With its intuitive GUI and multiple control functions, iX Plan allows users to easily generate flight plans. It enables fast importing of digital terrain models (DTM), base maps, project shapes and ground control points.The flight planning software also includes a database of Phase One’s sensors.
iX Plan is the perfect tool for designing effective flight plans. It automatically calculates flight lines and trigger points based on sensor parameters, project parameters, and mapped terrain height.
The placement of flight lines, and editing of existing ones, is very easy and enables automatic planning.
iX Plan shows existing ground control points and supports the identification and the positioning of new ones.
By including the DTM in the planning, iX Plan ensures that the required Ground Separation Distance (GSD) is reached.
Importing geographical data
With an internet connection, licensed resources are available for importing geographical data to aid the planning. SRTM DTM, Google Earth data and Open Street Maps can be imported and used for planning. Google Earth KML files and other standard area definition file types can be used to define a project area.
iX Plan generates reports and exports data to excel for project cost calculation.
iX Flight uses iX Plan data to manage and guide the precise execution of an aero-photography flight. Using two display screens — one for the pilot and one for the operator — both have the exact information they need to successfully acquire aerial imagery. The pilot can easily maintain precise trajectory by following altitude and localizer instructions, while the operator manages the flight and controls the order of passes, image tags, and start/stop image collection.
iX Flight comes pre-installed on Phase One iX Controllers.
iX Flight presents the pilot with the altitude and localizer direction, which enables easy interception of aero-photography lines.
Standard rate turn markers show ground tracks that aircraft should follow when executing turns, providing clear indications of the exact time and rate at which to turn, for more efficient and smooth interceptions of the next line. Decision making becomes easy with the ‘time/distance to start/end of line’ function.
Lateral and height tolerances are presented to the pilot by a clear deviation indicator. It is easy to keep the lines within a few meters laterally and a few feet in height.
iX Flight is considered the best flight management software application within aerial photography flight plan execution.
iX Capture is a professional capture and RAW conversion software created exclusively for Phase One Aerial Solutions.
Used together with Phase One aerial cameras, iX Capture provides full control over single or multiple cameras. The software ensures easy monitoring and control for the operator over every aspect of an aerial digital data acquisition. Designed for use with a touchscreen or mouse, iX Capture allows for in-flight camera changes at the touch of a button.
Get all of your essential tools for high-end performance in one package with iX Capture, as it allows you to capture, monitor, and process images in a fast, flexible, and efficient workflow. Generate 3- and 4-band CIR and NDVI TIFF files from files captured by two synchronized and co-installed Phase One RGB and NIR cameras.
Direct control of cameras
iX Capture enables direct control of aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and other essential settings. Whether you are using a touchscreen or mouse, changing camera settings in-flight is as simple as one click.
With iX Capture, you can control up to six cameras simultaneously, enabling full control and monitoring of captures. You can even choose in-flight processing to save time.
Follow each capture and gauge its exposure, histogram, and GPS data. Follow the progress on the exposure timeline and know with confidence that your images are captured correctly.
Post processing features
iX Capture’s post-processing capabilities and advanced workflow enable the fast production of distortion-free RGB and CIR images and exclusively support processing 280MP, 150MP and 100MP images.
Multiply your workflow efficiency
iX Capture contains all tools in a single package to enable users to capture, organize, edit, and process images into industry-standard formats. Its advanced features include:
- Up to six camera support for synchronized capture
- Enhanced input data options for flexible processing of RAW or TIFF files into distortion-free images
- Multiple choice of output imagery – TIFF and JPEG files
- Immediate feedback regarding the processing status of a single image, as well as the entire data
- Generation of 3- and 4-band CIR and NDVI files from images captured by two synchronized and co-installed Phase One RGB and NIR cameras
- Fully automated processing of 280MP, 150MP, 100MP RGB images
- Complete support for 280MP, 150MP, 100MP CIR image generation
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