Saturday, February 25, 2017

Insta360 Pro posts new samples


Insta360 posted new samples from the Insta360 Pro, its new 360 camera with 8k 360, 6k 3D 360, and 4k realtime stitching and livestreaming.

Insta360 Pro made headlines when it debuted at CES 2017.  It could capture 8k 360 video but in addition, it could capture 3D 360 video in 6k.  Moreover, it had realtime stitching and livestreaming at 4k resolution.  Since then, many people have been anticipating its release in April.

In the meantime, Insta360 has posted sample photos and videos from the Pro in various lighting conditions, both in 2D 360 and 3D 360.  Here is the link to the new samples.


The samples look quite impressive and appear detailed even when viewed up close with a VR headset.  Here are some screen captures from a Samsung Gear VR.



I also found the stitching to be quite impressive and virtually flawless.  I am supposing these samples were stitched on a desktop as opposed to being stitched in realtime, which relies on template-based stitching, which is faster but less precise.

Insta360 Pro will be available in April 2017 for $3000, substantially lower than the cost of a rig with similar resolution such as the GoPro Omni (8k 2D 360; no 3D 360; no built-in realtime stitching).  To be notified of its availability, you can sign up on Insta360's website.

Thank you very much to Tamas Pasztor of Instar Films for bringing this to my attention!

2 comments:

  1. Rather than redirecting to their Google Drive, I had hoped they would have created a link to the file, so it could be directly downloaded. UGH.

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    1. Hi Rich. Yes that's true, but at least it's nice that they made the actual files available, not just posted them on YouTube or some other site where they would be compressed and we wouldn't see the original quality. :)

      Best regards,
      Mic

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