Friday, October 7, 2016

TECHNIQUE: Better stitching for Samsung Gear 360 and other 360 video cameras with After Effects and Skybox


You can get better stitching for 360 videos from cameras or 360 rigs that use two lenses such as the Samsung Gear 360, Ricoh Theta S, Nikon Keymission 360, LG 360 Cam, or Kodak SP360 4k.  With this method, you can reduce compression artifacts and ghosting, and have customized stitching.

You'll need Adobe AfterEffects and a plug-in called Skybox by Mettle.  Check out this tutorial by Charles Yeager and the project file from Mike Borup:


Here's the tutorial:
How to Stitch Samsung Gear 360° Footage in After Effects | SkyBox Studio from mettle on Vimeo.

Here is the free project file thanks to Mike Borup and Mettle.  For more info, check out Mettle's page.