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

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When it comes to buying an FPV camera, size is of the essence. Many ordinary action cam are often far too heavy for small FPV drones.

Meet Insta360 GO. With its small 20-gram frame, you can mount GO on even the smallest of FPV drones. And 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.

Using 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: 

The first action camera with an FPV stabilization algorithm

Most action camera stabilization algorithms are optimized for running, biking, skiing and other action sports. Insta360 GO is the first camera ever with a stabilization algorithm optimized specifically for FPV flights.

GO’s FPV stabilization mode 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!

Jason Smalling, 360 Rumors

You can turn FPV stabilization on or off under “FlowState Stabilization” in the Insta360 GO app’s editing interface.

Control shooting over Bluetooth

With the Insta360 GO companion app, you can turn on FPV mode and control shooting over Bluetooth with your phone. Both iOS and Android users can use this feature.

Just open the Insta360 GO app and connect your GO to get started. Under “Recording length”, you can select “5 min (FPV mode)”. You can start and stop recording and edit your footage all in the app.

The FPV mode can also be toggled on through the GO button settings in the app. With this setting, you can just mount GO to your FPV, turn GO on and then press GO’s body once to start recording. To stop recording, press GO again.

Get started with Insta360 GO

Ready to get started shooting incredible FPV content? Head to our official store to purchase Insta360 GO today.

Insta360 go fpv camera

Already got your own drone? We know 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).

For existing Insta360 GO users, simply download the app update from the App Store (iOS v1.4.1 or later), Google Play Store (v1.3.2 or later) or Insta360.com to start using the FPV mode. No firmware update is needed. 

Note: 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. 


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25 Comments

  1. Paul Paradis 2020/04/20 at 11:53 pm

    WIll this FPV mode have stabilization on?

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    1. Insta360 2020/04/21 at 10:25 am

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

      Reply
  2. FirstQuadcopter 2020/04/21 at 2:20 am

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

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  3. Danny V 2020/04/22 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 2020/04/22 at 2:10 pm

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

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      1. Philipe 2020/05/08 at 1:21 am

        Any Drones anyone can recommend for this?

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  4. Saul 2020/04/22 at 10:30 pm

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

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    1. James 2020/05/16 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.

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      1. Julian Clark 2020/05/30 at 8:18 am

        Where do I buy it and how much is it?? It looks awesome!!

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  5. Ralph Fornoles 2020/04/23 at 12:41 am

    Anybody know how this would work with a Mavic Mini?

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    1. Ralph F. 2020/04/23 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 2020/04/24 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 2020/04/26 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

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  7. WL 2020/04/24 at 4:00 pm

    I updated but dont see any 5 minutes record.

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    1. Insta360 2020/04/26 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

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      1. Vincent 2020/05/10 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 2020/05/07 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 2020/05/08 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?

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    1. James 2020/05/16 at 11:38 pm

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

      Reply
  11. Wbmax 2020/05/10 at 1:28 pm

    mode FPV does not exist in the version 1.4.0

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  12. Amp-hibious 2020/05/30 at 3:02 am

    this could be a game changer for action cams, you guys should just move to full support for the 5 min record time.

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  13. Aaron 2020/05/30 at 4:58 am

    I’ve got FPV mode working, but I with the very latest firmware I don’t see any FPV stabilzation mode. Flowstate is either on or off… I see no other option (aka without the horizontal lock). How do I have stabilzation without the horizon lock?

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  14. Eduard 2020/06/10 at 3:42 am

    Wieso kann ich die Videos und Bilder nicht auf der App runterladen? Funktioniert nicht. Benutze Android. Kann mir jemand helfen?????

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    1. Insta360 2020/06/12 at 2:06 pm

      Hi Eduard, please shoot us a message at service@insta360.com and we’ll walk you through it!

      Reply

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