I’m currently using a Gear 360 for fun, but I would like to start creating tours for clients and don’t think a consumer model is good enough. What would be a good next step in terms of hardware? I was looking at the Insta 360 Pro, but I am hoping there is something similar that doesn’t cost $4,000.
It depends as always.
You would have to specify your goals and the expectations of your client to get a more precise recommendation.
Actually there is a huge gap between entry level cameras and “next higher level” equipment. Mind that you also will need specific software and editing expertise depending on the desired outcome.
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