The Insta360 Pro is now available for preorder directly from Insta360. It is also available for preorder from B&H Photo.
Insta360 Pro is Insta360’s highly anticipated 360 camera announced at CES 2017, with 8k resolution at 2D 360, 6k at 3D 360, or 4k with live streaming in 2D or 3D. It also offers realtime stabilization. It is now available for preorder for $3,499, from Insta360 or from B&H Photo (B&H has free expedited shipping and it would be a great way to support 360 Rumors). According to Insta360, this batch of preorders will ship in May (B&H said they will get theirs May 18).
The Insta360 Pro will be showcased at NAB Show 2017. I will be checking it out there. Stay tuned! If you have any particular questions about it, please let me know in the comments!
Here is the press release:
April 21, 2017, Las Vegas – Leading 360 camera maker Insta360 kicked off preorders today for the Insta360 Pro, a six-lens professional camera that will empower creators to capture stunning 8K VR experiences and broadcast to the world live in immersive 360.
Bringing together best-in-class 360 and 360 3D imaging, a seamless live-streaming experience, and advanced real-time image stitching technology in one compact device, the Insta360 Pro represents a leap forward for VR filmmaking.
“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.”
Offering extraordinary value for $3,499 USD, the Insta360 Pro is set to enable pioneering VR filmmakers and broadcasters around the world to explore the full potential of the evolving form.
Built for Pro VR Filmmakers
The Insta360 Pro’s watchwords are versatility and ease-of-use. Suited for everything from live 360 journalism to aerial videography, it’s designed to be an all-in-one tool for professional VR creators.
Using six 200° lenses, the Pro captures photos and video in transporting 8K 360. Creators can leverage the Pro’s onboard real-time stitching technology to capture finished 360 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.
Time-lapse mode and 100 fps high-speed shooting (for 4K slow-mo) offer new ways to captivate an audience, while real-time preview on phones, laptops or headsets means creators can get the shot they want the first time.
Photos, Video and Live-streams Brought to Life in 3D
The Insta360 Pro shoots photos, video and live broadcasts in stereoscopic (3D) 360, a feature unheard of in the price range.
8K 3D photos, 6K 3D video, and 4K 3D live-streaming means filmmakers can achieve truly immersive depth and detail.
Live 360 Made Simple
With a state-of-the-art real-time image stitching algorithm and a versatile range of connectivity options – including Wi-Fi, Ethernet, HDMI and 4G —the Pro makes 360 live broadcasting easier than ever.
Users can input an RTMP address and use the Pro’s onboard processor to live-stream directly, with no intermediate server necessary.
Meanwhile, using an H.265 compression standard and cube map projection, the Pro cuts normal bandwidth needs by 60 percent.
Ready to Move
Weighing just over 2.7 pounds (1.2 kg) and sporting a removable battery, the 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.
Preorders are now open on Insta360’s new online store. Head to https://www.insta360.com/product/insta360-pro/ for more details.
Get Hands-On with the Pro at NAB (National Broadcasting Association) Show
The Insta360 Pro will be on display at the NAB Show, from April 22-27. Attendees are welcome to find the Insta360 team at North Hall N602VR to check out the Pro in action.
For detailed specs, visit: https://www.insta360.com/product/insta360-pro/
Established in 2014, Insta360 creates the world’s most advanced and accessible 360-degree cameras. Designed lightweight and portable, Insta360’s products can be used for tourism, real estate, journalism, events and conferences, and by intrepid storytellers everywhere. Insta360 empowers users to create virtual-reality (VR) content and broadcast immersive experiences to the world with 360 live-streaming.
For more details visit: http://www.insta360.com/