Among the 3D/360° cameras, the Insta360 Pro already belongs to the better available devices -- now a much more potent, but also correspondingly more expensive model of the same manufacturer is added. The Titan presented at the CES is aimed at cinematic high-end applications (there are gaps to be filled here by Jaunt and Lytro, among others) and has eight camera modules with MicroFourThirds sensors. The entire 360° should be exported with extremely high-resolution, but consequently also unwieldy 11K at 30 FPS or 10K 3D at 30 FPS. In addition, 8K at 60 FPS and 5.3K 360 video at 120 FPS are available as options. A 10-bit color sampling is also supported.
In order to make the data volumes, which arise at such high resolutions, somewhat more manageable -- or even at all manageable -- for the user, Insta360 also provides its own playback technology, called CrystalView. It renders in real time only the exact image detail from the spherical video that a viewer is currently looking at, so that full-quality viewing should also be possible via mid-range smartphones, for example.
The already well-known Insta360 FlowState stabilization also ensures a smooth camera operation with the Titan camera (even if a moving camera remains problematic in principle in many cases with VR / surround video from our point of view, no matter how stable it is).
The Farsight live monitoring system, consisting of a transmitter and receiver duo connected to a smartphone or tablet, is implemented for image preview and remote operation. We do not yet have any more precise information, such as for example signal reach.
The Insta360 Titan will cost 17.000 Euro, the delivery will start in April (in time for NAB, one can assume).