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.
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.
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 (4K@30fps), 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.
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.
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.
Creators can update to the latest firmware, app and Studio versions right here.