MicaSense has released the RedEdge-MX Dual Camera Imaging System, a 10-band multispectral solution for advanced multispectral imaging applications. It features RedEdge-MX and the new RedEdge-MX Blue. Consisting of two cameras, yet utilizing the same workflow as one, the Dual Camera System captures the data needed for vegetation research and drone/satellite comparisons.
Along with the standard bands of the RedEdge-MX, the RedEdge-MX Blue features a new group of five filters including a coastal blue band and two new red edge bands. With uses like shallow-water environmental monitoring and detailed chlorophyll efficiency analysis, twice the available bands means twice the analytical capabilities, according to MicaSense. Additionally, this solution captures the bands of Landsat 8 and Sentinel satellites, enabling direct data comparison between satellite and drone data, allowing researchers to model trends and better predict yield into the future.
The RedEdge-MX Blue integrates with the RedEdge-MX and available processing workflows to create a 10-band solution without upgrading the drone platform or processing pipeline. Included with the two cameras is an integrated quick mounting bracket and wiring harness for DJI drones. Standard data processing workflows from Pix4D and Agisoft enable creation of 10 band, pixel-aligned datasets. Additionally, current RedEdge-MX and RedEdge-M customers can purchase an upgrade package allowing them to take full advantage of the 10-band offering.