In that email about 1 year Qoocam 8K, Kandao says that they have implemented the Open Spherical Camera protocol. I remember from reading the Mapillary blog from the start that Mapillary has implemented OSC in their iOS app! That means that Mapillary app can fire the Qoocam 8K! I do not know if Mapillary on iOS has the same superb capture approach as on Android, depending on distance covered or curve taken. I do not know how fast Qoocam 8K can fire to use it on a car with 7 fps. But, it means that you can get leveled pics off cam. However, seems to be without location data, but enough tools around to add that. Ready to upload to Mapillary. Note that the operating environment temperature for Qoocam 8K of 40C is way too low to use it in the tropical sun. I have neither. Anyone able to test this?
Ricoh Thetas have Open Spherical Camera protocol too.
Alternatively, you may consider a Labpano Pilot camera and use GSV video mode capture and the GSV2JPG or TrekView tools to extract the frames, but that footage is not leveled.
Anyone else on >= 8K 360?