We have a very large aerial imaging project coming up that will require many flights and approximately 3,000 images to be captured. We will be using a Canon 5DS, 50mp camera with a 50mm lens for the imaging. We will be flying at approximately 40-50m in height.
The client needs this resolution in order to see numbers installed on ground equipment.
I understand that Pix4D does not handle RAW (cr2) file so I’m wondering what the best process available to get these high resolution images from the air to Pix4D.
I’ve seem postings with regards to RAW --> TIFF conversion but the file sizes seem enormous.
I’ve seem postings with less than favorable results using JPEG.
a) capture RAW (cr2) and convert to TIFF?
b) capture JPEG and just use as is?