VideoMode BETA is a capturing method that allows you to simply walk the jobsite while your 360° camera captures the site, without you having to take each photo individually. Simply set up the VideoMode on the JobWalk App, locate yourself on the floor plan and VideoMode takes care of the rest.

The VideoMode feature analyzes the captured 360° video and automatically organizes the corresponding 360° photos on your floor plan, creating a dense net of documentation.


How to work with VideoMode BETA in the Web Editor

IMPORTANT:

As VideoMode BETA is a HoloBuilder add-on that might not be included in your current subscription, you might not have access to this feature.

Please contact your trusted HoloBuilder contact or reach out to our support team at support@holobuilder.com

if you are interested in learning more about getting access to this feature.

If you already captured one or multiple walks in HoloBuilder using VideoMode BETA (learn how to here), you can do some more adjustments to these and review them in the HoloBuilder Web Editor.

Get started with VideoMode in the Web Editor by opening the project via your HoloBuilder Enterprise Dashboard in which you have uploaded the 360 VideoMode side tour with the JobWalk app. You can learn about your options with VideoMode BETA in the Web Editor below:


Adjusting your recorded path

Note:

Once the upload of your VideoMode BETA tour is finished, your video is processed to create your waypoints for the identified 360 views of your recorded path on the sheet and connect the 360 images to an interactive tour.

To correct possibly misplaced waypoints or paths of your recorded walk with VideoMode BETA, follow the below steps:

  1. Open the project in the Web Editor.

    1. You will find your VideoMode scenes listed as waypoints as usual on the left side of your screen.

    2. The waypoints on the sheet are the VideoMode scenes aligned as a path.

    3. On the right you will find a new button called "VideoMode" with a yellow BETA sign.



  2. Click on the "VideoMode" BETA button in the menu on the right to open the "Paths on this sheet" view.

    Note:

    This section will be empty if you did not yet capture any videos with VideoMode. Learn more here.

    1. Every VideoMode path recorded to the selected sheet will be listed named as "videomode_{time_when_video_was_captured}".

    2. Click on the VideoMode to open its path on the sheet and enable the editing.

    3. Find also a short video tutorial directly in the Web Editor to review the steps described below. The video can always be reopened for guidance using the little question mark icon in the side panel above the video recordings overview.

  3. When a video path was selected, you can start correcting the positioning of the waypoints on the sheet in the "Adjust VideoMode Path" view.

    Move a waypoint to reposition on the sheet:

    1. Click, hold and drag a waypoint of your choice.

    2. Drag to and release on the correct position on the sheet.

    3. Once released, the moved waypoint will be highlighted in red.

      IMPORTANT:

      Once clicked and moved (highlighted in red), the selected waypoint becomes stationary and stay locked at the same position. Only waypoints between the new selected waypoint and the red waypoint will be adjusted in their positioning.

    4. Repeat the adjusting process by selecting other waypoints of your path to place your whole walk correctly on the sheet.


      Note:

      You can check which location to move by clicking on a waypoint to get a preview of the 360 image on this location.
      To close, simply click somewhere else on the sheet.

  4. Select "APPLY CHANGES" to save your adjustments to the path.

    MPORTANT:

    Any saved changes cannot be undone.

  5. If you have multiple video paths captured on the same sheet - that are not merged into the existing waypoints of a previous capture as TimeTravels (learn more about TimeTravel here) - you can select it on the overview and repeat the above steps if needed.


Categories and Filters

When capturing and uploading new 360 images using VideoMode BETA, all related 360 images will automatically get tagged with 2 predefined categories by the system:

  1. Each walk get tagged with its own category according to the date it was captured as "videomode_{time_when_image_was_added}" to easily isolate the related 360 images for review.

  2. All paths documented with VideoWalk will get tagged with the category "VideoMode" - this will allow you to isolate images captured with VideoMode from images captured with the basic or any other mode.

Based on this, you are able to filter the VideoMode scenes by using the filter options. This will allow you to only show the images of a selected path uploaded with the corresponding category.

The filtering works the exact same way as the basic HoloBuilder categories and filters by opening the filter settings and (de)selecting any filters as needed - learn more on how to use these here.


Walking your recorded path

With VideoMode BETA, all 360 images of your path are automatically linked to it's previous and next capture to easily move along the path you walked while recording.

The links will show up as an arrow in your 360 images facing the direction your next/previous 360 image is located.

Walking the path:

You are able to move between the scenes by clicking on the Go to Scene Action Object on the scene.

IMPORTANT:

Interacting with the arrows to switch to the next or previous image is only possible in the viewing mode and not directly in the editing mode. If you are currently editing your project, switch to the preview to test the links.



Note:

You can always reach us via email at support@holobuilder.com, use the live chat feature in the bottom right corner or simply contact your go-to HoloBuilder representative.

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