How To Install And Use The GoPro VR Reframe Plugin

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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).

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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.

download gopro vr reframe plugin how to use and install

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

drag footage into premiere pro timeline how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

I am just going to trim the footage down to 15 seconds by clicking the end of the footage and dragging it inwards.

trim footage premiere pro how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

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.

import insta360 one x lut how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

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!

increase lumetri highlights how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

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.

search gopro vr reframe plugin how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

So drag GoPro VR Reframe into your footage.

drag gopro vr reframe plugin to footage how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

Go to your Effect Controls. Scroll down and you will see the GoPro VR Reframe plugin controls.

locate gopro vr reframe plugin how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

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.

first keyframe little planet settings how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

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.

first keyframe turn on stopwatch how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

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.

second keyframe little planet zoom in settings how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

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.

third keyframe little planet zoom out settings how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

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.

fourth keyframe normal view settings how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

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.

fifth keyframe normal video settings how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

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.

sixth keyframe loop settings how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

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.

off horizon how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

So just before the video goes into normal view, at about 3 seconds, I am going to add a keyframe for smooth transition.

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And when the normal view begins at 3 and a half seconds, I will turn down the smooth transition to 0.

add third smooth transition how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

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.

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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.

add fifth smooth transition how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

You can improve the transitions between keyframes even further by selecting all the keyframes.

select all keyframes how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

Right click, and select Auto Bezier. And now the transitions are less rigid and more fluid.

select auto bezier how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

Also, if you want to, you can select the plugin…

select gopro vr reframe plugin how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

And drag your mouse on the screen to make adjustments to your video.

drag video edit keyframes how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

HOW TO EXPORT YOUR VIDEO FOR YOUTUBE 16 BY 9 RATIO

To export your video go to File, Export, Media.

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To export your video to Youtube, click Source. Click the Crop button. Go to Crop Portions. Select 16 by 9.

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You can now crop your video smaller or larger using the 16 by 9 ratio. Just click the corner and drag it.

scale 16 by 9 ratio how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

Move your crop around the video to center your little planet. Just click anywhere on the crop with your mouse and drag.

move 16 by 9 crop how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

Under the video tab, uncheck the width and height. Change the width to 1920. And change the height to 1080.

youtube video export settings how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

Under bitrate settings, change Bitrate Encoding to VBR 2 Pass. Change the Target bitrate and Maximum bitrate to 16mbps.

youtube bitrate settings how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

Uncheck Video Is VR.

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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.

export 16 by 9 youtube video how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

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!

facebook instagram 1 by 1 crop how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

To center the little planet in the crop, just click the crop and drag it left and right.

facebook instagram move 1 by 1 crop how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

Under the video tab, change the width to 1080 pixels and the height to 1080 pixels.

facebook instagram 1 by 1 video export settings how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

Set Bitrate Encoding to VBR 2 Pass. Set Target and Maximum bitrate to 16mbps.

facebook instagram 1 by 1 bitrate settings how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

Click export when you’re ready.

facebook instagram 1 by 1 export how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

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!

facebook instagram 4 by 5 crop how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

To center the little planet in the crop, just click and drag anywhere on the crop to move it left or right into place.

facebook instagram 4 by 5 move crop how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

Under the video tab, change the width to 864 pixels and the height to 1080 pixels.

facebook instagram 4 by 5 crop video settings 1 how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

But if you’re feeling adventurous then you can set the width to 1080 pixels and the height to 1350 pixels.

facebook instagram 4 by 5 crop video settings 2 how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

Set Bitrate Encoding to VBR 2 Pass. Set Target and Maximum bitrate to 16mbps.

facebook instagram 4 by 5 crop bitrate settings how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

Click the filename to change the output folder and the name of your video.

change folder and video name how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

Click export when you’re ready.

facebook instagram 4 by 5 crop video export how to install and use gopro vr reframe plugin

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.

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