I’m trying to develop a guide for capturing MicaSense RedEdge images from a Solo using the Tower app for running the mission. The RedEdge only gets power from the Solo, so is programmed separately. Things are working pretty well, and wanting to best ensure good, calibrated images.
I’m looking for any experience anyone has had on using manual exposure in the RedEdge when the images are going to be processed with Pix4D. The MicaSense manual says virtually nothing about it, and just warns against using manual settings. But this would seem to be important when using the calibration panel as part of image capture.
It’s possible that Pix4D is using the EXIF data for each image as well as the calibration panel to derive reflectance, so the exposures may not have to be the same – this is possibly indicated in https://support.pix4d.com/hc/en-us/articles/203891879#label3&gsc.tab=0 ,
… but I’d like to know if it’s best to use manual settings or automatic to get well calibrated images.