Here’s how to record over 50 minutes with the Insta360 One R 1-inch mod, shared with me by a reader.
The Insta360 One R 1-inch mod has an amazing sensor paired with a Leica lens, and can capture 5K videos. I found it to be substantially more detailed than a GoPro Hero8. However, one issue is that it overheats after around 21 minutes (I used a Sandisk Extreme Pro indoors at around 72F without a fan or air conditioning). The bottleneck wasn’t the cache, the storage, or the battery life — it was overheating.
But 360 Rumors reader UnGatoNipon found a way to record for more than double that. His method: he used a heat sink. With the heat sink, he said he was able to record for 51 minutes (!).
I haven’t tried this but I will. If you want to try it out too, you’ll need a heat sink and thermal conductive tape. One issue is that the heat sink is not compatible with some accessories such as the quick swap frame.
I use a hero7 black to record softball games. Heat and battery life are the two biggest obstacles to overcome. It’s pretty easy to solve the battery problem with an external power bank. An aluminum housing helps with heat. I’ve been eyeing the 1-inch for the better quality. Can it be powered by an external power bank? Is there an aluminum housing for it?
Good point Phillip. Yes it can use an external power bank. Yes there is an aluminum housing for it: https://amzn.to/31ECbFi