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NDVI and Crop Scouting with P3P - How To?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by AerialMediaPros, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. AerialMediaPros

    Approved Vendor

    Aug 10, 2015
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    AerialMediaPros has been working the past 5 months to partner and build a simple NDVI Phantom 3 mapping system for farmers and agriculture professionals, and we want your feedback. We have been extremely careful in selecting what we offer in terms of NDVI because there is no end-all solution that covers every grower and every crop. You may see multiple NDVI drone platforms and camera conversions in your Google search results, however each platform and NIR filter have their own set of limitations and they need to be fully understood before the NDVI image means anything to a farmer. So first off, don't be swayed by companies offering a full NDVI experience in 1 camera.


    The Phantom 3 NDVI camera is converted in house, using an internal Blue + NIR filter and modified lens. The Blue + NIR is known as the best combination for a variety of ag uses, so we have started with this filter and will be expanding our offerings for more crop specific solutions. The original sensor has purposely not been changed, so you are still getting all the power of the Sony EXMOR CMOS sensor.

    NDVI is much more helpful when comparing next to a standard RGB color image/map. For this reason, AerialMediaPros also offers the Inspire 1 Ag Scout Pro which can use both the NDVI X3 camera and standard camera that comes with the copter.

    For an introduction into the Ag Scout Series and NDVI Mapping, check out this video:

    Below is a comparison of raw and NDVI processed maps created using DroneDeploy:

    So... what do you think?
    More details here: http://aerialmediapros.com/store/ag-scout-basic-phantom-3-ndvi-mapping-drone/dp/830
  2. Joe Ernster

    Jul 22, 2015
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    This looks excellent. Can the camera still take "standard" picture and video?
  3. JackieG

    Jul 3, 2016
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    Let me know when you support P3 Advanced.