Capture Mode: Video

Video mode allows the user to create captures by recording 360° videos while walking through a job site.

Once a video capture is uploaded, CupixWorks will select frames from the video to use as 360° images to create the digital twin.

We recommend this mode if you want to make a capture while walking slowly and steadily through the job site.

Check out our article on best practices for 360° videos for tips and information on how to capture the best quality 360° video for creating digital twins.

Note: By default you can take up to 90 seconds of video footage per capture area, although you can increase this to 7 minutes by enabling Expert Mode in the Capture App settings.


Record Better 360° Videos

Before creating a capture in Video Mode, make sure you are familiar with best practices for recording 360° videos. We always strongly recommend practicing each capture method with the hardware setup you plan to use before going onsite.

360° Camera on Helmet

Video: For best practices on using a helmet-mounted 360° camera to take video captures, check out our video on Cupix Video Mode with Helmet.



360° Camera on Monopod or Selfie Stick

Video: For best practices on using a 360° camera attached to a monopod when taking video captures, check out our video on Cupix Video Mode with Monopod.




Video Capture Don'ts

In addition to knowing how to record a 360° video with clear images, it is also helpful to understand what can cause poor quality video captures.

Video: Familiarize yourself with common mistakes in Cupix Video Capture - Don'ts.



Creating Captures with Video

To use Video mode:

  1. Go to the capture menu by tapping the Capture icon in the bottom left.
  2. From the capture menu, tap Capture New Area > Video.
  3. Move the reference plan until the crosshairs are at the location of the camera and tap Mark and Start Recording to begin recording.
  4. While recording, walk slowly and minimize head movement and bobbing to avoid blurry images.
  5. To end the video capture, press the Stop icon in the center of the screen.
    Note: Once the video has reached the maximum recording duration, the Capture App will automatically end the video capture and you will be notified with a camera beep.
  6. Move the reference plan until the crosshairs are at the final location of the camera, then tap Mark Final Position and End.
    • To save the current video capture and return to the capture menu, select Save and Quit.
    • To save the current video capture and start a new video capture from the final position of the current video capture, select Capture Another Area > From Previous End Position.
    • To save the current video capture and start a new video capture from a new location, select Capture Another Area > New Start Position.
    • To delete the current video capture, select Discard and Quit.