Insta360 Studio For One X has many new features to make the editing process much easier with the Insta360 One X. In this video I will show you how to use Insta360 Studio For One X to reframe 5.7K, One X, 360 video into a 2D video for social media.
To follow along this tutorial please download the Insta360 One X sample footage. Once you have downloaded it, let’s get started.
This is what you will achieve by the end of this tutorial:
For those who are having a hard time with the GoPro VR Reframe Plugins in Premiere Pro… I animated this video in the new Insta360 Studio For One X Desktop Software. And then added the colour grade and music in Premiere Pro. This is the result.
Posted by How To Make A Video on Tuesday, February 19, 2019
This footage was shot on the Insta360 One X. If you haven’t got it yet, then you can get a FREE Invisible Selfie Stick when you buy the Insta360 One X from the Insta360 Store.
How To Use Insta360 Studio For One X
HOW TO IMPORT FOOTAGE INTO INSTA360 STUDIO FOR ONE X
Go to the folder with your One X INSV video files. When you film in 5.7K, there are 2 video files for each 360 video. 1 video is for the back lens and 1 video is for the front lens. So never split these files up.
When you import 1 or both of these video files into Studio For One X, the software will automatically stitch the front and back video files together to make a 360 video.
To reframe your 360 video into a 2D video, head over to Free Capture mode.
CHOOSE YOUR VIDEO ASPECT RATIO
The first thing you need to do is pick an aspect ratio for your video. You need to know what your canvas will look like before you start editing the video.
If you want to make a video for Youtube then leave the aspect ratio as 16:9. If you want to make a video for your Instagram or Facebook story then select 9:16. And finally if you want to make a video for your Instagram feed then select 1:1. Unfortunately there is no 4:5 aspect ratio yet for tall Instagram videos. In this example I will work in the 16:9 aspect ratio for Youtube.
Click here to zoom out the timeline so you can see the entire video clip.
TRIM YOUR VIDEO CLIP
The next step is to trim the video to your desired length. This yellow box is your video clip. You can drag the start and end points of the video inwards to trim it shorter, and you can drag it back out again to make it longer.
I want the video to be 15 seconds long, and I want to start the video 5 seconds into this clip. I will drag the starting point just before 5 seconds, and drag the end point to just after 20 seconds. Now the duration of this video clip is roughly 15 seconds long, and it is ready to be edited.
The next step is to add keyframes to animate your video. A keyframe is basically a way to tell the software, this is what I want the video to look like at this point in time. Let’s tell the software what we want the video to look like at the beginning of our video clip. Drag the grey line towards the beginning of your video. Click the yellow button to add a keyframe.
You will get a bunch of options. The first option is Timestamp. Here you can jump to a precise minute and second of the video. The Pan Angle turns your video left and right. The Tilt Angle makes your video go up and down. The FOV zooms in and out. And Distance changes the look of the video from a sphere into a 2D flat view.
Here you can jump to a Fish Eye view. And it will automatically configure these settings for you.
Click here for a Tiny Planet view.
A Sphere view.
Or a Regular 2D Camera view.
Now, I want to make the video start exactly at 5 seconds. Next to Timestamp there are 2 options, one for minutes and one for seconds. I will change this value to exactly 5 seconds.
Drag the in point towards the first keyframe and this will make sure the video starts at exactly 5 seconds.
I want to start the video as a Tiny Planet so I will click the Tiny Planet button. I will drag the video to make some adjustments. And I will zoom out to keep all of the tiny planet in shot. The Timestamp is 5.0. The Pan Angle is 29.0. The Tilt Angle is -80.4. The FOV is 149.0. And the Distance is 1.0.
I like to keep the video moving at all times to keep it interesting. In the next second I want the video to zoom in on the Tiny Planet. I will move the grey line to the 6th second and add a keyframe. I will tidy up the Timestamp to make sure it is exactly 6 seconds. If you remember, I said FOV is the same as zooming in and out. So decrease the FOV to zoom in. The Timestamp is 6.0. The Pan Angle is 30.0. The Tilt Angle is -80.4. The FOV is 145.0. And the Distance is 1.0.
Now I want the video to zoom out before turning the video from a tiny planet to a normal video view. Move the grey line to the 7th second. Add a keyframe. Change the Timestamp to exactly 7 seconds. Zoom the video out by increasing the FOV. The Timestamp is 7.0. The Pan Angle is 30.0. The Tilt Angle is -80.4. The FOV is 149.0. And the Distance is 1.0.
Now 2 seconds later I want to change the video from a tiny planet view to a normal video view. So move the grey line towards the 9th second. Add a keyframe. Change the Timestamp to exactly 9 seconds. Click the Fish Eye button and it will give you a good starting point. I will drag the video to make an adjustment. The Timestamp is 9.0. The Pan Angle is 110.0. The Tilt Angle is -0.2. The FOV is 75.0. And the Distance is 0.6.
To playback what you have so far, click the Go To Trim Start button and click the Play button. The video will only play between the in and out points. This is why I trimmed the video early in the editing process. So I can just playback the video I am going to export.
Now I am going to pan this 360 scene towards the left for the next 6 seconds so the viewers can take in the view. So move the grey line 6 seconds forward to the 15th second. Add a keyframe. Change the Timestamp to exactly 15 seconds. I am going to drag the video left until here. The Timestamp is 15.0. The Pan Angle is 283.0. The Tilt Angle is -0.2. The FOV is 75.0. And the Distance is 1.0.
After the video pan, I will turn the video back into a Tiny Planet again. So move the grey line towards the 16th second. Add a keyframe. Change the Timestamp to exactly 16 seconds. Click the Tiny Planet button. Drag the Tiny Planet into place. I will zoom it out to make it feel like the planet is really heavy. The Timestamp is 16.0. The Pan Angle is 30.0. The Tilt Angle is -82.2. The FOV is 155.0. And the Distance is 1.0.
Now I will create a zoom in for the Tiny Planet so the viewers can see it properly. I will Add a keyframe 2 seconds later at the 18th second. Change the Timestamp to exactly 18 seconds. And I will zoom the Tiny Planet in by decreasing the FOV. The Timestamp is 18.0. The Pan Angle is 360.0. The Tilt Angle is -82.2. The FOV is 146.0. And the Distance is 1.0.
The last 2 seconds will stay the same to end the video. This will give the viewers a quick glance at the Tiny Planet before the video ends. Add a keyframe towards the end of the video. Change the Timestamp to exactly 20 seconds. The Timestamp is 20.0. The Pan Angle is 360.0. The Tilt Angle is -82.2. The FOV is 146.0. And the Distance is 1.0.
Drag the end point of the video inwards towards the last keyframe. This will make sure the video ends exactly at the 20th second.
The next step is to add Transitions. Transition are the lines in between keyframes. The software knows what you want the video to look like at these different times.
But now you can tell the software how you would like to move from one keyframe to another. I will add a Fade In Fade Out Transition on the line after the keyframe at 15 seconds.
And on the next line I will add a Slip In Slip Out Transition.
EXPORT YOUR VIDEO
Now you are ready to Export your video. Click the Export button. Save your changes.
The resolution 1920 x 1080 is fine for Youtube. Leave the Bitrate as 18mbps. Choose a filename, and a folder where you want to save it. And click OK to begin exporting.
ADDITIONAL EDITING IN A VIDEO EDITOR
Once your video has finished exporting, you can either post it on social media or you can continue to edit this video in your favourite video editor. I will use Premiere Pro CC in this example. But you can adapt the methods below to any other editor. You can colour grade the video using the Insta360 One X LUT.
Add music. Download free music and sound effects to add to your video.
You can crop your 16 b 9 video into a 4 by 5 video for Instagram in a few simple steps. Create a new sequence.
In the Settings tab, set the width to 864px and the height to 1080px.
Import your video into this new sequence.
Keep the existing settings.
You are now ready to export your video. Go to File, Media, and Export.
Make sure Export Video and Export Audio is checked. Under Bitrate Settings, change Bitrate Encoding to VBR 2 Pass. Change the Target and Maximum Bitrate to 16mbps. Click Export.
And that’s it! You now know how to make a video using Insta360 Studio For One X! Don’t forget to share your video creations 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.