Are all 360° cameras compatible? Where can I purchase one?
To get started with CupixVista, you'll need one of these:
• Insta360 ONE X2
• Insta360 ONE RS 1-inch
• Insta360 Sphere
• Insta360 X3
• Ricoh Theta X
These models can be found online at the Insta360 store, Amazon.com and B&H as well as in brick-and-mortar stores like Best Buy!
Are RICOH Theta 360 cameras compatible for use?
Unfortunately, the 3D dollhouse generation feature is not available for any RICOH Theta 360 camera model.
Is '2FPS' the only frame rate CupixVista supports?
No, CupixVista also supports standard 360 videos at 30 FPS, but they can create large files (several gigabytes for 10 minutes). Using 2 FPS reduces file size and makes uploading smoother.
However, if you'd like to test 360 video at 30 FPS:
• For Insta360 Cameras, switch to 'Video Mode' to set it at '30 FPS.'
• With Ricoh Theta X, choose 'Video' mode and adjust 'Video Size' to '4K 30FPS' in the 'Shooting Settings' menu.
Is it allowed to keep the Sticky Lens Guards from Insta360 when recording a video?
Unfortunately, no. For the best possible results, please refrain from using it as it may cause distortion and ultimately lead to processing failure.
How long can a 360° video walk be?
Right now, CupixVista supports video recordings of up to 20 minutes (=1,200 seconds) in length. When you upload video footage longer than 20 minutes, our system processes the initial 20 minutes.
How much space can I cover in a 20-minute video walk?
With a 20-minute walk, you can travel up to 1,500 meters (5,000 feet) of distance. Depending on the layout, it is typically possible to navigate through an area of 6,000 m² (60,000 ft²) in a 20-minute video capture.
What is the best way to hold a 360° camera while shooting a video?
For optimal outcomes, we highly suggest you mount your 360° camera on a selfie-stick. Especially, with the Insta360 Extended Edition Selfie-Stick you can change your shooting angles and perspectives by modifying the stick length up to 10 feet (3 meters) while recording a 360° video. By taking advantage of this flexibility, you'll be able to capture the site from various angles and heights from a single 360-video walk.
With pedestrians and moving vehicles in the area, is it still acceptable to take 360° video?
CupixVista is incredibly adept at eliminating moving objects within a scene, even when the environment becomes quite busy. The software can generate 3D dollhouse data from 360° video footage with ease, so long as it isn't too crowded!
How quickly do I need to walk in order for it to be considered a "speed of walk"? And can I break into a run if desired?
Keeping up a typical walking pace of 4-6 km/h (or 2.5-4 mph) is essential to producing high quality 3D dollhouses. Moving too quickly will decrease the accuracy and precision of the result, meaning that you should be sure to maintain a steady speed during walking for optimal results.
Can I record 360° footage while riding on a scooter, bicycle or vehicle?
To attain the clearest footage possible, it's important to ensure that your 360° camera travels at a speed similar to walking. Attaching a 360° camera to a vehicle that goes faster than the speed of walking can frequently result in unacceptable outcomes.
Is it possible to capture 360° footage by flying a drone with an Insta360 Sphere camera attached?
If you fly your drone at a steady pace, similar to walking speed, our system will be able to process it without difficulty.
Is it acceptable to record 360° footage from poorly lit areas?
It is important to avoid walking around excessively dark spaces. When you can easily recognize objects in your surroundings from afar, you know the lighting levels are just right.
If you plan on shooting indoors, take advantage of the natural lighting available by picking a time during daylight hours. Additionally, to avoid any reflected glare from bright lights, make sure to turn off any excess light fixtures in your space.
What are some of the difficulties associated with creating a 3D dollhouse from 360° videos?
Generally, the 3D depth of each pixel is computed through the visual consistency between different images in a photogrammetric 3D dollhouse generation process. However, in certain circumstances, the visual similarity may be deceptive. For instance,
• Textureless surfaces such as bright white office walls
• Areas through glass walls
• Mirrors and reflective surfaces
• Illuminating, radiant lighting fixture
• Glossy highlights on the floor
These surfaces often result in either minimal or no point coverage.
Are there any other tips to enhance the accuracy of the resulting 3D dollhouse?
In addition to maintaining a consistent walking speed, we recommend finishing the 360 video recording near the initial starting location. Our software is capable of recognizing past locations visited and correcting drift errors that may have accumulated over time.