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Capture Mode: Video

Capture Mode: Video

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Overview

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° panos in a SiteView.

Cupix recommends Video Mode as the standard way to capture a job site.

Note: You can record up to 60 minutes of video at a time, depending on the camera you use. See this article for the cameras we support.


Record Better 360° Videos

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

Also, check out this article on best practices for 360° videos for details on capturing the best quality 360° videos.



Capture with Video

To capture a site with Video Mode:

  1. Tap the Capture icon at the bottom.
  2. Download the latest project template (reference plans, levels, etc.) by tapping on Update Now. Depending on the speed of your WiFi network + size of the files, the process might take several minutes or more.
  3. Tap on Add New. If you have already created one today, tap on your existing capture.
  4. Confirm the level you are capturing. You can tap on Change Level to pick a different one.
  5. Tap on Capture New Area.
  6. Tap on Video.
  7. Move the reference plan until the crosshairs are at the location of the camera, and tap Mark and Start Recording.
  8. Some things to remember while you capture:
    • Walk & turn slowly.
    • For high fidelity (HiFi) panos, stop for 3 seconds, then continue walking.
    • Avoid quick head movements when using the Helmet Mount.
    • Keep the Selfie-stick & camera directly above your head at least 6 inches when walking.
  9. To end the video capture, press the orange 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.)
  10. Move the reference plan until the crosshairs are at the final location of the camera, then tap Mark Final Position.
    • 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.
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