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Video: How to Capture Google Street View Imagery From Your Car | Video Courtesy of Insta360 Pro

This 72 second video shows how to Capture Google Street View Imagery from Your Car using the first camera to be certified by Google as "Street View Ready" and some accessories and software:

Insta360 Pro
GPS module
Module Clip
Module Mount
Car Mount
Insta360 STITCHER software (free)

More about the above in this Insta360 Blog Post.

Some thought-starters for making money with this workflow:

✓ if you live in a location where there is no GSV - or out-of-date GSV, pitch:

A. Chamber of Commerce
B. Tourism Bureau
C. Economic Development Council
D. Large business that want to be the sponsor of this update

✓ Helmet mount to walk large, indoor spaces
✓ Upload the imagery to CUPIX to create 3D Tour (with annotation)
✓ Construction Sites - work-in-progress documentation
✓ Publish to Google Street View with your nadir patch to promote your business of GSV content creation

How might you use this workflow to make money?

Best,

Dan
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I just bought the Insta360 Pro and the GPS kit. I'll have to try it out. Thanks!
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@Tosolini

Great! Looking forward to seeing you take the camera for a spin.

Which car mount did you buy?

Best,

Dan
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@dansmigrod I've a Panavise Actiongrip single suction cup mount (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N9PPOSG/). After watching the video though, I feel I may need something more robust if I don't want to lose the Insta on the road.
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I'd mount it on a short pole of some sort. It really should be higher
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@Tosolini

Yikes!

Yup. With a $3,500 camera on the roof, I would want the best mount I could find. Please let us know if you find something better than the one I listed.

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I'd mount it on a short pole of some sort. It really should be higher
Yes. Though I could image the pole would create torque. I imagine a tripod with there mounts.

There must be a ready-made, awesome solution that includes the elevation from the car roof. Seems like @Tosolini has a vested interest in solving this puzzle piece.

Best,

Dan
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The next post had a good example on Insta's site

http://blog.insta360.com/google-street-view-federico-debetto/

here is it here

Camtree G-51 Professional Gripper Campod Car Mount Stabilizer
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“Camtree G-51 Professional Gripper Campod Car Mount Stabilizer”


Ah! Great find! Here's a photo courtesy of Insta360 Plus, the Insta360 blog post is spot on about how the Google Trusted Photographer turned this turnkey solution into cash in with the Ministry of Tourism in Albania.

"The ministry set up a meeting just 3 days after we met, and I told her all the exciting ways we could do this project. We reached an agreement and began to capture the first photos last May. After about 6 months, we inserted approximately 3,000 360 panoramas into public places, such as unique archeological parks and businesses," according to the Insta360 Blog post quoting Google Trusted Pro Federico Debetto.

"The Albanian project was placed on the national tourism website of Albania and we created a dedicated Facebook page called Virtual Albania that has collected around 10,000 likes in less than 6 months. The project is not just a side gig — it is a service to help people discover places. The project collected over 8 million views in less than 6 months. People learn about the tour through many different channels, and one of them is Google Street View."




@Tosolini

Are you going to buy this or something else?

Best,

Dan
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@whereareweat
@Jamie
@Tosolini

Found a different one on Amazon ...

Selens Kaikoura SK1 Professional Gripper Car Suction Cup Camera Mount System for Moving Vehicle Photography Videography Equipment

Best,

Dan
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They really shouldn't post videos like this. The generated panos are all rolled (camera wasn't straight?) and the car as a nadir isn't amazing. And as it's a video, throw that into Photoshop (yes, Photoshop) and apply a few adjustment layers to improve the scene, export, then publish.

I wonder ... if this is higher, why not have a physical nadir on your car? No need to patch.
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I wonder ... if this is higher, why not have a physical nadir on your car? No need to patch.


it! A physical nadir on the roof the car. Brilliant. (Though, I must say, in the Insta360 Software, it is a global replace: easy-peasy.)

Yeah. Weird that they did not put their best foot forward with the video orientation. Also something easy to fix in the Insta360 software.

Best,

Dan
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