Importing-stiching-rendering-360-video

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Paste of notes from https://pad.pzimediadesign.nl/p/360video


360° video post rendering

Process of stiching together the footage from the 6 go pros. So you've shot your sequence, and brought ready to import.

import from cameras

All the camera's are numbered.

Import with automatic functions with GoPro import.

Manually importing also work of course, but every extra physical manipulation you add to your queue is 6 fold, so keep these things in mind.

turn the camera on, maybe even turn it on a second time (the charging sequence might be the default) plug in to compuer via usb, GoPro Studio importer starts automatically.

depending on your setup, GoPro studio importer will put the files where you preset it to be. It makes a path as so:

   location_you_set_for_save/HERO3+\ Silver\ Edition\ Cam\ 1/GOPR0063.MP4

<suggestion>be careful, but use the automatic delete of imported files offered by GoPro importer, it will save you another round of connecting all the cameras to delete the files</suggestion>

rename

Work your way through your footage, maybe you made a test shot trying the remote or something, good time to delete them.

Then the actual file needs to be renamed according to which camera it came from. the naming scheme is 'cam1.MP4' for source file of camera 1, cam2.MP4 for source file of camera 2, enzovoord.

Doing is good practice to know what is what, but mainly it is what the stiching software will expect to recieve. This can also be helpful for automatic footage stiching templates.

Make a folder within which you can copy all the footage from the same shot, collecting cam1.mp4, cam2.mp4, cam3.mp4, cam4.mp4, cam5.mp4, cam6.mp4 You'll probably have a few 'shot gathering' folders

import into stiching software

AutoPano Video Pro

Select all the 6 files and drag them over onto the 'input video' window (on the version used at the time of this write up, that window is the top left one).

Use the synchronisation feature within the software.

Select sync on audio.

The dialog then suggests a sync point within a few frames of each other. Using the remote, the clips really start quite closely to each other, but doing an sync clap at the start of the recording is still good practice. It's too late to tell you that but this write up is about the post, no the production.

Save your file, expect a .pano extension. Use the editing features to tweak your footage. Levels, color correction, etc. It opens in AutoPano Giga, offering a bunch of other tools.

If the preview looks ok, check that the scope of the rendering covers what you need from the clip.

Upon cliking Render, you'll get a bunch of choices for the outpup of your footage. One important one to note is to set the framerate to 24fps.

insert Screenshot from Brigit