How do I record and share 360° videos using Labpano Pilot cameras?

Here's how to record 360° videos using your Pilot One or Pilot Era 360 camera, and share them using AVATOUR.

Step 1: Navigate to the Camera app and record content

The first step is to record content via the Camera application on the Pilot. Selecting the camera icon on the bottom left corner will allow the user to choose between stills and video recording modes.

Stitched Video is the recommended mode for recording content and would be the icon with the play thumbnail located inside of it as pictured below

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Once in Stitched Video mode, pressing the gear icon on the right and verifying that the Settings are configured as pictured below is necessary for optimal recording and playback.

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Recommended settings:

  • PilotSteady is turned on. 
  • Orientation is Fixed.
  • Codec is set to H265 to reduce file size and upload times
  • Set fragment storage to 1 Hour so files are split up especially for very long recordings.
  • Set resolution to 4K Quality Priority (3840x2160@24 fps)  or 6K (5760x2880@15fps)

Step 2: Connect to PC and save recorded content to hard drive


Using a USB C to USB cable, connect the camera to an available USB port and locate the drive where your camera files are stored. For Mac users, Android File Transfer software is needed to gain access to the connected device. 

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Navigate to the “DCIM” folder where recorded content can be found in the corresponding Photos and Videos folders and drag the files you would like added to AVATOUR to a folder on your hard drive or Desktop.

Step 3: Uploading to Host Dashboard

Finally you will need to upload it to your AVATOUR cloud account in order to share it in an AVATOUR session. After transferring the file to your PC or laptop, follow the instructions in this knowledge base article to upload and configure your file.

(360 videos can be quite large - hundreds of gigabytes or more! Use a high-bandwidth internet connection for upload if possible)