What exposure time should I use for aerial photography to avoid motion blur?
Motion blur is caused when the camera moves relative to the object within the exposure time.
To avoid motion blur, the exposure time should be adjusted so that the sensor-side movement is no greater than 1 pixel based on the Ground Sampling Distance (GSD). With our GSD and FOV Calculator, you can quickly check and optimize your exposure settings based on the camera used and the flight parameters.
The value for distance ∆Xi (distance covered in the image/ on sensor during the exposure time) should ideally not exceed 1 pixel. The value for ∆X (distance covered on the ground during the exposure time) should not exceed the desired GSD.
We are constantly updating our GSD and FOV calculators with the latest available camera models and lenses. Please write to us at https://support.phaseone.com/ to get the latest version.