1. What is Pix4Dfields?

Pix4Dfields is a new product by Pix4D. A software fully dedicated for agriculture, built from the input of farmers, agronomists, and breeders. Pix4Dfields is meant to give you fast and accurate maps while in the field, with a simple yet powerful interface fully dedicated to agriculture.

2. How does Pix4Dfields work?

Pix4Dfields uses a direct-to-orthomosaic photogrammetry pipeline optimized for fast processing of mostly flat terrain from drone imagery. By focusing on this specific domain we can provide high quality maps processed in a fraction of the time, allowing immediate analysis while still on site using a laptop computer.

3. How do I try Pix4Dfields?

Pix4Dfields comes with a 1-month subscription for free.

  • Existing Pix4D users:
    Download Pix4Dfields from the welcome page. By logging in with your existing credentials we will create a 1-month subscription for free automatically.
  • New Pix4D users:
    To create a Pix4D user account go to the sign-up page. Upon completion you will be redirected to the Pix4Dfields welcome page where you can download the software and demo datasets.

4. First time login for new and existing Pix4D users:

Every Pix4D account comes with a 1 month free subscription of Pix4Dfields. After installing the software proceed to login with your account details. Available licenses will be displayed on the screen. Select the 1-month free subscription and click OK.

5. Is Pix4Dfields available for macOS and Windows?

Yes, Pix4Dfields is now available for both macOS and Windows.

6. Is Pix4Dfields a feature in Pix4Dmapper?

No, Pix4Dfields is a standalone software for agriculture.

7. Is Pix4Dfields compatible with Pix4D software?

Yes, you can import the exports from Pix4Dmapper into Pix4Dfields.

8. Does Pix4Dfields process the data in cloud or locally?

Pix4Dfields processes the data locally, offline, on your desktop.

9. Does Pix4Dfields include a cloud option?

Pix4Dfields processes the data locally, offline, on your desktop. Pix4Dfields cloud is a rebranded Pix4Dag cloud, keeping the same functionalities as before: timeline and collaboration. You can import multispectral images from cameras like Parrot Sequoia and MicaSense RedEdge, as well as standard RGB images to generate orthomosaics, DSMs and NDVI index maps.

10. What is the price of Pix4Dfields?

Pix4Dfields is offered with monthly and a yearly licenses, please visit our store page for more information.

11. Does Pix4Dfields have a perpetual licence?

No, Pix4Dfields is only offered as a monthly or a yearly subscription.

12. Are there any bundle offers available for Pix4Dfields, Pix4Dmapper and Sequoia+?

Yes. Pix4Dfields is offered with Sequoia+ on our store. For other bundle options please contact our sales team directly.

13. If I was a beta tester, what happens with the Pix4Dfields software version I currently have?

The software for beta testing we gave you access to comes with a time restriction of two months. This means from the date you activated the software you will no longer be able to use it after the 2 month mark. We would suggest you get one month for free in order to get the latest software version with all the latest features and upgrades, as well as the version for Windows, which is now available. Or purchase it directly from our store.

14. How can I see a comparison between Pix4Dfields, Pix4Dmapper and Pix4Dag?

You can have a look at our comparison table.

15. What will happen with Pix4Dag?

With the launch of Pix4Dfields, Pix4Dag will no longer be available on the store or among the Pix4D products. For active Pix4Dag users, they will be able to continue using it without any implications, however they will not be able to renew their Pix4Dag license once it expires. We are really excited about Pix4Dfields and believe that everyone in working in the agriculture industry will be happy to start using Pix4Dfields.

16. Which sensors can I use for Pix4Dfields?

Pix4Dfields is a product specialized for Agriculture. We support multispectral sensors like Parrot Sequoia cameras or MicaSense RedEdge cameras. We also support RGB cameras, and the modified RGB cameras*. More cameras will be supported in the future. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our support and let them know what cameras you would like to see.

*if they are tagged correctly

17. Does Pix4Dfields support MicaSense RedEdge cameras?

Pix4Dfields is compatible with the MicaSense RedEdge and RedEdge-M multispectral cameras. A one-time configuration update of the RedEdge-M camera is needed before processing. Go here for further details.

18. Which drones are compatible with Pix4Dfields?

Pix4Dfields, just like any other Pix4D product is platform agnostic. You can process images acquired from any platform.

19. How can I download and install the Pix4Dfields software?

For more detailed information on how to download and install Pix4Dfields please visit our Pix4Dfields Knowledge base.

20. Are there any demo data sets I can use to test Pix4Dfields?

Yes, we have prepared demo datasets for you to use during the testing period. You can access them on our Pix4D Knowledge base.
Multispectral demo data set
RGB demo dataset

21. How can I get help from support about Pix4Dfields?

You can contact our support team if you need help with Pix4Dfields. Just be sure you indicate you need help with Pix4Dfields.

22. What hardware specifications do you need to run Pix4Dfields?

Please check the detailed hardware specifications on our Pix4Dfields Knowledge base.

23. What inputs and outputs can I use and export in Pix4Dfields?

Please check the detailed input and output list on our Pix4Dfields Knowledge base.

24. Does Pix4Dfields support creating custom vegetation indices?

Pix4Dfields comes with a predefined list of the most used and popular indices: NDVI, NDRE, VARI, TGI, SIPI2, LCI, BNDVI, GNDVI. To learn more about how to use these vegetation indices, please visit our Pix4Dfields Knowledge base. You can use Pix4Dmapper to generate your custom index maps and then import them into Pix4Dfields. Custom vegetation indices will be supported in Pix4Dfields soon.

25. What’s the difference between a map generated in Pix4Dmapper and Pix4Dfields?

a) Pix4Dmapper takes fine-grained local variations in altitude into account when building maps, whereas Pix4Dfields uses a coarser ground model. If you have a lot of 3D structure in your maps, Pix4Dmapper will give more accurate results for the areas with the 3D structure. However, Pix4Dfields will still give good results on any surrounding flat areas.

b) Pix4Dfields can operate with lower overlap requirements compared to Pix4Dmapper.

26. Does Pix4Dfields include the same radiometric correction module as Pix4Dmapper?

Pix4Dfields includes a radiometric correction module that corrects for exposure, vignetting, etc. Pix4Dmapper offers a more complex radiometric correction module; this module will be included in Pix4Dfields in the near future. At that point Pix4Dmapper and Pix4Dfields will generate equally radiometrically accurate results.

27. What’s the geometric accuracy of Pix4Dfields?

Absolute:
On flat terrain, it is accurate to 1 GSD, or the GPS accuracy of the camera, whichever is worse

Relative:
On flat terrain, accurate to 1GSD of output orthomosaic.

On non-flat terrain, because Pix4Dfields uses a coarser ground model, no guarantees can be made. This will be fixed in a future release (with mesh ground plane) where we can guarantee certain accuracies even if the ground isn’t flat.

Note: flat means no curvature. The terrain can be inclined, and as long as there is no ground curvature/structure the Orthomosaic will still will be accurate.

28. Future Development

Pix4Dfields will be developing, growing and implementing new features specifically based on our user feedback. With this constant development you can expect updates in our software that will translate into better decision making catered for agriculture.