There are only a few extra steps when processing data from panchromatic enabled cameras compared to processing RedEdge-MX or Altum data. For the general guide, view our guide here: Process MicaSense sensor data in Agisoft Metashape.
Before aligning the data, be sure to set the primary channel to be the Panchro channel under the Tools>Set Primary Channel menu:
After changing this setting, you can continue to process as usual.
At the end of your usual processing workflow, you can use the Raster Calculator (Tools>Set Raster Transform to create a pan-sharpened version of your dataset. If you want reflectance values, you can divide all of the formulas by 32768, as seen below.
For the RedEdge-P:
If you would prefer digital number values, you can use the formulas without the extra division:
The Altum-PT add the 7th band for the thermal or LWIR sensor. This band needs to be converted from centi-Kelvin to Celsius as described here and shown below.
The formulas above can be copy pasted from here:
#divide by 32768 to get the reflectance values for each band instead of digital numbers
B1 * (B3 / (0.2 * B1 + 0.2 * B2 + 0.2 * B4 + 0.2 * B5 + 0.2 * B6))/32768 B2 * (B3 / (0.2 * B1 + 0.2 * B2 + 0.2 * B4 + 0.2 * B5 + 0.2 * B6))/32768 B4 * (B3 / (0.2 * B1 + 0.2 * B2 + 0.2 * B4 + 0.2 * B5 + 0.2 * B6))/32768 B5 * (B3 / (0.2 * B1 + 0.2 * B2 + 0.2 * B4 + 0.2 * B5 + 0.2 * B6))/32768 B6 * (B3 / (0.2 * B1 + 0.2 * B2 + 0.2 * B4 + 0.2 * B5 + 0.2 * B6))/32768 #0.2 being default weight
(B7 / 100) - 273.15 #Thermal band, Altum-PT only
Finally, when you export the orthomosaic, you want to export this raster transform data by choosing "Index value" under the "Raster transform" option. If you don't want to create a pan-sharpened dataset, you can choose "None" for "Raster transform".
When you are doing calculations (whether in GIS or within Metashape itself), the band order will now be the same as with a RedEdge or Altum:
|Band 4||Red edge|
|Band 6||Thermal (LWIR) *Altum-PT only|
If you want to create an RGB composite, you would use bands 3/2/1, as you would use for a RedEdge-MX or Altum sensor. Likewise, NDVI would be:
(Band 5 - Band 3)/(Band 5 + Band 3)
To process in Pix4Dfields, see this article: Pan-sharpening RedEdge-P and Altum-PT data in Pix4Dfields