Insta360 One X In-Depth Review: How To Become A Popular Video Blogger

Insta360 One X In-Depth Review –  After learning about the very interesting Insta360 One camera, whose creators have radically rethought the scenarios for using panoramic cameras that shoot 360-degree videos with two fisheye lenses, the editors ggobserves with curiosity the development of the devices of this manufacturer. Strictly speaking, the Insta360 One’s weakest point was the image quality, which was inferior to the capabilities of the smartphone cameras we’ve grown used to.

Therefore, the appearance during the sale of the new product – Insta360 One X, in which the manufacturer not only took into account the shortcomings of the previous model, but also made several fundamental improvements in the design of the new model at once , caused an overwhelming desire to transform it into his own playful hands. And the results are in line with all optimistic expectations – in just one year, Insta360 has managed to create an even more interesting and versatile product that can compete with cameras from.

 

What is that?

The Insta360 One X is the successor to last year’s Insta360 One camera, the main feature of which is the ability to intelligently process 360-degree photos and videos. Using proprietary apps for computers and smartphones, this camera was able to create short videos with visual effects from photographs. And edit traditional FullHD video from 360-degree stream, independently placing smooth transitions when changing angles.

The new Insta360 One X has a small round screen, instead of the standard Lightning connector for connecting an iPhone (for now, Apple you are no longer a priority), there is a standard microUSB connector for using the camera with any smartphone.

 

What’s in the box

The package has also changed – it now includes four USB cables for all camera connection options. The Bullet Time scene shooting line has been replaced with a more comfortable drawstring, and instead of a stiff backing, a neoprene pouch has been included in the kit. Another cool addition (I hope this will be with every camera, and that it didn’t end up in my box as bonus promotional material from a distributor) – a set of stickers with the logo of the company.

Last year, different companies started making such stickers (and not just virtual stickers, for vibers and telegrams). Usually, they can be found on the covers of bloggers’ laptops, journalists and travelers (often people combine two or three roles from this list). The image below shows.

  1. Away from tir Bullet Time
  2. Lightning cable to connect the camera to the iPhone / iPad
  3. fox cable with stickers
  4. MicroUSB cable to connect the camera to a smartphone
  5. USB-C cable to connect the camera to a smartphone
  6. USB-C cable to connect the camera to a computer

All four cables have a microUSB socket on the other end for installation into the corresponding connector on the camera body.

 

What Insta360 One X looks like

The case is quite comfortable (I had to constantly wear the previous Insta360 One in pretty much the same, but not “native”), the external battery is installed in the connector on the side.

Comparison of the dimensions of the Insta360 One X with the Insta360 One: the body of the novelty has become thinner, but longer. Insta360 lives in bootstrap mode, changing new products at a rate that most tech makers can’t. In just one year, a fundamentally different product has been created in terms of user experience.

The round display contains only 4 lines of text. It is a paradox, but the development of the application (and a new one is needed with the Insta360 One X, the camera does not work with the old one) has not yet reached the level that allows you to choose, for example, a shooting mode – all this must be done (at least for now, in a month or two the situation may change or NOT with the update) in the menu of the device Photo.

One button on the body is used to move (in one direction – up and down, you cannot go back) through the menu, the second – to select an item. There are 3 sections in the menu: photography, video recording and settings.

One button on the body is used to move (in one direction – up and down, you cannot go back) through the menu, the second – to select an item. There are 3 sections in the menu: photography, video recording and settings.

 

What Insta360 One X Can Do

Before we get to the actual results of shooting the camera, it is worth reviewing its main features, which differ from other cameras. Manufacturer’s ads will help with this – it’s better to see all of this once on the video than to explain for a long time. And then let’s compare how the ad image differs from the actual image due to usage.

 

FlowState stabilization

In general, you won’t surprise almost anyone with video stabilization today. In this case, everything is only complicated by the fact that the video from a 360-degree camera contains (although in a real frame it may not be) the stitching (stich) of the image. from two fisheye lenses.

 

Effet Bullet Time

With this effect, gg readers are already familiar with Insta360 One review. In the video, this is done using a special accessory screwed to the proprietary selfie stick (also sold separately) Invisible Selfie Stick (it is recognized by the software during processing and stitching of the video and is part of it. technically cut).

Together they get the best shooting effect. If these accessories are not available, you have to be content with a special cord in the kit, but in this case you have to train for a very long time so that the camera turns in a plane – in practice it is not easy to do, and the camera can shake so much that no FlowState can help.

Together they get the best shooting effect. If these accessories are not available, you have to be content with a special cord in the kit, but in this case you have to train for a very long time so that the camera turns in a plane – in practice it is not easy to do, and the camera can shake so much that no FlowState can help.

 

Effet TimeShift

And this effect did not exist before. In essence, this is not a shooting effect, but an opportunity to speed up the video while editing 16 times (step 2-4-8-16). The beauty for the user is that all these modifications can be done directly in the smartphone with very simple tools in the app. This means that you no longer need a computer to get a spectacular vacation video.

 

Accessory drift shot

A new accessory designed specifically for the Insta360 One X and compatible with this camera only is the Drift Shot. In this video you can see how it works: the camera is attached inside the shuttle with a screw, then the operator turns on the video and launches the Drift Shot like a paper airplane in the desired direction.

And the desired result with spectacular angles is already easily and simply mounted on a computer or smartphone. The video, in the end, turns out to be short, because the shuttle cannot fly for more than a few seconds. But in general, Insta360 is precisely what distinguishes in the market the creation of new entities, complementary to the basic capabilities of their cameras – 360-degree shooting.

And the desired result with spectacular angles is already easily and simply mounted on a computer or smartphone. The video, in the end, turns out to be short, because the shuttle cannot fly for more than a few seconds. But in general, Insta360 is precisely what distinguishes in the market the creation of new entities, complementary to the basic capabilities of their cameras – 360-degree shooting.

 

What the Insta360 One X mobile app can do

The strangest thing is that the same app doesn’t work with Insta360 One X and Insta360 One. You need to install a separate one (there is of course for iOS). The reason for this move lies, among other things, in the change of the file format (for example, I could not open the files shot on Insta360 One X on my computer in the application for Insta360 One – a corresponding error message appeared). Although the end user, of course, won’t notice all of this, if he has never used a previous camera before.

The app’s appearance is constantly undergoing some cosmetic changes, but the ideology remains the same: 4 sections at the bottom of the screen and a shoot button. It’s good that the developers immediately create a Russian version.

The app’s appearance is constantly undergoing some cosmetic changes, but the ideology remains the same: 4 sections at the bottom of the screen and a shoot button. It’s good that the developers immediately create a Russian version.

The “Training” section is new – it’s even more interesting to look into, as Insta360 publishes some cool options for creating spectacular images and short videos using its cameras. Each example is accompanied by a short video showing how it was filmed and what props were needed. The drone effect impressed me the most. The camera should be placed on a 3-meter pole, which an assistant must lift and carry for several meters.

The resulting video really looks like a drone shot – the camera begins to “fly” at the character’s face, then sharply rises and flies off several feet. Due to the wide-angle camera, objects appear much further away than they actually are, which creates the desired effect.

In general, an interesting section for enthusiastic users – the company competently brings its fans together, constantly offering them new tips (I’m sure most of them were not even invented by the developers themselves , but spied on by users imaginatively). In general, this all reflects the ideology of the camera – it’s about creativity, directed videos, and photos that make an impression.

The resulting video really looks like a drone shot – the camera begins to “fly” at the character’s face, then sharply rises and flies off several feet. Due to the wide-angle camera, objects appear much further away than they actually are, which creates the desired effect.

In general, an interesting section for enthusiastic users – the company competently brings its fans together, constantly offering them new tips (I’m sure most of them were not even invented by the developers themselves , but spied on by users imaginatively). In general, this all reflects the ideology of the camera – it’s about creativity, directed videos, and photos that make an impression.

The gallery consists of three sections: separate photos, videos and clips for the Bullet Time effect (in this mode, the camera takes pictures at high speed to achieve the same slow motion effect). The files themselves are stored in .insp for photos and .insv for videos. They can be converted to .jpg “” />

The settings of the application have frankly become poorer. Or the developers just haven’t accessed the existing features of Insta360 One yet. Mainly, I was surprised that the app couldn’t select a shooting mode – all of this is only available in the camera menu itself, which is not very convenient.

Previously it was possible to assign shooting modes to a triple press of a button on the body, now this is not the case. Hope the app grows (for Chinese people everything is going fast – while writing this review the firmware has changed twice in a month). The section “Additional Camera Settings” is also touching:

Previously it was possible to assign shooting modes to a triple press of a button on the body, now this is not the case. Hope the app grows (for Chinese people everything is going fast – while writing this review the firmware has changed twice in a month). The section “Additional Camera Settings” is also touching.

 

How to take and post 360 degree images

The easiest thing to do with the Insta360 One X is a 360 degree panoramic photo. It can be posted on Facebook or Google Street View, as well as on specialist services (I personally use Kuula). After opening a file with a photo, you can view it in one of three (actually four, but visually Fisheye differs little from Perspective): Fisheye, Tiny Planet, and Crystal Ball. Anyone who’s worked with panoramic cameras at least once knows what it looks like, who doesn’t, can see it in the screenshots below. You can add stickers and apply filter, then click the export button.

And there you have to choose where to send the photo. There is Facebook and Twitter, Instagram, Google Street View (the image must be geotagged) and WhatsApp from YouTube. I send most often to the smartphone album. More examples of 360 degree shots, images captured with this camera can be found in a separate gallery on the Kuula website.

You can add stickers and apply filter, then click the export button. And there you have to choose where to send the photo. There is Facebook and Twitter, Instagram, Google Street View (the image must be geotagged) and WhatsApp from YouTube. I send most often to the smartphone album. More examples of 360 degree shots, images captured with this camera can be found in a separate gallery on the Kuula website.

The app lets you create three types of content from the source images: 360-degree panoramic shots (6080×3040 pixels), regular “flat” shots, and short 9-second videos with visual effects.

 

Examples of outdoor shots taken by Insta360 One X

All Insta360 One X examples were shot in San Francisco (we have a nice separate photo report on this city, Silicon Valley and Stanford, I highly recommend reading it, you won’t regret it). The camera has an HDR shooting mode, but I really don’t see much of a difference. This is San Francisco City Hall. Next to him was the presentation of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy Fold.

In the image settings, you can enable optical flow stitching, enable automatic horizon correction and select HDR mode (only for images taken in this mode). But, to be honest, either I don’t see much of a difference after all of this manipulation, or I just haven’t looked at a lot of examples yet.

Here is a comparison of two photos taken with and without HDR. To be honest, it seems to me that the developers haven’t put in enough effort – the difference is sort of insignificant, well, or I didn’t have good examples on hand.

You can also display a 360 degree photo in a cardboard box – there is a separate render mode for this.

It is the San Francisco Palace of the Arts. Near the park with a pond is a great place to take a walk; various theatrical performances and dance competitions are organized there.

The city’s calling card is the Golden Gate Bridge with a well-equipped observation deck.

Another legendary spot in town is Pier 39 with the fur seals. Other than them, no one is lying on the beach here – the water temperature is only 7 degrees all year round, despite being California. It all depends on the cold coastal current.

A view of the city across the strait – from Treasure Island (seriously, that’s what it’s called).

 

Insta360 One X interior examples

Inside the restaurant near Pier 39. Crabs, sea creatures and that’s it. It’s worth saying that the camera’s capabilities have increased significantly compared to the Insta360 One (although the price has increased as well).

Another attraction of San Francisco is the cable car. It is a tram without a motor, which is pulled by a special cable placed under the bed of the rail.

And that’s the interior of a gift shop on the Stanford campus. There is hardly any difference in image quality compared to shooting outdoors.

And here the shooting conditions are worse: it is the interior of the church, which stands at the entrance to the Stanford campus and was built in memory of the founder of the university by his widow.

And to appreciate the holiday vibe of the Samsung Galaxy S10 presentation – a shot of the room where it took place:

Just a photo inside. It’s the interior of the hotel.

 

Sample twilight photo taken by Insta360 One X

Here is a photo taken in the evening. It does not reach the quality of flagship smartphones, the camera shoots like a smartphone for $ 300.

In addition to panoramic shots from an insp file, you can take an ordinary photo – in the export menu there is a “screenshot” section, where you can select the aspect ratio. : 16: 9, 4: 3, 9:16 or 1: 1. As a result, from the original with a size of 6080×3040, an image of 5404×3040, 4052×3040 or 3040×3040 pixels is obtained. In this case, you can rotate the image in the source as you like, choosing any convenient angle – from “crystal ball” to “little planet”.

 

How to take effect clips from panorama shots

Insta360 wouldn’t be alone without all of these visual tricks. The company differs from all other manufacturers of panoramic cameras by its software, which allows various “tricks” to be performed from the original 360-degree images. There are 8 transition patterns in total resulting in 9 second FullHD video clips.

In the previous version of the app, these effects could only be posted on your own Instagram (and therefore, in the Insta360 One review, these effects were shown as inserts from the Insta360 service), now they are available for Post as videos on social media or save in MP4 format.

File in the phone memory. Which, of course, is correct – the user receives the source file and decides where to publish it. By the way, the same functionality is now available to Insta360 One buyers and owners, but it’s still strange that the company is releasing a separate app for each camera.

In the previous version of the app, these effects could only be posted on your own Instagram (and therefore, in the Insta360 One review, these effects were shown as inserts from the Insta360 service), now they are available for Post as videos on social media or save in MP4 format. file in the phone memory.

Which, of course, is correct – the user receives the source file and decides where to publish it. By the way, the same functionality is now available to Insta360 One buyers and owners, but it’s still strange that the company is releasing a separate app for each camera.

Better to see once than to hear a hundred times. I like the “Group Photo” effect the most – it allows you to see a panoramic photo on the screen without resorting to special services and unnecessary movements.

 

How to Create a Bullet Time Effect

God bless them, with photos, but the beauty of Insta360 cameras is that you don’t need a computer to edit and post videos. The developers have managed to reduce all the efforts to simple actions that are easy to perform with the fingers on the phone. To turn the video captured with Bulet Time effect into a “feel like the creator of the matrix” video, open the file, select the start and end of the video.

Next, we select a filter (if you really want to, I’m not a fan) and an audio track. Select Playback Speed ​​- you can create as many segments as you want with 1/2 to 4x acceleration playback speed.

To turn the video captured with Bulet Time effect into a “feel like the creator of the matrix” video, open the file, select the start and end of the video. Next, we select a filter (if you really want to, I’m not a fan) and an audio track. Select Playback Speed ​​- you can create as many segments as you want with 1/2 to 4x acceleration playback speed.

Then we click on the export button, choose where to download the file (you can go to the phone’s gallery, you can go directly to YouTube or Facebook), and here is the result:

 

How to edit video in Insta360 One X

But the most interesting, of course, are the video shooting possibilities that the Insta360 opens up in its new cameras. The ability to shoot a 360-degree video and then edit a FullHD video from it, “unrolling” the camera if necessary, has appeared in Insta360 One.

And the only thing that caused her complaints could be presented to her – a soapy image that didn’t put her on a par with the best action cameras. The image quality of the Insta360 One X has changed dramatically and the editing software has learned new tricks such as speeding up videos up to 64x!

Several tools are available for editing – trimming, adding an audio track of 6 melodies (by the way, the audio track is overlaid only on the whole video and only if there is no acceleration – there is still needs improvement, besides you can’t add your own audio file). The most interesting, of course, are the video acceleration tools and the owner FreeCapture, which has changed little and still consists of three important functions that make it easy to create cool videos.

The most frequently used tool is the pivot point – you just need to select the desired angle and click the button – the program itself will make the transition smoothly. In my experience, the time interval between the change of angle should be at least 5 seconds – then the change occurs smoothly. Although, if the angle does not need to be changed, but only slightly corrected, by shifting slightly you can place these points (in the screenshots they are yellow in the mount strip), you can put them on at least every second.

The Smart Track tool is useful when you need to focus on a moving object – when converting video, the object in the center of the frame when you press this button will be in the center of the frame – the camera will “by itself” change the angle of the video.

Finally, the third tool – ViewFinder (viewfinder) allows you to change the presentation of the video using the entire spherical video distortion palette of the ” the third tool – ViewFinder (viewfinder) allows to change the presentation of the video using the whole range of spherical video distortion from “little planet” to “crystal ball”.

In practice, this can be used for a little zoom or to create quick transitions between changing angles, if those 5 seconds are just not available for editing; you can place these points (in the screenshots, they are yellow in the mounting strip), you can put them on at least every second. The Smart Track tool is useful when you need to focus on a moving object – when converting video, the object in the center of the frame when you press this button will be in the center of the frame – the camera will change “on its own” angle on the video.

Finally, the third tool – ViewFinder (viewfinder) allows you to change the presentation of the video using the whole range of spherical video distortion from “little planet” to “crystal ball”. In practice, this can be used for a small zoom or to create quick transitions between changing angles, if those 5 seconds are just not available for editing where you have to focus on a moving object – when When converting a video, the object in the center of the image when you press this button will be in the center of the image – the camera will “on its own” change the angle of the video.

Finally, the third tool – ViewFinder (viewfinder) allows you to change the video presentation using the whole spherical video distortion palette from “little planet” to “crystal ball”. In practice, this can be used for a small zoom or to create quick transitions between changing angles, if those 5 seconds are just not available for editing where you have to focus on a moving object – when When converting a video, the object in the center of the image when you press this button will be in the center of the image – the camera will “on its own” change the angle of the video.

Finally, the third tool – ViewFinder (viewfinder) allows you to change the video presentation using the whole spherical video distortion palette from “little planet” to “crystal ball”. In practice, this can be used for a small zoom or to create quick transitions between changing angles, if those 5 seconds are just not available for editing; the third tool – ViewFinder (viewfinder) allows you to change the presentation of the video, using the full range of spherical video distortion from “little planet” to “crystal ball”.

In practice, this can be used for a small zoom or to create quick transitions between changing angles, if those 5 seconds are just not available for editing. the third tool – ViewFinder (viewfinder) allows you to change the presentation of the video, using the entire spherical video distortion palette from “little planet” to “crystal ball”. In practice, this can be used for a small zoom or to create quick transitions between changing angles, if those 5 seconds are just not available for editing.

The most interesting, of course, are the video acceleration tools and the owner FreeCapture, which has changed little and still consists of three important functions that make it easy to create cool videos. The most frequently used tool is the pivot point – you just need to select the desired angle and click the button – the program itself will make the transition smoothly.

In my experience, the time interval between the change of angle should be at least 5 seconds – then the change occurs smoothly. Although, if the angle does not need to be changed, but only slightly corrected, by shifting slightly you can place these points (in the screenshots they are yellow in the mount strip), you can put them on at least every second.

The Smart Track tool is useful when you need to focus on a moving object – when converting video, the object in the center of the frame when you press this button will be in the center of the frame – the camera will “by itself” change the angle of the video.

Finally, the third tool – ViewFinder (viewfinder) allows you to change the presentation of the video using the entire spherical video distortion palette of the ” the third tool – ViewFinder (viewfinder) allows to change the presentation of the video using the whole range of spherical video distortion from “little planet” to “crystal ball”.

In practice, this can be used for a little zoom or to create quick transitions between changing angles, if those 5 seconds are just not available for editing; you can place these points (in the screenshots, they are yellow in the mounting strip), you can put them on at least every second.

The Smart Track tool is useful when you need to focus on a moving object – when converting video, the object in the center of the frame when you press this button will be in the center of the frame – the camera will change “on its own” angle on the videoFinally, the third tool – ViewFinder (viewfinder) allows you to change the presentation of the video using the whole range of spherical video distortion from “little planet” to “crystal ball”.

In practice, this can be used for a small zoom or to create quick transitions between changing angles, if those 5 seconds are just not available for editing where you have to focus on a moving object – when When converting a video, the object in the center of the image when you press this button will be in the center of the image – the camera will “on its own” change the angle of the video. F

inally, the third tool – ViewFinder (viewfinder) allows you to change the video presentation using the whole spherical video distortion palette from “little planet” to “crystal ball”.

In practice, this can be used for a small zoom or to create quick transitions between changing angles, if those 5 seconds are just not available for editing where you have to focus on a moving object – when When converting a video, the object in the center of the image when you press this button will be in the center of the image – the camera will “on its own” change the angle of the video.

Finally, the third tool – ViewFinder (viewfinder) allows you to change the video presentation using the whole spherical video distortion palette from “little planet” to “crystal ball”. In practice, this can be used for a small zoom or to create quick transitions between changing angles, if those 5 seconds are just not available for editing; the third tool – ViewFinder (viewfinder) allows you to change the presentation of the video, using the full range of spherical video distortion from “little planet” to “crystal ball”.

In practice, this can be used for a small zoom or to create quick transitions between changing angles, if those 5 seconds are just not available for editing. the third tool – ViewFinder (viewfinder) allows you to change the presentation of the video, using the entire spherical video distortion palette from “little planet” to “crystal ball”. In practice, this can be used for a small zoom or to create quick transitions between changing angles, if those 5 seconds are just not available for editing.

 

Examples of videos taken on Insta360 One X

Let’s start with a simple example – video acceleration (TimeShift). The six-minute video of crossing the embankment at Pier 39 with fur seals in San Francisco was found to be compressed with a one-minute acceleration. It has become less boring and even, on the contrary, fun.

And, of course, any video can be saved as a 360-degree video, which can, for example, be posted on YouTube. To do so, all you need to do is select the appropriate tab while registering.

The same 360 ​​video looks like this (in this case, there is no Shot On Insta360 One X watermark in the lower right corner of the frame). Remember to scroll the angle with the mouse while reading.

Video of the Stanford walk is also sped up. Here we’ve used frame changes more often so that satellites and random people fall into them less.

And with all these tricks, you can turn 360 degree static video into interesting panoramic video. This video was filmed from a point where I stayed in one place for a minute. Also in this video I used the ViewFinder effect for zooming.

And in this video, near the observation deck next to the Golden Gate Bridge, the Smart Aim tool was used (pay attention to the layout of the bridge in the frame – I just passed, but in the video , it seems the camera was aimed specifically at him.

In fact, the camera is not only suitable for short videos, it can also be used to capture entire stories. For example, here is what emerges from a 20 minute cable car ride. The whole trip I sat with a selfie stick over my head, but you can’t tell from the video.

 

Video editing on a computer

While the desktop version of the video editing app (the latest version is called Insta360 Studio 2019) has less functionality for all of these video visual effects, it does have some advantages. If a mobile app is focused on entertainment and social media, then that app is a work tool.

Among the important things, two things should be noted: a video edited in a desktop application does not have a watermark in the lower right corner of the video. And it further allows you to control the change of transitions between shot changes in the video. In fact, compared to the situation a year ago, nothing has changed.

 

Accessories

A few words have to be said about the accessories for this camera: Insta360, as a true manufacturer of action cameras, produces a wide variety of mounts that can satisfy lovers of extreme types of entertainment: here you have mounts with a strap head and forearm (that’s exactly what I used), helmet and bike mounts, and even a DJI Mavic drone mount. There is a separate GPS plotter that allows you to overlay your route on the video image.

But among the mandatory accessories I would note the proprietary selfie stick, which Insta360 software can cut video (well, with flaws, but if you don’t know you are holding a stick hardly anyone will care, even if you look closely).

And I also like the special accessory for Bullet Time – it is more reliable than a rope which still has to be learned to turn in a single plane. Good, and it would be interesting to try Drift Shot in operation – the one in the form of a paper airplane to launch a camera and record in flight.

This video was shot entirely with the forearm attachment. And this shooting option opens up new opportunities for video bloggers. In fact, my hands are completely free (while shooting I still took pictures with my phone’s camera).

At the same time, FlowState’s proprietary stabilization is very good (although, if you really want to, you can, of course, find a flaw) worked both the horizon line alignment and the seam. . In general, see for yourself. In a few fragments, I specially made transitions so that the camera on the forearm was visible (the camera itself, of course, is not visible – the Insta360 logo is drawn in its place).

 

Insta360 One X Accessories Price:

waterproof case for shooting underwater – $ 89

  • Selfie Stick Invisible: Selfie Stick – 16 $
  • Bullet Time Bandle: Selfie Bar avec Bullet Time Grip – 55 $
  • 3 meter telescopic boom for cinematic effects (like drone flight or camera flight) – $ 69
  • charging station for 2 batteries – $ 49
  • external GPS module – $ 49
  • Drifter for Amazing Snaps and Videos – $ 30
  • Supports for head, wrist, helmets, etc. – in stock

Price and competitive environment

The manufacturer values ​​this camera at $ 400. The price tag in the Rosetta is at the level of 13,470 hryvnia at the time of publication of this review. The excellent Sony FDR-X3000 action camera (we have a review of it) with a price of 12,000 hryvnia falls into this price category. The GoPro HERO 7 Black camera now costs the same.

Outperforming both in terms of price, the Insta360 One X offers a different take on video entertainment and camera use cases. It makes sense to buy it for fans of experiments, for those who want to worry about editing and effects. And at the same time, he prefers a completely mobile approach to work, when the computer is completely excluded from the process of filming-editing-publishing video on the Internet.

 

In the dry residue

Insta360 did a great job of upgrading its revolutionary 360 degree One camera and fixed all the annoying flaws in record time. I will list, starting with the most important: the quality of the shot has improved significantly – the image blur has disappeared. The camera can be regularly connected not only to the iPhone – all necessary cables are immediately included in the package. The battery has been made removable (if you want, you can buy an additional one and quickly bring the camera back to life even in the field).

Video resolution increased from 3840×1920 to 5760×2880. Among the annoying factors was a residue of a computer application that did not allow, as before, to perform the Bullet Time editing, and a bunch of other functions and effects too. In fact, we are dealing with a rare case, when the capabilities of a mobile application (at least in terms of entertainment) exceed those of a desktop. The only thing the desktop app is better for is batch converting original INSP photos to .jpg “” />

Insta360 One X Camera Specifications
CPU Ambarella H22
Camera 18 MP (6080×3040) x 2 pieces
Opening report F2.0
Light sensitivity matrix ISO 100-3200
Extract 1/8000 s – 55 s
Image stabilization Gyroscope “6 axes”
Memory MicroSD memory card up to 128 GB (not included)
Format photo INSP, RAW, conversion en JPG, 6080×3040
Video format INSV, convert to MP4, H.264 codec, 5760×2880 at 30 fps, 3840×1920 at 50 fps, 3840×1920 at 30 fps, 3008×1504 at 100 fps
Interface Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 BLE, microUSB
Drums removable, 1200 mAh (about an hour of video shooting)
dimensions 115x48x28 mm
Weight 115 grams
Scope of delivery camera, case, lanyard with holder for Bullet Time shooting, set of USB cables (Lightning, microUSB, USB-C, USB), stickers

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