To make it easier for you to create and edit high quality VR videos, Google is launching VR180 Creator on Mac and Linux. This desktop tool lets anyone edit VR180 footage with existing VR video tools.
The tool is designed to work with footage from cameras that use Google's VR180 format. VR180 was designed to help creators capture VR photos and videos in a way that makes sure you can see them in a normal perspective in 2D, too. In other words, you can use a VR headset to look around what you've shot, or view the photos and videos on a PC or phone screen without them appearing too distorted.
VR180 Creator currently offers two features for VR videos. "Convert for Publishing" takes raw fisheye footage from VR180 cameras like the Lenovo Mirage Camera and converts it into a standardized equirect projection. This can be edited with the video editing software creators already use, like Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro. "Prepare for Publishing" re-injects the VR180 metadata after editing so that the footage is viewable on YouTube or Google Photos in 2D or VR.
With affordable VR180 cameras and the simplified editing process provided by VR180 Creator, you can capture your memories in VR whether it is giving your viewers a tour of your home or bringing your viewers on an adventure with you. You can download VR180 Creator here.