Insta360 Sphere Brings the Magic of 360 Filming to Drones

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Insta360 Sphere, the invisible drone 360 cam, is the ultimate solution to turn a DJI Mavic Air 2/2S drone into an all-powerful content production tool.

With the camera attached, the drone becomes totally invisible in 360-degree footage, while the lightweight structure and intuitive operation make 360 aerial filming easier than ever before.

Insta360 Sphere offers immersive footage, without the need to buy a new drone or have professional flying or editing skills. Powered by Insta360’s industry-leading software, Sphere unlocks endless ways to create killer content from drone footage. Insta360 Sphere is available to order today via store.insta360.com.

Immersive footage without the learning curve.

From awe-inspiring landscapes to urban vistas, drone pilots have been capturing stunning aerial footage for years now. But, the key limitation of wide-angle cameras is that they can only capture in one direction. A user’s ability to get the best footage is dependent upon their flying abilities and the maneuvers they are capable of pulling off in real-time.

That’s no longer the case with Insta360 Sphere. By filming in 5.7K 360, users can adjust the angle and camera direction in their video after the fact. Using the easy reframing tools in the Insta360 app and Studio desktop, anyone can add thrilling rolls and turns to their aerial footage in post, achieving FPV-like footage on an easy-to-handle drone

Shooting with a 360 camera also opens up the option of getting multiple edits from the same flight, in addition to the wide angle footage from the drone itself.

A truly invisible drone. 

Many drone users are accustomed to mounting a 360 camera above or below their drone to get 360-degree footage. But since 360 cameras film in all directions, this means that half of the video is often obstructed by the drone itself, requiring tedious post-processing or paid video editing software to remove it. 

With Insta360 Sphere, the camera’s lenses are precisely mounted on either side of the drone to ensure the drone is invisible in the resulting footage. Insta360’s proprietary dynamic stitching algorithm makes the whole drone (including the propellers) disappear automatically, leaving the user with glorious, uninterrupted shots. 

Comparing the uninterrupted view from Insta360 Sphere footage versus a standard setup with a 360 camera mounted on a drone.

Smooth flight, smoother shots. 

Killer image stabilization is crucial to getting immersive aerial footage. Insta360’s proprietary FlowState Stabilization technology has been fine-tuned for Insta360 Sphere to ensure super steady aerial footage, no matter the conditions.

Comparing footage with and without FlowState Stabilization shot on Insta360 Sphere.

Perfectly compatible. 

The camera is compatible with the Mavic Air 2/2S and attaches to the drone with an ultra-secure locking mechanism. There is zero impact on the drone’s structural integrity, and it doesn’t impede the GPS signal or remote control system. 

Powerful AI editing suite. 

Sphere represents a continuation of Insta360’s mission to help people capture and share their lives better, making Insta360’s industry-leading 360 reframing and editing software accessible to a wider range of creators. Sphere users can edit their videos using the same AI-powered features as the Insta360 ONE Series in the Insta360 app. Creative effects like barrel rolls and dolly zooms are as easy as a tap.

Become a 360 pilot today!

Insta360 Sphere is available in the U.S. and Mainland China at store.insta360.com and retails for $429.99.


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7 Comments

  1. Joe 2022/06/22 at 8:15 am

    I have a couple tech questions. Does the editing software work on iPad Pro 2020?
    Is it stand alone editing or do I need to run a video editor with it such as Final Cut Pro?
    When you fly it with the air 2s does it affect the DJI fly now app as far as live viewing?
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Insta360 2022/06/27 at 3:35 pm

      Hi there, yes the Insta360 app is compatible with the iPad Pro 2020. You can edit videos fully within the Insta360 app. The Sphere won’t interfere with any of the standard operations of the air 2s.

      Reply
  2. jaikanoja 2022/06/29 at 2:54 pm

    Any plans for making it available for DJI Mini 3 pro?

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    1. Insta360 2022/07/01 at 9:59 am

      Currently, the Insta360 Sphere is compatible only with the DJI Mavic Air 2 or Mavic Air 2S. Insta360 sees big potential in the drone industry, and we aim to contribute to this area with innovative, creative tools.

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      1. Ronnie 2022/10/08 at 8:08 pm

        I also would like to see it on the Mini 3 Pro. I just bought the X3 and am now a big fan. Last week I nearly bought a Air 2s just so I could buy a sphere, but I realise that by next spring there might be a new sphere and possible an Air 3 to put it on. Either way, you guys are onto a winner all day long if you can get it onto the Mini 3 Pro!

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  3. Kev 2022/11/05 at 8:25 pm

    Hi, I have the iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd generation) and am in the uk, would I be able to edit 360sphere footage using this?
    Many thanks.

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    1. Insta360 2022/11/07 at 10:20 am

      Hi Kev, yeah 2nd gen iPad Pro will work fine. Just download the Insta360 app from the App Store and you’ll be good to go.

      Reply

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