Especially at this early stage of VR video the proper VR video editing software is key to have professional VR video content created.
VR Video Editing Best Practices
A, creating stereoscopic video
- use whatever video editing software to synchronize the videos manually
- use a program called FFMPEG to copy the video parts to each other to create a stereoscopic movie
B, stitching multiple camera pictures together, creating a wider field of view
- Kolor Autopano Video is a popular 360-degree editing platform, which is also compatible with YouTube. It automatically syncs your footage and stitches a 360-degree video. You also have the ability to render in HD, 4K, or even export individual frames. No doubt it si a great software.
- VideoStitch Studio (be aware that a NVidia graphics card with CUDA enabled is required to use VideoStitch, ATI graphics cards and Intel Graphics do not support CUDA)
- Google Jump: unfortunately it is not widely available to the public (yet)
YouTube 360 degrees video
Uploading your video is not as easy as clicking upload and waiting. In YouTube, you will need to scrub the video through a 360-degree app. The video needs to include certain metadata for 360-degree playback to be enabled. YouTube has provided the following for all users to upload footage.
- Download the 360 Video Metadata app for Mac and Windows
- Un-zip the file, then open the 360 Video Metadata app. If you’re on a Mac, you may need to right-click the app and then click “Open”
- Select the video file
- Click “Inject and save”
- Enter a name for the file that will be created
- Save the file. A new file will be created automatically in the same location as the original file
- Upload the new file to YouTube
- Wait for the 360 degree effect to process. This may take up to an hour.
alternatively you can run a Python script what you can download from GitHub.