These amazing 360º videos of British Superbike rider Peter Hickman put you in the rider’s seat like no other on-board video we have seen before.
A few weeks ago he posted this video of him doing two laps of Snetterton Circuit, Norfolk, during a free practice session in June 2019.
Then he followed it up a couple of days ago with this video shot during the second BSB practice session at Thruxton in April 2019.
We must admit we are bored with the abundance of on-board action videos, but this 360º view is something else.
It was shot using a Insta360 ONE X camera positioned on the headstock of Hickman’s BMW S 1000 RR where the view swivels completely around.
Insta360 ONE X 360º camera
Ok, it’s not exactly in the rider’s seat, but the camera provides the most unique view of riders we have seen.
Most importantly the videos show the amount of stress and strain on the rider and how much a racer really moves around in his seat.
The Insta360 One X costs about $A750 and combines the options of 4K and 360º lenses.
It also has FlowState stabilisation so the image isn’t blurred by the vibrations from the bike.
AI-powered features include auto-follow, auto-frame and auto-edit.
It measures just 115 x 48 x 28mm and weighs only 115g. It’s capable of shooting 5.7K footage at 30fps.