Mocha VR can be used either as a standalone application or as a plugin for Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro and a number of other video editing software. It employs an advanced planar tracking feature that enables its users to easily track or replace objects in spherical videos. Mocha VR lets you import and edit footage captured with cameras like Z Cam, Vuze or Nokia Ozo, among others. It also enables you to stabilize shaky footage and reposition equirectangular footage. Furthermore, Mocha VR provides lens correction and masking tools which give you the freedom to conceal and remove the mistakes on the raw 360-degree footage.
Facebook (parent company of VR headset maker Oculus VR) followed suit by adding 360-degree video support in September 2015, and subsequently unveiled reference designs for its own 360-degree camera systems known as Facebook Surround 360.[2] Facebook announced in March 2017 that more than 1 million 360-degree videos had been uploaded to Facebook to date.[17] Vimeo also launched 360-degree video support in March 2017.[18]
Every 360 video connects to a smartphone for full functionality so the quickest way to edit your 360 content is to do so on your phone. This is particularly useful if you just want to make a few simple edits rather than anything too complicated. There are dozens of apps in every app store that lets you do this, but they don’t all work well. I use 4 in particular to edit my 360 photos/videos, add filters, combine footage and create animations; if you download just these 4 apps you should be sorted for editing your 360 content on the go.

If your camera exports a spherical fisheye or dual fisheye footage, some editing softwares require you to convert your footage into equirectangular format before you can edit them. Others, like Pinnacle Studio will work with these and convert them into equirectangular format for editing. If you have a device that captures your footage by stitching multiple cameras together (ex. a device that holds 6 GoPros to capture all 360 degrees), you will still be required to use stitching software to create a 360 file, video editing and stitching software are two very different things.
The V360 is very similar to the Collect app in that its specifically designed for editing 360 video. Select any 360 video from the app and you’ll be able to preview it in full 360 mode, merge slips, shorten or delete sections and add music. The functionality of the V360 is fairly basic but really easy to use and could be a great alternative if you don’t get on with the more unique style of the collect app.
5K Player is a free 360 video viewer for Windows. Using this software, you can play 360 degree videos on your computer with standard playback features. You can also rotate or flip a 360 video while playing it. It lets you watch a 360 degree video by tuning its contrast, brightness, saturation, and gamma. It supports HD video quality of 4K, 5K, and 1080p resolutions.

GOM Player provides a special feature ‘360 degree video play‘ (highlighted in above screenshot) to let you view 360 degree videos. Once you start ‘360 VR mode‘, it lets you search 360 videos from YouTube or browse them on your PC and play them. You can select desired mode from mono, left/right, and up/down to play 360 degree videos. It lets you select side view as well (front, back, left, or right) and scroll through videos. You can also use keyboard to navigate through them.
This is the only paid for software on this list, but is definitely worth it if you want to get serious when creating 360 videos. Mettle Skybox is a plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects, it allows those programmes to work with 360 video and apple advanced effects to both photos and videos. Using this plugin, you can graphics, titles and animations to 360 video and they will be rendered in the correct format. See below for a very basic example of what it can do.

The setup process will then notify you of any potentially conflicting AV programs you have already installed and give you the option of uninstalling them. Again, layering multiple AV programs is generally bad practice, but if used in a corporate environment with preinstalled security software, you might have to take into consideration that 360 IS may not function properly with any neighboring security suites.

The only drawbacks are that so far it seems my exports are limited to 2.7K.   I don’t know if that’s because my video clips are not from the Virb 360 or because of my PC hardware.  I did order the Virb 360, which I hope to receive soon to see if I will be able to get 4K.  You can download Virb Edit here (for Windows or Mac).UPDATE:  This is bizarre, but I’ve found that if the footage I use is from Xiaomi or 2016 Gear 360, I can export at 4K 30 fps.  If it’s from the 2017 Gear 360 (4096 x 2048), it’s limited to 2.7K.   But if I mix footage from Xiaomi and 2017 Gear 360, I can export at 4k.  On the other hand, if I add clips from the Nano or Air, the maximum I can export is 2.7K.

360 IS performed well as a very capable scanner with a crisp and mostly intuitive interface, and thankfully lacked the many scareware tactics found in other smaller, alternative lightweight virus scanners. Overall, 360 IS's scanner had minimal impact on system performance, and still ranked relatively high on third-party charts. If you're in the market for an antivirus program, then 360 Internet Security's well-rounded protection and friendly useability will make a promising addition to your Windows system.

Did a few basic edits (changed orientation & few fades) and the export was at 4k without any problem. (the options were 720 & 4k) Did notice that the audio was out of sync though. (Test footage came from the YI VR 360 downloaded at 4k from Youtube, rather than ‘actual’ 360 footage) My intention would be to use Cyberlink Powerdirector 15, however it does not currently offer (I don’t believe) the option to select the initial orientation, which I believe would be a useful feature.


So you’ve bought a 360 camera and want to start shooting some awesome 360 video. After you’ve shot your video you’ll probably want to do a bit of editing; trimming, color correction, filters, add text, sounds simple enough right? Unfortunately no. 360 video is special and therefore the normal editing programmes and apps won’t work, you’ll need to use ones that are specifically deigned to edit 360 video. Thankfully there are now more a few excellent software options (both free and paid) out already that will allow you to easily edit 360 video. I’ve included links to where you can download each piece of software/app below.
If you are a 3D CAD designer, our multi-row spherical 3D product rotation can work magic for intricate 3D product models that were rendered in V-Ray, Maxwell, KeyShot, Octane and similar software. And it doesn't always have to spin in 360 degrees - we have seen it in amazing interactive exploded views, advanced animations of product parts, dynamic product transformations and other modern applications. No special web components necessary!

The setup process will then notify you of any potentially conflicting AV programs you have already installed and give you the option of uninstalling them. Again, layering multiple AV programs is generally bad practice, but if used in a corporate environment with preinstalled security software, you might have to take into consideration that 360 IS may not function properly with any neighboring security suites.
Facebook (parent company of VR headset maker Oculus VR) followed suit by adding 360-degree video support in September 2015, and subsequently unveiled reference designs for its own 360-degree camera systems known as Facebook Surround 360.[2] Facebook announced in March 2017 that more than 1 million 360-degree videos had been uploaded to Facebook to date.[17] Vimeo also launched 360-degree video support in March 2017.[18]
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