As always, thanks for the feedback Dennis!
Regarding the white balance: We indeed use a white balance profile that is optimized for indoor use but works outdoors as well. However as is shows it can be confused sometimes if the sun is looking directly into the lens and you just came out of a shadow. We are working on improving this!
In the meantime: All images that VLX records are stored as RAW files that allow for further manual image enhancements. E.g. the open source raw image editing tool UFRaw (http://ufraw.sourceforge.net/
) can be used to tune the white balance and possibly even more things like contrast or exposure. With our next SW version (I assume we will release it in the next two weeks) we will add a small command line tool that allows you to batch process changed settings in exposure and white balance.
Jason, regarding the the registration using control points:
Yes, you place the x, y, and z coordinates of the control points (in your local coordinate system) into a txt file that looks like in the screenshot below.
For the anchor names you have to use the names / IDs you entered during the mapping.
In the Processing Software you select this txt file. That's about it if you follow the standard workflow.
In addition you get a control point log file that includes the errors (deviations) per control point in x, y, and z.
(first number is the time stamp followed by the anchor name and the deviations from the control point. Usually the deviations will be in the range of 1-5mm if everything worked out as it should.
There is actually a lot more you can do with this process that is non-standard workflow like using some of the control points not for registration but only verification but I will leave this out here. We provide quite some documentation on this and our team is happy to show you the full workflow in a call or chat.
While this workflow is very flexible is can be also a bit too flexible as in making unwanted changes (at least in my view)
Hence we are working on building a nice guided user interface inside our web/cloud platform where you can spot e.g. faulty control points immediately in a map.
Hope this helps. Let me know if you have questions.
Dennis: Please stay save! Fingers crossed the hurricane is weakening further.
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