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Faster processing with Pix4Dmapper 4.5

The new Pix4Dmapper 4.5 offers survey-grade deliverables faster than ever before.

For almost a decade, Pix4D has been creating scientifically-backed photogrammetry software. Our strong point has always been our accuracy - and speed just got a major boost.

The updates to our flagship software mean Pix4Dmapper 4.5 is the fastest version of Pix4Dmapper yet.

How much faster is Pix4Dmapper 4.5?

Tests performed both internally and by Puget Systems show Pix4Dmapper 4.5 can calibrate images and generate a dense point cloud on average 20% faster than the previous version.

And the bigger the project - the faster the results.

What makes the new Pix4Dmapper faster?

As regular users know, processing a project in Pix4Dmapper consists of three steps. We’ve made some big changes to the first two.

  • Step 1: Initial Processing - this step calibrates the images for an optimal reconstruction. Our internal tests show that with Pix4Dmapper 4.5 this step is an average of 20% faster.

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The bigger the project, the bigger the speed up of Step 1 | Internal tests comparing the Step 1 processing time between Pix4Dmapper 4.4.12 and 4.5.6

  • Step 2: Point cloud and mesh - creates a detailed point cloud and 3D triangulated mesh. We worked on improving the point cloud densification algorithm. One workaround for older versions of the software or slower computers is to reduce how dense the points are. However, that sacrifices quality. With the new 4.5 release, you get the same accuracy, and same high quality results while shaving up an average of 20% off the processing time.
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Step 2 is an average of 20% faster | Internal tests comparing the Step 2 processing time between Pix4Dmapper 4.4.12 and 4.5.6

But projects aren’t individual steps. Processing a project from beginning to end - running all three processing steps and creating outputs - is an average of 15% faster with Pix4Dmapper 4.5.

In our internal tests, the three processing steps for a small project with around 300 images were completed 12% faster. (Try it for yourself - get the demo dataset here.)

And as mentioned above, the larger the project, the more time is saved.

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Pix4Dmapper 4.5
Photogrammetry just got faster

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