Updating RedEdge for Pix4Dfields

Pix4D's latest software, Pix4Dfields is compatible with RedEdge and RedEdge-M data. However, in order to work properly, a one-time configuration update of the camera may be required. After completing this process, your RedEdge-M is ready to be used with Pix4Dfields. To learn more about Pix4Dfields and purchase the software, please visit their website.

Determining if you need the update

Generally, any RedEdge purchased before June 21st 2018 will need the update. 

Otherwise, you can check for the presence of the updated calibration using the steps below:

  • Update the firmware to the latest version (3.4.0 or higher) via atlas.micasense.com
  • Connect to RedEdge wifi, and visit in a web browser.
  • If the camera has the required calibration, it will display it, indicating that the camera data is ready for Pix4Dfields:
{"0": [0.2, 0.1, 0.2], "1": [0.1, 0.2, 0.1]...
  • If not, a message should appear stating "No rig relative calibration available" and the camera requires an update to be used with Pix4D fields.

Preparing the camera 

Updating the camera

  • Connect to RedEdge wifi (password "micasense")
  • Open in your browser
  • Upload the provided file, <filename>.bin
  • You should see a confirmation message, "File successfully stored"
  • Once you get to the "File successfully stored" message, do not remove the power from the camera. Instead, hold down the trigger button until the camera has powered off (no LED lights). Then, wait a moment and press the power button once to turn the camera on again. This should ensure that the camera is able to write the new values successfully.
  • Visit to ensure the new values appear.


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