You can now download GoPro VR Reframe and other GoPro VR plugins for Adobe Premiere and After Effects for free! These plugins can be used to frame a 360 video as a cropped non-360 video, or straighten the horizon of your 360 video.
GoPro has created several plugins for 360 videos for Adobe Premiere and After Effects, including GoPro VR Reframe, which is the only plugin for Premiere to frame a 360 video as a flat, non-360 video.
These plugins were previously available only if you had Kolor Autopano Video, a $749 stitching software. However, you can now download them for free. To get these plugins, simply install GoPro Fusion Studio, the software for GoPro Fusion, available as a free download here. Although you can’t use Fusion Studio without a Fusion, you’ll be able to install it, and during the installation, it will also allow you to install the GoPro VR plugins for Premiere and After Effects.
You’ll be glad to know VR Reframe and the other GoPro VR plugins work with any 360 video, from any camera. In the sample above, I’m using it with a video from Garmin Virb 360.
There’s another software called Insta360 Studio that can also convert a 360 video into a flat, overcapture-style video. However, Insta360 Studio is limited to 4K videos. In addition, Insta360 Studio cannot create a reframed video from a 360 photo. By contrast, Premiere and VR Reframe are not limited to 4K. Moreover, Reframe can be applied to photos.