Before you capture a performance, you need to configure your iPhones using our app.
Our platform currently supports footage captured on any iPhone running IOS 16 or later and you can use any iphone/iPad running IOS 16 or later as a host.
Setup your iPhones using the steps below:
- Make sure you have an active internet connection on the host iPhone, you'll need this in order to sign in to the app. Make sure that WiFi and bluetooth are enabled on all iPhones.
- It is not necessary to have an internet connection on the phones you'll be using as cameras, but it will allow you to upload directly from each iPhone to our platform. Without internet, you can either send the footage to the host and upload from there, or save it for later and upload when you have an internet connection.
- On all iPhones, open the move.ai App.
- Click the settings icon and make sure the iPhones have relevant names (e.g. iPhone 01, iPhone 02...). This will make them easier to identify during your shoot.
- On the iPhone being used as the host, select Host Session, name the session and project.
- On the iPhones being used as cameras, select Join Session and then place them in their mount.
- Check the host has connected to all cameras, then press start session. IMPORTANT NOTE: If setting up multiple iPhones for the first time, do not use an iCloud backup of an existing device. This could cause issues with camera identification later on.
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Framing up your phones:
Follow the Capture Volume guidance to understand where to position the phones within your space, to create your capture volume.
Once you know where to position your iPhones, follow these steps to frame them up:
- Stand in front of an iPhone and using the host to see the live preview adjust the framing of the phone so that it can see as much of the capture volume as possible, ensuring that it can see your entire body (with your hands up) at the closest location. At a minimum, the iPhone needs to see your hands when they're above your head in the centre of the volume (as this is part of the calibration process). However, it is important to consider if the movements you'll be capturing may require more height, or if your actor may be taller than you.
- It is recommended to use an object, marker or tape to identify the limits of your capture volume, so that you don't exceed the space during your capture.
- Repeat this step on each camera iPhone until you are happy that you have good coverage around the entire volume. As a bear minimum, two iPhones must be able to see your entire body at all times during the capture.
- Once you have framed them all up, you're ready to calibrate!
Updated 29 Mar 2023
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