Insta360 Sphere a Game Changer for Drone Captures with OpenSpace

By Chris Balandran

Capturing with OpenSpace using Insta360 Sphere and a drone

Ease of use, integration, and speed are all key to ensuring OpenSpace continues to be the most reliable and advanced reality capture platform on the market. So we’re happy to announce that using drones to capture with OpenSpace is reaching new heights, literally!

While we’ve supported capturing with drones since 2021, we’re excited to expand our capabilities thanks to the state-of-the-art Insta360 Sphere—a dual 360° camera you can attach to DJI Mavic Air 2 and Air 2S drones. Read on for everything you need to know.

The Insta360 Sphere difference

The Insta360 Sphere is incredibly easy to use, making it a perfect partner for OpenSpace. Unlike other cameras our customers have used for capturing with a drone, the Sphere has an easy locking mechanism and FlowState stabilization that delivers smooth footage. And with two cameras, one facing up and one down, you’ll get quality jobsite capture without footage of the drone making an unwanted appearance.

This functionality also makes way for less experienced drone pilots to achieve quality captures and eliminates the need for reflights. We expect our integration with Sphere to get even better as we continue to beta test with a select group of customers. Support for Sphere will be generally available to customers in the near future.

“Ease of use is at the core of OpenSpace’s platform. Our customers have been attaching cameras to drones for years, and our dedicated support for Sphere will simplify and improve their experience. We want OpenSpace customers to be able to capture in a way that aligns with their workflows and goals, and extending our drone support through this partnership will further enable exterior captures to be seamlessly integrated into our platform.”
Neel Sheth, VP of Product at OpenSpace

Capture how you want with OpenSpace

OpenSpace is unrivaled for capturing interiors and exteriors, quickly delivering the robust data and insights you need to keep your projects moving. Capture how and where you want with our growing list of supported methods, including:

    1. Cameras on drones—with new support for the Insta360 Sphere
    2. 360° cameras
    3. iPhone and Android mobile phones
    4. LiDAR scanners
    5. Robots

No matter how you capture, our AI-powered technology works its magic—it processes data from your 360° cameras attached to your hard hat, 360° photo stills, Insta360 Sphere drone footage, and mobile phone photos. And we automatically map all these images to your floor plans. In every case, OpenSpace’s intuitive technology consistently delivers a trusted and shared visual record of your jobsite that’s easily accessed by any team member, anywhere.

Learn more about the OpenSpace and Insta360 Sphere partnership in our press release. And if you’re ready to see how OpenSpace can help your team build better and faster, let’s start a conversation!