Photogrammetry and Car Crashes

Depicts two cars post accident.

Among photogrammetry’s many useful applications is in the area of car crashes, specifically the reconstruction of car crashes after on-site evidence has been removed. The ability of photogrammetry to remake car accident scenes is tremendously important to the police and forensic specialists who investigate the aftermath of these kinds of events. This is because car […]

What’s Involved in Crime Scene Photography?

Perhaps one of the most valuable applications of PhotoModeler Technologies’ photogrammetry software–which lets users measure areas from photographs–is in crime scene and forensic photography. Photogrammetry software is valuable to forensic photography because the images taken by crime scene photographers must often be used to present facts about conditions, distances, and placement to a court as […]

How Does Photogrammetry Work?

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What Is Photogrammetry? Brief History of Photogrammetry Photogrammetry Locations Photography Essentials Uses for Photogrammetry How Does Photogrammetry Actually Work? At PhotoModeler Technologies, we feel that the customers who get the most excited about our software are the ones who best understand the field of photogrammetry. This makes sense since the people with a foundational knowledge […]

Using PhotoModeler with Rhino 3D

Rhino and PhotoModeler Logos

Rhino® is a popular CAD and 3D modeling application used in many fields. PhotoModeler is a popular photogrammetry program for measuring and modeling the real world using a camera. A PhotoModeler project can be exported in the Rhino 3dm file format and further processed, or be used as the foundation for other work using Rhino’s […]

PhotoModeler Tip Videos and Open Photos Showing Selected

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A PhotoModeler Tip is a short video introduction to one feature in PhotoModeler. We have published regular tips in the past, and we are getting back to that again. PhotoModeler Tips are useful for regular PhotoModeler users as the tips describe some of the more useful, powerful, but sometimes hidden features of the program.  Tips […]

PhotoModeler 2019.1 and Pattern Capture Add-on Release

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PhotoModeler 2019.1.0 was released March 27th, 2019.  This release contains 59 improvements and fixes! The significant improvement and new feature is the Pattern Capture Add-on for 2D template and pattern digitization. If you work with textiles and have a need to accurately digitize large patterns, then PhotoModeler Standard with the Pattern Capture Add-on (or PhotoModeler […]

New Method for Measuring Movement in Security and Surveillance Video

Security Camera

When you have a sequence of images containing data/evidence spread over several frames recorded from the same position, for example, a series of frames from a fixed security camera, you can use PhotoModeler’s image sequence feature to measure or track objects in the scene over time! Here are some possible uses: Calculating and comparing the […]

Low-Cost Cameras for Photogrammetry and Measurement

What makes a good low-cost camera for photogrammetry?  Photogrammetry is the technique of using a camera to measure and model the real world. First note that low-cost is a relative term – we are not talking about a $150 camera – instead of between $500 and $900.  This is more aptly titled: “What is the […]

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