Do you want to learn how to edit 360 videos but maybe you haven’t learned yet because it looks too hard, or perhaps you were put off by the cost of popular but expensive subscription-based video editing software (cough cough)? In this easy and free 2-part tutorial, I will show you how to edit 360 videos even if you’ve never edited videos before.
Here is a very easy tutorial for editing a 360 video, even if you’ve never edited a video before (360 or otherwise). By the time you complete Part 1 and Part 2, you’ll be able to achieve all the effects shown in the introduction of the video.
There are many 360 video editing software, including a few that are free. Free video editing software can handle most simple tasks such as a majority of the techniques shown in Part 1 of this tutorial. Here are some free video editing software:
V360 – iOS, Android
Veer – iOS, Android
Collect 360 – Android
Virb Edit – Windows, Mac
But if you want to do the techniques in Part 2, you need to get full featured video editing software. Some of them, such as Adobe Premiere Pro, can be expensive (Premiere requires a subscription of $20 per month). One affordable software that is still quite capable is Magix Movie Edit Pro Plus 2018, which is the software I used for this tutorial (currently on sale here). You can download a trial version for free so you can try these yourself.
Part 1 of the tutorial is here:
TABLE OF CONTENTS for Part 1:
0:32 – Why use a 360 camera? Why should you edit a 360 video?
4:59 – How to adjust brightness, color, and color temperature without losing contrast
8:08 – How to add music and blend it with the original soundtrack, or replace the soundtrack.
10:34 – How to add fade in and fade out
14:55 – How to combine two or 360 videos or 360 photos to create a montage or slideshow
17:34 – How to add transitions
Part 2 covers advanced techniques such as tiny planet videos and the overcapture effect:
TABLE OF CONTENTS for Part 2:
0:43 – How to level the horizon; why should you straighten the horizon? How to level the horizon automatically.
3:05 – How to stitch 360 videos using Magix’s built-in 360 video stitcher
7:40 – How to add titles, photos, and non-360 videos to a 360 video (picture in picture effect)
11:06 – How to create a tiny planet video or rabbit hole video
14:53 – How to transform tiny planet videos using keyframing
19:49 – How to create overcapture videos (reframed 360 videos) and why to use it
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If you don’t have a 360 camera yet, check out these stabilized 360 cameras:
– Insta360 ONE (less than $250 with discount code). Discount code: GB11.11ConE. Also available on Amazon (without a discount).
– Xiaomi Mijia Mi Sphere (~$225): https://goo.gl/CxDdiQ Discount codes here. Also available on Amazon (without a discount).
– Ricoh Theta V ($399)
If you have a tight budget, check out how to choose 360 camera for under $150.