Insta360 Link Update Adds Remote Control, 4K Vertical Filming

Insta360 Link Update Adds Remote Control, 4K Vertical Filming


Los Angeles, CA—Insta360 announced a new firmware update for its AI-powered webcam, Insta360 Link. The Insta360 Link update brings new features and improvements. Among them are the much-requested remote control option for phones/tablets and max portrait mode for vertical shooting in 4K resolution.

Insta360 Link Update Features

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Previously, it was only possible to control the Link via a desktop computer or gesture control. Now, Link operators can go mobile. Scan a QR code in the Link Controller desktop software and you can use your phone or tablet to access different shooting modes and presets. You an even adjust the gimbal position.

Remote control offers a more convenient solution in many situations, particularly when gesture control is difficult or for more precise, on-the-fly adjustments. Beneficial scenarios include presenting during a meeting or teaching a class, or to save opening another window to control the camera during livestreaming.

4K Vertical Filming

You can make your streams stand out with 4K resolution for 9:16 (vertical) streams. After activating “streamer mode” in the Link Controller software, enable “max portrait mode” to get 4K image quality.

Insta360 Link

Note that the Link Controller will continue to display a 16:9 orientation, even after the gimbal head has rotated. You must then redirect to third-party platforms, such as OBS, to manually adjust the footage to a 9:16 aspect ratio.

Inverted Mounting Capability

In addition, with the Link mounted in an inverted position—for example, on the underside of a TV or monitor—it will now automatically correct the image orientation. It will also maintain its AI-tracking capabilities and respond to gesture control.

Insta360 Link has inverted mounting capabilities.
Final Adjustments

Lastly, there’s a new “gimbal level adjustment” option in the Link Controller desktop software to fine-tune the gimbal’s position. The Link now has the means to improve even the smallest elements.

The Insta360 Link normally has a suggested retail price of $299.99. However, it is now on sale for $254.99 (until September 13). That price includes the webcam; 4x reusable whiteboard recognition markers; a USB-C cable; and a USB-C to A adapter.

The update is available to download now via Insta360’s website.