The GoPro VR Reframe plugin is a handy set of tools to edit your 360 video into a 2D video in Premiere Pro CC 2019 and After Effects CC 2019. In this tutorial I will show you how to use the GoPro VR Reframe plugins, and how to export your video for Youtube 16 by 9 (1920 x 1080), Facebook and Instagram 1 by 1 (1080 x 1080), and Facebook and Instagram 4 by 5 (1080 x 1350).
How To Install And Use The GoPro VR Reframe Plugin:
INSTALL PREMIERE PRO CC 2019
To install the GoPro VR Reframe Plugin, you first need to download Premiere Pro CC 2019. If you want the plugin to work in After Effects then you can also download After Effects CC 2019. It works on both Windows and Mac.
DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL GOPRO VR REFRAME PLUGIN
Once you have installed these applications, download the official GoPro VR Reframe plugin.
Double click the installer to begin the installation. Click Next. Accept the Agreement. You now have the options to check which applications you want to install the plugin on. Leave them both checked and click Next.
Click Install. And click Finish. So now the GoPro VR Reframe Plugin is installed. And it will work on Premiere Pro CC 2019, and After Effects CC 2019. Just open the applications to check.
GOPRO VR REFRAME PLUGIN + PREMIERE PRO CC 2019 EXAMPLE
Now I’m going to show you how I used the plugin to make something similar to this short video. We will turn a little planet into a normal video, and back into a little planet again.
This footage was shot on the Insta360 One X, in 5.7K, 25fps, HDR video mode. If you haven’t got the Insta360 One X yet, then you can get a FREE Invisible Selfie Stick when you buy the Insta360 One X from the Insta360 Store.
To follow along this tutorial please download the Parc De Capcalera Insta360 One X 5.7K (5760 x 2880) HDR MP4 video sample footage and GoPro VR Reframe plugin. Import the footage directly into Premiere Pro. It has already been cut to 15 seconds.
My first video made with the GoPro VR Reframe Plugin in Premiere Pro 2019. What do you guys think of the 4:5 video ratio oppose to the 1:1 ratio? 🤔
Shot on the Insta360 One X on the Invisible Selfie Stick and Joby GorillaPod. Settings: 5.7K HDR Video Mode. Auto Exposure. White Balance: Sunny. Log Mode OFF.
Posted by How To Make A Video on Friday, January 11, 2019
HOW TO USE GOPRO VR REFRAME PLUGIN IN PREMIERE PRO 2019
Open up Premiere Pro 2019. Make a new Project. Choose a folder, and click OK.
Because I have Insta360 Studio For One X installed and I accepted the Premiere Pro integration, I can drag the insv file straight out of the camera into the project media. If you downloaded the Parc De Capcalera Insta360 One X 5.7K (5760 x 2880) HDR video sample footage, then just drag this footage into your project.
I’ll now drag this footage into the source monitor. I’m going to pick the middle of the footage using I and O on the keyboard to mark the in and out points. And then drag the video onto the timeline. This will automatically create a sequence based on your video’s setting.
I am just going to trim the footage down to 15 seconds by clicking the end of the footage and dragging it inwards.
I hate looking at dull footage so I’m going to quickly apply the One X LUT. Go to Lumetri Colour. Import LUT. Browse. Find the Insta360 One X LUT and open it.
This isn’t even Log footage but look how much better it looks! I am just going to increase the highlights slightly to make the footage look brighter. And that’s it! I’m done colour grading. Save your project. Always make sure to save every 5 minutes or so. I’m sure you don’t want to lose your work!
Let’s go find the GoPro VR Reframe Plugin. Go to Effects. Type GoPro VR in search. And you might see double plugins. That’s because we copied the plugins into different folders for the different applications. It really doesn’t matter which one you use. Don’t try and delete one set of plugins. Having double plugins is better than no plugins.
So drag GoPro VR Reframe into your footage.
Go to your Effect Controls. Scroll down and you will see the GoPro VR Reframe plugin controls.
I want to start this footage as a little planet. So just with trial and error, I am going to play around with these settings to turn this footage into a little planet. I’ll adjust the Field of View to 89, Yaw to 80, Pitch to 53, and Roll to 62 at the beginning of the video. And these settings seem to do what I want. Smooth transition is kind of the same thing as transition effect in Insta360 Studio. It will smoothen the animation between the key frames like fade in fade out in Insta360 Studio. Set Smooth transition to 30.
I am going to enable the stopwatch on all of these controls because we are going to animate the video from a little planet to a normal view video, back into a little planet again.
I always like my videos to be moving. I want to create a slow zoom in effect on the little planet. So about 1 and a half seconds later I will change each of these values 1 degree less. Change FOV to 88, Yaw to 79, Pitch to 52, and Roll to 61.
Then at 2 seconds in, I want the video to quickly return to the previous values which will make a zoom out effect. So I will copy these first keyframes and paste it at the 2 second mark. To copy the first keyframes, drag and click an imaginary box over the first keyframes. The keyframes will be selected. Hit Control + C on the keyboard to copy these keyframes. At the 2 second mark, hit Control + V to paste the keyframes. If I play the video back you can now see a slow zoom in, and a quick pull back. I like to vary the speeds so it makes the video look more dynamic and interesting.
Now, I want the video to quickly expand into a normal video view. So at about 3 and a half seconds, I will change these values to look like normal video. It’s simply a lot of trial and error until you get the look that you want. Change the FOV to 50, Yaw to 178, Pitch to 5, Roll to 0.
At 10 seconds, I want to pan the normal view towards the sun. I will change the Yaw to 262 to position the sun towards the middle of the video. I will add keyframes for FOV, Pitch, and roll but leave the values the same so it doesn’t change.
I want to have the start and end of the video have the same frame, so the video will look like a loop on Facebook and Instagram. I will copy the first set of keyframes and paste it at the 11th second.
Let’s take a look at what we have so far. So you can see the video horizon is slightly off. That is down to the smooth transition effect. So what we need to do is turn off the smooth transition effect when the video is in normal view.
So just before the video goes into normal view, at about 3 seconds, I am going to add a keyframe for smooth transition.
And when the normal view begins at 3 and a half seconds, I will turn down the smooth transition to 0.
When the video is about to turn into a little planet again, I will add a keyframe here. So at 9 seconds, add a keyframe for smooth transition. Set it to 0.
At 10 seconds when the video begins to change from normal view to little planet view, add a keyframe for smooth transition. And change the value to 30. If I play the video back now, the horizon will be straight.
You can improve the transitions between keyframes even further by selecting all the keyframes.
Right click, and select Auto Bezier. And now the transitions are less rigid and more fluid.
Also, if you want to, you can select the plugin…
And drag your mouse on the screen to make adjustments to your video.
HOW TO EXPORT YOUR VIDEO FOR YOUTUBE 16 BY 9 RATIO
To export your video go to File, Export, Media.
To export your video to Youtube, click Source. Click the Crop button. Go to Crop Portions. Select 16 by 9.
You can now crop your video smaller or larger using the 16 by 9 ratio. Just click the corner and drag it.
Move your crop around the video to center your little planet. Just click anywhere on the crop with your mouse and drag.
Under the video tab, uncheck the width and height. Change the width to 1920. And change the height to 1080.
Under bitrate settings, change Bitrate Encoding to VBR 2 Pass. Change the Target bitrate and Maximum bitrate to 16mbps.
Uncheck Video Is VR.
And that’s it. So when you’re ready, just click Export. Also, if you want to export a 16 by 9 video for Facebook, then these settings are fine too.
HOW TO EXPORT YOUR VIDEO FOR FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM 1 BY 1 RATIO
Now to export a video for Facebook and Instagram in the 1 by 1 is slightly more complicated. Because Premiere Pro doesn’t have these crop portions available. So we need to do some maths to figure out how we change this 5760 x 2880 video into a 1 by 1 ratio video.
So we know the height of this video is 2880. To make this video a 1 by 1 ratio, we also need the width to be 2880. It is currently 5760. We need to figure out how many pixels to cut from the left and right of this video. This will be 5760 – 2880 which equals 2880. This means we need to cut 1440 pixels from the left, and 1440 pixels from the right. Because 2880 pixels divided by 2 equals 1440 pixels. And you now have your 1 by 1 ratio video!
To center the little planet in the crop, just click the crop and drag it left and right.
Under the video tab, change the width to 1080 pixels and the height to 1080 pixels.
Set Bitrate Encoding to VBR 2 Pass. Set Target and Maximum bitrate to 16mbps.
Click export when you’re ready.
HOW TO EXPORT YOUR VIDEO FOR FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM 4 BY 5 RATIO
We need to do some maths to turn our 2 by 1 video into a 4 by 5 video. The ratio 4 represents the width, and the ratio 5 represents the height. We need to figure out how many pixels is 1 part. Well we know the height of this video is 2880. So if we divide the height by the ratio 5, then 1 part equals 576 pixels. Now if we times 576 pixels by ratio 4 then we know the width of the video should be 2304 pixels. This video is currently 5760 pixels. We need to figure out how many pixels to cut from the left and right of this video. This will be 5760 – 2304 which equals 3456 pixels. This means we need to cut 1728 pixels from the left, and 1728 pixels from the right. Because 3456 pixels divided by 2 equals 1728 pixels. And you now have your 4 by 5 ratio video!
To center the little planet in the crop, just click and drag anywhere on the crop to move it left or right into place.
Under the video tab, change the width to 864 pixels and the height to 1080 pixels.
But if you’re feeling adventurous then you can set the width to 1080 pixels and the height to 1350 pixels.
Set Bitrate Encoding to VBR 2 Pass. Set Target and Maximum bitrate to 16mbps.
Click the filename to change the output folder and the name of your video.
Click export when you’re ready.
That’s it! You now know how to install and use the GoPro VR Reframe plugin. I would love to see your creations, so please feel free to post your videos on the How To Make A Video Facebook Community. I am happy to help you and give you advice on your videos there. The only rule is that you can only post videos less than a minute!
For One X video inspiration and settings I use, check out my Instagram @shanilkawol.