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360° Camera

What is in the equipment kit and how to borrow.

The Kit

Located in the Tech Table, the 360° Camera Kit can be checked out at the Service Center.

There are limits to these abilities as the camera is not indestructible or waterproof beyond a certain depth, and should be treated as such.

Alternatives: The Action Camera is the closest in durability and versatility. For general filming & photography, both the Video Camera and Still Camera will do. The 360 degree camera is meant for wide or panoramic shots. Thermal Imaging Camera only works with thermal applications in mind. The alternative options are really dependent upon your photography/filming needs. 

Complete User Support: Insta360 ONE X2 

Cell Phone Software: Insta360 App

Lending Policies

Available for checkout to CWRU & CIM students, faculty, and staff at the Service Center. CWRU Alumni, CIA, Public or Visiting patrons are not permitted to check out loanable equipment kits. 

5 day lending period.

NO due dates on weekends & NO due dates when the Library is officially closed. 

→ Be aware of Semester breaks! While classes may be on break, the library may not!

NO renewals on equipment.

NO holds on equipment.

NO doubling up on the same equipment (ex: 2 still cameras).

→ HOWEVER, checking out different equipment is encouraged (ex: 1 video camera, 1 still camera).

NO “Can I return this and check it right back out?”s. 

NO checking out partial equipment kits.

→ Only complete equipment kits can be checked out

The Kit's Equipment

Insta360 ONE X2, 360 Lens Protection Sleeve, Battery & MicroSD Card are the main components of the kit. The 360 camera is waterproof up to 33 feet (10 meters), charges in 85 minutes, and shoots both photos and videos. ALWAYS replace the Lens Protection Sleeve when finished filming to prevent damages. Ensure the battery and data cable compartments are completely shut before submerging.


AC USB Charging Block has 2 USB ports for charging. The USB A→C Charging cord plugs into the Insta360 and charges the battery that way.


Insta Branded USB A→C Cable is the charging cable and an alternate media transfer cable.

Cell Phone Software

Insta360 ONE X2 Cellphone App: Insta360.

Wirelessly view photo/film previews, change camera preferences, take photos or videos, and power down the Insta360. Available on iOS and Android systems. 

Requires Wi-Fi access.

For Post-Editing: We recommend using the Freedman Center Computers as the Insta360 in-app editing functions are only available with a Premium subscription