This page summarizes the Crop tool.
Often a part of a scenery is more suitable for e.g. modelling work compared to work on e.g. a complete scenery recorded. Hyperspectral data cubes typically come along with a large memory consumption and typically large data processing effort.
Furthermore, modelling methods can often generate more targeted results e.g. when focusing on the "important" part of spectra.
The Crop Tool allows to crop hyperspectral data cubes along
- the spatial,
- the spectral and
- the sample domain (the time domain in case of line-scan).
The result of the crop process is a new cube available in the project browser.
About the Crop Tool
The tool is accessible out from the ribbon in several perspectives of the Perception Studio program.
In following the Crop Tool of a hyperspectral data cube of various plastic plates is shown.
On the left side of the tool the Preview feature image gives access to the spectral information of various plastic plates.
The right image visualizes the spectral information at the time position selected by the time point locator (the red line) in the left view. The greenish outer rectangle in the views facilitates the crop process to a 3D region of interest.
On the bottom of the views the coordinates of the selected region is shown. E.g. compose a region by editing this controls.
Crop the Pixel Domain
In the left image drag the sides of the greenish rectangles to set the region of interest in the pixel domain.
Alternatively, use the controls Sample Axis and Spatial Axis to set a desired region of interest manually.
Crop the Sensor Domain (pushbroom)
In the right image drag the sides of the greenish rectangles to set the region of interest in the sensor domain.
Changes to the width cause a spectral crop, while changes to the height crop the spatial domain (number of pixel on the inspection line).
Alternatively, use the controls Spectral Axis and Spatial Axis to set a desired region of interest manually.
Click on cancel to abort without cropping the data.
Click on the Crop button in the bottom right to confirm your current settings.
- Select a cube of interest in the current perspective (like Explore or Model)
- Click on Crop icon within the ribbon of the perspectives.
- The Crop Tool gets opened.
- Set the desired region of interest.
- Click Crop button to perform the crop process.
- E.g. in the project browser select the new (cropped) data cube.
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