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How to use GoPro VR Reframe in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019

How to use GoPro VR Reframe in Adobe Premiere CC 2019
How to use GoPro VR Reframe in Adobe Premiere CC 2019

Here’s how to install GoPro VR Reframe in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019 and how to use it.

One of the ways you can use 360 video is to convert it into a flat (non-360) “overcapture” video.  This lets you as the creator decide which parts of the 360 video to show to your audience.  For a viewer, an overcapture video is sometimes more relaxing to watch than a 360 video because they don’t have to worry about whether they are missing out on something else in the 360 video.

To use a 360 video as an overcapture video in Adobe Premiere Pro, you have to apply the GoPro VR Reframe effect, which is part of the free GoPro VR plugins.  Unfortunately, the plugins stopped working in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019.   There are some workarounds for using VR Reframe.  The first way is to install Premiere Pro CC 2018, which can be installed alongside CC 2019.

Here is another workaround to use GoPro VR Reframe in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019, presented by my friend Shanil Kawol.  Shanil also shows how to use VR Reframe to pan your video smoothly.

Does this workaround work for you?  Let me know in the comments! If you want to use overcapture video but would prefer to do it on your phone, check out this related post.