- 14 Nov 2022
- 4 Minutes to read
Adding Technique Media on the iOS App
- Updated on 14 Nov 2022
- 4 Minutes to read
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💻 iOS app
👤 Content Creator, System Admin, and procedure template co-author users
A procedure author can include an image or video to accompany the instructions for an augmented step. Technique media can be uploaded from a computer or captured via the Tempo iOS application as part of procedure authoring.
For additional information about augmented steps, refer to the Creating & Managing Augmented Steps article. (For additional information about uploading technique media using the web application, skip to the Technique Media section of that article.)
There is a 1 GB size limit on technique media.
Capturing technique media from the Tempo iOS app
A procedure author can create and add technique media to a draft procedure template from the Tempo iOS app.
- To navigate to the Procedures section of the Tempo app, open the app, then tap menu Menu > Procedures.
- Locate the relevant draft procedure template below the Drafts, Review and Approval section, then tap the file.
- Select Start. The draft procedure template displays.
- For a PDF-based procedure template, tap Flow; otherwise, skip to the next step.
- Tap the number or name for the relevant augmented step. A step pop-up displays.
- Select Add Technique Media. The iPad camera functionality launches within the Tempo app. By default, the app is in Photo mode.
- Tap the round button to take a photo, or swipe among other camera options to take a video, add augmented reality elements, or switch to the standard camera. (For additional information on these options, refer to the Understanding the Tempo augmented reality camera section of this article.
- Make any relevant annotations or edits, then tap Save. (For additional information on these options, refer to the Understanding the Tempo augmented reality camera section of this article.) The image saves.
- The Add Technique Media pop-up displays. Enter a description in the Add Description field. (Optionally, you can also add more technique media by tapping Add Media and then taking a new photo or video. When media are uploaded together, they all have the same description applied.) Tap Save to save the technique media to the augmented step.
- Once the file has saved, the details can be viewed and managed in the Tempo web app. This includes the ability to update the file name, update the caption, download the file, or delete the file.
- Annotation, augmented reality, and video trimming options are only available before a file is saved. Images and videos cannot be edited within Tempo after they are saved.
Understanding the Tempo augmented reality camera
The Tempo augmented reality (AR) camera includes a menu with five options: Photo, Video, Add AR, Build a Workflow, and Standard Camera.
- Photo: Captures a photo. Compatible with Add AR, if applied. Once the photo has been captured, supports scribble and text annotation, as well as undo, redo, and delete annotation options.
- Video: Captures a video. Compatible with Add AR, if applied. Once the video has been captured, supports trimming the beginning or ending of the video.
- Add AR: Adds one or more AR elements for use in photos or videos.
- Place an arrow: Adds a green AR arrow to the photo/video area. Once added, the placement and size can be adjusted.
- Add a spinner: Adds two AR spinning arrows to the photo/video area. Once added, the orientation and size can be adjusted.
- Insert a directional flow effect: Adds a repeating set of AR green arrows that move from one point to another to the photo/video area. Once added, the arrow flow can be inverted, the placement of one of the two points can be moved, and the arrow size can be adjusted.
- Build a Workflow: Allows multiple AR scenes for use in a video. When selected, enables the Build Your Workflow builder, which has one scene by default. During the Build stage, AR elements can be added to each scene. Additional scenes can be added by selecting the Add Scene button at the bottom right of the page. Once all scenes have been staged, select Record > Record to begin recording the scenes at your preferred timing, beginning with Scene 1. (Use the left and right arrows to navigate among scenes.) Tap Stop to stop recording. Once the video has been captured, supports trimming the beginning or ending of the video.
- Standard Camera: Swaps to the standard camera, which offers Photo and Video options that are not compatible with AR elements. These options otherwise offer the same functionality as the Photo and Video options in the AR camera.
Review one or more of the articles linked below to learn more about related functionality: