‘Shoot First, Point Later’
Insta360, the company behind a number of 360 cameras, has announced its latest model: the Insta360 ONE. Dubbed a “shoot first, point later” camera, the device’s “FreeCapture” technology allows you to retrieve stills and short 1080p clips from parts of the 360 compilation in hindsight.
The company set out to make a camera that changed how people use 360 video, rather than one that breaks ground with its achievable resolution.
The camera is capable of achieving 4K video at 3840×1920 resolution at 30 fps, or 2560×1280 at 60 fps. Photos are shot at 24 megapixels.
There are three ways to use the Insta360 One: as a standalone camera, wirelessly via Bluetooth, and connected to your smartphone via the charging port.
Using the compatible smartphone app, FreeCapture allows users to turn their phone into a viewfinder for previously recorded 360 video, exploring the 360 scene as they wish and saving perceivable sections as standalone 1080p videos. In this way, you can shoot a scene first and then point your camera at it later.