After you shoot your 360˚ video for your virtual tour, you will need to edit and refine them in a non-linear editor. How do you work with VR video in Adobe Premiere Pro? The last thing you need to do is export your shots. In this video, join author Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to export VR video from Adobe Premiere Pro.
- Once your video is edited, it's time to export. And in doing so, we need to make sure to mark a few flags. This is going to tell it that this is a VR clip, and that you want the other end to recognize it as such. Choosing the right settings means that when you upload to sites like Facebook or to YouTube, it's going to know that this is VR video, that will handle the data correctly. Make sure the sequence is active that you want to use. Then, choose file, export, media. A new window will open. I suggest you choose to match the sequence settings, here, if you want, and this'll make an exact copy. Or, from the format menu, choose something like H.264, and then specify that you want to match the source at a high bit-rate. Even though we ultimately want to go to YouTube, avoid choosing one of these options down here, so the dimensions of the footage doesn't change. Choose to export the video, and you may or may not have audio. Now, likely on a virtual tour, you could have cut in music, or other content here, such as narration to describe what you were seeing. We kept the video edit very basic here, but feel free to expand it to make it fancier. Now, taking a look at the settings here. Make sure you explore some of the choices. I'm going to go here, into the video tab, and make sure to render at maximum bit-depth, and I'm going to take a look at my other settings here. I need to make sure to choose that this is VR video. You can then specify if you want to export stereo, giving different methods of top and bottom or side by side. I'm going to go with side by side to match the footage that I had. Make sure you choose it. And then decide if you want to adjust the field of view. This should be fine as is. Now, we'll go ahead and use software encoding, here, that's fine. And everything looks good. Let's go back up here to the export settings, and click on the output name. And we'll choose to store this, with the rest of our files. And we'll call this 180 VR MRSB, for Mrs. Bees. Click save, look everything over once more, looks good. And I'll click the export button to generate the file. Now it may take a little bit if you chose those maximum quality options, but it's going to go through and build out a new video file, and once that's done, it should be ready to directly upload to sites like YouTube for sharing. And, since this is a stereoscopic video, if your viewer has a Google cardboard headset, or other type of VR headset, they'll be able to actually watch in 3D.
- Uses for virtual tours
- Discussing objectives with clients
- Creating a floor plan and shot list
- Choosing the right VR camera
- Shooting panoramas and HDR images with a DSLR
- Shooting a panoramic tour
- Capturing VR photos and videos with a GoPro Fusion
- Enhancing 360° images in Photoshop
- Editing VR videos
- Publishing VR and 360° content