The SMO 360 is an ultralight 360 camera developed by BETAFPV using Insta360 technology. It is specially designed for the BETAFPV Pavo360 drone, which turns invisible, creating stunning 5.7K 360 aerial footage.
Front side of SMO 360 ：
Under side of SMO 360：
Preparation Before Using
The power supply range of the SMO 360 camera is 6V-27V, which can be directly supplied from a 2S-6S model aircraft battery. In the accessory kit, the red wire in the connecting wires is the power supply wire and needs to be soldered to the battery positive pad (VBat+); the black wire is the ground wire and needs to be soldered to the battery negative pad (GND); the white SH1.0 terminal should be plugged into the power socket of the camera. Power supply can be achieved after completing the above steps.
Remote Control Configuration
The SMO 360 camera supports remote control of the camera's power on/off and start/stop of the video recording through the controller. The yellow wire controls turning the video recording on/off and the blue wire controls turning the camera on/off.
The following example uses the Betaflight F405 flight controller to explain how to configure the remote control to turn the video recording function on/off. The connection diagram is shown in the figure below. Use the TX1 pin on the flight controller to control recording, and connect the yellow wire. If you use a different flight controller, different TX pads may be available instead of TX1 and they may use different resource assignments. You will need to adjust the configuration accordingly for your specific flight controller.
Configure the PINIO function of TX1 pin through the following Betaflight commands.
resource SERIAL_TX 1 NONE //Turn off the serial port function of TX1 spindle
resource PINIO 2 A09 //Configure the TX1 pin (A09 pin) as the No. 2 PINIO function
set pinio_box = 40,41,255,255 //Set PINIO function interval
save //Save configuration
The following diagram configures the PINIO function mapping relationship between the remote control and the flight control. In Betaflight Configuration, the PINIO function No. 2 (ie USER2 in the figure below) corresponds to the AUX5 channel of the remote control.
To activate or deactivate functions on the camera, you will need to move the switch from inactive (white area) to the active state (yellow area) and then back to the inactive state (white area).
Note: Your flight controller and radio controller switch configuration must match the setup of your equipment. Make sure you know what you are doing before configuring. If you do not use remote control function, cut or insulate the yellow and green wires separately and do not connect to any location.
Install Micro SD Card
Align at the Micro SD card slot under the side of the camera and insert the Micro SD card with the label facing the upper side.
Please use UHS-I, V30 or higher versions and exFAT format Micro SD/TF memory cards. Using cards without enough speed may cause recording failure. The maximum size of Micro SD card this camera can support is 1 TB.
SMO 360 Interface
When the camera is off, after pressing the power button, the camera will turn on and the status light will be blue;
When the camera is turned on, press and hold the power button for 2 seconds, the camera will shut off and the blue status light will also shut off. chg
When the camera is on, press the recording button to start recording, and the status light turns to flashing red;
When the camera is recording, press the recording button to stop recording. The status light will stop flashing.
Note: When the camera is connected to WiFi in the mobile APP, the recording button may not work. chg2
The status LED indicates the working status of the camera.
|Status of the LED||Camera status description|
|Blue light flashing||SD card error|
|Blue light normally on||The power is on and the SD card is normal|
|Red light flashing||Recording|
|Red light normally on||
The battery signal is detected and does not affect the function
APP Download and WIFI Connection
The SMO 360 camera uses the Insta360 camera control app.
Scan the QR code below on your mobile phone, or go to the APP Store and search "Insta360" to download the app.
After downloading the APP and installing it successfully, you can use the phone's Wi-Fi to connect to the camera:
1. Turn on your phone's Bluetooth and Wi-Fi functions.
2. If the camera is off, press the power button to start the camera.
3. Search for a Wi-Fi station with the name of “ONE R XXXXX” by mobile phone, and connect to the Wi-Fi with the password of 88888888.
4. Open the APP and click the camera icon at the bottom of the app page to enter the camera control page. When you see the picture transmitted from the camera, the connection is successful.
5. After successful connection, you can record videos and set up through the app.
Note: The effective distance of WIFI connection is 10 meters (no interference and no shielding). Since the SMO 360 camera has no screen, the Wi-Fi connection process is different from Insta360 ONE R. If prompted "First connection requires confirmation on camera" , exit the APP and proceed to step 3 above.
STUDIO Download & Stabilization Processing
The SMO 360 camera uses the same app as the Insta360 ONE R.
Go to https://www.insta360.com/cn/download/insta360-oner to download Insta360 STUDIO post-processing software.
Insta360 STUDIO has added an FPV augmenting model for processing SMO 4K aerial video. After importing the video, select "Basic Settings" on the right side, check "Normal" or "360 Mod Sticky Lens Guards " according to the usage.
This camera is customized from the Insta360 ONE R camera and uses the same master PCBA board as the ONE R camera.
● Weight: 55g
● Size: 40mm×49.6mm×52mm
● Power Supply Range: 6V-27V (2S-6S Li-Po battery)
● Lens aperture: F2.0
● 35mm equivalent focal length: 7.2mm
● Video resolution:
● Video format:
Insv (export through APP or Studio)
●Video Encoding: H.265
● Video mode: Standard, HDR, Timelapse
● Video maximum bit rate: 100Mbps
● Bluetooth: BLE4.0
● Wi-Fi: 5G (standard range approx. 10 m)
● MicroSD card: UHS-I V30 speed class and above recommended, exFAT format (maximum storage capacity is 1TB)
● Operating environment: -20°C to 40°C (-4°F to 104°F)
1 x SMO 360 camera
2 x Power cord with SH1.0 terminal
1 x User Manual chg2