Today’s 360 VR Buzz: Insta360 Pro 2 Wins Top CES Camera Award, ONE X Also Honored

This was a very interesting BUZZ that I found today and wanted to share with you.

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New York, NY, November 8, 2018 – Insta360 announced today that two of its cameras, the Insta360 Pro 2 and Insta360 ONE X, have been honored with prestigious CES 2019 Innovation Awards.

The Insta360 Pro 2 won the top prize, the Best of Innovation Award, in the Digital Imaging / Photography category. A groundbreaking tool for professional VR filmmakers, the Pro 2 earned the highest rating in a category that includes everything from top-of-the-line DSLR’s and cinema cameras to action cameras and laser scanners.

The Insta360 ONE X, which uses 360-degree technology to reinvent the action camera, was chosen as an Innovation Awards Honoree in the same category.

“Since we built our first camera four years ago, we’ve stayed focused on bringing the power of 360-degree capture to everyone,” said JK Liu, Insta360 founder, and CEO. “We’re thrilled at the reaction that the Pro 2 and ONE X are getting. They were developed through close collaboration with creators, and the greatest tribute to their success is the amazing films they’re being used to capture.”

The annual CES Innovation Awards are judged by a preeminent jury of independent industrial designers, engineers, and members of the tech media. The Insta360 Pro 2 and ONE X will be displayed at the Innovation Awards Showcase, as well as at Insta360’s booth, at CES 2019, which runs Jan. 8-11, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Why They Won

Released in August, the six-lens Insta360 Pro 2 set a new standard for professional VR cameras, tackling bottlenecks at every step of the VR production workflow. It impressed CES judges with cutting-edge 8K 3D imaging and a range of innovations – such as gimbal-free FlowState stabilization and streamlined editing in Adobe Premiere Pro – that flatten the learning curve for VR production and let filmmakers jump into the new medium with the skills they already have.

The Insta360 ONE X, launched in October, is a new kind of action camera. It uses the unique advantages of 360-degree capture – including advanced stabilization and the ability to reframe a shot after the fact – to revolutionize the way we record and share experiences.

Hat Trick: Three Years of Innovation Wins

2019 marks the third consecutive year that Insta360 has been honored by CES and the first year that it has won the top prize, a Best of Innovation award.

Today’s win comes on the heels of two other industry awards for the Insta360 ONE X and Pro 2. In October, the Pro 2 was chosen as the Best 360 Camera at the prestigious Lucie Technical Awards, while the ONE X picked up the Best of Show Award at the Visual 1st Conference.

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