No Drone? No Problem!

Want to level up your travel vlogs? Fake drone shots are a surefire way to get great interaction with people asking “how on earth did they film that?!”

The best news is fake drone shots are also super easy to capture with an Insta360 camera. X3 is our top 360 action camera but you can pull off these shots with ONE RS 1-Inch 360 Edition, ONE RS with the 360 Lens, and others besides. It just needs to be capable of shooting 360-degrees. Just mount the camera on the Invisible Selfie Stick and you’re ready to go.


Step 1: The Prep

Mount your X3 onto the Extended Edition Selfie Stick. Extend the selfie stick to its maximum length.

Step 2: The Shot

To get the most aerial views possible, shoot with the Extended Edition Selfie Stick. With a reach of up to 3m (9.8ft), it’s the perfect accessory to really help your content take off!

PRO TIP: Make sure your camera is lined up parallel with your selfie stick, otherwise it won’t be rendered invisible in the final shot.

Step 3: The Edit

Adjust the aspect ratio. Insta360

Swipe the screen to put the subject in the center-frame. Add a keyframe. Insta360

Tap "Trim". Drag and tap the icon to select an endpoint on the timeline. Insta360

Tips: Try calibrating the gyro if you’re experiencing abnormal rotations or shakes while shooting.

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