The Insta360 Pro Spherical VR 360 8K Camera is a compact, 6 lens device that captures 360 degree 3D video and images to SD cards or live streams it to compatible streaming services.
Records 360° video at up to 8K & 360° 3D video up to 6K
Shoots 360° photos up to 12K
Six 200° cameras stitched and stabilized in real time
Live stream 360° 3D 4K video to compatible platforms
Instantly preview in VR headsets
360 Degree 3D Video Recording. The Insta360 Pro Spherical VR 360 8K Camera is a compact, 6 lens device that captures 360 degree 3D video at up to 6K 30fps. Non-3D 360° footage can be recorded at up to 8K 30fps. The primary drawback with all-in-one 360° camera systems is resolution, and The Insta360 can capture non-3D footage at up to 8K. This is 4 times the resolution of 4K and provides an adequately sharp image when viewed in 360 degrees.
Live Stream 360° 3D 4K Video. The camera is capable of livestreaming 4K 360 video to compatible streaming services like YouTube and Facebook Live. 4K x 4K 360 3D streaming is possible with the unit, but currently there aren’t any great options for getting that into the eyes of viewers. The feature does allow you to locally stream a live preview to compatible VR headsets. The Insta360 can be connected to the internet via wi-fi or ethernet, but ethernet is always advised for bitrates required for streaming 4K video. Setting up a stream and swapping between the various modes is kept simple with well designed Mac, PC, Android, and iOS applications.
Records To SD Memory Or USB Drives. All video and photos can be stored onto common SD memory cards, and if even more storage is needed, a USB hard drive can be plugged into the camera. Multiple formatting option are available for photos and video from pre-stitched JPG and MP4 files to RAW photos and untouched video captures from each of the 6 lenses.
Live Stitching, Image Stabilization, & On-Board Mics. The unit’s internal processor is capable of real-time video stitching of 4K video, and the Insta 360 has some amount of image stabilization. With the latest firmware, image stabilization has been improved as well as audio quality with the four on-board microphones. There is a loud fan noise but the latest firmware has a function to mitigate the fan sound for better audio. However, we still recommend capturing audio externally with an ambisonic mic for best spacial audio recording, such as the powerful Sennheiser AMBEO® VR MIC.
75 Minute Battery Life. The camera can be powered for up to 75 minutes with its swappable Insta360 PT854291-2S Pro Battery Pack. If power runs low and you need to keep shooting, the included AC adapter can power and charge the internal battery simultaneously. We also rent a Charging Station to charge spare batteries apart from the camera.
360 Photos: Maximum at 7680 x 3840 (8K) (real-time stitching or post-processing stitching)
*New Dec 2017 update allows for 12K
360 Videos: Maximum at 3840 x 1920 at 30 fps (4K) (real-time stitching/live streaming), maximum at 7680 x 3840 at 30fps (8K) (post-processing stitching)
360 3D Photos: Maximum at 7680 x 7680 (8K) (real-time stitching or post-processing stitching)
360 3D Videos: Maximum at 3840 x 3840 at 24 fps (4K) (real-time stitching/live streaming), maximum at 6400 x 6400 at 30 fps (6K) (post-processing stitching)
6 x f/2.4, 200° fisheye lenses
Up to 3840 x 3840 (4K) at 24 fps in H.264 video encoding; 3840 x 1920 (4K) at 30 fps in H.265/H.264 video encoding
MP4, JPG, RAW
Aluminum alloy, polycarbonate
4 x built-in mics, 1 x AUX mic input
1 x Micro-HDMI 2.0 (monitoring and output)
1 x RJ45 (cable communication)
1 x USB Type-C (file transfer)
Yes (for AP hotspot connection)
SD card slot
5000 mAh removable battery included (75-minute runtime); 12 VDC, 5A power adapter included
5.6″ (143 mm) diameter
2.7 lb (1.2 kg)
Pricing: Starting at $250/day
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