Insta360 One X Beginners Guide | Camera & App Tutorial

Insta360 One X (Amazon)
Insta360 One X (Website):
Here is my beginners guide for the Insta360 One X. If you are brand new to 360 and more importantly have just received your new Insta360 One X and want to learn how to use it than this tutorial and training guide is for you. In this guide I go over everything from the functionality of the hardware and menu, then we dive into the Insta360 one X app and learn how to edit 360 video and photos on your smartphone or tablet. Some of the topics included in this beginners guide are:
-Camera and button layout.
-Insta360 One X Menu walk-through.
-How to connect Your Insta360 One X to your iPhone/iPad.
-How to transfer media to your smartphone or tablet.
-Insta360 One X Pivot Points.
-How to export 360 videos and photos from Insta360 One X
-Tiny Planets.
-how to wirelessly connect a phone to Insta360 One X.
-Best selfie stick/extension pole for Insta360 One X.
Insta360 One X Charger:
Insta360 One X Dive Case:
Insta360 One X Extension Pole:
Manfrotto Extension Pole:

My Filming Gear
GoPro Hero 7 Black:
DJI Mavic 2 Pro:
DJI Mavic Air:
LowPro BackPack:
Insta360 One X:
All my TH-vision videos are filmed on an iPhone 8 Plus and edited on an iPad Pro in LumaFusion. I am a minimalist/mobile TH-vision creator. I like to keep things simple.
My Editing Gear
12.9" iPad Pro 2018:
Apple Pencil 2:
Apple Card Reader (USB-C):
WD Wireless Passport Pro SSD:
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  • How do you export in 4k

    Austin LooperAustin Looperวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hi great tutorial Thankyou . I’ve a query ... when editing footage, how do you get the app to “stay flat “ , I’d keep the ground level? Mine won’t ...& j keep getting stuck in tiny planet mode. Zooming out doesn’t get me out. Tips appreciated!!

    mark asquithmark asquith2 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • hi I've managed to zoom out but footage starts ok but turns round to a 45 degree angle ,,, edited footage looks fine but looks different when exported to device"!! what am I missing? thanks!

      mark asquithmark asquith21 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • A very nice presentation. Saved me a bunch of time.

    Philip BachPhilip Bach2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • can you download your files and edit them on pc ? or is it just for iso

    Bob TBob T3 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • +Air Photography thank you

      Bob TBob T3 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • +Air Photography thank you

      Bob TBob T3 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Insta360 has a desktop app that you can download from their website and edit your 360 footage on a PC

      Air PhotographyAir Photography3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Thank you. It’s a great video for starters like me. I’m totally new to 360 cameras and your video helps everything to make sense.

    DanielleAprilDanielleApril5 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Great I’m glad you found it helpful thanks for watching

      Air PhotographyAir Photography5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This helped a lot. I couldn’t figure out how to simply record (which I still wish was simpler) and InstaOne sent me to your video.

    LillianLillian6 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Great I’m glad you found my video helpful thanks for watching

      Air PhotographyAir Photography6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • on edit insta360 one x on ipad, like multi view, mixing sound, tone edit, was it same features edit as on iphone too?

    Hendra AirbagHendra Airbag6 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • I can't seem to find multi view on Android. Is there a way to enable it

      kish0722ia3kish0722ia34 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Yes the apps are both similar on iPhone and iPad

      Air PhotographyAir Photography6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Thanks for nice tutorial. Question- Does the Insta 360 One X automatically stich RAW and HDR quality photos? Or do you have to use third party app, like e.g. "Mi Sphere Converter" for Xiaomi Mi Sphere?

    Eduards 360Eduards 3606 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Excellent tutorial! Thank you sir!!

    Anthony GAnthony G8 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • +Air Photography Thanks!!

      Anthony GAnthony G7 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • If you export it as a 360 video You can mix it in with other 360 videos as long as your editor supports 360 editing. If you export it as a traditional flat video then yes you can import it into any video editing app and mix it with content from other cameras

      Air PhotographyAir Photography8 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • +Air Photography Hey, quick question. Once I have a completed edit on the Insta 360 One X app and download it to my phone, will I be able to integrate it into the timeline of let's say, iMovie or Final Cut Pro to be used with footage captured from different cameras?

      Anthony GAnthony G8 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Great I’m glad you enjoyed it thanks for watching

      Air PhotographyAir Photography8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Really helpful, thanks!

    Curtis JuddCurtis Judd11 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Great I’m glad you found it helpful

      Air PhotographyAir Photography11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • A fantastic beginner tutorial. Got me started easily. Thank you!

    Dror BrennerDror Brenner12 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • +Air Photography And then I saw it is also the tutorial provided by the app. Amazing!!

      Dror BrennerDror Brenner11 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • That’s great I’m glad you found it helpful

      Air PhotographyAir Photography12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Can i ask if a 32gb or a 64gb micro sd card is enough for 1 full battery charge to record? Many thanks

    takahashimiketakahashimike15 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • +Air Photography many thanks for reply 👍👍

      Yebisu Ajing ChannelYebisu Ajing Channel13 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • I would go with a 64 gig card the file sizes can get quite large

      Air PhotographyAir Photography13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Great tutorial just what i needed thanks so much

    Gaia imagesGaia images16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • is water resistance like go pro ?

    ghostlygr kirghostlygr kir18 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Not out of the box it is not. You have to order the venture case to use it in the water

      Air PhotographyAir Photography18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Nicely explained. Thanks.

    Zahid NisarZahid Nisar18 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Thank you

      Air PhotographyAir Photography17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Good explanation.

    Mabin YobMabin Yob21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • can someone help me out please, how do i transfer the insta 360 one x footages to vegas pro 16. i want to edit the footages on vegas pro 16 and not on Insta studio

    Tanvir AhmedTanvir Ahmed22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hi- wonderful video. I am thinking of getting this camera for my upcoming travels. I was wondering if I am able to do the edits you show using an iPhone 6?? I don’t have an iPad, and my laptop is not a Mac. Can you (or anyone reading this) please advise?

    Malissa RichmondMalissa Richmond23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • can any Ipad can be use for the editing with this app or Ipad pro is the way to go?

    Carofiglio RobertoCarofiglio Roberto25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Great video. Thanks so much.

    Mirror Up ImageryMirror Up Imagery28 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Thank you very much

      Air PhotographyAir Photography27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Thank you 🙏 very very good explanation

    Michael K.Michael K.28 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Thank you I glad you enjoyed it

      Air PhotographyAir Photography27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Anyone else have trouble connecting to their phone from the insta360 One X via Wifi? Firmware Vers: v1.18.24 App Vers: 1.7.0 I've used the force connect. Still no luck. My phone is the Galaxy S9+ i'm wondering if there's no update for my phone yet. being tethered sucks. pls help!!

    Inez G.Inez G.หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Yeah I have the same problem. It's crap. Would love to be able to connect via wifi. As usual we are the lab rats dealing with technology that promises so much and does not deliver.

      Digital MixesDigital Mixes27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Thanks a lot!

    • Thanks for watching

      Air PhotographyAir Photographyหลายเดือนก่อน
  • That was a really nice video, to the point and very clear. Thank you.

    Moz HMoz Hหลายเดือนก่อน
    • Thank you I’m glad you enjoyed it

      Air PhotographyAir Photographyหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Wow. So with the insta360 one x, the gopro hero 7 or the dji mavic air...there really is NO reason to buy the Apple SD card reader anymore when transferring video to your ipad pro. I pretty much wasted $39 buying it. Lol

    Bike TallBike Tallหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Can a computer/laptop be used? I get unlimited broardband from TalkTalk in the UK. or do I have to have the cloud and a special computer?

    brian johnsonbrian johnsonหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Great tutorial. Tahnks

    Steve BrillSteve Brillหลายเดือนก่อน
  • where can i edit my 360 footage? I"m not liking doing it on iphone. I have an android zen pad and a macbook air, do i have to get an ipad, or can i edit on desktop at all!?!?!

    michelle hotchkissmichelle hotchkissหลายเดือนก่อน
    • You can edit with the Insta360 Mac app.

      Gadgets 2.0Gadgets 2.0หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Very clear, thank you !

  • after watching I still don't know if it can record 1080, 780 and 360 resolution videos. Plus on android play market I found only a couple of insta360 apps with very low user's rate, which is not comforting

    Yuriy ZakharchukYuriy Zakharchukหลายเดือนก่อน
    • +JackalopeTX Thanks , I would also be interesting to know how long the battery will last in 5k and 3k, how big the media file will be in 5 and 3k , and if the picture quality will be satisfactory in 3k.

      Yuriy ZakharchukYuriy Zakharchukหลายเดือนก่อน
    • It can only do 5.7K, 4K, or 3K. Since it's 360 degrees you really need the 5.7K. This has a field of view about 4 times as wide as a normal cell phone camera

  • Very good made guide! Thanks!

    Andreas FriedrichAndreas Friedrichหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Is there any app to edit this insta360 video in our windows PC ?

    Vibhu MehtaVibhu Mehtaหลายเดือนก่อน
    • There is but I'm not seeing near as much editing capability. The windows editing seems to be limited to aspect, perspective, 5 transitions and Keyframe marking. My android phone seems to be the same as his Apple tablet.

      Dean CarlsonDean Carlsonหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Very educational, thank you.

    CODER QNCODER QNหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Please help me, my insta 360 cant connect to my phone, note 9 My insta 360 version is v1.18 16, help me, thank you

  • Nicely done. This vid answered a lot of my technical questions. Thank you so much for posting.

    Sam WalkerSam Walkerหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Great video!! Really like the way you explain things! Thanks!

    End of All RoadsEnd of All Roadsหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Thank You! Just what i was looking for!

    Einar FjeldheimEinar Fjeldheimหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Very awesome breakdown. You have me thinking.

  • Really useful video, and very well made. Thank you so much.

    Geoff BennettGeoff Bennettหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Really nice work

    J FolJ Folหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Is it work hidden camera type????

    Shivu MGShivu MG2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Spelling !

    Neil RobertsNeil Roberts2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • How did I miss that, thanks for pointing that out 👍

      Air PhotographyAir Photography2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • This is exactly the info I was looking for. THANKS.

    MattMatt2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Great video Thank you.

    Roland HernandezRoland Hernandez2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Great tutorial !! 👏👏👏

    cedriccedric2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Thank you for your detail content. Because of your content, I found a way to use this 360 camera. Hence I bought one via your link. Can’t wait for its arrival.

    Alan TayAlan Tay2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • You mentioned you were going to put the memory cards you prefer in the notes and I don’t think it’s there.

    Brian MonarchBrian Monarch2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • very detailed walk through on the camera, awesome job!

    JZJZ2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Does it have editing software for windows ?

    IvanskiIvanski2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Yes they do have a free desktop application for windows you can download from their website

      Air PhotographyAir Photography2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • can you import the footage from the 360 cam into premiere?

    Chris ParaynoChris Parayno2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Thank you thank you..!!!! Amazing video.!!! I just received mine and this was great. I purchased a Insta360 Pro 2 few weeks ago and the videos for it is non existence. Really wish you had one so I knew how to edit the videos which is confusing.

    CG FilmsCG Films2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • !!! Good

    w22lifew22life2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Excellent, easy to understand tutorial. Well done. Thank's

    Alexander WinklerAlexander Winkler2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Great I am glad you liked it. Thanks for watching. 🙂

      Air PhotographyAir Photography2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Thx, just got my insta360, and this is tremendously helpful, keep em coming

    DJ SepsisDJ Sepsis2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • +SjR Freestyle that i dont know, sorry

      DJ SepsisDJ Sepsis9 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • +DJ Sepsis okay, so will it work on my mobile huawei mate 10lite and p10 for editing?

      SjR FreestyleSjR Freestyle9 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • +SjR Freestyle i got the insta360 camera bundle with Apple, it has extendable stick, billet handle & 2 batteries

      DJ SepsisDJ Sepsis9 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Hey, do we get that stick along with the camera or should buy separately?

      SjR FreestyleSjR Freestyle9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Great job mate

    Vern CorfieldVern Corfield2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Thank you very much

      Air PhotographyAir Photography2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Is anyone using this with the galaxy note 9? I cant get my one x to sync with live. I keep getting this error message: Please maintain camera connection and network connectivity during activation. -14001(-9998) Any suggestions?

    tracymac213tracymac2132 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • +Humoria20 unfortunately no. It's a handheld gimbal 4k camera that is comparative in price. I would check it out they have comparison videos on TH-vision you can check out.

    • +tracymac213 dji osmo packet is 360 camera?

    • +Humoria20 I talked to customer support. They are "working on it." Its an expensive brick as of right now so I took mine back and got the dji osmo pocket. I'm holding out until they get it together.

    • Same with me, cant connect note 9, iphone x, and ip 6s plus, My os insta 360 is v1.18.16 Please help

  • Thank you very much for showing us the Magical Tutorial, explained as appropriate, in detail and showing alternatives. I bought the Camera yesterday and I would like to continue learning from your Tutorials, the Bulling mode has not yet been able to connect the pieces, I hope to see it in the future. Thank you.

    Rodolfo ElgertRodolfo Elgert2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Thank you I’m glad you found my tutorial helpful

      Air PhotographyAir Photography2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • When I put the video in the local folder then try to open video the app shuts down after 2 seconds every time....Why? Please Help!

    drew Lewisdrew Lewis2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Awesome video I want to buy this camera and now I have more idea what to do, thank you 🙏

    Juan Carlos GuzmanJuan Carlos Guzman2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • hi, can the app do stitching for virtual tours?

    Matt MMatt M2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • This is by far the best insta360 tutorial! Thankyou so much!!

    Scott EastlakeScott Eastlake2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Excellent video, very informative, thank you.

    exefileexefile2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • How do you delete pivot points ?

    Peter StevensonPeter Stevenson2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Man i wish i could get this!

    Dezmond DemyenDezmond Demyen2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Thank you. I recently won a 360 X in a prize draw by Martijn Wester. I'm binge watching reviews and tutorials until I have a day free to really play with it. Subbed and on the notification squad. Thanks again for this video.

    Brad GriffinBrad Griffin2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Great video!! Vero helpfull, thanks!

    Stefano Trojani - danny30Stefano Trojani - danny302 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Any Idea what the [wifi: auto] mean? It can only be “on” or “auto” but not off. What does it do jn “auto”?

    esphi LEEesphi LEE2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Excellent video, 👍

    Zoe ChoiZoe Choi2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • LCD screen, nop, it's a little Oled screen ;)

    Quelqu'unQuelqu'un2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Hi Shawn, I have a question on the stabilization which has clearly been applied in the video. Is that the 'common' stabilization which I believe happens in real time and is based on the 6-axis gyro, or have you applied the offline FlowState. I assume it was the former since i didn't see you apply FlowState

    Fatha 1Fatha 12 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Suggestion: Organize your tutorial video into chapters and put timestamps for each chapter in the description.

    Greg HammackGreg Hammack2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • thanks for your compliment

      Zakki KhanZakki Khan28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Nice video! Awesome camera. I was wondering, can I live stream the 360 footage with the dedicated app?

    Israel RemacheIsrael Remache2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I believe if we dissect the brains of the downvoters of this particular video it will reveal why senseless evil exists.

    A PA P2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Thanks for making and uploading this video. I am a novice to 360 and needed some instruction on how to do it. Keep up the good work.

    chrisbacoschrisbacos2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Hi Shawn, hope you are well. I know you have some knowledge on the insta360 one x. I need a little help as Insta are a bit slack in responding to my question. If you are using the app for filming video, and the camera looses connection with my phone, due to the camera being to far away, does the camera carry on/still record?? The reason I ask is, I am filming a bike around a race track and I want to use the manual video settings for iso/shutter etc for the camera setup, so a little concerned I will loose the footage. Hope this is easy to understand and look forward to your reply in due course if you have time. Thank you, Jason. P.s I also sent you a message via FB.

    Jason KirbyJason Kirby2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • +Air Photography Hi Shawn, thank you for your reply, very much appreciated. I will see how it goes tomorrow and I will report back to let you know how I got on. Thank's again, Jason.

      Jason KirbyJason Kirby2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • I cannot say for certain as I have never tested that scenario, however I can say with reasonable certainty that yes the camera will continue to record. In a situation like that the phone is just being used for streaming video or as a remote if it becomes disconnected the camera should continue to record until you manually stop It via the physical buttons on the camera.

      Air PhotographyAir Photography2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Man... you make me want to buy things.

    KingOfBratzKingOfBratz2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • So do you like this better than the Fusion? I'm considering "upgrading".

    KingOfBratzKingOfBratz2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • ...from my fusion. I ask because your fusion review was one of the reasons I bought it. lol.

      KingOfBratzKingOfBratz2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Any idea how transfer local files to computer (iMac) w/o losing 5.7K?

    Iman ShahkaramiIman Shahkarami2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Hi~ I have Insta360 one x too、and using it well、but how about your camera's body temperature. My camera is slightly hot、even it is not working、wifi is offed、only menu display is on. How about your camera ?

    t-Warp tourt-Warp tour2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Great quality tutorial. Thumbsup!

    Daniel BDaniel B3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • After I upgraded to firmware 1.17, there was a lot of lag introduced in the button response. Did anyone else notice this? 1 second before any response occurs after I press any button.

    Charles WongCharles Wong3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Thank you.

    Dragoro DragozinhoDragoro Dragozinho3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Xbox one x, xbox 360 they just took consoles and smashed its name together and made a product.

    Seer KingSeer King3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Is it possible to use wi-fi to the internet and wifi to the 360 camera at the same time?

    Fadzli RealtorFadzli Realtor3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Does anyone know if you can edit this on 5k imac or FCX or any other editing software??? Does it need any special plugin for editing this type of footage?

    A Family of TechA Family of Tech3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • so does the app work well with an ipad mini 4?

    CococafèCococafè3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I am so excited with my new camera! I had the Insta 360 now upgraded. This is a great tutorial. Thank you.

    New York Hoje by Silvia Matera GerberNew York Hoje by Silvia Matera Gerber3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Sir. Voice record also possible?

    jw kimjw kim3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • On android app it's not possible to pinch and make a tiny planet 😤

    Tasso KaleasTasso Kaleas3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Very nice tutorial! I've just got mine about an 1 hour ago and can't wait to play with it tomorrow.

    Michael BacaniMichael Bacani3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Super Helpful. Thanks Allot :) :)

    Bertus de BeerBertus de Beer3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Thanks for the vid. We just got ours and can not wait to test it out. I don't see the links for memory cards. Getting the right cards is my biggest concern. :).

    Frigate Chaser FishingFrigate Chaser Fishing3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I heard you can't edit on a PC? I could never edit on an Iphone

    Brian KushnerBrian Kushner3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Great tutorial! Thanks!

    Dave ErvinDave Ervin3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • How to factory Reset this camera ?

    Malgorzata DudekMalgorzata Dudek3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Is it possible to transfer content of the camera to DJI Goggles ?

    Walter MenzelWalter Menzel3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Is this waterproof?

    Omeng BeeOmeng Bee3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Thinking of picking one up.. Have some questions for you.. 1) How long does the battery last while recording videos..? And How long does it take to recharge to full again..? 2) What is the size of the videos i.e. For how many minutes/hours can one record videos in say 64 or 128GB card..? 3) Coming to cards, have you tried a 256GB card, usually a lot of companies say they only support smaller cards but a lot of times larger cards work just fine.. ( Something that I have learnt over the years)..

    rahul nargundkarrahul nargundkar3 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • agree with the other reply on battery time, video size can be variable depending on resolution and how much is going on etc... personally on 5.7k 30fps I get about 1 minute to 1gb of storage, you can put a 128Gb card in max according to spec but your battery will need updating more frequently to fill it however if you plan to edit with the files on the camera it might be useful to have a large card, personally I just copy them off at the end of each session. not tried a 256Gb card, totally possible it will work as you say they only test what their resources allow for but time wise your limited by battery more than memory. I carry a USB power bank so its topped up when in the pocket

      1977mrnico1977mrnico2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Great job man - excellent video and saved me time from reading the paper work. Just picked one up at CES 2019.

    Dillon ChanDillon Chan3 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Hey, do we get that stick along with the camera or should buy separately?

      SjR FreestyleSjR Freestyle9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Thanks so much for this really helpful video, (liked and subscribed). I've had my One X for a couple of days and took it out for a test drive to get some footage to play with. I've edited the videos entirely by watching your tutorial and I've achieved some great results. Really looking forward to your advanced users guide when you get it done. Thanks again.

    Stephen HowdenStephen Howden3 หลายเดือนก่อน
Insta360 One X Beginners Guide | Camera & App Tutorial