Interestingly enough, because 360 IS is built with the Bitdefender SDK, our benchmark scores proved to be relatively similar to when we reviewed Bitdefender: iTunes track encoding took exactly 123 seconds. 360 IS completed the heavy processing load in 349 seconds in our media multitasking benchmark, only five seconds more than Bitdefender AV Free 2013.
Overall, 360 IS's general interface remained easy to use but also lacks a bit of direction in some areas. There is a decent number of useful tools under the hood, but not a whole lot of obvious signs of the existence of these monitoring features, at least at first glance. It's both good and bad in that for the casual user, the malware scanner is front and center while most other complex tools, options, and features stay out of the way. And though it does reduce the prospect of overwhelming any users with ambiguous tools, those who are more into in-depth monitoring will have to do a bit of minor digging; but overall, things aren't too hard to find despite the minimal guidance.
Video editors like Pinnacle Studio Ultimate offer 360 video editing that allow you to take your 360 footage to the next level. Simply add your 360 video to the timeline and trim or enhance the colors in your video as you would to a standard video. By right clicking on your footage in Pinnacle Studio you can access additional 360 controls, like adding 360 responsive titles, or converting fisheye to equirectangular formats.
Trim down your hours or video into the highlights to share. See what this videographer does to takes you through their vacation by highlighting various moments for you to experience in 360. How? Combining multiple videos together with transitions and titles, trimming down their footage to show the highlights and let the user experience a taste of each scene.
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.
As 360 video grows in popularity we see platforms jumping on board to support this immersive experience. Facebook, Vimeo and YouTube all support 360 video playback, users can play the video and move around the scene. IF they are on a mobile device the user can move phone to look around, or if on a computer, they can use their mouse or arrows to navigate.