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Will you be supporting the Mavic Air

Well that sounds pretty definitive - great job! Looks like the ball is in Pix4D’s court now…

Voting to have waypoints and grid missions for Mavic Air Pls.

Hi everyone,

Our understanding is that the latest version of DJI’s Mobile SDK, 4.5, supports waypoint mission planning with DJI’s Mavic Air.

Adding support for DJI’s Mavic Air to a future version of Pix4Dcapture will be considered as part of the ongoing development of the application. Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee if, or when, Pix4Dcapture will support DJI’s Mavic Air.

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions about Pix4Dcapture and consider flying with another third party mission planning application. Don’t forget that Pix4D processes images regardless of the application you used to plan and fly your mission.

Thank you for your understanding.

@Shaun, thank you for letting us know that the latest version of DJI’s SDK includes support for waypoints with DJI’s Mavic Air.

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Based on this information do we have a time line as to when the. mavic air will be supported in Pix4Dcapture ?

Hi Calvin, adding support for DJI’s Mavic Air to a future version of Pix4Dcapture will be considered as part of the ongoing development of the application. I am unable to provide an estimated timeline for when Pix4Dcapture will support the Mavic Air. Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee if, or when, Pix4Dcapture will support DJI’s Mavic Air

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Thank you for your understanding.

Desperately need support for this!  Thanks for making it happen Pix4D!

I just want to tell everyone here that you can still take pictures manually using the Mavic Air and process them through Pix4D, BUT since this program for some reason doesn’t let you put control points or really any points at all when you manually put pictures in it will not turn out good. 

I recently surveyed an abandoned barn using my Mavic Air taking many pictures and I processed them through DroneDeploy where they allow you to mark the location and add ground points, etc… and it generated a beautiful orthomosaic and 3D model. 

I really want Pix4D to make the Mavic Air compatible but I don’t know when this will happen, so I will continue to use my Air to survey buildings and I will process my images through DroneDeploy and I highly recommend everyone do this as well.

@Julianna, no doubt you can process images that you captured manually while flying you DJI Mavic Air. When in doubt, I recommend that you automate your mission to ensure that you capture consistent coverage across the entire project area. In circumstances where you cannot automate your flight plan because no mission planning application supports your drone, you can capture images manually, but in this case, practice makes perfect.

If you don’t see your ground control points in your images in Pix4D’s rayCloud after you import your GCP coordinates, I anticipate that there is a vertical offset between the image’s initial position, which is reported by the drone’s GPS, and the ground control points’ position. There are a handful of different ways that you can incorporate ground control points into your Pix4D project, but I cannot think of a situation where Pix4D would not allow you to incorporate your GCPs. If you would like to learn more about incorporating GCPs in a Pix4D project, consider How to include GCPs in a project.

If you’d like to continue discussing different ways to incorporate ground control points into a Pix4D project, please let us know by posting in the Processing section of Pix4D’s Community.

I have flown one mission with the mavic air and pix4d. Had an error that said no SD card detected as well as to switch my FAP switch to F. Reserching on the intertnet i could not find a resolve so i went ahead and attempted the mission with extreme caution. The drone did as programed, taking 120 pictures. The Pix4d app showed that the pictures where not being stored. After finishing the mission the drone returned to the go home point and on inspection of the SD card shows all the pictures where taking. I am now in the process of stitching them to gather, i will update when complete

This is very interesting that you have had some success with the Mavic Air @jonathon breingan 

 

My Pix4dCapture app gives a number of DJI platform options. Which aircraft did you have the app set to? 

Was it a standard polygon mission? What mode did you have the Mavic Air in to resolve the F switch error? 

I would very much like to try replicating your test and see what results I have. 

Do you know if the photos taken had full geotagging? I have found that they were missing some information in the past. 

Any news? I need to use waypoints capabilities to plan a survey mission, thanks

Hi Enrique,

Our Developer’s team is currently working to support Mavic Air on both iOS and Android. :slight_smile:
Be sure that we will communicate about it as soon as it is done.

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Great news!!!, thank you very much

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This is great news indeed @Gaël (Pix4D)

 

I am glad that after quite some time of not supporting it you have come around! 

Hi all,

From the 12.07.18, Pix4Dcapture V4.3 for Android has been released together with Mavic Air support. 

From the 21.06.18 Pix4Dcapture V3.2 for iOS has been released together with Mavic Air support. 

We also incorporated precise image geolocation in the p4d file generated when downloading the images to the device. This is useful for drones whose EXIF GPS position is of low precision such as DJI Mavic Air and Spark.

More info about .p4d file generation here and how to transfer and process images after a mission here.

Enjoy the Mavic Air using Pix4Dcapture!

Hi all,

From the 12.07.18, Pix4Dcapture V4.3 for Android has been released together with Mavic Air support. 

From the 21.06.18 Pix4Dcapture V3.2 for iOS has been released together with Mavic Air support. 

We also incorporated precise image geolocation in the p4d file generated when downloading the images to the device. This is useful for drones whose EXIF GPS position is of low precision such as DJI Mavic Air and Spark.

More info about .p4d file generation here and how to transfer and process images after a mission here.

Enjoy the Mavic Air using Pix4Dcapture!

Hello, when you say pix4d now works with mavic air, does it also include grid and polygon missions with automatic photo capture?
Does it alsi work with dji spark?

Best regards
Felipe

Hello Felipe,

Yes you will be able to fly Grid, Double Grid, Polygon, Circular and Free Flight missions using the DJI Mavic Air.
About The DJI Sparks, you will not be able to fly waypoints mission with this drone. In other words, you will only be able to achieve Free Flight Mission with it.

Best,

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