Hi, are there anybody, using Samsung Gear360 camera?
I bought one, and took cca 50 000 photos with it already. The camera is mounted on my bicycle helmet, and I’m tracking cicleways on the hills, and other highways in the forest, in the city, etc…
About the softwares I’m using: I don’t like the original Gear360 app, because it is painfully slow - it last cca 10 sec to take a photo on my Galaxy S7 phone. The other disadvantage: tapping the link on the phone screen -mounted on my bike is difficult,
I bought a “Gear 360 Value Kit” because in it there are a remote control for the cam, with it I can take a photo in every 1 second. This remote control is perfect on the brake handle.
On the terrain I’m using the camera controlled by remote control, and the phone only is recording the track gpx file. In the cam there are not gps and compass, so at home I correlate the photos to the track with the JOSM free software.
On the go there is no need for samsung phone, I take the photos without phone, and II’m recording the track gpx file with my old LG G4 phone. At home stitching and saving the photos I’m using the S7 edge phone.
The cam exposition is fast, I often take the photos at the speed 15 km/h.
To set the directions of the photos I’m using the free “interpolate_direction” python script, and JOSM “PhotoAdjust” plugin, or the mapillary plugin.
The cam battery can work about 3 hour, taking hundreds of photos.
I bought 2 spare battery for the cam…
The remote control battery is yet good after 50 000 pushing.
In the cam there are a perfect giroscope, the photos are always correctly horisontal.
Here is a sample: (Lackenhof- Lunzer see - Waidhofen) There were rainy and sunny weather too.
The pictures were taken at the speed of my bike: 0-20 km/h.
On my photos always are visible my blue helmet and the Gear360 logo
Are there any better idea, to accelerate the workflow?