Reconstruct supports processing 360 videos and creating point clouds from these videos. 360 videos can be uploaded to Reconstruct through the Data Manager. First you need to access the Data Manager for your project. Once you are in the Data Manager, you should click on the "360 Videos" tab on the left-hand side of the screen. Then, click on the "Upload Videos" button on the top right-hand side of the screen, select the 360 videos from your local hard drive, and click "Open". Please read below to know more about supported 360 video formats.
You can process point clouds from the video while it is being uploaded by clicking the "Process Point Cloud" button in the upload activity box. If you use this feature, you can leave the video uploading and the point cloud process will start automatically once the upload is complete. Please note that you have to leave your browser open while the upload process is still going, closing the browser or refreshing the tab will interrupt the upload and prevent the point cloud from starting.
You can also process point cloud that includes multiple videos and/or images. All you need to do is select all the videos you want to be included in the point cloud, switch to the "Images" tab and select all the images that you want to be included as well, then click "Process point cloud", decide if you want it to be aligned to a previous point cloud, and then click on "Process".
Please note that the recommended maximum total duration of 360 videos for one point cloud is 10 minutes. This means that you should not process videos with total duration of more than 10 minutes in one point cloud. For example, if you have three videos, each with a duration of 5 minutes, we recommend processing only two of them in one point cloud, and the remaining one in a separate point cloud to avoid exceeding the maximum recommended total duration. Processing videos of more than 10 minutes might result in extremely long processing time, and reconstruction errors.
Please note that this feature only supports 360 videos in *.MP4 format. Please check the instructions below for your specific camera:
- Insta360 One X: Please note that it outputs the video files in its native *.INSV format, and that you have to use the Insta360 Studio software on your computer to stitch these files and generate an *.MP4 file, then upload that file to Reconstruct.
- Garmin Virb 360: You can pull the files directly from the camera and upload it directly to Reconstruct. The camera already outputs videos in the supported *.MP4 format.
- Ricoh Theta (S or V): The camera produces videos in raw format. These videos have a wide black background and two circular (fisheye) images next to each other (see the right side of the image below). This raw format is not supported in Reconstruct. You have to use the Ricoh Theta app to convert the videos to "Equirectangular" format (see the left side of the image below) before uploading the converted videos to Reconstruct. This conversion happens by dragging your raw videos and dropping them into the Ricoh Theta app, the app will automatically create an equirectangular version of the video and place it in the same folder as the original video. The converted version of the video will have the suffix "_er" at the end of the file name.
- Reconstruct may be able to process 360 videos from other cameras, but it was only tested on the three cameras above.
- Please do not upload smart phone videos, DSLR videos, or any non-360 videos to Reconstruct, as they are not supported.