Video Tutorial - Hardware and Field Best Practices

Hardware Requirements:

-Garmin VIRB
NOTE: It is absolutely essential that the firmware is updated prior to using mobile VideoWalk. The workflow will not work otherwise.
(more cameras coming soon)

-Omnidirectional light (if walking indoors with inconsistent lighting)

If you do not have a VIRB, request one from us and we will send you a VideoWalk kit with the camera included! Request it by clicking on the chat button on the bottom right of your screen.

Updating the firmware

  1. Download the Garmin VIRB app to your mobile device
  2. Connect the Garmin VIRB to your mobile device via WIFI (from the main menu, select Wireless > Wi-Fi, and select the Wi-Fi toggle switch to turn on the Wi‑Fi radio)
  3. Open the Garmin VIRB app and follow the on-screen instructions

First time setup of the Garmin VIRB 

  1. Ensure you have a mini-SD card inside of the camera, with at least 16GB of space
  2. Change the mode into Timelapse Video recording mode
  3. Set timelapse interval to 1/2 second


Using the Mobile Workflow

Step 1. Connect the VideoWalk capable camera to your phone via Wifi.

Step 2. While navigating a drawing, select “Walk” mode

Step 3. Specify your starting position

Step 4. Walk! Some tips: to ensure that StructionSite’s AI-powered computer vision can keep track of your movement: 

   -Walk at a normal walking pace

   -Pause briefly in doorways

   -Walk slower through narrow hallways and tight spaces. 

   -Try to end at the opposite end of the building; Do not end exactly where you started

Step 5: When you finish, move your position over your end point and hit the Stop button

Step 6: Repeat steps 3-5 in multiple areas of the project or multiple levels, until you’re satisfied with the coverage

Step 7: Turn off the 360 camera and sync.

You will receive an email notification when the path is in process and will be ready to be viewed shortly!

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