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Plane Close Ups at Memphis

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I don't know if anyone has noticed or not, but I see a problem at KMEM.  When I put the camera on so that you get a close up of the plane that is arriving / departing, it doesn't do anything.  Has anyone else noticed this or am I the only one?  I'd appreciate your observations.  Thank you.

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1 hour ago, nrholland said:

When I put the camera on so that you get a close up of the plane that is arriving / departing

The action camera feature doesn't guarantee that you will zoom in on arrivals/departures at any airport. Very few airports show arrivals at all with the action camera. Personally, I find the action camera at KMEM pretty cool - it seems a little higher than most airports providing interesting views and angles. I have definitely seen it focus on both arrivals and departures.

From what I have observed, KJFK is the only airport where you can actually see an arrival touch down. KMEM seems similar to KLAS to me where you might see some post-landing taxiing. 

To be clear the action camera is controlled by the sim and not the user. If you are expecting to click on a plane and then the camera to zoom in, it just doesn't work that way at any airport. For best results and variety, there should be no plane selected at all (no callsign in the command box). 

 

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4 hours ago, FeelThere Ariel said:

Would you please post screenshots and a log? Thanks! 

I am enclosing three screenshots.  The first one shows what happens when I select UPS and turn the camera on.  The camera does not zoom in on the plane like in other airports.

The second shot shows when the camera zooms in on the plane from above.

The last shot shows the plane going down the runway and getting smaller as it gets away from the camera.

And finally I am enclosing the gamelog for you.  Hope this helps to figure out what the problem is (if there is one).

Memphis 1.PNG

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Memphis 3.PNG

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2 hours ago, nrholland said:

Was this of any help to you?

It being the weekend the coders will not have an opportunity to review until the workweek begins.  When an answer is available one will be provided.

As stated in forum rules -

"your post will be read. not all posts will result in an immediate response. when more information is needed a member of the feelThere team will make a request. please trust that when a solution(s) is available the information will be posted."

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Has anyone been able to look at this problem? All the other airports will do close-ups when you select a certain plane for departure.  KMEM doesn't (at least not with me).

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How about posting some comparison pictures? Some from KMEM and then some from another airport that does the close-up you speak of. 

Also, I'd recommend using daylights hours. Your pictures above aren't very helpful to your cause. 

One last thing. What are your expectations? Your original post is only a week old.

 

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1 hour ago, nrholland said:

Has anyone been able to look at this problem?

Please understand "your  post will be read. not all posts will result in an immediate response. when more information is needed a member of the feelThere team will make a request. please trust that when a solution(s) is available the information will be posted."

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I just took some pictures from San Francisco.  90% of the time when I select a plan to depart the camera zooms in on that plane.  There's the occasion where it won't.  But most of the time it does.  Hope this might help in what I'm talking about.  The first photo I did at Memphis was for a UPS plane to depart.  The camera never zoomed in on that one like it did for these at S.F.

NUMBER 5 is an arrival unlike 1-4,6 which are all departures.

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I see your point.  I do have San Diego and I'm going to test it out now and see what it does.  I know when a plane is at the end of the runway it does give a nice closeup.

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Here's a couple of pictures I took when using KMEM during the day. When I chose the plane for departure it did not do a closeup like the ones I showed from KSFO. That's as close as they got.

 

Memphis 4.PNG

Memphis 5.PNG

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Now here's the ones from San Diego.  The departures zoomed in when I chose them.  The arrival photo didn't zoom in because the runway is very close to the tower.

San Diego 1.PNG

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KMEM does "zoom in" on departures although they may not be Brad Pitt worthy closeups. 🙂 As I mentioned before, the view is a little higher than most airports resulting in not quite as much zoom. And it does appear closeups in the terminal/ramp area may not happen at all. Below area a few "closeup" pics at KMEM from the first commercial departure flight that called in. 

The official description of the action camera button is as follows: "By clicking on it Tower!3D will direct the view for you showing close ups of aircraft actions." Are these closeups? I would say yes since it is different view than the tower view. Are they closeup enough? Debatable. SP worthy? 🤐 

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I just did Memphis for 1 1/2 hours.  The close ups were for the planes when they were at the end of the runaway (overhead view).  It would zoom in on them as they were taking off.  However, the closeups when they were first selected on pushback (like the ones I showed for San Diego) don't do anything in Memphis.  That's what I'm referring to.  Otherwise, it works almost like any other airport that's now available.

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2 hours ago, nrholland said:

I just did Memphis for 1 1/2 hours.  The close ups were for the planes when they were at the end of the runaway (overhead view).  It would zoom in on them as they were taking off.  However, the closeups when they were first selected on pushback (like the ones I showed for San Diego) don't do anything in Memphis.  That's what I'm referring to.  Otherwise, it works almost like any other airport that's now available.

To be honest, you never used the word pushback until now. You always said departure, but I did mention there are not closeups in the terminal/ramp area.

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Maybe the trigger points aren't programmed correctly?

I mentioned San Diego because for me its the worst at giving up on zooming in more than any other airport.

Initially it's fine then it seems that zooming in on push backs is no longer worthy of it's time 😂

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2 hours ago, hexzed said:

Maybe the trigger points aren't programmed correctly?

I mentioned San Diego because for me its the worst at giving up on zooming in more than any other airport.

Initially it's fine then it seems that zooming in on push backs is no longer worthy of it's time 😂

Interesting.  Maybe I haven't ran San Diego long enough.  I'll try it tomorrow at work.

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On ‎9‎/‎14‎/‎2018 at 11:02 PM, hexzed said:

I assume you don't have San Diego, because that would really irritate you!

I tried San Diego for 1 1/2 hours today.  You are right.  It zooms in on the pushbacks and some arrivals (not all) for about the first twenty minutes, then it doesn't zoom in anymore.  The only zoom ins from that point on is when they are taking off when the plane is at the end of the runway.  It would be nice if they'd fix that problem, but I doubt they will. We'll just have to live with it as we probably will have to live with it for Memphis.  Let's hope future airports don't have the same problem.

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Generally it seems, each airport that is released is better than the last. However as always, the rule doesn't always apply 😏

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