Insta360 just released their first gimbal, the Flow, which claims to be the world’s most advanced AI tracking smartphone stabilizer. Auto tracking enables your smartphone to follow you or your desired subject with unmatched precision, while 3-axis stabilization delivers ultra-smooth shots. Paired with a built-in selfie stick, tripod and power bank, Flow has everything a creator needs to shoot pro-level content on the go.
The Insta360 Flow gimbal weighs just 369 grams (13oz) and folds down to 79.6×162.1x36mm (3.1×6.4×1.4in), making it easy to travel with. It has a max payload of 300 grams and accommodates phones with a width of 64-84mm (2.5-3.3in). It is compatible with iOS as well as Android devices.
Featuring AI tracking and 3-axis motorized stabilization, the Insta360 Flow gimbal makes bringing your creative vision to life effortless. Whether you’re running after your kid or travelling to the next stop on your bucket list, Flow’s mechanical stabilization guarantees shake-free shots in any scenario. It excels where a smartphone’s electronic stabilization often fails, such as filming in low light and when zooming in. Flow’s stabilization and convenient handheld design also mean creators aren’t limited to simply setting up the device in a stationary position to track themselves. Creators can take Flow wherever their inspiration strikes, and always be assured of getting perfectly stable shots.
Smart in every way!
Insta360’s leading AI tracking technology Deep Track 3.0 enables Flow to follow subjects in real time, rotating to follow the movement of the subject and framing shots automatically for creators. Deep Track 3.0’s unmatched precision is thanks to a number of unique technical advantages:
- More accurate: Person Re-Identification to continue tracking the same person throughout a recording even if they’re blocked from view and All-Angle Tracking to continue tracking as the subject’s shape changes.
- More versatile: Zoom Tracking, Slow Motion Tracking and even Live Mode for tracking while video calling or live streaming in another app like FaceTime, Instagram and TikTok.
- More reliable: Tracking Recovery for when a subject moves out of frame. Flow will keep tracking it by zooming out or following the direction it’s moving.
For a truly automated shooting experience, solo creators can even set up the tripod and use gesture control to prompt Flow to start tracking hands-free—no need to point the camera or press a button.
Insta360 Flow gimbal: Key features
- [FOLDABLE & PORTABLE] Just take your phone and Flow on the go —no other gear needed. Flow folds up compactly to easily fit into your bag so that you can capture life’s best moments on the fly.
- [One-STEP RAPID DEPLOY] Elevate your smartphone into a content creation tool with Insta360 Flow, the AI-tracking smartphone stabilizer. Just unfold it once and go—no need to untwist or even press the power button.
- [3-AXIS Professional-level stabilization] Your phone footage has never looked so smooth. Flow’s 3-axis gimbal stabilization cancels out the shakes in your footage from dawn to dusk.
- [Deep Track 3.0] Next-gen AI tracking. More versatile. More accurate. Smarter subject recovery.
- [SmartWheel] Easy-to-use intuitive shooting controls, all in one place. The SmartWheel boasts a minimalist design and gives you quick, easy access to a host of useful functions, from shooting controls to video replay, and more.
- [Built-In Selfie Stick & Tripod] Flow is the only smartphone gimbal with everything you need built-in. Whip out the selfie stick for easier, more flexible shooting. Get your whole crew in the shot, or switch up the view in your clips with high and low shooting angles.
- [All-Day Battery Life] 2900mAh battery provides up to 12 hours of continuous usage. Furthermore, for those emergency cases, charge your phone on the go by plugging it into Flow.
Pricing, availability, and options
Insta360 Flow is available to purchase today via Insta360.com, Amazon (U.S., Europe and Japan) and select retailers. It retails for US$159.99 and includes a magnetic phone clamp, charge cable, grip cover and protective pouch. Flow comes in two colours, Summit White and Stone Gray. There are also two combo kits available for extra money:
- Insta360 Flow Creator kit: 1x Insta360 Flow, 1x Spotlight, 1x Magnetic Phone Clamp, 1x Grip Cover, 1x Carry Bag, 1x Type-C to A Charge Cable, 1x Type-C to C Cable, 1x Type-C to Lightning Phone Cable – $209
- Insta360 Flow Pro Tripod Kit: 1x Insta360 Flow, 1x All-Purpose Tripod, 1x Protective Pouch, 1x Magnetic Phone Clamp, 1x Grip Cover and 1x Type-C to A Charge Cable – $192.98
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