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Selecting Data Layout when Importing Photos?
« on: October 08, 2014, 01:46:46 AM »

When adding photos to a project, if I select the 'Add Folder' option PhotoScan presents a choice of Data Layout, allowing the imagery to be loaded either as (i) individual 'cameras', or (ii) one multiframe camera.

What is the difference between these options? (I would guess that it determines whether the camera intrinsic parameters are allowed to vary between each image or whether the same derived parameters are applied to the entire data set; but I don't know whether this is correct?)

When is each option is best; is the 'multiframe camera option intended for when using a high quality camera with a prime lens? (I'm processing imagery obtained using a nonmetric consumer camera, so it's conceivable some of the lens elements may have shifted very slightly over the course of several hundred frames).

Thanks, Andy
« Last Edit: October 09, 2014, 01:31:37 AM by AndyC »