Software Solutions

iX Capture 3.1

iX Capture is a professional capture and RAW conversion application that was created exclusively for Phase One aerial camera systems.

Used together with Phase One aerial cameras, this professional capture and RAW converter software provides full control over one or multiple cameras. It enables an operator to easily monitor and control every aspect of aerial digital data acquisition. Designed for use with a touchscreen or mouse, iX Capture makes inflight camera changes as easy as tapping a button.
It contains all of the essential tools for high-end performance in one package to enable you to capture, monitor, and process images in a fast, flexible, and efficient workflow. iX Capture also generates 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 inflight is as simple as a click.

Multi-Camera Control

With iX Capture, you can control up to six cameras simultaneously, enabling full control and monitoring of captures. You can even choose inflight processing to save time.

Real-time Feedback

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.

New Post Processing Features

iX Capture 3.1 new post-processing capabilities and advanced workflow enable the fast production of distortion free RGB and CIR images, and exclusively support processing 190MP images.

Multiply Your Workflow Efficiency

iX Capture 3.1 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 190MP RGB images
  • Complete support for 190MP CIR image generation
 

iX Flight Application

The iX Flight application uses iX Plan data to manage and guide the precise execution of aero-photography flight. Using two display screens, one for the pilot and one for the operator, both have the exact information they need for a successful aerial-image acquisition. The pilot can easily maintain precise trajectory by following altitude and localizer instructions, while the operator manages the flight, control the order of passes, tag images and start/stop image collection.

iX Flight

Installing iX Flight

iX Flight is installed on Phase One iX Controller. The system is integrated with the SOMAG stabilizer and the GNSS/IMU of various types.

Working with iX Flight

iX Flight presents to the pilot altitude and localizer direction to enable easy interception of aero-photography lines.

Standard rate turn marker shows ground track the aircraft should follow when executing the turn, providing a clear indication of the right time to turn and in which rate ensuring a more efficient and smooth interception 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 today the best application in its category for the execution of aero-photography flight plans.
 

iX Plan Application

With its intuitive GUI and multiple control functions, iX Plan application allows users to easily generate flight plans. It enables fast import of digital terrain model (DTM), base map, project shape and ground control points. iX Plan also includes a database of Phase One Industrial’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 enable automatic planning.

iX Plan shows existing ground control points and supports the identification and the positioning of new ones.

iX Plan

DTM Inclusion

By including the DTM in the planning, iX Plan ensures that the required Ground Separation Distance (GSD) is reached.

Importing Geographical Data

Using 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.

Reports Generation

iX Plan generates reports and exports data to excel for project cost calculation.
 

SDK

The Phase One SDK provides a set of tools, which enables you to build custom applications for image capturing and processing with Phase One iXU-RS, iXU, or iXA cameras.

Phase One Industrial SDK

Applications your way

With the Phase One SDK, you have a high degree of control of what parameters to apply while capturing or processing images from Phase One cameras. For instance, you can specify the capture frequency, if you need your images to be shot at exact time intervals, just as you can process a given set of files with specific parameters set (e.g. exposure + 1, white balance at 5500 Kelvin).

What is included

The Phase One SDK includes interface components for your custom applications to work with the Phase One cameras in a production set up. It also includes components for you to automate image processing with your settings through the Capture One Processing Engine, without need for loading or navigating the standard user interface of Capture One. In addition, the Phase One SDK includes reference documentation and sample applications for guidance and inspiration. Included with the Phase One SDK is free access to SDK updates and online support (up to five support cases per year).

Capture One Processing Engine

The Capture One Processing Engine (COPE) is a command-line tool used to execute post-processing on Phase One image files. It is used as an alternative to the Capture One Pro image processor for users looking for a more flexible, industrial type processing tool. COPE is used to set up specific parameters which are then automatically implemented in the image processing. The same parameters can be executed on multiple images. Many of the functions featured in Capture One are also available via COPE. For example, COPE can be used to set up output file formats, Kelvin, clarity, shadow recovery, saturation, and much more.

How to get started with the SDK

The Phase One SDK is available as an annual subscription for 2,795 USD / 1,995 EUR (excl. sales taxes and VAT). Please contact us for ordering the SDK by filling in the SDK form. To get started with the SDK, you must read and accept the software license agreement for the Phase One SDK.

More information

You can get an introduction to what the Phase One SDK can do through this document: Phase One CaptureCore SDK 10.2.1. Additionally, please see the SDK FAQ section for answers to frequently asked questions.

Compatibility

The Phase One SDK is compatible with the following software and hardware:

Operating systems / software

  • Windows 8.1®, Windows 10® in 64-bit versions
  • Mac OS X 10.11 or later (for use with Phase One digital backs)
  • Linux (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS)
The Phase One SDK is compatible with Capture One 10.2.1. This means that specifying a given setting for an image via the SDK and the Capture One software will render the same result.

Supported Devices

Phase One iXG 100MP, iXG 100MP Achromatic, iXG 50MP, iXU-RS1000, iXU-RS1000 NIR, iXU-RS 1000 Achromatic, iXU-RS180, iXU-RS160, iXU-RS160 Achromatic, iXU-R 1000, iXU-R 1000 NIR, iXU-R 180, iXU-R 160, iXU-R 160 Achromatic, iXU 1000, iXU1000 NIR, iXU 1000 Achromatic, iXU 180, iXU 160, iXU 160 Achromatic, iXU 150, iXA-R 180, iXA-R 160, iXA-R 160 Achromatic, iXA 180, iXA 160, iXA 160 Achromatic, IQ3 100MP, IQ3 100MP Achromatic, IQ3 100MP Trichromatic, IQ3 80MP, IQ3 60MP, IQ3 60MP Achromatic, IQ3 50MP, IQ280, IQ260, IQ250, IQ1 100MP, IQ180, IQ160, IQ160 Achromatic, IQ150, IQ140
 
 

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