Adobe Premiere Pro “No-Stitch” Editing Extension Available Now for Insta360 Pro Users

Insta360 today released its new Adobe Premiere Pro CC extension, allowing Insta360 Pro users to jump right into their 360° video editing work flow before ever spending a minute stitching their footage.

The extension is included in the latest update to Insta360 Stitcher, version 1.7.0, available for free download here, and is compatible with Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 and later. Be sure that you have Adobe Premiere Pro CC installed on your device before installing Insta360 Stitcher 1.7.0, as you'll be prompted to add the extension during the Stitcher installation process.

For info on installing and using the new extension, check out the video below.

As previously shared, the new extension works by generating a proxy version of the full-quality footage — a lower-resolution substitute that can be stitched in real-time for smooth playback and editing.

This approach offers numerous advantages:

Stitching time at the start of a project is greatly reduced — down to just whats necessary to generate the proxy video.

The software can perform smoothly during editing — without the processor-dragging challenge of navigating and displaying an 8K video file.

The video is only compressed a single time, during final export, ensuring maximum image quality. In a traditional workflow, there would be two compressions — one during initial stitching and one during final export.

Users can cut down the proxy version to exactly the parts that are necessary for their project. In the end, only the footage thats used is stitched, avoiding any wasted time spent stitching footage that doesnt made the final cut.

For optimal performance of the new extension, Insta360 recommends a computer with the following specs:

CPU: i7 6700K or higher RAM: 8GB or higher Graphics card: GTX980 or a higher-performing NVIDIA or AMD card Hard drive: SSD recommended Operating system: Windows 8.1, MacOS 10.10, or higher

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My main issue is that the Stitcher Plugin for Premiere will not work at all.


I can select CUDU but it does not work.   CPU works very very slow and OPEN CL works but is slow as well.  AUTO and CUDA do not work.


Hi, could you select the CUDA option in the Blender Type?

I have a brand new PC with i9 7940x 14 core with 128 GB Ram and Nvidia GTX 2080 Ti.  The stitcher will not work on this system.  Any suggestions?

@rainer-edler_137250 @production_107120 

Hi there, is there any error message when the Premiere crashes? Please provide us the sceenshot. Is there a stitcher removed? The plugin need the stitcher running even if you don't use the Stithcer.

Also, please try to run the Premiere as an administrator to see if it helps.

@production_107120 hey ... same problem here.. so much troubles with that "NOT" working plugin! How could you release such a horrible plugin? best..

Hi there,

I just downloaded and installed the Adobe Premiere Pro CC extension and now Premiere keeps on crashing on launch. I have uninstalled, reinstalled, used the cleaner tool, deleted the plug in and tried previous versions. The problem remains. I am currently unable to use Premiere.

Can you please let me know how to procede here?

Thank you!

@steve_9381 Hi Steve, don't know if this is too late or if you've already figured this out, but it's not in your user Library, it's in the root Library of your hard drive. Took me days and many reinstalls of Premiere and Insta360 stitcher to figure that one out. But it solved it instantly. There have been two new updates to Insta360 Stitcher since I had this problem, neither of which solved the plug-in issue (at least on my mac pro). New one just came out—going to give it a shot. Good luck!

Oh my lord. My Premiere has been so slow it's been unusable.  THANK YOU for suggesting I remove the plugin. It fixed the problem immediately. While I'm sorry that the plugin doesn't really work for me, I"m ecstatic that I can use Premiere again. I hope you get the plugin fully figured out soon as I love my Insta360 Pro.

@insta360_support I really don't think I have deleted it, as when I open Premiere and then open the Stitcher Importer it still works.

It isn't in the path you've listed. When I search for this text string it doesn't find anything. But it still loads in Premiere, and Premiere is still slow and laggy.

Any other ideas where it might be so I don't have to do a completely new Adobe install?


Hi there, please don't delete the other folders. If you downloaded the plugin, there should be a folder named "ProImporterCEP" in /Library/Application Support/Adobe/CEP/Extensions. And if you can't find it, I believe you already deleted it.

@insta360_support  Hi,

The Importer is great. It is a wonderful idea.

 But as others have said it just ruins Premiere for editing - my system becomes slow and laggy. Something is really wrong.

I need to delete it. When I go to /Library/Application Support/Adobe/CEP/Extensions there are two folders



But nothing that looks like "ProImporterCEP"

I'm on a Mac, High Sierra 10.13.6. Latest version of Premiere CC.

Please help! If I can't get this deleted I'm just going to wipe the machine and start fresh but that would be such a waste of time.

Just a heads up that this is very slow for me, even on a brand new MacBook Pro with 32 GB of RAM. Playback in Adobe Premiere, even at 1/16 quality, is still not smooth.

@chrisizzleThankyoou!!! I have had the same problem , so annoying!!! 

@chrisizzle Yup. Having this plugin installed on my system lagged my premiere even on non 360 projects. I had to reinstall my whole system in order to correct the problem, which nearly led to a client not having their project.

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