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Inputs to PIX4Dcloud can be images and text files with ground control points coordinates for cloud processing or 2D/3D results for visualization.
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Inputs for processing
PIX4Dcloud inputs for processing are:
- (For PIX4Dcloud Advanced users) Ground Control Points (GCPs) file
- At least 6 images are required.
- The formats in the following table are supported.
|.jpg, .jpeg||JPEG images|
|.tif, .tiff||Monochromatic TIFF
Multi-band TIFF (RGB / Infrared). See supported multispectral cameras.
1 layer (no pyramid, no multi-page)
8, 10, 12, 14, 16 bit integer, floating point
Ground Control Points (GCPs) file
Ground Control Points (GCPs) are used for precisely georeferencing the project.
A text file containing from four to seven columns per line and a comma (,) to separate the values. No header included.
All GCPs requirements and more information about the GCPs import format can be found at: AutoGCPs detection functionality.
Inputs for visualization
A dataset can consist of uploaded results only. In this case, no images are processed but the uploaded files are processed for their web-visualization and optimization.
The photogrammetric files that can be uploaded and displayed as results are the following:
- Orthomosaic (.GeoTIFF),
- DSM (.GeoTIFF),
- Index (.GeoTIFF): NDVI map or other index maps
- Point Cloud (.las, .laz),
- 3D Textured Mesh (.obj).
There are some limits in terms of file size and formats for file uploads:
- Orthomosaic: one single GeoTIFF file supported, 50 GB maximum
- DSM: one single GeoTIFF file supported, 50 GB maximum
- Index: one single GeoTIFF file supported, 50 GB maximum
- Point Cloud: one single LAS or LAZ file supported.
- 3D Textured Mesh: one single OBJ+MTL+JPG set of files supported
- OBJ: Maximum 1 GB.
- JPG: Maximum 16k x 16k.
More information on how to upload results in: How to upload or replace results to PIX4Dcloud.
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What is the maximum megapixel size of an image that can be processed in Pix4D Cloud? I keep reading about the number of images limit, but never the size of images. I'm scoping out the options for mapping with a 150mp camera
Which camera are you using?
4000 is the technical limit for the size of a project on Pix4Dcloud but this value has been defined based on a standard resolution value. 930 images at 150 MP will not process successfully on our Cloud servers.
A large-frame add-on can be purchased for our desktop product, Pix4Dmapper, but 930 images at this resolution is more than a challenge. You can contact sales if you want to try this option or you might want to consider other solutions (UltraMap, Inpho, LPS, ...)
Hi I would like to import the cloud generated on pix4D desktop to pix4Dcloud in order make it available for some client.
How can I do it, without restarting from zero the process on pix4D cloud?
As explained in the last section of this article, a dataset can consist of uploaded results only. You can find more information on how to upload results and outputs at How to upload results and outputs to Pix4Dcloud. Let me know if you need additional clarifications.