF enhanced via WiFi connection. For Canon R5 have Direct EXIF mode no impact to camera control abilities. Full camera control and geotagging can be achieved at once via single WiFi connecrtion.
Direct EXIF (for ADTi) #
For ADTi Surveyor cameras work geotagging similarly to Sony cameras, however as ADTi cameras have serial remote control abilities, you can get EXIF geotagging and full camera control together without any additional devices.
Full TEXT (for Sony) #
This mode is only available for Sony and also uses camera USB connection to detect latest JPG/RAW photo name. Than, during geotagging session are saved GPS coordinates per each photo triggered.
Differently from Direct EXIF, in Full TEXT mode are GPS coordinates saved only to TEXT (.txt) file with real photo name (like DSC_1234.jpg). In this mode, is the same text log file saved also to the camera SD card, so user does not need to insert SD card to the ENTIRE and all data are collected in the camera SD card.
Event TEXT #
This mode needs no camera USB or WiFi connection.
In this mode ENTIRE simply saves coordinates for each trigger executed or for every trigger captured via Hotshoe sync (depending on settings). Once session is ended, text file (.txt) is saved to ENTIRE’s SD card as list of events “evt_0001, evt_0002”.
This mode can be applied to basically every camera.
Other geotagging (ViewPro | ShareUAV | PhaseOne | Workswell) #
We also support geotagging for other cameras, such as PhaseOne iXM or Workswell Wiris. However, for these models, geotagging is not performed directly by ENTIRE. Instead, the “Geotagging mode” is set to “Disabled,” and ENTIRE geotags the photos through a serial connection by converting the incoming GPS stream (NMEA/ERB/MavLink/DJI API) to the protocol of the camera. The camera then geotags the photos based on the data received from ENTIRE.