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Phantom 3 Professional and Pix4d

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by PercPeigon, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. PercPeigon

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    I am very new to the industry and I am looking to do some 3D modeling with my DJI Phantom 3 Professional. I have downloaded the Pix4d Capture App and it seems to be the right software to do so. However when I get ready to go I get an error that the Pix4d application is unable to to sync (through wifi) to the UAV. After an extensive google search I am seeing the need for a wifi extender, yet all I am seeing referenced is the P2.

    My questions are; Can I create a connection to the Pix4d app without an extender :),
    is the Pix4d app the best bet for grid mission and 3D free flight capture,
    Finally, if I need an extender what would be the the easiest model to install /calibrate to the DJI phantom 3 professional.

    My current setup utilizes a Samsung S5 on the verizon network.

    Thank you
     
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  2. nickruss_wales

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    Hi

    The pix4D app only works with the P2 Vision! They are brining out a P3 version (and Inspire 1) soon... Until then you'll have to take your pictures manually and rely on the lower accuracy geotags in the jpegs
     
  3. CYCO

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    Why are jPEGS lower accuracy? Resolution?
     
  4. CYCO

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    Aren't more accurate geotags attached to the file upon download to your handset for processing?
     
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  6. Sammynels

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    Not cheap huh? Holy crap!
     
  7. stephen.houser1

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    The app is free. They do offer an explorer version of their desktop software, but it has limited output.
     
  8. Sammynels

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    Oh, so it's a phone app you use to generate 3d images of objects, buildings, etc. using basically "stiching" multiple P3 images? I'm doing building surveys for my fire department so this may be helpful. Am I getting it right?
     
  9. stephen.houser1

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    Correct. I am a firefighter too. What department you on? I'm in New Orleans.
     
  10. stephen.houser1

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    It looks as though the app was only updated for the Advance about a month ago. I am wondering if it does require a wifi extender like the original poster said?
     
  11. stephen.houser1

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    I have to say, the info from Pix4d support for the Phantom 3 is confusing. It seems they posted that it is supported, but all the documentation says that it is not.
     
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    It's not supported yet. Waiting for Apple to approve the app I believe. There are many aftermarket P3 apps that are complete but the bottleneck is apple certifying them and allowing them into the App Store.
     
  14. stephen.houser1

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    Well, it should be great when it launches. If i understand correctly, it should not require a wifi extender.


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  15. stephen.houser1

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    Hopefully it will support imperial measurements.
     
  16. Sammynels

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    I'm getting the advanced fpv kit from fpvlr.com in August. Everyone I talk to loses battery before they get to full distance range. Pretty impressive. 4+ miles? I don't know.., lol
     
  17. stephen.houser1

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    Hmmmm. Interesting


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  18. stephen.houser1

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    Oh God. I'm gonna have to have that too.


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  19. Sammynels

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    About $350 I think... Includes the helical antennas, 2 boosters, battery pack, mount, and charger.
     
  20. Meta4

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    Any mention of wifi extender is related to the Phantom 2V+.
    The P3 has no wifi to extend.
     
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