GoPro Fusion stitching
I apologise, I misspoke on the Fusion. It is not a camera I have tested myself yet. I have edited my earlier post to avoid confusing others.
Server side stitching of Fusion images is not something we have rolled out at scale yet and requires further refinement. Thus client-side stitching is still the only option if you have this camera. It is a good camera but requires patience and a decent machine.
Camera Grant Program
Just to point out, we have been lending cameras for years . First for humanitarian scenarios, then as a camera lending program. We have been careful promoting because we wanted to avoid the impression that this was an easy way to get free gear. But I am really happy people are taking to the idea and are appreciative of how it could improve image camera.
I definitely agree with you on this point. The challenge is judging image quality at scale for many different contributors across the world. We’re applying computer vision to this problem, but we are not there yet. I’d love to hear your thoughts on how you think we can determine this better in the meantime for challenges that we are running. We have a new scoring system coming soon that will factor in the optimal ratio of images to each KM, but it won’t be looking at the contents of an image or the resolution/camera attributes.