At NAB2015 we demonstrated our “HMD Preview” plugin from 360VR Toolbox, which was the first plugin of its kind to allow for pan/tilt viewing of 360° video within host apps like Premiere Pro. We are happy to say that today Adobe announced they are adopting that concept as a native feature in the next version of Premiere Pro CC.
This first effort by Adobe is currently only useful for previewing your equirectangular footage at any field of view or orientation, but not keyraming or exporting a “pan & scan” version. You will still require the HMD Preview plugin in 360VR Toolbox or 360VR Express to do that. However, this new Adobe feature does support both monoscopic and stereoscopic over/under or side by side equirectangular footage. It can be enabled by simply selecting “VR Video” in the Program or Source Monitor settings.
Additionally, new export options have been added to Premiere Pro and Adobe Media Encoder to allow for embedding of special metadata required for 360VR upload to YouTube or Facebook. The feature will be available in the QuickTime, H.264 and HEVC formats, and will support both MP4 and MOV files. The metadata basically tells YouTube or Facebook that the video is 360° equirectangular in either mono or stereoscopic format.
Have a look at http://www.adobe.com/content/dam/acom/en/products/creativecloud/pdfs/nab/2016-adobe-pro-video-whatsnew.pdf to see all the new features coming for Adobe Premiere Pro.
We look forward to testing these new features out in combination with all of our 360VR plugins. Swing by our booth next week in the VR Pavilion at NAB2016 to see all of our new 360VR features working in Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Apple Motion and Final Cut Pro.
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FxFactory and Dashwood Cinema Solutions Will Debut New Cinematic 360VR Post Production Tools at NAB 2016
New 360VR Toolbox™ and 360VR Express™ Plugin Suites for Adobe Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Apple Motion 5 and FCPX Continue reading
Today FCP EXCHANGE posted its schedule for presentations being given during the the Monday and Tuesday of NAB2016. There will be interesting and informative presentations from Apple, FCP.co, Automatic Duck, Color Finale, Keyflow Pro, Ripple Training, as well as workflow discussions from the editors of Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot, and so much more! Continue reading
London-based editor Alex Gollner (aka Alex4D) recently gave an amazing presentation at the Soho Editors’ Theatre at BVE London. Alex is an accomplished editor and has also developed countless templates for Final Cut Pro X. In this video recording of the presentation he describes how editors can make the transition from 2D to 360VR editing and how he uses Dashwood’s 360VR Toolbox in Final Cut Pro X.
Tim Dashwood was interviewed for Digital Production Buzz by Larry Jordan and Mike Horton about all things 360, VR, AR, 3D, motion capture, real-world holodecks, and more!
Russ Fairley recently asked Tim Dashwood some very interesting questions about 360VR post. The article can be read in two parts at
http://desktopvideo.about.com/od/desktopeditinghardware/fl/Talking-360deg-Video-With-Tim-Dashwood-Part-1.htm (part 1) and
http://desktopvideo.about.com/od/desktopeditinghardware/fl/Talking-360deg-Video-With-Tim-Dashwood-Part-2.htm (part 2)
We’ve also reprinted both parts of the interview here for easier reading. There may even be some hints in this interview of things to come from us!