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Insta360 is pushing the limits of 360-degree image and video recording further with its new X4 camera, which starts at $499.99. Users can expect better image quality (including 8K video resolution), more sophisticated editing and shooting options, better battery life, and a roster of other improved features.

The Insta360 X4 has loads of new and improved features while retaining some favorite effects, like the Invisible Selfie Stick.
The Insta360 X4 has loads of new and improved features while retaining some favorite effects, like the Invisible Selfie Stick. (Insta360/)

The outgoing One X3 is one of our favorite motorcycling action cameras that we routinely use in our motorcycle review videos. So we’re thrilled to see the platform so thoroughly enhanced in the X4. For those shooting in 360-degree mode the X4 offers full 8K video recording at 30 fps along with 5.7K at 60 fps, and 4K at 100 fps. For those more accustomed to traditional cameras, the X4 has a single-lens mode that shoots ultrawide at 4K and 60 fps.

The new X4 has improved lens guards and a larger display screen.
The new X4 has improved lens guards and a larger display screen. (Insta360/)

“8K will be transformative for creators as reframed video now holds its own alongside footage shot on regular cameras. But X4 isn’t just about image quality, it’s designed to be the most robust, easy-to-use 360-degree camera ever, no matter your experience. This idea was at the heart of a lot of the changes we made,” said JK Liu, founder of Insta360, in a company press release.

These shot modes expand the possibilities when editing video, making it easier than ever for users to get crisp, smooth shots in real time or slow motion. New AI-assisted editing features have been introduced also, offering Quick Edit and AI Edit modes in the free-to-use smartphone and desktop apps. The company has also developed a plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro called Insta360 Reframe which allows users to manipulate footage directly in Premiere Pro.

With a wide variety of shooting modes and editing options, the X4 is sure to become a new standard in action camera technology.
With a wide variety of shooting modes and editing options, the X4 is sure to become a new standard in action camera technology. (Insta360/)

The camera features Gesture Control and Voice Control 2.0, so users can start and stop recording easily if the camera is mounted beyond reach. There’s a Timed Capture setting as well that will power on the X4, record, then shut the unit off. FlowState Stabilization and the 360-degree Horizon Lock help to ensure shots are as smooth and level as possible.

Some of the other modes include Bullet Time slow-mo which can be captured in either 5.7K at 120 fps or 3K at 240 fps. There is 8K Time Shift and 11K Timelapse modes as well. Cinematic motion blur can easily be added using the Motion ND effect, and for those using the camera during runs or rides, GPS data from Garmin or Apple products can easily be overlaid on video.

One of our favorite action cameras gets even better with the new X4.
One of our favorite action cameras gets even better with the new X4. (Insta360/)

The tech is bolstered by an improved physical design, with new removable lens guards, a larger 2.7-inch Corning Gorilla Glass touchscreen, and cold-weather resistance down to -4 degrees Fahrenheit.

Additionally, the new X4 boasts a 135-minute run time (when shooting at 5.7K, 30 fps), a 67 percent improvement in battery performance over the X3.

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By: Byron Wilson
Title: Will the Insta360 X4 Be the Best Action Camera?
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/gear/insta360-x4-camera-preview/
Published Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2024 16:25:56 +0000

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Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-wr155r-scrambler
Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1967-ford-bronco-custom-suv-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:13:08 +0000

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
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Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:12:42 +0000

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