Connect with us

GoPro Fusion / 360 Cameras

New FlowState Update For The Insta360 One

Published

on

So Insta360 has done something incredible that has just turned the Insta360 One camera into a whole new device. Last week Insta360 released a new update for Insta360 One version 3.0 for the iPhone app and a new firmware update for the camera itself version 2.0. This update introduced a new stabilization technology that they call FlowState and it is just amazing. I have done many test with the new update and I would almost go as far as to call it magic. Even with the camera moving quite dramatically the software was able to stabilize it and make it look nice and smooth.

The new Insta360 update also introduced new editing features such as PivotPoints and SmartTracking. With these new editing features you are able to create smooth videos and re-position the view-point to any angle you so wish.. The points that are created on the timeline can be edited if you wish to make changes which is a very welcome feature. Once you have your points of interested selected you can export the video as a traditional 16×9 video. The smart tracking feature will keep a subject or object in the main viewing area even if the camera is moving. They have also added some new split screen views so you can get a feel of what is happening from both lenses.

This new technology is allowing photographers and cinematographers to capture footage and shots that were not even possible a year or two ago. The Insta360 one is a great alternative to the traditional action camera such as a GoPro. You don’t have to worry about lining up your shots and the footage is just as smooth or if not smother that if you have an action camera mounted in a mechanical gimbal. The real benefit is you can stabilize your shots doing activities that you just cant use a gimbal. Try doing cartwheels with a gimbal…it just doesn’t work, now try it with the Insta360 One and be amazed. One area that really needs to be improved however is the resolution! Most 360 cameras don’t have the sharpest image, but am sure that will improve with time.

Insta360 One: https://amzn.to/2GGeiTP

Accessories for the Insta360 One.

Extra Long Extension Pole: https://amzn.to/2J78MIv
Manfrotto Selfie Stick: https://amzn.to/2GXVgpT
Water Proof Housing: https://amzn.to/2J92Bnc

Here is our video review of the new Insta360 One FlowState software update with video samples.

 

A screen shot of the Insta360 One iPhone app feature FlowState stabilization and new PivotPoints.

 

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

GoPro Fusion / 360 Cameras

Stabilization Comparison Of The GoPro Fusion vs Hero 6 Black Mounted In Karma Grip

Published

on

I thought it would be interesting to do a stabilization test of the GoPro Fusion versus the Hero 6 Black mounted in the Karma Grip. So basically a test of a mechanical gimbal verses 360 software stabilized video. There are pro’s and con’s to both setups. First off importing and editing the footage of the Hero 6 Black is very simple as the video recorded is already stabilized and ready to be edited. The video files on the GoPro Fusion have to be imported, stitched and then rendered to a 16:9 video which can take quite some time depending on the length of the clip. So when it comes to ease of use the mechanical stabilizer is the winner. Another thing to consider is using an action camera such as the Hero 6 Black will produce higher quality videos.

However when it comes to usability, ease of mounting, a 360 camera such as the GoPro Fusion or the Rylo 360 definitely has the advantage and sometimes that is the deciding factor. Of course we all want the best quality video we can get but there are those situation were using a mechanical gimbal such as the Karma Grip just isn’t practical or even possible. Using a 360 camera opens up a whole new avenue to capture stabilized video during activities that used to be impossible. When you also factor in that many 360 cameras are waterproof such as the Fusion or have a waterproof housing that can also be a deciding factor. Most mechanical gimbals are not waterproof with the exception of a few and they are extremely delicate and can not be used in some situations.

I think we are just at the tip of the iceberg on what 360 technology will bring us in the future and I can really see it becoming a mainstream way to capture action video over the traditional action camera and gimbal setup. What are your thoughts? Watch our video as we show a side by side stabilization comparison of the GoPro Fusion and the Hero 6 Black mounted in the Karma Grip.

GoPro Fusion: http://amzn.to/2FxIqko
Karma Grip: http://amzn.to/2FB1HgQ
Hero 6 Black: http://amzn.to/2tDGvWa

 

Continue Reading

GoPro Fusion / 360 Cameras

How To Connect / Pair Remo Remote To The GoPro Fusion

Published

on

In this video tutorial we go over all the steps on how to connect and pair the GoPro Remo remote to the GoPro Fusion. The Remo remote is nice in the fact that it is a small water proof remote that is compatible with the Hero 5/6 Black, Hero 5 Session and the GoPro Fusion. It has a simple one button design and can also assist with your GoPro to hear voice commands in less than ideal conditions. One downfall however is that the Remo Remote can only be paired to one GoPro at a time.

GoPro Fusion: http://amzn.to/2CNI0An
GoPro Remo Remote: http://amzn.to/2Crmp4Y

 



How To Pair GoPro Remo to GoPro Fusion

  1. Power on the GoPro Fusion and let it fully load.
  2. Press the mode button on the side of the GoPro Fusion to cycle through the modes unit you come to the settings. It will have an icon of a wrench.
  3. Press the record button on the GoPro Fusion to select and enter the settings menu.
  4. There are several sub menus within the settings mode. press the record button again to cycle through the sub menus until you reach the wireless settings. It will have an icon of an antenna.
  5. Now press the mode button to scroll down to the connect option and press the record button to select it.
  6. From the connect menu, press the mode button to scroll down to the Remo option. Press the record button to select it.
  7. At this point a message will come on the LCD screen of the Fusion telling you to put the Remo Remote into pairing mode. You can set down the Fusion and get your Remo ready.
  8. To put the Remo Remote into pairing mode, long press the power button for 8 seconds.
  9. A LED light on the Remo will flash while it is pairing
  10. Once complete your Remo will vibrate to signify a successful pairing, as well as notification will appear on the Fusion LCD screen.

At this point it is always a good idea to test the connection to make sure it is working as it should.

Continue Reading

Trending