This is only for those who have been selected for 360 video editing and not necessary training for all volunteers.
Straight to the point on how to remove video from the GoPro Fusion cards, import it to your Mac, and select the sections to stitch and render.
Next, I will do a brief over view of how I edit.
A video clip that is 30 sec to 3 min can have pop up graphics, titles, etc. which are called Motion Graphics or mogrts. You can and should put those in your clips.
The google earth thing, where you can click on hotspots in the still frame or in the videos, and go to another still photo or video, are all done after your clip is done in software like https://veer.tv/vr/bcr/
The way you can log into https://veer.tv/vr/bcr/ is log out of Facebook on your computer, if you are logged in, and then log into Facebook.
THEN go to https://veer.tv/vr/bcr/ and choose to login using your Facebook account (the 360 one) .
All of the headsets and all of our software are connected to that 360 Facebook account.
This tutorial will tell you how to add clips in Adobe Premiere on a Mac, how to add immersive VR transitions, text, and motion graphics. It will also give you a quick tutorial on changing audio volume and editing out hums and background noise via Adobe Audition, and then save the files natively in Premiere. Next it will give you choices to make for the highest resolution playback for streaming online and show you how to save your file. Last, but not least, it shows you how to create a good screen shot to show off your 360 video in a way that attracts a viewer to choose your video.
I didn’t edit this in Adobe Premiere so the mower sounds are pretty annoying.
I like this little 360 icon on the beginning or end of the clip and definitely on the screenshot that you use as your cover shot when uploading on social channels. See attachment below.
What each finished clip should look like:
1. Engaging scenes
2. Transitions between scenes
3. Good audio and narration
4. Motion graphics at beginning and end
5. Pop ups for those not using audio, such as titles or brief explanations
Keep a copy of every file, both finished and unedited good clips, on two back up drives, DropBox and Amazon’s S3 cloud. There really should be a complete set of clips for everyone who is working on the 360 videos on a back up drive.
Post finished clips to YouTube.com/DailyBigCat, Facebook.com/WildcatWalkabout, Veer.TV and PixVana. There are other platforms that I want to populate with the same finished clips, such as Steam. Every where these things get posted causes more comments to monitor because those are teaching opportunities and our current set of social moderators are pretty busy already.
It takes a while to upload to all of these places, and to create file names that are CatName-Species-topic of clip, and a headline using keywords, and a description using keywords and hashtags, that help people find the videos in search.
Once uploaded to Amazon S3 I need to copy the file URL into a spread sheet so that if we share the content with other creators they can download the files. My intention is to share clips we have cut down to just the good stuff, but not edited with titles and transitions, with those who are working on other projects like reaching people in hospitals and nursing homes. Our cats might just be a small part of their overall projects.
Link to all videos on Amazon S3: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yg23aU49kYZkSCRbDxIhuaiifzeeE7v6OaJwc90bd9M/edit#gid=79150491