… for Apple Final Cut Pro X
Tip #906: How to Display 360 VR Video
Final Cut can display and navigate 360 VR video on screen and on headset.
360 VR shoots video with the camera at the center of a sphere. You can look around, up or down inside the image as if you were standing still and turning your head.
Final Cut Pro X supports editing and exporting 360 VR video – but, by default, the Viewer does not display it properly. (See screen shot.)
To display 360 VR:
- Create a new project, and make sure the settings match your 360 VR clip.
- Choose View > Show in Viewer > 360° (Shortcut: Option + Cmd + 7).
- Move around the image by dragging inside the 360 view.
- Adjust the position of the center using the slider in the top left corner. However, this is best left at the default setting of 90°.
While 360 VR is designed for the viewer to move around the shot, you can set the default opening angle by clicking the Reorient (“world”) icon in the low-left corner of the 360° Viewer, then adjusting the shot to suit.
You can precisely change the default framing for the selected clip using the Reorient settings in the Inspector.