Immerse yourself in the exciting world of VR Film with this fast video editing technique.
Over the past few years, we’ve seen that VR Film and video production have gone from a fun curiosity to a booming industry-and software makers like Adobe are taking notice. Let’s see how to edit VR images in Adobe Premiere Pro.
Step 1: Import Your Images
Equirectangular VR images are essentially video footage that can be “stitched together” into a 360-degree video. Apart from resolution and pixel elongation, there is no difference between equirectangular images and “normal”video. You can easily import VR hardware into Premiere Pro by simply pressing Command + I on your keyboard or double-clicking in the project window.
Step 2: Customize Your Settings
You can easily preview any video in Premiere Pro by double-clicking it in the project window. By default, your Equirectangular video clip is displayed in the preview window. It will look distorted — and it is supposed to.
To change the appearance of your video in the preview window, click the small key icon at the bottom right of the preview window. Go to VR video – > settings. In this menu, you can customize your video content for your individual project. If you have recorded” normal ” equirectangular images like those of a Theta S, your settings are monoscopic, 360 horizontal and 180 vertical.
Step 3: Set the preview window to VR mode
Once your settings are correct for your video project, it’s time to put your project into VR mode. You can do this in two ways:
Click the key icon and select VR Video – > VR mode.
Or select the VR MODE button from the button menu, which can be found by selecting the ” + ” icon.”
You can navigate the preview window in VR mode by using the sliders on the edges of the frame or by clicking and dragging within the frame. If you have used YouTube VR, you will be familiar with how Premiere VR preview works.
Step 4: Edit Your Images
The next step is to edit your images. While VR editing is certainly a newer way to create a video masterpiece, it’s still just video footage in a timeline. As long as your video sequences are equirectangular, you can cut, trim and color your sequences in a way very similar to that of normal sequences. Remember that transform effects such as Warp Stabilizer do not work for 360 images.
Step 5: Export VR images
Using a third-party metadata tool was previously the only solution for exporting VR hardware to YouTube and Facebook. With the Adobe 2016 update, you can now apply the required metadata directly in Premiere. To export your images, Select your Timeline and press command + M or go to Portfolio>Export > Media. This will open your export window. Once you have selected the desired Codec, go to The Video tab and make sure that the VR video check box is checked.