In addition to geotagged images, Mapillary also supports video uploads. The Desktop Uploader and mapillary_tools now have native support for uploading video files in GoPro and CAMM formats, enabling denser capture and easier workflows. Video capture allows for a much higher framerate than timelapse images and is now the recommended method of capture when you’re using moving vehicles like a car or bicycle. After uploading, the video(s) will be processed into images.
You can also upload geotagged videos and images simultaneously.
Mapillary supports uploading videos taken on GoPro’s popular line of action cameras and 360 cameras (including the Hero and MAX line of cameras). These cameras output .mp4 and .360 video files which Mapillary now natively supports. For example, take a look at our updated guide for capturing with the GoPro MAX (our recommended consumer 360° camera). We recommend different capture settings depending on whether you’re capturing by car, bicycle, or walking:
🚗 When driving, we recommend shooting 360 video at 24 frames per second and 5.6K resolution
🚲 When biking, use 360 time lapse video at an interval of 0.5 seconds and 5.6K resolution
🚶 When walking, use 360 time lapse photos (one frame every 2 seconds) and 16MP resolution
CAMM (Camera Motion Metadata Spec) Video
The CAMM format is a standard developed by Google that links movement and location information with mp4 files. It has emerged as a popular format for 360º camera manufacturers (particularly higher-end cameras) providing support for Google Street View uploads.
Just like with GoPro formats, you can now upload CAMM format videos from cameras like Ricoh Theta X or Insta360 Pro2 directly with the Desktop Uploader or via the command line in mapillary_tools.
The command line tools support more video types, including some video formats with embedded GPS as well as if you have an mp4 video and a separate .gpx file (see the documentation for command line tools for more details).
Hi Jukka! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this!
The 4GB `web upload` limit is a function of computer hardware: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/ieinternals/2011/03/10/file-upload-and-download-limits/
We actually do support these larger formats through our command line tools if this is something that you'd like to familiarize yourself with.
On the same note, I wanted to take the opportunity to vote for, if possible, taking sequences of images rather than video. When you upload videos to Mapillary we extract frames from the video, which affects the image resolution more or less depending on the camera.
Let us know if you have any more questions!
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