Single Shot Capture with Helmet

When creating captures in Single Shot Mode with a 360° camera mounted on a helmet, your goal is to take 360° photos in a way that generates crisp, clear images.

Best Practices

The video below demonstrates a single shot capture that uses a 360° camera mounted on a helmet. Notice that our Cupix team member adheres to our recommended best practices for standing while taking each photo, as well as for selecting where to take photos.

Posture and Physical Awareness

  • Make sure the camera is mounted at least 6 inches above helmet so the helmet does not dominate the bottom of the photos
  • Keep your head and body straight with arms at your sides so you do not block the camera lens with your fingers, hands, and arms during the capture
  • Remain still while taking photos so no movement, like breathing, swaying, or shaking, is introduced during the capture to cause blurriness in photos
  • Avoiding hitting the camera on doorways or low ceilings

Photo Location

Unlike Multi-Shot Mode, photo spacing is not as essential to a successful capture since the location of every photo is marked on the reference plan in Single Shot Mode. However, there are still a few things to keep in mind when selecting where to take each photo:

  • Take photos in locations that will best capture the space, ie: in the middle of a room, hallway, or on a landing
  • If possible, do not take photos too close to walls, doors, and other objects that will block the camera's line of sight

Capturing High Areas

Certain jobsites require you to photograph areas that are above the usual height of the 360° camera or in hard to reach areas.  In these situations, you can hold the helmet like a hand-held mount to capture these locations. For more information, view our article and video on capturing high areas with a helmet.

Also, we always strongly recommend that you practice this capture method with the hardware setup you plan to use before going onsite.