My main issue turned out to be my photo overlap. for some reason that my drone manufacturer still doesn’t understand my drone was missing lines in the survey. To solve this I simply need to do an 80% side overlap. This will guarantee me a 60% overlap if my drone misses a flight line. I added extra data from a first test flight and it improved my imagery to the point of being useful for doing my vegetation work.
There was one extra drop down menu that I changed near the bottom of the settings menu called dem-terrain-type. I changed it to flat forest for my work, but you could use complex non-forest for your processing and see if that helps.
The settings I changed on the final image I produced were:
knowing about the overlap issue I would run my survey again and ensure better than the minimum required overlap. I would then re-run the orthophoto only changing the mesh-octree-depth to 6. I just haven’t had a chance to re-run my survey yet.
Your image does look a lot like there is a lack of vertical images for the correct unwarping and interpolation. What was your image density like?