[New] Better Insta360 X3 support

Mapillary Desktop uploader 4.2.0 introduces better Insta 360 X3 upload support, give it a try and let us know what you think!

Here’s how it works:

  1. You can capture using the Insta360 X3 as usual (be sure to pair the camera with phone to get GPS coordinates for your captures)

  2. Stitch together the Insta360 X3 .insv captures to a 360 degree .mp4 file using Insta 360 Studio.

  3. Save the exported 360 .mp4 file in the same directory as the _00_ “.insv” file with the same name. This is important because Mapillary will use the GPS information contained in the .insv file to put your capture on the map.
    Note: Insta 360 studio also includes the option to “Export GPX file,” however we don’t recommend using this because the fidelity of this GPX file is lower than what Mapillary can extract from the original .insv file.

  4. Drag and drop the .mp4 file (or folder containing it) into the Mapillary desktop uploader. You’ll see a preview of the location on the map and can proceed to upload.

Let us know what you think and we hope this new process makes things a bit easier for you. Note that our recommended consumer 360 camera remains the GoPro MAX as it won’t require you to do stitching to upload to Mapillary, has built-in GPS, and is generally more affordable.


FYI that we’ve now published an article on the help center with the recommended workflow and settings for the Insta360 X3.