How to Calibrate your IMS 5 Camera

 

You may see compass related warning messages in Survey periodically. See Figure 1

 


 

Figure 1 - Compass Angle error

 


This is normal and means the compass can not get a good reading. If these messages become more frequent, it is recommended to calibrate the compass. 


Once in Survey, this can be done by going to the Manage tab in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, then tapping the calibrate compass button. 


As soon as you do that, you will be given three options: 

  1. Show How-to Video, 
  2. OK
  3. Cancel


To start the calibration immediately click OK, or watch a How-to video on how to complete the process. 


Figure 2 - calibration options

 

If you are viewing this document on a computer, you can also click here to view a How-to video with demonstrations.


The how-to video is built right into the camera and it shows you how to move the camera, so the compass can get the information needed to calibrate itself. 


There are three movements you are required to make:

 

Front to back

Left to Right

Twist

 


Watch the video as many times as needed. To begin calibration, click the “Ok” button.


Note: Camera rotation should be performed slowly and should take about 10-20 seconds to complete. If the calibration data collection is not completed in 60 seconds, the procedure will time out and will need to be repeated.

 

Move the camera around as you saw in the video, and then tap Finish. You should then see a message that says: “Compass was calibrated successfully”, you may then tap “Ok” to clear this message.

 

If you are unsuccessful, please make sure you review the steps required and retry the process.