How to shoot
high-quality videos

If you’re ready to create your own 3D content, check out our tips for how
to shoot high-quality videos using the best equipment and set-up.

LEARN HOW

Please note that we are not affiliated with companies who sell lighting equipment, turntables or courses. We’ve shared these links to help you find what you need

How to shoot
high-quality videos

If you’re ready to create your own 3D content, check out our tips for how
to shoot high-quality videos using the best equipment and set-up.

LEARN HOW

Please note that we are not affiliated with companies who sell lighting equipment,
turntables or courses. We’ve shared these links to help you find what you need

Setting up your equipment

Use the following equipment for a seamless result:

MOTORIZED TURNTABLE

A motorized turntable will help you get a smooth and even 360 product spin. These can be purchased in any size, from small like the Turnspro or Vello models, to large enough for a mannequin or model to stand on, like this one from Arqspin.

CAMERA

Use any standard digital camera with movie mode, Mount your camera on a tripod. It’s important to keep your ISO low to prevent a grainy image. We recommended the following camera settings:

  • Manual exposure
  • Frame rate: 30
  • Image stabilization: Off

LIGHTING

Even more important than a low ISO: the color of the background should be as white as possible (a paper background works well). You can change aperture, shutter or ISO values to make the background closer to white, but your results will also depend on the lighting in your studio. Use continuous lights (LED).

Shoot your video

POSITIONING

Place your object in the center of the turntable for a steady view when spun. In case your turntable rotates counter-clockwise, you can choose Reverse Rotation in the software and change the direction of rotation. Clockwise rotation is selected by default.

ROTATION

Make sure your turntable is rotating evenly. The optimal speed for a 360 spin is from 30 seconds up to one minute. Test a couple at different speeds to find the best one.

RECORDING

Shoot a video of 1.5 spins of the object or 1 spin of the motion scene. If you use a Canon, please just press the Start button; as soon as the object has been rotated a full turn and a half, please press the Stop button.

Curious to know how your video will turn out?

You can download this sample video and import it to test out the software.

DOWNLOAD SAMPLE VIDEO