360 Camera Software and Platforms

Download GoPro VR Reframe and other 360 video plugins for free! (updated: June 23, 2019)

Download GoPro VR Reframe for free
Download GoPro VR Reframe for free

You can now download GoPro VR Plugins for Adobe Premiere and After Effects for free, with effects including GoPro VR Reframe! 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 Plugin, which includes GoPro VR Reframe, which enables Premiere to convert a 360 video to a flat, non-360 overcapture 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.  Here are the current download links as of June 2019:
for Windows
for Mac

Before you install these plugins, install Adobe Premiere CC 2019 first, and if you have GoPro Fusion Studio 1.3 or 1.4, install Fusion Studio first.  After installing Premiere (and Fusion Studio, if you have GoPro Fusion), then you can install the plugins.  Make sure to install these plugins before installing Insta360 Studio 2019.

Gopro VR Reframe enables Overcapture style videos
Gopro VR Reframe enables Overcapture style videos

You’ll be glad to know the GoPro VR plugin works with any 360 video, from any camera.  In the sample above, I’m using it with a video from Garmin Virb 360.

Here’s a tutorial for Premiere. Although the tutorial uses Insta360 One X (reviewed here), the tutorial also applies to other 360 cameras, with the exception of the no-stitch feature:

There’s another software called Insta360 Studio (tutorial here) that can also convert a 360 video into a flat, overcapture-style video.  Insta360 Studio 2019 can work with videos up to 5.7K resolution as long as they are in mp4 format.  However, Insta360 Studio cannot create a reframed video from a 360 photo.  By contrast, VR Reframe can be applied to photos and can work with any format that is compatible with Premiere or After Effects.

 

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  • I think the biggest issue is most 360 editing is done nowadays in Premiere.
    But a LOT of people including myself, don’t have Premiere (subscription model is not the best) and tutorials are lacking for others…

    • Hi Matt. I’m actually working on a tutorial for video editing with Magix. Please let me know some of the things you would like to learn so that I can include them in the tutorial.

      Best regards,
      Mic

    • I know PowerDirector has some 360 editing features. I have only played around with it for a little bit myself but it seems to be a good alternative to Premiere for prosumers.

  • Hey Mic, are the plugins only for Creative Cloud? Just installed the Fusion app but got no plugins (on CS6 here Premiere / After Effects).

  • yes! thank you!!! it has been driving me nuts wanting to edit 360 clips into ‘flat’ videos. just installed the plugins (with all that gopro baggage) and fired it up in premier…success!!!

  • Hi, do you have any idea why after installed gopro vr plugins or gopro vr player, the plugin does not install to adobe, and the bridge between adobe premier and gopro is not working. Looks like gopro vr player can not find adobe premier.

  • Hi I have tried the new gopro vr plugins for After effects cc 2019 still not joy I’m getting a failed point of entry and then it turn to invalid plugin but on premier pro it’s working do you have any fix to this I’m stuck.

  • I downloaded the gopro plugins and installed the .exe file but it caused both my Premiere and After Affects to lose their ability to use my gpu and I can no longer select OpenCL. How do I undo what this file did??

      • I meant to reply to this earlier but I eventually fixed it and I wanted to share how. When I installed the plugin it actually installed an extra file with premiere and after effects so when I uninstalled those files were still there and then still there on re install. I eventually found the exact file that was causing the issue bc of these leftovers. So when I installed the be plugin I then just deleted these files and now I have my gpu and opencl back working.

    • hi patrick. it use mine with premiere pro 2019. i’m not sure why it’s kind of hard to install it. but worst case scenario, you can try to install premiere, then fusion studio, then gopro vr plugin (the link i provided), then insta360 studio 2019, in that order.