Insta360 is releasing a new accessory that makes bullet time videos easier with the Insta360 ONE.
When Insta360 ONE (reviewed here) was launched last year, they created a sensation with their bullet time effect. It enables the user to swing the Insta360 ONE around and capture a super slow motion view around the user that looks like the bullet time scenes from the matrix.
A few weeks later, I created a tutorial for the bullet time effect with almost any camera. The key was to use a handle with swivel.
Insta360 has taken this idea and created a dedicated accessory for bullet time. The problem with the swiveling handle I used was that it had a GoPro mount so you had to support the swivel to keep it vertical and in-line with the handle. The Insta360 accessory has a fixed 90-degree angle, so you can simply hold the handle. The new accessory also has a simple 1/4-20 attachment for a selfie stick, which makes it easier to use it. Here’s a video with the new accessory:
No word yet on cost or availability. The Chinese New Year holiday, which is the most important holiday in China, and lasts a week, begins February 8. If they haven’t launched it by now, I don’t think we’ll see it until after the February 15.