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OpenSpace Expands Support for Drone-based Reality Capture with the Insta360 Sphere

Dedicated support for Sphere improves drone capture capabilities, further empowering builders to document jobsites however they want to

SAN FRANCISCO, January 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ – Today OpenSpace, the global leader in 360° reality capture and AI-powered analytics, formally announced platform support for the Insta360 Sphere, an easy-to-install, dual 360° camera that can be attached to DJI Mavic Air 2 and Air 2S drones. Paired with OpenSpace’s technology, drone capture with Sphere is easy and scalable—opening up 360° capture for a wider business audience. Sphere joins a growing list of capture technologies supported by OpenSpace’s platform, including 360° cameras, drone cameras, mobile cameras, LiDAR scanners, and more, empowering users to capture however they choose.

“Ease of use is at the core of OpenSpace’s platform,” says Neel Sheth, VP of Product at OpenSpace. “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.”

With two cameras, one upward facing and one downward facing, the Insta360 Sphere integration achieves a 360° view where the camera is rendered invisible in the capture, enabling drone pilots of various levels of experience to capture all angles of a jobsite without any reflights needed. Sphere makes installation and flight simple with an easy locking mechanism and FlowState stabilization to ensure footage is smooth. OpenSpace is currently beta testing captures with the Insta360 Sphere to further improve capture processing, calibrations, battery life, image quality, ease of installation, elevated captures, and the multitude of angle selections. Support for Sphere will be generally available to customers later this quarter.

“With Sphere, builders are able to seamlessly capture high-resolution footage of the job site, without having to worry about factors like stabilization or editing out the drone body,” says Max Richter, VP of Insta360. “We’re excited to partner with OpenSpace to bring an affordable, easy-to-use drone camera to builders to capture the full job site.”

With OpenSpace Capture, users attach cameras to their hard hat, drone, robot, or other apparatus, and walk the site as they normally would. Regardless of where the camera is mounted, once the video is uploaded to the cloud, OpenSpace’s computer vision technology stitches images together and pins them to the floor plan, creating a trusted visual record of site status. Powered by the company’s Vision Engine, the site image map is typically ready to view about 15 minutes after upload.

To learn more about OpenSpace and the variety of cameras and capture techniques the platform supports, visit For any inquiries or to see OpenSpace in action, request a demo.


About OpenSpace

Founded in 2017, OpenSpace is an AI technology company on a mission to bring new levels of transparency and efficiency to construction and real estate. With our platform, builders automatically capture a complete visual record of the construction site, providing a single source of truth that increases coordination, drives accountability, and simplifies dispute resolution. To date, our customers have used OpenSpace to capture more than eleven billion square feet of imagery from active construction projects across thousands of sites in over ninety-one countries. Follow us on LinkedIn.

About Insta360

Founded in 2015, Insta360 makes boldly innovative cameras that help people capture and share their lives. Insta360 is redefining what’s possible with action cameras with the pocket 360 action cam Insta360 X3, the interchangeable lens action cam Insta360 RS and the tiny 27-gram action cam Insta360 GO 2. Powered by AI technology, the brand’s mobile and desktop editing software makes creating content effortless. For professionals, Insta360 also makes a range of ultra-high-resolution VR cameras, including Insta360 Pro 2 and Titan, a premium 6K 360 camera, Insta360 RS 1-Inch 360, and an AI-powered 4K webcam, Insta360 Link. To bring bold video ideas to life, Insta360 sponsors creators around the world through the Think Bold Fund.
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