Sorry if this has been asked before. I've searched the subreddit but can't find any information on this. I've got a 360fly I picked up used. I can see the video on my phone using cardboard and it works great. It also plays well in the Director Windows application. When I want to view it in another app in Cardboard, however, it looks all screwy. Either fisheyed or the axis is distorted so that the horizon curves in odd ways. I can convert it to equirectangular, but then the resolution drops considerably. Since the 360fly app works great in cardboard, I'm assuming that they are using some proprietary variant of MP4. Is that correct, or is there something I'm missing? Is there a FAQ or some other document that would point me the way to viewing the high resolution 360fly videos in an app other than the 360fly? My ultimate goal at this point is to view my movies on my Oculus Quest.
During the editing process, you can trim or clip videos, add titles or graphics and edit the 360-degree video clips as footage captured with a 4K or Full HD cameras. In addition, the software lets you convert 360-degree videos into standard videos that can be played on TVs or video players. Once the video editing process is complete you can export your 360-degree videos to Facebook, Vimeo or YouTube platforms directly from the Pinnacle Studio Ultimate or you can save them to your computer and watch them on a VR headset or on a 360-degree video player.
360-degree video is typically formatted in an equirectangular projection and is either monoscopic, with one image directed to both eyes, or stereoscopic, viewed as two distinct images directed individually to each eye for a 3D effect. Due to this projection and stitching, equirectangular video exhibits a lower quality in the middle of the image than at the top and bottom. Spherical videos are frequently in curvilinear perspective with a fisheye effect. The heavy barrel distortion often requires rectilinear correction before applications in detection, tracking or navigation.