Nikon Camera Control (or NKCC) is a new application designed specifically to assist our clients who use Nikon DSLR cameras for their aerial survey operations. NKCC allows Aviatrix (the flight management software) to interact directly with the Nikon camera. This means that images can be written from the Nikon camera to the hard drive of the computer. The file names of the images are written directly to the meta data files, making it very easy to import the Nikon imagery into applications such as Pix4D and Photoscan. Additionally the software gives the user full control over the camera, so exposure settings (shutter speed, aperture, ISO etc.) can be easily changed.
NKCC is currently configured to control either one or two cameras. Future versions will be able to control more cameras. We have thoroughly tested NKCC with the following Nikon cameras:
- D800 / D800E
- D810 / D810A