Video Capture with Monopod

When creating captures in Video Mode with a 360° camera mounted on a monopod, your goal is to record your 360° video in a way that generates crisp, clear frames that the CupixWorks algorithm can use to build a digital twin of your capture area.

Best Practices

The video below demonstrates a video capture that uses a 360° camera mounted on a monopod. Notice that our Cupix team member adheres to our recommended best practices, which include:

  • Making sure the camera is held at least 6 inches above the head so that the head does not dominate the bottom of the video frames
  • Walking at a slow, steady pace to allow the camera to record clear images
  • Keeping their other arm at their side so they do not block the camera lens with their fingers, hands, and arm during the capture
  • Pivoting when turning corners to avoid shaking or shifting too quickly, causing blurry frames
  • Holding the monopod steady, which again prevents blurriness
  • Avoiding hitting the camera on doorways or low ceilings
  • Slowing down through doorways and corridors to record clear images in areas with blocked line of sight so that the CupixWorks algorithm can use the final frames for photogrammetry

However, understanding what not to do is just as important as knowing best practices. View our video on Vide Capture Don'ts to learn about common mistakes that can hold you back from creating high quality video captures.

Also, we always strongly recommend that you practice this capture method with the hardware setup you plan to use before going onsite.