Insta360, best known for its action and 360-degree cameras, has just launched an interesting drone camera. The Insta360 Sphere attaches to the bodies of DJI’s Mavic Air 2 or Air 2S drones, allowing you to film 5.7K 360 footage or shoot regular 2D videos with the option to reframe them later in the post. In fact, Insta360’s technology makes the drone “invisible” in shots.
Since 360 cameras film in all directions, half of the video can be blocked by the drone itself. However, Insta360 mounted cameras on either side of the drone to make sure it doesn’t show up in the footage. To deliver seamless footage, “Insta360’s proprietary dynamic stitching algorithm makes the entire drone (including the propellers) disappear automatically,” the company wrote.
The Sphere can be attached to Mavic Air 2/2S drones with an “ultra-secure” mechanism and will not affect its structural integrity or the GPS signal or operating system. Insta360 also promises smooth flights through its FlowState stabilization technology refined for the Sphere. At the same time, you can record video from the drone’s own camera at the same time.
The company showed beautiful images in a YouTube video, with rollers and dolly zooms, made in the Insta360 app. The Insta360 Sphere is now available in the US and mainland China for $430.
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