Insta360 updated their popular Insta360 One X (reviewed here) to add HDR video capability, greatly extending the One X’s highlight range. The HDR video capability is not just a tweak to the software or the way the videos are processed, but rather appears to be a capability of the sensor used by the One X. To see a comparison between the One X video with and without HDR Video, check out this sample and comparison. I’ll also show you how to add the HDR video capability, for both iOS and Android, and the shortcut for using it.
New bullet time handle at Apple
In other news, Insta360 also began selling the Insta360 One X at Apple stores. The One X is the second Insta360 camera to become available through Apple. Last year, Apple also began selling Insta360 One through their online store. Here’s the exclusive bundle for Apple, which features a brand new bullet time handle that converts to a selfie stick with built-in tripod:
Google Street View video mode
Insta360 also updated the app to enable posting of 360 videos to Google Street View. Street View will then extract frame grabs from the video to convert it into a virtual tour with links.