Process and create point clouds from 360 videos. 360 videos can be uploaded to Reconstruct through the Data Manager. Read below to learn more about supported 360 video formats.
Uploading 360 Videos
- Access the Data Manager for your project
- Select the "360 Videos" tab on the left side of the screen.
- Select the "Upload Videos" button on the top right side of the screen.
- Select the 360 videos from your local hard drive and click "Open".
Processing Point Clouds while Video is Uploading
Process point clouds from the video while it is uploading by selecting the "Process Point Cloud" button in the upload activity box. This feature automatically starts the point cloud process once the video is finished uploading. Leave your browser open while the upload process is ongoing. Closing the browser or refreshing the tab interrupts the upload and prevents the point cloud processing from starting.
Processing Point Clouds Including Multiple Videos/Images
Process point clouds that include multiple videos and/or images by following these instructions:
- Select all the videos needed and select all the images needed in the "Images" tab.
- Click "Process point cloud" and decide whether it should be aligned to a previous point cloud.
- Click "Process".
The recommended maximum total duration of 360 videos for one point cloud is 10 minutes. For example, if there are three videos each with a duration of 5 minutes, we recommend processing only two of them in one point cloud and processing one in a separate point cloud to avoid exceeding the maximum recommended total duration. Processing videos that are more than 10 minutes long in total results in long processing time and reconstruction errors.
Supported 360 Video Formats
The 360 video feature only supports 360 videos in *.MP4 format. Check the instructions below for your specific camera:
- Insta360 Cameras: Insta360 cameras record two video files, one for each lens, in its native *.INSV format. Upload both these files to Reconstruct Data Manager and they will be automatically stitched as a .MP4. To edit, crop and stitch these files manually use Insta360 Studio software and export a .MP4 before uploading the file to Reconstruct.
- Garmin Virb 360: You can export the files directly from the camera and upload them directly to Reconstruct. The camera exports 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. Use the Ricoh Theta app to convert the videos to the "Equirectangular" format (see the left side of the image below) before uploading the converted videos to Reconstruct. Drag and drop your raw videos into the Ricoh Theta app and 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 has only been tested on the three cameras above.
- Do not upload smartphone videos, DSLR videos, or any non-360 videos to Reconstruct, as they are not supported.