How to position and set up your camera
-Remember to disable any gyroscopic stabilization.
-Keep your camera upright and as high above your camera support system as possible.
-Try to position your camera support system so that it takes up less than 25% of the bottom of the resulting 360 image. You can check this if your camera supports a real-time preview.
-Consider the lighting of your environment (e.g. avoid sunrise/sunset, adjust exposure for bright conditions). If your camera supports a real-time preview, you can use signs and storefronts to verify proper exposure.
-Consider using available tools from the manufacturer, like a mobile app, to control the camera.
Additional tips
-If supported by your camera, consider setting the frame rate to 5 frames per second at driving or biking speeds and 1 frame per second for walking speeds.
-To ensure that GPS data is properly collected, start and stop your collection path in areas with open sky (e.g. avoid trees, buildings, etc.)
-To help us automatically position 360 images in relation to one another, when capturing imagery, try to overlap with some areas you already captured in the collection. This include turns (e.g. a city block) in your collection path.
-Try to limit your speed to:
--Under 5 mph or 8 kmh when capturing at 1fps
--Under 30 mph or 45 kmh when capturing at 5fps
--Under 45 mph or 70 kmh when capturing at 7fps
-Try to record your 360 videos for at least 2 minutes but for no longer than 60 minutes at a time (unless otherwise advised by the camera manufacturer).