360 Camera Techniques

The MOST EPIC star trails 360 video and how to shoot it (Insta360 One R or One X2)

The most epic starlapse 360 video
The most epic starlapse 360 video I’ve seen

You’ve seen star trails photos and videos but how would you like to see a truly epic star trails 360 video?  And find out how you can capture one yourself with Insta360 One R or One X2.

Star trails photos are some of the most stunning night sky photos.  What could make them better?  How about a star trails 360 video?  Check out this one by Ron Cashman.  Yes you can swipe to look around or even view it on Oculus Quest or other VR headset with the YouTube app.

Here’s a tip: if you want to watch it longer, you can set it on a loop 😀

How to shoot a star trails 360 video

Believe it or not, you too can shoot a star trails 360 video like this with the Insta360 One R (the camera that Ron used) or an Insta360 One X2.  Both have a feature called starlapse that can automatically capture a 360 photo timelapse and automatically turn them into a 360 video like this.

The key to a truly amazing star trails photo or video is to shoot in a really dark night sky.  For most cities, there is too much light from buildings and street lamps to see all but the brightest stars.  Instead, you’ll need to go farther out to darker areas.  Ron drove 60 kilometers to get to this spot.

Besides choosing a dark location, you’ll also need a lot of patience because capturing a video like this takes hours.  It took Ron 6 hours to shoot this and he used an external power bank for his One R.

To find out more about this video or to see other interesting 360 videos, check out Ron Cashman’s YouTube channel and his Insta360 Explore profile.

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