Pix4Dmapper not converting RJPEG images to tiff from Mavic 3T Enterprise, Zenmuse H20T , H20N and Mavic 2 dual enterprise advanced thermal camera


Maybe other customers have experience with it. Otherwise, I suggest you check this with the drone and flight app provider you are using.
Have a great day!

Hola, yo pude procesar Imágenes RGB y Thermal en Pix4D, si vienen Geo Etiquetadas.

Envíame un correo ariel.contreras.pizarro@gmail.com

Hi . I have some direct engineering contacts at DJI China. From what I have information from the DJI itself, the M2EA images have Geotag but not with the precision of RTK. The RTK, in this case, aims to maintain the positional centimeter of the drone itself and also shield against electromagnetism for inspections in transmission lines, for example. However, the centimetric information of RTK is not saved in the images, only the conventional GPS coordinates, that is, for aerial mapping with precision the indicated is the P4RTK, Matrice 210 RTK or Matrice 300 RTK with the P1/L1.

What I would like to know from the PIX4D team is if the software is already capable of reading Mavic 2’s advanced thermal/rgb images? To generate thermal reflectance maps.
NOTE: The M2EA generates thermal images in .R-JPEG format with 640x512 resolution.

Thank you a lot.

Hi, researching a little more. I found this video on the internet of a user who performed a thermal mapping with the M2EA. Apparently everything is working perfectly.


Hi @Jonas-Dronevisual-Brazil,

Please have a look at the comment above from Kapil.


Hi @ Nikoleta_Dimopoulou . Thank you for the information. Just like Kapil.

It’s a shame DJI is encrypting the thermal data from the H20T 2 M2EA cameras, I hope this will change in the future and they release the SDK for processing.

At the moment we are waiting.

Thank you very much

What processing template did you use?

Actually this project is not mine, I found it on youtube.

However, talking to the owner, he used the common template “3D maps”, however the PIX4D is still not able to process thermal images from the M2EA, as DJI has not released the SDK for the images yet. Unfortunately.
This thermal map was generated with RGB images and changed the “Shader” to thermal. In the section “index calculator” does not appear the thermal information. You can notice at the 2:00 minute of the video, in the upper right corner, the “reflectance map” section is only using the RGB bands.

The same happens with the images from the H20T camera, as far as I know.

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@ dronesbyair
We’re currently in the exact same boat looking for an allarounder. Extremely disappointing that the RTK module of the M2EA doesn’t write to the image data and even more so that the camera isn’t in the Pix4D database.

What did you land on for a solution?

Hola, estoy intentando analizar unas imágenes térmicas adquiridas con mavic 2 enterprise dual advanced y cuando termina el proceso la imagen es un rgb, ¿Cuál es la razón? Muchas gracias. Saludos


There is a workaround for H20T camera that is mentioned in this video, using our product PIX4Dmapper, with a conversion first… DJI H20T in Pix4Dmapper - ATygeo Thermal integration - YouTube

Hope this helps you!


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I’ve processed thermal data from Mavic Enterprise Advanced drone.

I processed with “Thermal Camera Template” and changed the calibration method to “standard”. It seemed to process well, but I’m having trouble interpreting the reflectance map.

How do I set the reflectance map to show the temperature ranges? Yellow represents pixel values 73.60-93.00 what does that mean?


Dear Pix4D team I bought your license sctrcitly to use it with H20T camera and I’m also considering buying Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced. From what I can see DJI released SDK to work with their thermal pictures format about two months ago. Please tell me that Pix4D team is working on this and that we will soon get temperatures values in your software.

Hello @detectionsal, At the moment the workflow that you have to follow for processing the images for the thermal camera is explained below.

The reason our software is not able to detect it as a thermal image is that the metadata information on the images is not the same as a normal thermal image from another thermal camera. However, I would suggest you to add this as an feature request and vote it.

Hello Kapil,

Yes I saw this solution only that it costs an extra EUR 590 for the basic function of exporting tiff files from rjpg.

I understand that you do not currently support this solution, but after all, there are hundreds of thousands of these cameras in the world, i.e. your potential customers, and DJI has released its SDK, so I do not understand why you are not working on it instead sending the client to an external company to leave his money there …

Best Regards
Marcin Lipiński

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Totally agree on this statement.

Hello All, As I suggested in the last reply, if you are looking for this feature, please go and vote on the below feature request.

Hello Kapil,

Yes, this is feature request created by me :wink:

Best Regards

Hi everyone. I found this video from CanDrone about processing H20T images into TIFFs then importing them into Pix4D rather than paying for it to be converted: Thermal Mapping with DJI Matrice 300 and H20T camera - WEBINAR - YouTube
It uses publicly available python code provided by some users on the ExifTool forum. This works well for converting the JPEGs to TIFFs and reattaching the location data. However, once in Pix4D, I am unsure of what camera parameters to set, can someone provide insight on this? Specifically the parameters below:

Hi Momtanu, can u share with me Link of Software Pls, Thanks You