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iSTAR and Pix4D

Point clouds from NCTech iSTAR 360 HDR images

The iSTAR 360° camera provides rapid, automatic High Dynamic Range (HDR) 360 degree imaging and can be used as a standalone device to create point clouds, especially indoors, for complex architecture or challenging light condition environments. iSTAR can be used to provide HDR imagery with more exposure steps and also reduced processing and capture time compared to standard frame cameras. The aim of this report is to briefly test the general Pix4D workflow using iSTAR images to create 3D point clouds and/or Digital Surface Model (DSM). The results of the project showed that iSTAR provides the ability to efficiently capture HDR images for point cloud creation, even in complex indoor locations.