The Insta360 Pro 2 Spherical VR 360 8K Camera is a compact, 6-lens device that captures 360°, 3D video & images to 6 microSD cards and 1 SD card while also able live stream in 4K to compatible streaming services. Key features include:
Records 360° 3D video at up to 8K resolution
Six 200° cameras stitched and stabilized in real time
Live stream 360° 3D 4K video to compatible platforms while recording
Requires 6 microSD cards and 1 SD card rated V30 or higher (not included!)
What’s New? The Insta360 Pro 2 camera is a substantial upgrade to the Insta360 Pro and corrects many of our complaints with the original. First thing you’ll likely notice are new antennae top-mounted on the camera. They correspond with a now-integrated GPS unit and extended wireless control system that works up to 1000 ft away. Single SD card recording has been expanded to six microSD cards and one SD card to increase video recording to 120 Mbps and 3 times as fast as the original. The camera can now record full 360, 3D footage internally at 8K. A top 1/4" threaded hole and 1/8" audio in make capturing external audio much easier, and and HDR mode helps out in uneven lighting.
360 Degree 3D Video Recording. The Insta360 Pro 2 Spherical VR 360 8K Camera is a compact, 6 lens device that captures 360 degree 3D video at up to 8K 30fps. Non-3D 360° footage can be recorded at up to 8K 60fps. The primary drawback with all-in-one 360° camera systems is resolution, but at 4 times the resolution of lower end 4K cameras, this system provides a much sharper image when played in 360° viewers and headsets.
Live Stream 360° 3D 4K Video. The camera is capable of livestreaming 4K 360 video to compatible streaming services like YouTube and Facebook Live. The feature allows 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 to stream 4K video. Setup is kept simple with well designed Mac, PC, Android, and iOS applications.
Records To microSD & SD Memory. All video and photos can be stored onto common microSD and SD memory cards featuring a V30 rating or higher. Multiple formatting option are available for photos and video from pre-stitched JPGand 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 2 has improved image stabilization. Audio is recorded with four on-board microphones capable of producing ambisonics audio. With so much packed into one small sphere, the fans work hard to keep everything cool. Fan noise can become audible in warm shooting locations, so we recommend capturing critical audio externally or using the 1/8" input jack to get your mic further away from fan noise.
50 Minute Battery Life. The camera can be powered for up to 50 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.
What if I want to update the firmware on this camera?
While we only install stable release firmware versions, we realize some customers may want to take advantage of features added with beta releases. If you would like to install beta firmware here is a guide.
The most simple way to live stream is with Insta360 Pro Camera control app, but other programs can be used by capturing the equirectangular image via the camera’s micro HDMI port. (HDMI cable not included)
While the internal fan can be quieted for short bursts, constant recording or live streaming will cause the unit to heat up and require the fan to initiate. This makes audio from the unit undesirable, so we suggest an external mic to remedy the situation.
The Insta360’s default Wi-Fi password is 88888888.
Yes. The Insta360 Pro 2 has an integrated GPS unit that is compatible with Google Street View.
Yes, memory cards are not included with the rental of the Insta360 Pro 2. You will need at least 6x microSD / XC and 1x SDHC / XC memory cards with at least Speed Class U3 / V30 rating. For best results, the manufacturer recommends using only Sandisk Extreme Pro memory cards.
For SD, we stock the SanDisk 170MB/s Cards.
Memory cards not included
VR / 360˚
Maximum Aperture: f/2.4 and Angle of View: 200° (per lens)
360 Photos: Maximum at 12,000 × 12,000 (RAW, JPEG)