360 degree camera maker Insta360 has kicked off pre-orders for the Insta360 Pro, a six-lens professional camera that will allow creators to capture 8K virtual reality (VR) experiences and broadcast to the world live in immersive 360. The Insta360 Pro combines 360 and 360 3D imaging, live-streaming and advanced real-time image stitching technology in one compact device.
Using six 200° lenses, the Insta360 Pro captures photos and video in 8K. Creators can leverage the Insta360 Pro’s onboard real-time stitching technology to capture finished 360 degree videos that don’t require any post-processing, or else opt for fine-grained control with Insta360’s included post-processing software or a third-party solution of their choice.
“The VR industry needs steady content from a strong base of creators to keep growing, but before now, high-performing cameras have been overly complicated or cost-prohibitive,” said JK Liu, founder and CEO Insta360. “With the Insta360 Pro, we’re giving broadcasters and creators the tool they’ve been asking for. We can’t wait to see what they come up with.”
Time-lapse mode and 100 fps high-speed shooting (for 4K slow-mo) is complimented by a real-time preview on phones, laptops or headsets. This allows creators to get the shot they want the first time.
Weighing just over 2.7 pounds (1.2 kg) and sporting a removable battery, the Insta360 Pro is ideal for going out on location. Its lightweight design also lends it to drone-mounted aerial videography, and with the addition of a 4G network card, creators will be able to live-stream from anywhere with a signal.
Priced at $3,499 USD, the Insta360 Pro is available to pre-order now from https://mall.insta360.com. A second package featuring additional batteries is also available. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on the Insta360 Pro.