Today, we talk about computers for processing drone maps. You will learn about Pix4D requirements for processing drone maps and modes.
After all, you’re going to need a good computer setup if you want to make money as a drone mapper. What type of computer can handle maps and models on Pix4D? How much is it going to cost? Are Pix4D’s recommendations antiquated?
We recently purchased a computer ourselves. We talk a bit about our setup and the amount of money we spent on it. We also discuss the modifications you might consider and what you can expect to pay.
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- [02:41] Today, we talk about computers for processing maps
- [03:52] Paul and Rob discuss the issues that they ran into while purchasing a custom built computer
- [04:31] How much did the new custom built Drone U computer cost?
- [05:40] What are Pix4D requirements as stated on their website? Are they sufficient?
- [05:48] Discussing the specifications of the custom built computer that Drone U recently purchased
- [06:17] How does a PCLE compare to a regular SSD?
- [06:40] Is it a good idea to opt for old servers with Xenon processors?
- [07:04] Paul suggests a great resource for getting a custom built machine
- [07:21] Is it wise to opt for an AMD processor over an i9 or Xeon processor?
- [07:46] Should you opt for the 1080 Ti Nvidia over the Nvidia Titan?
- [08:26] We share how long point cloud processing takes at Drone U
- [09:06] Being cognizant of the heat generated in custom built systems; should you rather opt for a water cooled system?
- [10:47] Can you run maps and processes on a Mac while using Pix4D?