Ten New Features – Insta360 ONE R’s Biggest Update Yet

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Another batch of new features has landed for Insta360 ONE R creators. And it’s the biggest one yet. The latest app (iOS 1.2.2, Android v1.1.1), firmware (1.1.0), and desktop Studio (3.4.6) updates bring a ton of new updates and features. We’ve broken down ten of the highlights below.

ONE R Firmware Update

1. ONE R goes cinematic with 24 and 25fps video.

ONE R Creators can now select 24fps or 25fps modes while shooting in 5.7K. This prevents any speed differences or frame skipping when matching ONE R footage with shots from a traditional camera. Oh, and it’s the go to fps for movies and TV. Try it out next time you’re shooting for that cinematic feel.

ONE R update

2. Wind? No worries.

Insta360 ONE R’s wind reduction algorithm got a big upgrade. Toggle this on if you’re riding, skiing or vlogging on a windy day. The algorithm will detect the wind and reduce it, keeping your audio clear.

There are two flavors to the new algorithm: “Voice Boost” and “Intense”. Turn on “Voice Boost” when dialogue matters and “Intense” when you’re shooting action scenes with heavy wind gust (like mountain biking or motorcycling).

3. Wide angle just got wider.

Next time you boot up your ONE R app, try POV+. It’s an all new FOV setting for the 4K Wide Angle Mod that expands the vertical axis of your FOV even further than Ultra Wide. It’s great for point-of-view shots to get all the action in frame.

4. MP4 format for 4K wide angle content.

MP4 format is now available for content shot using the 4K Wide Angle Mod ([email protected]), offering creators additional workflow options. However, for those looking to take full advantage of Insta360’s proprietary format (.insv) and still get the efficiency of a standard desktop workflow, using the Abode Premiere Pro Plugin (more on that here) or Insta360 Studio is the way to go.

A few things to know:

1. MP4 format is only available when using Basic Stabilization. For dynamic scenes where top-tier FlowState Stabilization is needed, we recommend using our proprietary .insv format.

2. When shooting MP4’s, you can choose between Ultra Wide, Wide and Linear FOV settings before you start recording. What you shoot is what you get. If you’d like the full flexibility to adjust FOV, fisheye effect and stabilization intensity in post, we recommend using .insv format.

3. As always, you can still convert any .insv to MP4 via Insta360 Studio or Adobe Premiere Pro.

4. For those using a mobile editing workflow, we recommend shooting in .insv format because it provides additional flexibility and the best-in-class stabilization Insta360 is known for — along with being exactly as efficient as an MP4 workflow.

5. Record with your Airpods.

ONE R can now connect to generation 1 and 2 Airpods for easy audio recording. Just connect via Bluetooth, and audio from your Airpods’ onboard mics will automatically sync to the video.

Update for ONE R

6. Shooting just got snappier.

ONE R now starts up much faster. Less waiting, more creating.

7. That classic cinemascope aspect ratio.

You can now apply the 2.35:1 aspect ratio. That’s that classic cinemascope aspect ratio associated with anamorphic lenses.

Insta360 ONE R update

8. Smarter color algorithms.

When you shoot in 360, differences in lighting conditions on either side of your scene can sometimes result in color variations across the image. Now, any color variations between the two lenses of the Dual-Lens 360 Mod are evened out automatically, producing a balanced, natural image.

9. Update your remote with ease.

For creators that use the GPS Smart Remote, you can now update the remote firmware directly with the ONE R app.

10. Easy, powerful Premiere Pro workflow.

Ok, so this technically came out in the last update, but it’s a big one and bears repeating. Using our free plugin, Adobe Premiere Pro can now read and edit .insv files directly. That means you can treat your .insv files just like MP4’s. But you still get the added benefit of being able to adjust stabilization, FOV and stitching algorithms in post — directly in Premiere Pro.

Update now.

Creators can update to the latest firmware, app and Studio versions right here.


  1. Syed Ali Yahya 2020/04/01 at 10:43 pm

    Hi there

    I have just got insta360 One R Twin Edition. How do I upgrade to latest firmware?
    On my camera interface, it shows v1.0.24

    Please help.

    Best regards

    1. Insta360 2020/04/02 at 12:05 pm

      Hi Syed! Please open the app and connect to your ONE R via WiFi. Then head to the app settings page and tap the “Firmware Version” button. Happy capturing!

  2. Ted Yu 2020/04/02 at 1:48 pm

    Many new funtions are very good. I like it so much. Great Insta360 One R.

    1. Insta360 2020/04/03 at 3:42 pm

      You da best Ted!! Thanks for your feedback and we’ll do our best to keep the hits coming!

  3. BJØRN HAGEN AAKRE 2020/04/02 at 7:44 pm

    Will other bluetooth connected earplugs (Jabra, etc) be able to record to the ONE R later on?

    1. Insta360 2020/04/03 at 3:38 pm

      Hi Bjorn, There are no plans for additional headphone support at the moment, but we will watch out for community feedback and keep everyone posted!

  4. K2k 2020/04/03 at 11:27 am

    How long it takes if I order this insta 360 from USA Ohio.i am worried about corona virus 🦠 May effect the shipping.

    1. Insta360 2020/04/03 at 3:41 pm

      Hey K2k, shipments to the US have been taking about 5-7 days lately. At this point, we haven’t seen significant delays from the coronavirus. Let’s all give some thanks to those hard-working delivery drivers keeping things running!

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  6. Arnel 2020/04/04 at 9:14 pm

    Can’t wait for future firmware and app upgrades where GSV will be available like the One X.

  7. Trisha Dirks 2020/04/19 at 1:57 am

    Is this compatible with matterport?

    1. Insta360 2020/04/20 at 10:47 am

      Hi Trisha, we’re going to have some exciting news about this very soon, please sign up for our mailing list to get looped in!

  8. Seb 2020/05/17 at 6:56 am

    Hello, great updates! Is there an ETA to get live streaming feature for this camera?



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