Photogrammetry Camera Profiles for MAPIR Cameras
Most photogrammetry software should allow you to add custom camera profiles to improve the stitching process. Adding calibrated camera profiles better informs the software about the relationship between the image sensor and lens used within the camera. The below values are automatically added to all images processed through MCC, so you should try and read the image exif (metadata) whenever possible.
Survey3W - Visible Light (RGB)
Survey3W - OCN
Survey3W - RGN
Survey3W - NGB
Survey3W - RE
Survey3W - NIR
Survey3N - Visible Light (RGB)
Survey3N - OCN
Survey3N - RGN
Survey3N - NGB
Survey3N - NIR
Survey3N - RE
Survey2 - Visible Light (RGB)
Survey2 - NDVI (Red+NIR)
Survey2 - Infrared Light
Survey2 - Red Light
Survey2 - Green Light
Survey2 - Blue Light
Survey1 - Visible Light (RGB)
Survey1 - NDVI (Blue+NIR)
Kernel 1 - 3.2MP - 9.6mm Lens
Kernel 1 - 3.2MP - 3.5mm Lens
Steps to Add Custom Camera Profiles to Pix4D:
- With Pix4D open go to Help -> Settings -> Camera Database tab -> Export
- Save the camera database xml file somewhere on your computer.
- Open the xml file in a text editor like Notepad (should be able to just double-click to open, otherwise open your text editor and drag the file into the open editor window, File -> Open)
- Download the camera profile that corresponds to your modified camera.
- Open the xml camera profile in your text editor
- Copy the text from the <camera> to the </camera>
- On the camera database file that is open in your editor, paste the copied text after one of the other </camera> lines. If no </camera> lines exist, copy it after the <vendorId value="pix4d"/> line and before the </cameraModelDB> line.
- Save the camera database xml file
- Go to Help -> Settings -> Camera Database tab -> Import
- Select the modified camera database file
- Start a new project or open an existing one.
- Click the Camera icon (Image Properties Editor) at the top left of the main window. If this is a new project, go to the next step.
- Click the "View..." button under the "Selected Camera Model" section.
- Click the drop-down from the "Camera Model Name" and select the profile you have added, which should have a "user" icon (upper half of a person profile icon).
- Select the "OK" button at the bottom and run your project.
Any questions please let us know.