I am flying a Phantom 4 and using Android. I am collecting about 150 photos per mission and running about 10 missions per day. (Or, will be soon… just practicing for this field campaign right now).
Synchronization so far has been so slow that I’ve always stopped it. But honestly, I don’t understand what syncing is doing. Is it moving the full res photos to my phone? Is it moving them directly to pix4d cloud? Neither of these seem desirable at all to me given phone hard disk space and cellular connection to cloud. However, it seems that the pix4d workflow is optimized for syncing (in contrast to simply copying and pasting collected images from SD card and “manually” importing into pix4d desktop).
Another question: Is there long-term (i.e., quality of the final product, or computational efficiency) benefit to syncing rather the copying and pasting?
Can someone help to clarify this workflow, particularly since I’ll be running missions for days-at-a-time without an internet or cellular access?