Phase One is a leading developer of high-resolution aerial imaging systems and solutions for professional applications.
Our powerful, high-accuracy UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) cameras and drone-based aerial photography solutions enable efficient and versatile aerial imaging missions for a wide variety of applications, such as mapping and surveying, industrial inspection, precision agriculture and forestry, and more.
Professional drone cameras for high resolution aerial imaging
The iXM series of cameras has been specially designed to provide superior-quality sharp aerial imagery for UAV-based applications. The high-productivity medium-format metric cameras can be integrated with a wide range of UAVs, and can be fitted with one of five specially-developed RSM lenses with focal lengths ranging from 35mm to 300mm.
The iXM cameras feature full wireless control, allowing users to easily define ISO, shutter speed, aperture, focus distance and more. HDMI output as well as USB-C and 10G Ethernet data connectivity provide versatile integration options for a variety of UAV platforms.
High-performance lenses for iXM Series Drone Cameras
The lenses specially designed for our iXM series of drone cameras feature shutters with an innovative direct drive technology, utilising electronic charging that increases exposure speed up to 1/2500s, with a lifespan of 500,000 exposures.
This high reliability and exceptional performance allow aerial imaging drones to fly faster and execute demanding aerial photography missions with greater operational efficiency.
Five RSM lenses are available, with focal lengths of 35mm, 80mm, 150mm and 300mm.
Multispectral drone camera for aerial photogrammetry
Phase One’s 4-Band Solution combines synchronized metric calibrated RGB and achromatic cameras to provide a high-accuracy 150MP solution designed specifically for UAV aerial photogrammetry. The flexible combined NIR & RBG drone camera solution is ideal for agricultural use, such as crop analysis and environmental contamination, as well as urban applications such as green site monitoring.
The two cameras can be used together or as stand-alone units for a variety of mission types. The simplified workflow provides easy post-processing, using Phase One’s iX Capture software to automatically generate distortion-free images and perform fine co-registration of pixels from the NIR to the RGB images.
Users can generate the following products with the Phase One 4-Band Solution:
4-Band combined NIR and RGB (RGBN) TIFF (4-Band CIR)
3-Band combined NIR and RGB (NRG) TIFF (3-Band CIR)
The P3 Payload is a versatile solution designed to suit a wide variety of drone-based inspection requirements, designed to enhance productivity for even the most demanding projects.
Offering a choice of the Phase One iXM 100MP or 50MP cameras and a range of RSM lens options, the customizable solution also features a specially-designed gimbal with integrated rangefinder.
The P3 Payload is designed as a ready-to-fly plug-and-play solution for the DJI M300 drone, and is also available in a fully MAVLink-compatible version that is ideal for bundling with OEM packages. The MAVLink version also features full integration with the Auterion open drone ecosystem.
P3 Payload for MAVlink drones
The P3 Payload is ideal for a variety of inspection applications:
High Value Assets – bridges, dams, and energy facilities requiring frequent, accurate, and detailed data
High-Risk Assessment – electric transmission lines, oil refineries, and other complex sites where high-resolution inspection from a distance is required for maximum safety
Time-Critical Assets – wind turbines, offshore oil rigs, and other facilities where inspection windows are limited and downtime must be minimized
Specifications (for DJI M300 version):
2.6 kg (with iXM-100 and RSM 80mm AF lens)
22-24 W max
Gimbal mechanical range
Roll: +80.5 to -264.3°
Tilt: -90 to +45°
High-efficiency aerial data collection platform based on the DJI M600 Pro
Phase One’s fully integrated, state-of-the-art Drone Solution combines a DJI M600 Pro hexacopter platform with our medium format iXM 50MP or 100MP camera. Featuring a professional gimbal with flexible rotation and full control, the Phase One Drone Solution expands operational capabilities for aerial data collectors, providing access to hard-to-reach areas and greater coverage in a single flight.
The Phase One Drone Solution is ideal for a wide variety of missions and applications, including:
Power Line Monitoring
Enable rapid, accurate fault-finding for more effective maintenance and repair
Easily plan infrastructure projects, inspect aging construction and identify weaknesses
Efficiently capture high-resolution images for the creation of 2D and 3D maps
Wind Turbine Inspection
Detect even millimetre-sized damage and signs of wear, preventing sudden failures
Inspect thousands of miles of track efficiently and without disruption, making predictive maintenance faster, safer and less costly
Rapidly assess pipe condition, identify erosion, and spot exposed pipes and vegetation overgrowth
Control up to six Phase One Aerial Drone Cameras independently
The iX Controller MK 4 is a small-footprint computing solution optimized for integration with Phase One aerial cameras and capture software. With the ability to control up to six aerial cameras, as well as the gyro-stabilizing mount and GNSS/INS, it allows efficient capturing, monitoring and storage of aerial imagery and the ability to adjust camera settings in real time.
Built around an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, the rugged iX Controller MK 4 features two easily-removable SSD hard drives with optional RAID mirroring. It supports up to three monitors via wired or wireless network connection.
Professional capture and RAW conversion application for Phase One aerial camera systems
iX Capture is a professional image capture and RAW conversion software solution designed exclusively for Phase One aerial camera systems. Featuring an intuitive touchscreen or mouse-driven interface, it allows full control of all aspects of aerial image capture missions and up to six aerial cameras.
iX Capture enables direct control and inflight adjustment of aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and other essential settings. Its advanced post-processing capabilities provide rapid production of distortion-free RGB and CIR images, as well as 3- and 4-band CIR and NDVI TIFF files from data captured by Phase One’s 4-Band Solution.
Our high-precision aerial imaging solutions simplify UAV mapping and surveying missions, providing unlimited aerial coverage and accurate, reliable data every time. High resolution images captured in flight can be used for professional photogrammetry to create both 2D and 3D maps.
Our fully-automatic combined NIR and RGB aerial imagery solution is ideal for a wide range of multispectral imaging requirements, including precision agriculture, crop analysis for growth optimization, vegetation health, forestland management, environmental contamination, and more.
Our specially designed UAV aerial cameras provide invaluable data for predictive maintenance of power lines, wind turbines, roads, bridges, and pipelines. Large surface coverage at extremely high resolution enables millimeter-sized damage detection, reducing costs and allowing for timely, efficient repair.
P3 Payload Power Line Inspection Test Flight
Our P3 Payload for DJI M300 was put to the test to see how it executes a power line inspection. Take a look at the drone in action with the Phase One P3 Payload ready-for-flight solution:
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