This thought has been bugging me for a while, so decided to throw it out for discussion.
Part of the GSV video mode capture specification is that no mechanical or electronic image levelling is allowed when making a capture. Google’s processing is supposed to take care of the levelling.
One of the presentation videos at the GSV summit last year showed someone using an Insta360 Pro pole mounted but using a mechanical stabilising gimbal.
The Labpano cameras have their PilotSteady electronic stabilisation function on board, but currently this option is disabled in the GSV video capture mode.
Just wondering what would happen if we did make stabilised image captures? Would it mess up Google’s processing if we did?
Also considering other platforms such as Mapillary would there be any advantages or disadvantages for capturing levelled panos?