Introduction

 360° camera settings feature enables users to change 360° camera that is connected while capturing the survey. This feature will be helpful for users that are capturing survey from space that is under restrictive conditions, dark spaces with light limitation, or unstable spaces with shake condition, that requires AV/SS/ISO/EV/HDR control for successful capture.

 

Who can use this feature? 

  Super Admin Site Manager Team Admin Surveyor Collaborator Viewer
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Representative use case of this feature

 This feature enables users to change connected 360camera's each settings. By changing SS(Shutter Speed), photo will take environment either brighter or darker. By changing ISO, photo will take environment either brighter or darker also. but high SS(capturing photo really fast) requires stability and higher ISO(making sensor sensitive) causes noise on photo.

 

 1-1) When capturing dark environment,

a) if darkness is not serious, turn HDR on through Auto mode and capture. expected output photo can be checked through 360camera preview
b) if darkness is serious, increase SS until camera is stably capturing, and if brightness is still low, increase ISO through Manual mode

 

 1-2) When capturing bright environment,

a) if brightness is not serious, turn HDR on through Auto mode and capture. expected output photo can be checked through 360camera preview
b) if brightness is serious, lower ISO to minimum, and if brightness is still high, lower SS through Manual mode

 

 2) When capturing on an unstable environment where the camera is shaking for any reason, we recommend users to lower SS first, and then if brightness is still low, increase ISO through Manual mode 

 

For specific instructions about each features, read more on below

 

Changing the 360° Camera Setting 

1. Tap the [Setting], right down of the capture screen.

2. In the 360° Camera Information, tap Shooting Mode and you see A) 360° camera preview and B)360° camera capture mode setting UI.

3. Select the Mode from Auto, Manual, and Sutter Priority.

4. Select the Value in each factor.

 

360° Camera Information in Settings UI

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A) 360° Camera Preview

Shows video stream from connected 360° camera that dynamically changes based on current settings.

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B)360° Camera Capture Mode

App provides mode with [AUTO] [MANUAL] and [SHUTTER PRIORITY] that has each own controllability regarding SS/ISO/EV/HDR factors.

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a) Auto(default) : Automatically sets all the factors for current environment condition with chosen EV value and HDR option.

b) Manual: Can set every factor, SS/ISO, depending on own requirements.

c) SS priority: With selected EV and SS, automatically sets ISO factor. Better for fast capture.

 

C)Factors

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a) SS, Shutter Speed: Factor that decides how long the will shutter take to close when capturing the image. Low SS means fast capture without blur while higher means slow capture that will give blurred image without stability.

for cases where the platform is unstable so camera is shaking for any reasons, need to set SS low.
for the case where the environment is dark, need to set SS high.

b) ISO, International Standards Organization: Factor about sensor sensitivity, high ISO makes photo brighter while increasing photo noise.

for cases where the environment is dark, need to set ISO high. If the platform is stable enough so camera is not shaking, recommend setting SS high first for a brighter photo before setting ISO high due to noise.

c) EV, Exposure Value: Factor about camera exposure with the combination of SS/ISO, the higher value gives output photo brighter.

for the case when you are using 'Auto' mode for capture, set EV high to capture the bright photo.

d) HDR, High Dynamic Range: Feature that gives improved photo with better color and brightness visualization by normalization. Turning HDR ON will replace capture with at least 3 continuous multiple capture. So, SS gets automatically tuned depending on nearby environment, which requires stability while capturing. Available only with 'Auto' preset due to SS tuning.

 

 

Note: We will have more camera settings in the upcoming release as follows.

 

Modes that will be updated soon

a) ISO priority: with selected EV and ISO, automatically sets AV/SS factor. Better for high-quality photo capture.
b) AV priority: with selected EV and AV, automatically sets SS/ISO factor. Better for outdoor capture.

 

Factors that will be updated soon

a) AV, Aperture Value : Value about Aperture size, higher aperture means more light for wide focus.

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