The well-known Pro 2 still consists of six 200-degree f / 2.4 lenses, but with each lens powered by a new sensor for maximum bitrate of 120 Mbps, plus direct access to one microSD card each for finishing seams (all six tracks can be found under the stomach); This is why this camera can take up to 8K 2D at 60 fps, 8K 3D at 30 fps or even 8K 2D HDR at 30fps.
The full-size SD card can still be found under the removable battery (lasting up to 60 minutes), and in this mode it is used to store gyroscopic metadata (for FlowState stabilization) plus a low-res clone of clips from all six lenses. These proxy files are designed for use with Insta360's Adobe Premiere Pro plugin, which allows you to make faster edits using the smaller files, and then they apply these changes to their full-fledged counterparts for the final output. I'm sure this time-saving feature will be greatly appreciated by 360 video editors out there.
For those who prefer the old fast and dirty way, you can still switch real-time stitches and have stitches stored on full size SD card, but you get only up to 4K 3D at 30 fps ̵
Given the seemingly impressive FlowState stabilization here, Pro 2 will probably see more mobile usage. The company found that those who have their original Pro around tend to use their own audio recording equipment, to make life easier, an additional pair of 3.5 mm mic-in jacks and a USB port near the top of Pro 2 are added. That way, users are no longer restricted to keeping their own recording devices at the bottom of the 360 camera. But for those who are not too busy with sound, they can only use Pro 2's four built-in microphones instead.
Also found near the top of Pro 2 are two new antennas: One for GPS and the other for WiFi. The latter offers the same 30 fps frame rate for live monitoring while within a five meter range, which still serves as a convenient backup if the Farsight kit runs out of battery (it should be good for three hours) or out of order.
Due to the price tag, Insta360 Pro 2 is obviously not intended for everyone, but based on the list of specifications and features, it should solve many pain points faced by professionals – especially on the mobility side, which hopefully will lead to more interesting VR content in the near future. For those who want to turn this camera around, you can already order an order today and expect shipment within 15 to 20 business days.