Insta360 GO Now Records 5-Minute Videos with New FPV Camera Mode

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Insta360 today announced an exciting new FPV camera mode for the Insta360 GO iOS and Android apps. With the latest version of the app, you can now record up to five minutes of video continuously when GO is mounted on a FPV drone.

The new 5-minute recording feature makes Insta360 GO the perfect FPV camera for drone pilots. With its small 20-gram frame, you can mount GO on even the smallest of FPV drones.

Fly into never-before-accessible spots

With Insta360 GO, you can capture high-quality, stabilized footage from your FPV drone, while still being able to access incredibly tight locations. Check out some of these shots captured with Insta360 GO that would be impossible with a larger drone or camera: 

GO’s FlowState stabilization will keep your shots steady, no matter how fast you dip, dive and roll your drone. And you don’t have to sacrifice quality for size with this FPV camera—Insta360 GO records 1080p videos.

Man, you can’t find that camera quality on anything close to 20 grams. And having built in FlowState Stabilization was just the icing on the cake!

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The FPV community is filled with incredible engineers and DIY demons. That’s why we’ve made it easy to 3D print your own FPV camera mount for GO with a downloadable 3D image file of GO on our official website (under Product Support—GO—Other).

The 5-minute shooting mode is specifically optimized for FPV drone-mounted shooting and leverages the drone’s propellers to provide GO with additional cooling power. Be aware that the mode is not designed for everyday use when GO is not paired with an FPV drone. 

Update your app now to use FPV mode

For existing Insta360 GO users, simply update your app to start using the FPV mode. No firmware update is needed. 

To turn on FPV mode, open the Insta360 GO app and connect your GO. Navigate to Settings—GO button settings—Press—Recording length and select “5 min (FPV mode)”. After you’ve successfully saved this button setting, disconnect GO from your phone. 

Once you’ve mounted GO to your FPV drone, turn GO on and then press GO once to start recording (Note: you cannot start recording in FPV mode when controlling over Bluetooth with your phone). 

Then start flying and capture some epic FPV footage!

Download the app update now from the App Store (iOS v1.4.0), Google Play Store (v1.3.1) or Insta360.com. Or head to our official store to purchase Insta360 GO today.

Insta360 GO FPV camera

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20 Comments

  1. Paul Paradis April 20, 2020 at 11:53 pm

    WIll this FPV mode have stabilization on?

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    1. Insta360 April 21, 2020 at 10:25 am

      Yes! That’s the magic of it. Less than 20 grams but you still get stabilized video

      Reply
  2. FirstQuadcopter April 21, 2020 at 2:20 am

    Pretty interesting product. I would be interested to test and review on.

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  3. Danny V April 22, 2020 at 5:25 am

    Does the insta360 Go need to connect with the contact pins to the drone in order to function or can it function standalone?

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    1. Insta360 April 22, 2020 at 2:10 pm

      Hey Danny, thanks for the question. It functions standalone! No specific limitations on how you mount it.

      Reply
      1. Philipe May 8, 2020 at 1:21 am

        Any Drones anyone can recommend for this?

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  4. Saul April 22, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    Is there a prebuilt or kit fpv drone you guys recommend for using this?

    Reply
    1. James May 16, 2020 at 11:32 pm

      This cam is special because it is on scale with the ”Toothpick,” class of FPV drones. These are light weight (50-130g) 2”-3” quadcopters, most often built from scratch. You won’t find many “kits,” but instead recommended builds, with a list of suggested parts that can often be substituted based on availability, or personal taste, or objective. See the Kabab Toothpick 3 (namesake for the class,) at fpvcycle.com, and read, read, read. Parts are always sold out there, so you’ll need to sign up for ‘in stock’ notifications if you hope to acquire anything. There are also BNF (bind and fly) aircraft in this class available, which assume you have the rest of the required gear to fly it, including a radio transmitter, goggles/screen (to receive the wireless video feed being transmitted from the onboard camera), and batteries. Check out Pyrodrone.com web store, for all the required parts. I’ve also seen lots of parts, and BNFs, like the iFlight 136RS V2 , on Amazon too, but often more expensive than the hobby web stores like Pyrodrone. Perhaps I didn’t exactly answer your question, but you certainly have the info now to get started. For further info check out intofpv.com forum, fpvcycle.com, rcgroups.com, armatanproductions.com, oashobby.com, gnarlyfpv.com.

      Reply
  5. Ralph Fornoles April 23, 2020 at 12:41 am

    Anybody know how this would work with a Mavic Mini?

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    1. Ralph F. April 23, 2020 at 12:42 am

      What would be the best way to mount it with the security of knowing it won’t fall off…

      Reply
  6. Christian PERO April 24, 2020 at 9:44 am

    I did update the app but it doesnt show fpv mode in the length of recording, only max 60 seconds. Why’s that? Please help! I need it asap!

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    1. Insta360 April 26, 2020 at 11:53 am

      Hi Christian, please make sure to first re-assign the button commands after connecting to your GO either via your phone or directly with the Charge Case. Currently, the only way to trigger the FPV mode is manually via the button command you assigned

      In the next update, we’ll be enabling activation via Bluetooth

      Reply
  7. WL April 24, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    I updated but dont see any 5 minutes record.

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    1. Insta360 April 26, 2020 at 11:54 am

      Please make sure to first re-assign the button commands after connecting to your GO either via your phone or directly with the Charge Case — you’ll see a new FPV mode function that’s available to assign. Currently, the only way to trigger the FPV mode is manually via the button command you assigned

      In the next update, we’ll be enabling activation via Bluetooth

      Reply
      1. Vincent May 10, 2020 at 2:28 pm

        can we have more recording time option such as 120 secs / 180 secs as well.

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  9. Hiromitsu May 7, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    I’m very interested as an FPV pilot. I’d like to test how long I can withstand acrobatic tricks.

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  10. Wbmax May 8, 2020 at 2:33 am

    I did update the app but it doesnt show fpv mode in the length of recording, only max 60 seconds. Why’s that?

    Reply
    1. James May 16, 2020 at 11:38 pm

      Try button reassignment, where you should see a new option for FPV.

      Reply
  11. Wbmax May 10, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    mode FPV does not exist in the version 1.4.0

    Reply

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