Have a link to information about the adapter?
Dale, I'd agree... first time I played with 360 editor was confusing and odd. But basically you can fly straight, then in Post Edit, can select any direction of view for a normal video. Exp: fly around a construction project... then either edit looking at side of structure or provide 360 and allow Client to pan around examining what they desire.I watched the entire tape and video. Very weird video, with super gimmicky stuff. Not for me. I just love simplicity To much going on here. Enjoy it for what it is, but the average Joe, not really my cup of tea.
Thanks for the great review and I agree with it. I also wondered about the lens covers, so thank you for that. I hadn't tried using them. I am taking off / landing on a staked down large landing pad that has a thick towel underneath for a soft landing. I have done the hand take-offs and landings in the past but aren't crazy about doing them. I also have both of those card readers and they work quite well with an iPad. I have an iPad set up for 360 editing and it is easy to edit with it or just bring the clips into the desktop editor using a card adapter.I'd agree, nice kit! Looks great, well made!
I got mine a while back, but have only used it 1 day due to rains & winds.
It mounts on the A2S very clean, no issues in flight or GPS.
I hand launched it, and caught it. That in itself was a little new to me, I hadn't hand caught the A2S.
I was a little concerned for the lower lens in case it landed on it's own away from me so I installed one of the Sticky Lens protectors on the bottom. Note "Not Reading ahead..." I later noticed a little fuzzy join line that showed up often in the video. In the Desktop Software I found the Switch to turn on / off the sticky lens cover. When this is turned on you can see how it slightly modifies the video, but assumes you have Top & Bottom Lens Covers on... not just bottom.
After getting comfortable hand catching the A2S with 360 Package, I removed the bottom Sticky Lens Cover and the seam issue disappeared and not an issue. Lesson Learned... either use None or Both.
I flew a 6 story Construction building (8 story height, tall Courtroom Floors) about 65% up in height of building. My intent was to add the video to the Group's review, giving them the opportunity to scroll around: Up, Down, Sideways to allow them to view more than my normal video loops & photos.
Haven't passed it over to them yet, but I did examine.
The quality of the video looks better than the Insta360 R in sharpness when cropped.
Overall impressed with the 360 Sphere, night & day improvement over the M2P 1st Generation.
Note on Videos:
Using the Desktop Insta360 SW:
You can easily keyframe the track, view, crop, and special effects into a standard format video.
You can also perform the same adjustments and leave the 360 format available. I did find YouTube has a 360 section that you can use to provide the 360 view and Viewers can use their mouse to move around.
NOTE on Sticky Lens Covers:
The concern for the lens remains and once you take the Sticky Lens cover off, it's ruined.
On the Insta360 site, they sell Sticky Lens cover for R & RS. These are the SAME!
Their ship price is very high... and found the Sticky Lens Covers on B&H Photo.
I picked up a few sets, in case I needed to use some time.
Sticky Lens Covers:
Buy Insta360 Sticky Lens Guard Set for ONE RS 360° Lens Mod featuring Protect 360° Lens Mod from Scratches, Hydrophobic Coating, Dual-Sided Adhesive, Acrylic Construction. Review Insta360 nullwww.bhphotovideo.com
Reader to extract files without PC:
Insta360 Desktop can read the SD Card, but plugging into iPad / iPhone can not unless you transfer wirelessly from Camera. This is extremely long & frustrating, and I found they now offer a Card Reader. You don't need to attach to camera, you can simply insert the MicroSD card into Reader and plug reader into iPad or iPhone for a direct fast transfer. They make 2 different Reader models based on R series and X2 series... you can use either one as a Reader.
Buy Insta360 Quick Reader for Insta360 ONE X2 (Vertical Version) featuring Quick Reader for Insta360 ONE X2, Compatible with Apple or Android Devices, Transfer and Edit Files, USB Type-C and Lightning Connectors, MicroSD Compatible. Review Insta360 nullwww.bhphotovideo.com