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The processing speed depends on many factors:
- How many images does the project have?
- What is the pixel resolution of the images?
- What are the processing options?
- What is the computer used?
It is very important that you do not generate output files that you are not interested in. For example, if you are not interested in the 3D textured mesh, it is better to deactivate the option that generates this file.
One of the options that makes the processing faster is the “Targeter Number of Keypoints”. You can adjust this options to the 20000 value (it is recommended for RGB images and not multispectral images).
For a large projects (over 500 images at 14 MP), we usually recommend 32 GB RAM, 60 GB SSD Free Space.
To better understand the use of resources during processing I recommend you this article:
[Hardware components usage when processing with Pix4D
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It is not necessary to have Pix4Dmapper installed on the SSD, but it would allow the software to launch faster. However, you should process the project on the SSD with the images on the SSD as well for the maximal performance. The different steps use the resources of the computer in a different way and in some steps (especially during step 3) the hard drive is used a lot to read and write the results.
To prevent crashing, I can also recommend you to slightly decrease the “Maximum Resources Available for Processing” as adding a limit could impede crashing:
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I hope that this will help you,