22 Insta360 One X Tips And Tricks

Share on facebook
Share
Share on twitter
Tweet
Share on whatsapp
Share
Share on email
Email

There are soo many things to learn with the Insta360 One X. This is why myself and Mic Ty from 360 Rumours collaborated on this video together to help you get the most out of your Insta360 One X!

FREE Invisible Selfie Stick When You Buy The Insta360 One X From The Insta360 Store

Limited Time Only

 

22 Insta360 One X Tips And Tricks

HOW TO AVOID BLURRY VIDEOS WITH THE INSTA360 ONE X

When you film videos in low light, the One X defaults to a lower shutter speed to let in as much light as possible and reduce noise. But lower shutter speed at night will cause blur. To avoid this, go to the video settings on your One X, and set the shutter speed to Fast. Or if you are using manual video settings on the One X app, then set the shutter speed to 1/120 or higher.

how to avoid blurry insta360 one x video in low light insta360 one x tips and tricks

HOW TO REMOVE THE INSTA360 ONE X NADIR BLACK CLOUD

To remove the black cloud from the nadir of your One X footage…

remove black cloud nadir insta360 one x tips and tricks

Open the One X app, go to Settings, Nadir Logo, and select None.

turn off nadir logo insta360 one x tips and tricks

HOW TO REMOVE THE SHOT ON INSTA360 ONE X WATERMARK

To remove the shot on Insta360 One X watermark…

remove insta360 one x watermark insta360 one x tips and tricks

Open the One X app, go to Settings, and turn off Official Watermark.

turn off insta360 one x watermark insta360 one x tips and tricks

HOW TO SET THE TIME AND DATE ON THE INSTA360 ONE X

The time and date of the One X can go out of sync when you remove the battery or when the battery goes flat. To set the correct time and date automatically, just connect the One X to your phone wirelessly or via cable to the One X app.

HOW TO OVERCOME SHORT BATTERY LIFE WITH THE INSTA360 ONE X

The battery life on the One X is really short. To keep your One X charged throughout the day, use an external powerbank to charge your One X in between your shots.

external battery power insta360 one x tips and tricks


HOW TO SAVE BATTERY WITH THE INSTA360 ONE X

To save battery life on the One X, turn off wireless mode. To do this, go the wireless settings on the One X, and switch the WiFi setting to Auto.

wireless mode auto insta360 one x tips and tricks

The One X drains battery even when you are not using it since the bluetooth is always on. There is no way to turn bluetooth off. To stop the battery draining when you are not using the One X, take the battery out of the One X. Put the battery back in before you are about to film.

save insta360 one x battery insta360 one x tips and tricks

HOW TO PROTECT THE LENSES OF THE INSTA360 ONE X

To protect the lenses of the One X, place the One X lens down into the pouch. The best way to keep the lenses clean without damaging them is to use a Lens Blower. This will blow the dust off the lenses without having to touch it.

lens blower insta360 one x tips and tricks

Another way to keep the One X lenses clean is to use a Lens Pen to brush the dust off the lenses.

lens pen insta360 one x tips and tricks


HOW TO AVOID STITCH LINES WITH THE INSTA360 ONE X

To avoid the stitch lines distorting your face…

avoid stitch lines insta360 one x tips and tricks

Make sure the lens is facing the primary subject, and not the side of the camera.

point lens towards primary subject insta360 one x tips and tricks

HOW TO FILM IN THE SUN WITH THE INSTA360 ONE X

On a sunny day, avoid positioning one lens towards the Sun. One lens will expose darker and the other will expose lighter, resulting in an evident stitch line.

uneven exposure insta360 one x tips and tricks

Make the side of the camera face the sun for even exposure on both lenses.

even exposure insta360 one x tips and tricks

WHEN TO USE INSTA360 ONE X HDR VIDEO MODE

On a Sunny day, use HDR video mode for higher quality and better looking video. But you can only use HDR video mode during the day, and when your One X is on a tripod. If you try to use HDR video mode whilst moving, then you will get a ghosting effect.

hdr video mode insta360 one x tips and tricks

HOW TO GET A THIRD PERSON VIEW

To get a third person view of yourself, put the One X on the Invisible Selfie Stick and hold it out in front of you.

third person view insta360 one x tips and tricks

For a steady shot, bend your knees and walk slowly.

third person view result insta360 one x tips and tricks

WHICH LENS IS THE FRONT OF THE INSTA360 ONE X

The side of the One X with the LED screen is the front / starting point of the 360 video. For example, if you are filming yourself, then make sure the LED screen is facing you. This way you will not have to turn the 360 video around in post.

led front view insta360 one x tips and tricks

HOW TO SAVE YOUR INSTA360 ONE X EDITS

Your phone may crash when you are editing hyperlapses or timeshifts on the Insta360 One X app. It’s a massive pain to lose all your hard work editing, and then restart editing. To avoid this, press back every 5 minutes whilst editing.

tap back save edit insta360 one x tips and tricks

Open the footage again to continue editing from where you left off.

open edit insta360 one x tips and tricks

HOW TO FOCUS ON A SUBJECT WITHOUT ADDING KEYFRAMES

Point the front of the One X towards your subject (The side with the LED screen). In the One X app, select Direction Hold after you finished recording. With this technique, there is no need to constantly add keyframes to focus on the subject.

direction hold insta360 one x tips and tricks

HOW TO SAVE A 360 PHOTO FROM A 360 VIDEO USING THE STUDIO FOR ONE X

To extract a 360 photo from a 360 video, open Studio For One X. Import your 360 video. Move the yellow cursor to where you want to take a 360 photo.

move yellow marker studio for one x insta360 one x tips and tricks

Then click the camera button to save the 360 photo.

save 360 photo studio for one x insta360 one x tips and tricks

HOW TO SAVE A 360 PHOTO FROM A 360 VIDEO USING THE ONE X APP

Open the One X app. Tap on a footage you want to save a 360 photo from. After you finished making your edits, tap this square button to save a 360 photo from your 360 video.

one x app 360 photo insta360 one x tips and tricks

HOW TO RELOAD THE INSTA360 ONE X APP ON ANDROID

Sometimes the One X app is not responsive on Android. Swiping the app right from the task manager does not fully force the app to stop and restart. To fully force stop the One X app and reload it (please try similar options for phones other than Samsung), go to Settings, Apps, One X App, and Force Stop.

force stop insta360 one x tips and tricks

Open the One X app again and everything should be working perfectly.

open one x app insta360 one x tips and tricks

BEST WAY TO COLOUR GRADE INSTA360 ONE X FOOTAGE

The colour of your video will change automatically when using Auto White Balance. It’s best to use Manual White Balance for consistent colour in your video. To select the best White Balance option, just tap each option until you find a profile which looks most neutral and pleasing to the eye. For more vibrant colours in your One X videos, keep log mode OFF.

white balance insta360 one x tips and tricks

HOW TO REMOVE THE MICRO SD CARD FROM THE INSTA360 ONE X MORE EASILY

If your fingernails are too short to push the Micro SD card in and out of the One X, then use another Micro SD Card to push the Micro SD card in the One X in and out.

micro sd card insta360 one x tips and tricks

The easiest way to transfer files from your One X to your PC is by using the data transfer cable (the same cable you use to charge the One X). Plug the cable into your One X and plug the other end into your PC. Turn the One X on and it will automatically connect.

data transfer cable insta360 one x tips and tricks

On your PC, navigate to the One X USB Drive, DCIM, Camera01 folder, and your One X files will appear.

insv files insta360 one x tips and tricks

HOW TO SAVE TIME WITH THE INSTA360 ONE X

When you are downloading files from the One X to your phone, you can record video at the same time.

record video download files simultaneously insta360 one x tips and tricks

HOW TO EXPORT VIDEOS FASTER WITH THE ONE X APP

Your phone needs more power to export videos faster. Export faster by turning off Power Saving Mode.

turn off power saving mode insta360 one x tips and tricks

And put your phone on charge whilst the video is exporting.

charge your phone insta360 one x tips and tricks

HOW TO EDIT 360 VIDEO WITHOUT STITCHING FIRST

Insta360 Studio For One X allows you to edit your 360 videos without the need to stitch it first. Just import your ISNV files and begin editing.

insv files studio for one x insta360 one x tips and tricks

You can also import your INSV files directly into Premiere Pro CC 2019. You need to install Insta360 Studio For One X, with the Premiere Pro plugin integration checked during installation for this to work.

premiere pro integration insta360 one x tips and tricks

MAKE SURE YOUR TRIPOD IS STABLE

If you mount the One X on a light tripod, please make sure to put some weight at the bottom of the tripod so it doesn’t get knocked over. There are countless newbies making this mistake with their brand new £400 camera. You must take precaution against wind, kids running around, animals, and tourists walking around. So please take care when filming!

tripod base insta360 one x tips and tricks


That’s it! Feel free to add your own Insta360 One X tips and tricks in the comments below. Don’t forget to share your video creations on the How To Make A Video Facebook community. I am happy to help you and give you advice on your videos there. The only rule is that you can only post videos less than a minute! For One X video inspiration and settings I use, check out my Instagram @shanilkawol.