HERO Crane camera

Automated and daily 2D and 3D as-built updates of construction sites

A smart combination of hardware, firmware, and photogrammetry software

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Revolutionize the way you verify the progress of your site

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A trouble-free system
Capture site images automatically and remotely without human resources or interference with site operations.
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Daily automated monitoring
Control your project with daily visual updates in 2D and 3D available online and rapidly detect, document and communicate scheduling or build errors.
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Ready-to-use data
Measure, inspect, annotate, compare to CAD drawings, share and export to CAD/BIM software for a complete BIM integration.

Discover Pix4D's Crane Camera solution

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"Monitoring the change over time, day-to-day on the construction site, is very valuable, and this alone justifies why we use this technology."

--Kevin Grover, Stantec

Non intrusive crane-mounted camera system

Installed easily and powered by the crane.

Weatherproofed, designed to resist crane vibrations.

Integrating a professional photogrammetric camera, mini-computer and GPS/IMU navigation sensors for remote control.

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Fully automated workflow on a daily basis

Automatic image capture during normal crane operations. No human intervention, no site disruption. Collection time and frequency set up remotely.

Automatic image transfer to Pix4Dbim Cloud via a 4G connection.

Automatic image processing on Pix4Dbim Cloud.

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Online results with built-in analysis tools

Daily planned or on-demand 2D and 3D deliverables.

Outputs available on the Pix4D Cloud platform for visualization in the timeline, measurements, CAD comparison and annotations.

Sharing and download options for seamless integration with CAD/BIM software.

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The Crane Camera solution

Find out how you can use the Crane Camera to rapidly visualize and verify the as-built situation of your projects in 2D and 3D.

We deliver the outputs you need

Original high-res images

Raw images are stored and referenced to the 3D model, and can be used for inspection

Export formats: .jpeg

Software integrations: All documentation applications that store and analyze images

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2D map

Georeferenced and scaled 2D orthophotos in high resolution, ideal for site visualization, planning and measurements

Export formats: .tiff, .kml, .html

Software integrations: All software applications that work with 2D drawings for project documentation

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3D point cloud

Densified 3D point clouds to get the most accurate 3D representation of your site

Export formats: .las, .laz, .xyz, .ply

Software integrations: All applications which utilize point clouds for design and construction verification

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3D mesh models

Highly visual 3D textured mesh perfect for communication and client updates

Export formats: .obj, .ply, .dxf, .fbx, .pdf, .osgb, .slpk

Software integrations: All surveying and earthworks applications, for both the design and construction phase

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Collect and verify as-built data automatically

Using Pix4D’s Crane Camera to monitor site progress of a super hospital construction project makes as-built verification easier than ever.

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