The project is self supporting cellular and radio towers. We find it exceptionally difficult to capture the intricacies of the lattice work of the tower, as well as around the antennas.
a lot of noise from the surrounding area. For example, if the tower is in a green field, the tower and interior is cased in green ‘fuzz’ that takes forever to mask and remove.
poor resolution of the tower.
We have tried a Phantom 4 Pro taking over 1,000 pictures at 20mp, and a Sony UMC R10C at 20mp. We are flying about 20 feet away from the tower and imaging at an oblique angle. We are mainly using another photogrammetry suite and getting good results, but it is geared more toward virtual reality than BIM, and would like to switch to Pix4D but not if we can’t get it to work.
So as cameras in stereo are used for depth mapping, would it help the Pix4D algorithms process a complex structure like this, if we used 2 cameras in stereo? Would a low resolution dense cloud from a LiDAR unit help Pix4D process? Would a much higher resolution camera like a 40-50mp camera help? Would adding precision GPS help?
Thanks for your help.