Today, Insta360 has announced the new Insta360 Pro 2, an update to its professional 8K 360° camera, the Insta360 Pro. While the original Insta360 Pro is a somewhat formidable camera, the Insta360 Pro 2 takes a few things up a notch or two. The new Insta360 Pro 2 comes with higher bitrates, better streaming and monitoring options, wider colour range and proxy file creation.
If there’s one thing that’s definitely not going away, it’s 360 VR cameras. And they’ve come a very long way in the last few years. It was only 2016, two short years ago, when the Ricoh Theta S was being lauded as one of the best on the consumer market – with 1080p video. But as the technology has become a little more established, demands have evolved.
Detu is answering these demands with the new Detu MAX. A 3D 360° VR camera that can shoot stereo video at a whopping 8K resolution. It’s also capable of shooting HDR 3D images and offers stills resolutions up to 12K. They’re launching the MAX on Kickstarter, with prices up to 40% off the expected retail price.
You guys remember that super blue moon eclipse a couple of months ago, right? Well, while many of us were sitting at home watching it on our computer screens, photographer William Briscoe was out in the Alaskan snow shooting 360° timelapse. And this 8K 360° video captures the beautiful the Aurora Borealis in the middle of it.
Shot on January 31st just near Fairbanks Alaska, William’s film has a fantastic view of the light show as the moon crosses the sky and temporarily disappears into blackness. If you have a VR goggles, or a headset to hold your phone, then just hit play, sit back and relax. It’s only just over a minute long, but it’s a gorgeous sight to see.
Insta360 has updated its line of affordable phone-friendly 360 cameras with the new Insta360 Nano S. It sees some rather significant upgrades over the original Nano that all look pretty exciting for iPhone owners. The Nano S is the same form factor as the original but beefs up that 3K video & 4.6MP stills to 4K 360° video and a massive 20 megapixel photos.
Announced at CES 2018, the new Nano S offers some very cool new features including 360 facetime style video chat, as well as picture-in-picture & multiview modes to shoot flat 2D video clips comprised of multiple angles. There’s also a new matte black colour option, and they even throw in a free tripod for when you want to be a little less selfie and a little more serious.
CyberLink seem to be going pretty hardcore on the 360° VR lately. After setting the VR binge-watching world record earlier in the year, they’re back with more VR news. This time, a VR stabilisation plugin for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro.
The imaginatively titled CyberLink VR Stabilizer works to clean up that shaky 360° video footage. Such shakiness is often inevitable when using 360° cameras handheld. But if you don’t want your shots to be boring, then handheld is the way to go. It also lets you adjust the pitch, roll and yaw of your camera, too. And you can even keyframe it.
People have been waiting a long time for this one. Originally announced way back in April for release in June, the YI 360 VR has faced some delays. This was primarily down to the fact that YI felt they could get a little more performance out of the camera. Now, though, the YI 360 VR finally sees its official launch and is available to buy.
YI have teamed up with Microsoft to make it available in the Microsoft store for only $399, the same as the pre-order price. It was rumoured that the price would increase at launch, but thankfully, this has not happened. We’ve had the YI 360 VR at DIYP for a little while now. You can see our full review here to find out what we think.
For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been playing with the new YI 360 VR camera. I’ve wanted to get my hands on one of these since they were announced in April. So, needless to say, I was quite excited when it showed up at my door.
Since it arrived, I’ve used it quite a bit. I’ve taken it out while doing things with friends, shot video behind the scenes on photo shoots, and even live streamed to Facebook and YouTube. So, here’s what I think. In this post, I’m tackling these topics largely in the order I faced them when using the camera.
There are plenty 360° cameras in the market, and they’re getting better and more available as time goes by. Now, there’s a new 360° camera in the market, and it promises to shoot “larger-than-life video.”
Rylo is a small, but powerful 360° camera with innovative software. It shoots seamless 4K video at 30fps and lets you edit them on your phone through Rylo app. We’re sharing more details, as well as the first impressions from The 360 Guy.
One of my favourite things to come out of the whole 360° camera thing is tiny planets. They’re getting pretty popular, too, almost to the point of cliché, but I still rather enjoy them. They’re often simple just fun and unusual. Sometimes, though, they can add an intriguing element to a story that would otherwise not exist.
For many compact 360° cameras, mobile apps are the typical solution. But if you want to do something more serious, you usually want to step up to the desktop. In this case, Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017, and Justin Odisho is going to show us how it’s done.
The US Presidential inauguration is only a few days away. It will take place on January 20th, and we now know the technology behind the event coverage. In case you live far away and don’t want to miss a thing, Nikon and USA Today have enabled live streaming. They have announced the choice of the gear for the occasion – it will be a set of customized Nikon KeyMission 360 cameras.