HMD Viewer is a plugin filter that transforms 2:1 equirectangular sources to rectilinear pov projections in mono or stereoscopic. The filter can be be applied to a 2:1 equirectangular clip.
The plugin works with Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, Apple Motion and Adobe After Effects and is included as a component of 360VR Toolbox.
Presets – Users can save the parameter configuration as a preset to be retrieved later by any instance of the plugin.
Spherical Source – Default: Mono. This setting tells the plugin if the source is monoscopic 2D or stereoscopic over/under 3D.
View – Default: Mono HMD View. Selects whether to display the rectilinear projection in mono or a stereo format. Note that the original Final Cut Pro X version included with the first public beta also has an “External HMD Link” option for sending frames to the 360VR HMD Viewer app. This version of the plugin has been obsoleted and replaced with a MediaCore IO output option for Apple hosts.
Stereo Mode – Default: Side by Side (HMD). Only affects stereoscopic views. Selects an unsqueezed side by side (simulating a HMD view), squeezed side by side (suitable to 3DTVs) or red/cyan desaturated anaglyph (ideal for previewing the depth effect or alignment with anaglyph glasses.)
Field of View – Default 110. Specify the actual horizontal field of view of the rectilinear projection. The range is 45° to 180°
Tilt, Pan and Roll – Point the virtual camera to any orientation in the spherical projection. These settings can be keyframed to perform “pan and scan” outputs.
Adjust IO – Slides the rectilinear stereoscopic left/right eyes horizontally to simulate different IO settings in the HMD.
Orientation Burn-in – Default: Off. Turning on this option will display the current Euler orientation in degrees, as well as field of view.
Process Resolution – Default: Full. Set to half if your GPU is not able to preview in real-time.
Overlay Guides – Default: Off. Displays the 6 views (front, back, left, right, top, bottom) of 90° vertical and horizontal field of view with simple grey lines. Also toggles optional faces and text settings on or off.
Overlay Faces – Default: Off. Displays the 6 views (front, back, left, right, top, bottom) of 90° vertical and horizontal field of view as 6 different colour overlays. Only visible if Overlay Guides is on.
Overlay Text – Default: Off. Displays the 6 views (front, back, left, right, top, bottom) of 90° vertical and horizontal field of view with the names front, back, left, right, top, bottom. Only visible if Overlay Guides is on.