RCPano program settings

Here you will find a short overview of the program settings that can be adjusted after tapping on the gear on the left side of the screen.

Capture mode

Only for drones: You can specify whether you want the images to be taken row by row or column by column. When recording by row, the gimbal is first positioned and then the copter rotates to take the pictures. The gimbal does not change its position until the complete row has been recorded. In column-wise recording, the copter is first positioned and then the gimbal is moved to take the pictures. Since in column mode the recording of the sky takes longer, it is not recommended for situations where fast-moving clouds are present. The clouds might later lead to problems with stitching.

Portrait mode

The Mavic Pro camera can be rotated to shoot in portrait mode. The advantage of portrait mode is that a larger area of the sky is captured. However, this requires more shots per row, which increases the time needed to shoot a complete row. In addition, the automatic optimization mode of RCPano cannot reduce the number of images in a way as it would in Landscape mode.


With this slider you set the number of rows the your panorama will consist of. The label contains the current amount and the overlapping region in percent, which results from the camera you use. Take care that there is enough overlapping space. If you want to shoot a one row panorama, move the slider far left.

Columns (OSMO) / Columns first row (drones)

The number of columns that are shot in the first row of the panorama. The overlapping region is shown in the text. For the OSMO this value is the number of columns used when the camera is facing the horizon.

Columns remaining rows

The number of columns that are shot in the remaining rows of the panorama. The overlapping region is shown in the text. Only available for drones.

Optimize Column Count

The more the camera moves away from the horizon, the less pictures have to be taken. Activate this switch to shoot only as many pictures as really needed. The switch has no effect to the number of columns in the first row of the panorama.

Camera Pitch up

Most models are able to tilt their camera upwards, if this has been enabled in the DJI GO app. With this slider you can adjust the position the camera is tilted upwards before the shooting will begin. To ease the adjustment, the gimbal is tilt in the direction you choose. Only available for drones.

Manual Exposure: Increase per row by n,n EV

Enter the EV value the exposure is increased per row of the panorama. This setting only is active in manual exposure mode. When using an OSMO, the increase starts with the first column below the horizon.

Manual exposure: Decrease towards sun by n,n EV

Enter the EV value the exposure is decreased when the camera is pointing towards the sun. Further information can be found in the description of the Sun EV. This setting only is active in manual exposure mode and only available for Drones (because they have a compass).

Enhanced AEB: Try not to alter ISO

If this option is enabled (default), RCPano only tries to change the exposure for each shot in advanced AEB mode and leaves ISO untouched. Only if the exposure would be longer than 1/30 second, the ISO value will be increased. If the option is off, the camera tries to achieve the lowest possible ISO value to minimize noise.


The higher this value is, the more RCPano will try to exactly reach the position required for the shot. The standard value of 5 is sufficient for most cases. If you have objects near you or are shooting from a low altitude it might be necessary to increase this value. In high altitudes you can decrease the value to save time. The higher tis value is set, the longer will the creation of the images take. Depending on the environmental conditions, it might be possible that the positioning will fail. Only available for drones.

Re-focus every image when auto focus is on

If your model has autofocus and the autofocus is turned on, RCPano will re-focus every image. If you don't want this to happen, because you set the focus by tapping on the screen prior to starting the shots, you can turn off re-focussing here.

Unterstützung bei der Nadir-Aufnahme


Nadir zweimal aufnehmen


Hardware video decoding

When turned on, video will be decoded using the GPU of your device. This switch has the same functionality as the one in the DJI GO App.

Mute audio

When turned on, RCPano will not play sounds any more. Acoustic messages (Shutter, focus, etc.) will be shown by flashing the screen. When shooting images, the screen will flash white, if the auto focus was successful, it will flash green. In case of an error it will flash red.


The lower part of the settings window contains version information of RCPano and the DJI SDK.