Pix4Dcapture - Getting Started

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Download the latest version for Android or iOS. APKS should be downloaded to install on the DJI CrystalSky monitor:

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Step 1. Plan the mission

1. Launch Pix4Dcapture.
2. Select your drone.

2.1. Tap Settings ic_settings.png.
2.2. Tap Drone and select your drone.

3. Select a mission. For more information: (Android, iOS) Which type of mission to choose.

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4. Move, resize, and rotate your mission so that it covers your project area.
5. Select a safe altitude.
6. Tap ic_settings.png to customize your mission settings.
7. Save the mission for future use.

Step 2. Fly the mission

1. Place your drone in an area that you can safely take off from and land in.
2. Turn on your drone and controller according to your drone manufacturer's recommended order of operations.
3. Connect your phone or tablet to your drone according to your drone manufacturer's recommended order of operations.
4. Force close all drone applications that are open on your phone or tablet.
5. Launch Pix4Dcapture.
6. Choose a mission from the Projects List or plan a new mission.

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7. Tap Start.

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8. Verify that your drone is connected, then tap Next.

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8. Complete the checklist, then tap or hold Start until the motors start spinning.

 
Tip: Tap an item in the checklist to learn more.

9. While your drone is flying:

  • Keep your hands on the controller, phone, or tablet at all times.
  • Maintain eye contact with your drone at all times.
  • Take control or stop the mission by tapping Abort, changing flight modes, or moving the controller's joysticks.

10. When the mission finishes:

  • Your drone automatically returns and lands at its home position.
  • Take control of your drone if you want to land manually by changing flight modes or by moving the controller's joysticks.
 
Warning: Know your drone before flying a mission. Manual control of the drone is the only way to avoid obstacles or get back a drone that flies away due to GPS interference. For more information, have a look at the drone's user manual.

Step 3. Process the images

Synchronization
Upload and process on Pix4D Cloud
Process locally with Pix4D Desktop
Pix4D's Hybrid Processing Solution

 

Synchronization

1. Pix4Dcapture will automatically start downloading images to your phone or tablet after capturing the mission's final photo:

  • Keep your drone and remote controller on and connected to your phone or tablet to wirelessly download your images.
  • Pix4Dcapture creates a .p4d project file that you can use to process your project. Learn more about this .p4d file and how to use it: (Android, iOS) Is the .p4d file required for processing?.

2. (optional) Tap Cancel to stop downloading images wirelessly. You can transfer your images directly from your drone's SD card to your desktop or laptop.

 

Process on Pix4D Cloud

You can upload your images directly to Pix4D Cloud after downloading them to your phone or tablet.

1. In the Home screen, tap Project List, and select your project.
2. Tap Upload Images.

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3. You will receive an email when all of your images are uploaded and processing begins.
4. You will receive a second email when processing is finished.

 

Process locally with Pix4D desktop application

For advanced processing options and outputs, transfer your images to your laptop or desktop computer to process with Pix4D desktop application. Learn more about transferring your images to get started processing: (Android, iOS) How to transfer and process images after the mission.

 

Pix4D's hybrid processing solution

Learn more about Pix4D's hybrid processing solution here.

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  • Demetrius Vasconcelos

    Eu sou Geógrafo, comecei a usar drones para obtenção de imagens para mapeamento recentemente. O software Pix4Dmapper está me deixando muito satisfeito com os resultados. Recomendo muito :) :) :) 

     

    I'm a Geographer, I started using drones to get images for mapping recently. Pix4Dmapper software is making me very happy with the results. I highly recommend it :)

  • Jose Vergara Peñaloza

    Hola ... tengo un problema ... al cambiar la bateria del drone ya no puedo continuar con la misión como puedo hacerlo ... De antemano gracias

  • Marco (Pix4D)

    Hola Jose,

    Para saber cómo lograr vuelos con varias baterías utilizando Pix4Dcapture, le sugiero que lea este artículo en nuestra Knowledge Base. Te explicará los diferentes pasos a seguir.

    Saludos

  • Meng kieng

    Very good and easy to use, but need speed internet, timings and Hight capacity PC for running

  • pixmap operations

    We have been using a variety of flight planning APPS on iOS and Android devices.
    We find the following functions missing in Pix4DCapture:

    1. not being able to name flights in the Projects area, or upon saving a mission

    2. no mission planning administration, meaning no function to share a flight plan with other users for their import

    3. no KML/KMZ import function

    4. no terrain following mode

    We hope you will further develop Pix4DCapture to provide these options.

  • Zouaoui sonia

    🌹💕

  • Graham Mckeever

    Flight area for every new flight is in the middle of the ocean. Can not move it to flight location. Please advise.

  • Kapil (Pix4D)

    Hi Graham,

    It usually happens if you don't have the GPS signal to your device. I would then suggest to you:

    - to zoom out until you can see your position on the world map then position the grid over the desired location.

    - Tap the button to recenter the grid over your current GPS position. (button on the bottom left corner of the screen).

    Regards,

  • Michele Giordano

    Sto utilizzando spesso l'app con dji mavic air. Perfetta in tutto tranne per una cosa. Mi piacerebbe vedere in app le foto mentre vengono scattate. Non tanto per valutare l'overlap ma per vedere l'esposizione delle foto. Fissando i settaggi di ISO e shutter, col variare delle condizioni meteo si corre il rischio di avere foto sovraesposte o sottoesposte. Poter cambiare continuamente tali settaggi direttamente in app senza passare per dji go sarebbe l'ideale. Spero accogliate questo feed per un prossimo upgrade.

  • Alice (Pix4D)

    Buongiorno Michele,

    Grazie per il suo feedback. Nella sola versione iOS è disponibile la funzionalità Video feed all'interno della vista Camera: essa permette di vedere la visuale della fotocamera mentre il drone è connesso. Non è possibile visualizzare le foto prima della fine della missione al momento. 

    Le ricordo che può condividere il suo feedback sulla nostra Community nella categoria Feature requests/suggestions, cosicchè altri utenti possano dare un upvote alle sue richieste per i settaggi di esposizione e per l'anteprima delle immagini.

  • Joan Capdevila

    Hola, sigo las instrucciones al pie de la letra, pero no me reconoce el dron, es un mavic 2 pro, me he bajado la ultima versión de Pix4D, pero no consigue establecer conexión.  gracias de antemano. 

  • Joan Capdevila
    Hello, 

    I follow the instructions to the letter, but the drone does not recognize me, it is a mavic 2 pro.
    I downloaded the latest version of Pix4D, but it cannot establish the connection. Thanks in advance.
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