All PIX4Dcloud features, plus:
Full Features of both products.
Pix4D Cloud and Pix4D Cloud Advance are a web base software. You can either upload for Cloud Processing or upload Processed Datasets that you have process on your Desktop Licence .
Pix4D Cloud Advance can accommodate Ground Control Points. However these Ground Control Points have to be of a certain type. See images of Example GCP’s.
If the average GSD of the projects is 2.5 cm (1 inch), the recommended target size is 50 cm (20 inch).
Black and white targets are supported. Other colors may work in some circumstances.
Regarding Pix4Dcloud data security 1, this is what we currently offer:
Pix4Dcloud sharing links can be activated or deactivated but cannot be protected by a password at the moment.
You can also define your data privacy preferences from the Privacy section of your Pix4D account.
PIX4Dmapper enables you to have full control of your project: adding Ground Control Points (GCPs) and Manual Tie Points (MTPs), editing the densified point cloud, and changing many more settings which can improve the final results.
PIX4Dcloud also allows to achieve high-quality results but lets the user choose among a predefined set of processing templates. PIX4Dcloud is the easiest way to share a project online with just a link and to do some simple but practical analysis.
PIX4Dcloud Advanced has all the PIX4Dcloud functionalities but also allows the user to group and visualize site projects in a timeline, add control points without any need to mark them, add design maps and plans, compare two days and perform volume comparisons. here are other features of PIX4D Cloud Advance has over PIX4D Cloud.
The number of images that can be processed and projects that can be created (allowance) using PIX4Dcloud or PIX4Dcloud Advanced depends on the subscription terms, duration, and the selected allowance:
PIX4Dcloud and PIX4Dcloud Advanced subscribers have access to three standard allowance options:
Should you need more, simply contact us and discover all your options.
The following browsers are officially supported for PIX4Dcloud on Windows 10+ and MacOS:
Note: To display very big results, the 64-bit version of the browser might be required.
As a cloud product, there are no specific requirements in terms of RAM, CPU, GPU for processing and disk space for storing the data. However, ensure that:
In the first place, a project cannot consist of a number of images that is higher than the allowed one, that depends on the purchased license / active subscription.
PIX4Dcloud can process datasets with up to 4000 images for an optimal experience with our servers. The success of a project with a certain number of images also depends on the characteristics of the project, the processing options and the required outputs.
The variety and combinations of the parameters mentioned above can be many. This article is intended to provide some benchmarks and to show the results of some tests performed with significant camera resolutions, common project characteristics and default processing options.
|Dataset A||Dataset B|
|Camera resolution||24 MP||42 MP|
|Camera used for testing||senseFly AeriaX||Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1RM2|
|Maximum number of images processed successfully||4000||2160|
|GSD||2.22 cm / 0.87 in||0.9 cm / 0.35 in|
|Overlap||75% – 75%||70% – 40%|
|Type of flight||Nadir, single grid||Nadir, single grid|
|Type of project||Industrial zone and agriculture area||Excavation and agriculture area|
|Processing template||3D maps, Quality¹||3D maps, Quality¹|
|Time to generate results||1 day 4 hours||19 hours|
¹The 3D maps, Quality template includes the generation of the Point Cloud (.las), 3D Textured Mesh (.obj), Orthomosaic (GeoTIFF), and DSM (GeoTIFF).
A processing area can be used for processing on PIX4Dcloud if combined with PIX4Dmapper. The processing area should be drawn using PIX4Dmapper beforehand:
1. After installing PIX4Dmapper , create a new project from the images. Alternatively, if the project was previously processed on PIX4Dcloud, it is possible to download the project directly to your Desktop and then imported into PIX4D Mapper.
2. Create a processing area. Process the data, then
3. Upload the project with the processing area from PIX4Dmapper to PIX4Dcloud.
A cluster of servers is assigned to each account for processing and storage. This cluster can be changed in the Account Settings.
Projects are kept on Pix4D servers according to the PIX4Dcloud storage expiration policy.
fter one of the following licenses expires, all projects that were created on PIX4Dcloud with the associated Pix4D account are deleted based on the PIX4Dcloud storage expiration policy. This means the datasets are not accessible anymore.
If none of the above licenses is valid (a perpetual PIX4Dmapper license requires valid Support & Updates), projects are deleted:
Notification emails are sent to inform users:
Example: A user creates a project with a PIX4Dcloud Advanced trial and, 20 days after the trial expiration date, the user buys a monthly PIX4Dcloud license: the project will not be removed. However, if the user buys the monthly license after 31 days the trial expired, the project will be deleted and will not be accessible anymore