Creation of Panorama with Actioncam

How do you create a detailed and flawless panorama with an actioncam? Here you learn more about this.
It takes an action camera, the panoramic head Panohero with a tripod and some stitching software to capture a detailed and flawless panorama with ease.

The subsequent images were taken with Panohero-Classic. The current product family Panohero-Mini-Maxi with 2x4 shooting directions allows for even faster and safer working with even better results. The outlined principles of operation and areas of application are valid for all older and newer models of Panohero.

How it works

  • Put up tripod
  • Attach Panohero or Panobaby to tripod
  • Snap camera into bracket of panoramic head
  • Reposition and trigger camera repeatedly
    • with a timer
    • by voice command
    • with remote control
    • by smartphone with app (HDR-App, GoPro-App, Yi Action App etc.)
    • with trigger button of camera

The programmed trigger control as used in the video is not available anymore.

Advantages of Panohero and HeroSnug

Fast delivery

My Panohero has already arrived the day after ordering it. It serves my purposes splendidly. Thanks a lot for developing this device and for the more-than-prompt delivery!

Dieter W.

  • Very lightweight  – less than 30g
  • Very small – fits into the pocket of any jacket and of any pants
  • Extremely robust, break-proof and wear-free
  • Very easy to use
  • All shots for a panorama done in less than a minute
  • Automatically perfectly adjusted to parallax free point of camera
  • HDR-shots possible

So it sees the world

Your action camera is taking a good look at all of its environment, once you put it onto the Panohero. The following images give you an idea of how it works. Besides the directions of view, also the field of view is visualized. The field of view (FOV) of the used fisheye lenses is almost identical for GoPro Hero and Xiaomi Yi.

Blickrichtungen - Panohero - Directions of View
Blickfeld Fisheye kugelig - Panohero - FOV fisheye bubbles
Blickfeld Fisheye - Panohero - FOV fisheye plates

Interactive panorama tours

Visit a collection of virtual tours – mostly taken by customers with GoPro Hero 5 Black.

Below you find a few older interactive panorama tours.

Click an image to start the tour

Switch the window into full screen mode!
Click the circular markers to change into neighbouring panoramas!

Panorama tour Becherhaus
Shots: Michael Mehle


Breath-taking Outdoor Panoramas

Keep hold of your impressive tours!

The Panohero is so small and light that you can take it along wherever you go.

Tiny instead of heavy

I am very thankful for the Panohero because intead of touring with a heavy DSLR with fisheye and panoramic head I’m now fine with the tiny GoPro.

Gerhard Kühn

Cycle tourist and media designer, Cyclorama

Detailed Indoor Panoramas

Professional use of the Panohero

Presentation und Documentation:

  • Record progress of construction, restoration, installation etc.
  • Present real estate quickly and economically in high quality
  • Create attractive virtual tours of hotel and gastronomy quickly and easily
  • Document your scientific work
Den Innenraum eines Autos in Szene setzen (von Johannes Löffelmann, mit Panohero aufgenommen)
Innenräume von Immobilen präsentieren
Wissenschaftliche Dokumentation (von Benoit Lagache, mit Panohero erstellt)

HDR in perfection

I took several HDR-panoramas inside of the Fiat 500X with the Panohero. It worked great. Perfectly adjusted to nodal point. Cool idea and excellent implementation.

Johannes Löffelmann

Professional photographer, my360planet


Pretty great

Hi, I’m here to review the Panohero. I think it’s pretty great. Go out and get one!

Jeffrey Martin

360 Photography Specialist, 360cities

Original Design

Congratulations for the original design, I haven’t seen anything like this before!

Joost Nieuwenhuijse

Developer of PTGui, New House Internet Services BV

Fast delivery

My Panohero has already arrived the day after ordering it. It serves my purposes splendidly. Thanks a lot for developing this device and for the more-than-prompt delivery!

Dieter W.

Compact precision

The Panohero is very small, lightweight and compact. As it can not be adjusted it has to fit in right on the spot. And so it does!

Tom! Striewisch

Panorama course instructor, TOM!Striewisch

Tips zum Betrachten der Panorama-Tour mit einer VR-Brille

So können Sie unsere Panorama-Tour durch das Tessin mit einer Virtual-Reality-Brille betrachten:

  • Benutzen Sie ein Smartphone mit Gyro-Sensoren. Gyro-Sensoren messen Bewegungen des Smartphones und steuern die Blickrichtung im Panorama entsprechend.
  • Rechts unten im Panorama befinden sich einige Symbole. Klicken Sie auf das Brillen-Symbol, um in den VR-Modus zu wechseln. Es erscheint ein neues Bild mit einem gößeren Brillen-Symbol.
  • Klicken Sie auf den Kasten unter dem großen Brillen-Symbol um die von Ihnen verwendete VR-Brille auszuwählen oder klicken Sie auf die Brille um die Tour zu starten. Nach dem Start wird das Bild auf dem Display zweimal nebeneinander angezeigt.
  • Setzen Sie das Smartphone in die VR-Brille ein und setzen Sie die VR-Brille auf.
  • Bringen Sie beim Betrachten des Panoramas den blinkenden Punkt mit dem schwarzen Kreuz zur Deckung, um in das nächste Panorama zu wechseln.

Alle Panoramen dieser Tour wurden mit einer GoPro Hero3+ Black als Kamera und dem Panohero als Panoramakopf aufgenommen.

Wir von Herdima wünschen Ihnen viel Freude beim Eintauchen in unsere kleine Panorama-Tour durch das Tessin!


Tips for Watching the Panorama-Tour with a VR-Headset

You can watch our panorama tour through the Ticino with a virtual-reality-headset:

  • Use a smartphone with gyro sensors. Gyro sensors measure the motion of a smartphone and control the direction of view within the panorama accordingly.
  • In the panorama there are some symbols at the lower right. Click the headset symbol to switch to the VR-mode. A new image with a larger headset symbol appears.
  • Click the box under the large headset symbol to select the used VR-headset or click the headset to start the tour. The panorama image gets duplicated on the display once the tour has been started.
  • Insert the smartpohone into the VR-headset and look into the headset
  • To switch to the next panorama, move the black cross into the blinking point while watching the panorama.

All panoramas of this tour were shot with a GoPro Hero 3+ Black as camera and with our Panohero as panorama head.

We from Herdima wish that you have much pleasure while diving into our little tour through the southernmost part of Switzerland, the beautiful Ticino.