You’ve got amazing 3D video footage of a city-profile shoot of Rome for a traveling agency, of the new spring collection of a fashion brand, of your client’s beautiful wedding or anniversary party. Or perhaps you’re a hotel owner with great 3D footage of your hotel, or a real estate agent with footage of a sprawling LA mansion. Now, how to you turn your raw material into a tremendous immersive experience for viewers to Ooh and Aah over? The secret is a good VR editor. Once you have that, you can do some great VR editing, and wow yourself and your audience.
Before Everything – Make Sure You Have the Right Footage
First, make sure you have good raw material for your experience. Choose the right gear and camera and take your shot! 3D captures the full range of angles, so you don’t have to pick a particular angle, but since all your surroundings will be captured in the footage, make sure they look the way you want them to.
Check out the Competition
You’re not working in an empty void. People have done this before. So check out trends, ideas and formats of 3D videos that are out there and decide what you do and don’t want.
Understand Video Formats
360 videos come in monoscopic or stereoscopic formats. Monoscopic is an extremely common format, which is in essence a flat rendering of 3D shots, without perception of depth, while stereoscopic video is a more professional format that generates immersive scenarios with 360 objects and depth, and can be viewed with a VR headset.
Types of Monoscopic Video:
- Equirectangular – The spherical view is flattened into a rectangular format. In this format, 3D video is usually edited.
- Fisheye – Fisheye places the camera in the middle of the image and displays the imagery all around it, resulting in a fascinating spherical view with disproportionate objects.
- Dual Fisheye – The dual fisheye creates two round views, each with 180 degrees.
Not all VR editing software supports all these formats, so you may have to convert your footage before editing. DoublX VR editor supports all 3D video formats, so you have no hassle, and creating your experience becomes that much easier.
Creating Your 360 Experience
You can be as creative as you like – or actually, as far as your VR editor lets you. With DoublX VR editor, you’ve got boundless possibilities, like adding texts or shapes, generating an index, slideshows, galleries, and, of course, VR tours. You can use any media – VR or non-VR, 3D images or 3D videos, create any number of pages, and build links between them with a menu for easy navigation, just like in a standard website.
And yeah, there’s more! You can add titles to your VR video to explain, enhance and communicate your story. You can add marketing slogans, translation titles, names of people or whatever.
You can play with FOV (Field of View), which is a basic aspects of any VR experience. When you create a wider view, you get a more immersive 3D experience. Using different FOVs, you can create the sense of being within the environment. You can also add hotspots, logos and lots of other cool things.
If you have the right VR editor, you can do all this without writing a single line of code, and without an IOTA of tech knowledge. DoublX has a WYSIWYG interface that makes it all easy.