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A Horizontal Mount For Better Footage with Insta360 X3 Cameras



The Insta360 X series cameras (One X, One X2, and the new X3) are fantastic action 360 cameras, but the form factor makes chest-mounting awkward (see below).


A simple mount rotates the camera and places it much closer to your body for more stable footage. It's held far enough from the body to prevent scratching of the inner lens, but close enough to feel a real difference compared to the standard vertical mount.



The mount is available here, and is a 3D printed ABS part which is plenty strong and field-tested. It's a simple, yet effective solution!





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Robert S
Robert S
Aug 22, 2023

great idea but it has flaws...needs refinement. For MTB application : 1) the screw will vibrate loose during riding. You must check this often or the camera will fall off. This needs a rework for a better screw that wont loosen. 2) the mount point where it fits to the gopro mount is off center too much. The mount point needs to be moved in towards the "L" about 15cm to be placed more to the middle of the mount so the camera is better balanced. As is, the weight of the camera is too much to one side. These are easy redisgns and should be implimented asap to new units.

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Nolan Tsuchiya
Aug 22, 2023
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Curious if you're speaking from experience? We've never had a knob loosen nor have we heard any such reports (road, gravel, MTB). The offset was carefully considered to balance camera weight and lens position on a typical chesty mount (video in the description describes the thought process).


Cheers!

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fuledya
fuledya
May 03, 2023

Hey, Love the prdouct - one question. Some of my videos are rotated 90, and some 180 degrees. Not sure why. Settings are set to 9:16 aspect ration. Not sure why some are and some aren't. Also curious how to rotate them, as insta 360 studio doesn't seem to offer that, maybe a 3rd party editing software?

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Nolan Tsuchiya
May 18, 2023
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That's curious. Sounds like an auto-rotate feature within the camera? Sorry, I haven't had that issue with the camera. You can rotate video in post in any standard editing software (Premiere Pro, etc..)

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