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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If you will, please try on this version:

Please send us the crash report and the plugin log file, here is the path of the log file: 

Mac: Docements\insta360\insta360 stitcher\log

@otuominen_80086 And i guess this version would be 1.7 Insta360Stitcher_Mac_1.7 because I remember at launch this used to work.

@insta360_support And my sticher version is 2.5.1 and I tried to install all the way to 2.4 but it did not work either. Could you please provide the version that actually worked, so we could download that again?

@insta360_support Hello! This problem is still currently crashing both premiere cc18 and 19. I need to delete your bundle to get them working. The problem is, then I cannot use my 360footage, without pre-stiching. Would not like to go back on this old workflow.

I am on a Mac Pro High Sierra with a AMD RX580 GPU. This used to work fine... I can send the crash report via e-mail if you want.


Hi there, what's the Stitcher version? Please try to update the Stitcher to the latest version 2.5.0 and check the plug-in. If the plug-in still make the Premiere jammed, 

please delete ProImporterCEP folder for uninstalling the plugin, here is some information for you to find the folder:

Sorry for the inconvenience, we will give feedback to our team for locating the issue. In addition, as an alternative method, please stitch the video on the Stitcher at first, and import the video into the Premiere to edit it, in this case, create a proxy media may let the workflow smoother as well.

@insta360 This plug-in is a disaster. Three of our machines 2 high end PC's and a powerful Mac Pro have all had Premiere totally jammed by this plugin. It wasn'y until we tried on a machine without the plugin that we realized this was the reason.

Every click leads to an 15-30 second lag where nothing happens. Never had a workflow this slow. Funny enough this so called fast workflow that was advertised for Insta360 pro2 was the reason we chose the camera instead of a Kandao Obsidian. 

I hope you fix the plug-in or remove it. Please make an anouncement when it works. This has lowered my trust in this brand. So much time has been wasted because of this.


We checked our email and received the email from you, will reply on you soon.


The email comes back as undelivered.  Is that the correct email address for support?


I sent an email to support.


Now our engineer are trying to locate this problem, you can contact our support email:


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.

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