Capturing Google street view images with Insta360 pro II camera

Insta360 Pro II Camera for Google Streetview

The Insta360 Pro II is a professional-grade spherical Virtual Reality VR 360 camera that captures high-resolution 360-degree videos and photos. It offers advanced features and capabilities, including FarSight monitoring, which provides real-time long-range monitoring and control of the camera. The Insta360 Pro II VR Camera captures 360 spherical VR videos and still images in configurations up to 8K 3D. It features include precise 9-axis FlowState stabilization, CrystalView monitoring on standard devices, automatic proxy file creation, and stitch-free editing in Adobe Premiere Pro.

The FarSight 360° long-range monitoring system includes a transmitter and receiver for live monitoring your capture from up to one mile away ground-to-ground, or two miles ground-to-air. Wi-Fi preview is available at 30 fps up to 15′ without using FarSight. The CrystalView function converts 8K VR footage for viewing on popular 4K VR headsets and standard smartphones or monitors, expanding your potential audience.

Insta360 ProSave time and processing with the Insta360 Pro II’s ability to create proxy files for instant stitching and real-time editing in Adobe Premiere Pro. When you have your final cut, the Insta360 algorithm stitches together a full-resolution version. Each camera records to a microSD card while proxy files and stabilization data are captured to a full SD card. The camera features bit rates up to 120 Mb/s, and records audio via four built-in mics and a 3.5mm mic input.

The Insta360 Pro II’s optical features include six selectable 200° fisheye lenses, adjustable shutter speed, and an ISO range of 100-6400. An HDR (high dynamic range) function provides natural-looking lighting even in unevenly lit settings. High-speed frame rates are available up to 120 fps and the still mode includes raw, JPEG, burst, and time-lapse options.

Image stabilization is a vital VR component and the Insta360 Pro II combines a 9-axis gyro with the downloadable Insta360 software for precise, customizable stabilization. A built-in GPS module provides data for Google Maps Street View, and other precision-mapping applications. The Insta360 Pro II features a compact aluminum frame, two USB ports, and a hot swap battery dock.

Key features of the Insta360 Pro II

  1. High Resolution: The camera captures 8K resolution videos and photos, delivering immersive and detailed content for virtual reality (VR) experiences.

  2. Six-Lens Configuration: The camera is equipped with six lenses that capture a full 360-degree field of view, ensuring seamless and accurate stitching of the footage.

  3. FarSight Monitoring: The FarSight monitoring system is a separate transmitter and receiver set that allows for real-time long-range monitoring and control of the camera. It enables users to monitor the camera’s output, change settings, and start/stop recording remotely from up to 300 meters away.

  4. Live Streaming: The camera supports live streaming of 360-degree videos in high resolution. Users can broadcast live events or immersive experiences to popular platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, or custom RTMP servers.

  5. Advanced Stitching and Stabilization: The Insta360 Pro II employs advanced algorithms for stitching and image stabilization, ensuring smooth and seamless 360-degree footage without visible seams or distortions.

  6. 360 Spatial Audio: The camera includes built-in microphones for capturing spatial audio, providing an immersive audio experience that matches the visual content. The spatial audio enhances the sense of presence in virtual reality environments.

  7. Professional Controls and Settings: The camera offers a range of professional controls and settings, including manual exposure, white balance, ISO, and shutter speed adjustments. This allows experienced users to fine-tune the camera settings according to their specific requirements.

  8. Post-Processing Software: Insta360 provides professional post-processing software, such as Insta360 Stitcher and Insta360 Studio, to assist with stitching, editing, and exporting the captured footage. These software tools offer advanced features for refining and enhancing the 360-degree content.

Insta360 Pro Camera technical specs

  • Captures 8K 360 videos and stills in 3D up to 30 fps and 2D up to 60 fps.
  • CrystalView for viewing 8K footage on standard VR headsets or smartphones
  • FarSight 360° long-range monitoring system
  • View 30 fps live preview up to 15′ via Wi-Fi
  • Live stream 4K video while recording 8K
  • Pro-quality, nine-axis FlowState image stabilization
  • Automatic proxy file creation for a quick editing flow
  • Captures to six microSD and one SD card for flexible post options
  • Integrated GPS module is Google Maps Streetview compatible
  • Six 200° fisheye lenses (selectable—use all six or less)
  • Adjustable shutter speed
  • High-resolution 120 fps slow motion
  • Four built-in mics, one 3.5mm external mic input, two USB ports
  • Optical-flow stitching
  • Hot-swappable 5000mAh rechargeable battery

Cost: Insta360 Pro II VR Camera retails at USD 5,560

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