360 Camera Techniques

GoPro FX Reframe plugin tutorial for Premiere: sophisticated reframing controls (updated Dec. 11, 2019)

GoPro FX Reframe tutorial

GoPro has a new plugin to convert 360 video into reframed non-360 video on Adobe Premiere and After Effects.  It’s called GoPro FX Reframe, and supersedes the ubiquitous but limited GoPro VR Reframe.  FX Reframe has many powerful features not available in VR Reframe such as:

– change the aspect ratio and resolution of the reframed video
– change the projection (e.g. from fisheye to rectilinear)
– reorient the source video before keyframing it
– picture in picture effect (similar to Rylo FrontBack or Insta360 MultiView)
– and many more.

Here is a tutorial by Abe Kislevitz (added Nov. 4, 2019):

Here’s a tutorial by CreatorUp!

GoPro FX Reframe is available for free for Windows and Mac.

You may encounter an error when you apply the GoPro FX Reframe effect (AEVideoFilter:11), which is likely caused by an incompatibility with the Insta360 plugin, which is stored in the directory C:\Program Files\Adobe\Common\Plug-ins\7.0\MediaCore. Removing the Insta360Importer.prm plugin will let you use the FX Reframe plugin but you will not be able to import insv and insp files into Premiere. My suggestion is that when you need the FX Reframe effect, change the extension of the Insta360 plugin to .txt or something harmless to ‘deactivate’ it (do this before running Premiere). When you don’t need FX Reframe, change the Insta360Importer extension back to PRM.  UPDATE: A new version of FX Reframe will be released soon, and it will be compatible with the Insta360 no-stitch plugin.

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  • Hello.. 

    we have more than one mac machine,

    and we have tried to apply (GoPro Fx Reframe plug-in) in premiere pro 2019

    but motion blur does not work.
    on the other hand, when we apply the plug-in in after effects 2019, motion blur works fine.. 

    we have a huge film filled with 360 Footage..and we really need to use premiere pro without migrating to After Effects each time we work on a 360 footage..

    can you please help??

  • Hi Mic,

    I tried insta360 files with this FX plugin on 2019 PR CC, but it didn’t work out for me.

    As you mentioned, it indeed conficts with insta360 PRM file which is stored at C:\Program Files\Adobe\Common\Plug-ins\7.0\MediaCore.

    When I renamed it to .txt file, I can not import the insta360 files to PR any more.

    I also tried to firstly imported the files to PR and saved the project then rename the PRM to TXT, then open the PR again, but this is the time when all previously imported files are offline, still can not be edited.

    I guess the FX plugin won’t work with insta360 files..any idea?


    • Hi Scott. Sorry – just to clarify, when you rename the insta360 plugin to txt, it will indeed stop working. But anyway the FX reframe plugin has been updated to work with insta360 files! I will post about it.

  • Hey, so it seems that the GoPro FX Reframe plugin no longer installs on Premier Pro 2020. Any solution you’ve heard of for this?

    • Hi Mike i’m on premiere 2019. But i think they did add fx reframe compatibility to 2020 recently. is your premiere updated?

  • I can’t get GOPro FX plugin to work in AfterFX 2019 or 2020. I am working on a Mac. When I try to invoke it, I get “After Effects error; Couldn’t find main entry point for OCFX plugin (48::72)”.
    Has anyone got the plugin to work on a Mac?
    Is there a certain OS or graphics card requirement. I’ve tried all the troubleshooting advice I’ve gotten. Nothing works, would appreciate any advice

  • To this day I can’t edit INSTA360 videos with Plugin FX REFRAME. I tried using it in Adobe Premier 2020, 2021 and 2022 and it didn’t work on any version. Premiere does not respond and closes after a while.

    I used the latest version of Plugin FX Reframe and the latest version of Adobe Premiere, all updated.

    Premiere works perfectly until I add the Gopro FX Reframe effect to some video and after a few minutes Adobe Premiere stops responding and needs to be restarted.

    I believe that Gopro has no interest in fixing this bug as insta360 is a competitor in the market. Maybe this bug is even intentional in my opinion.

    This bug has been around since 2019 and so far there has been no fix, so it must be purposeful to gain competition.

    • Hi Jota. I use FX Reframe all the time with Insta360 and other 360 cameras. May I know your PC specs? (CPU, RAM, graphics card)