Google releases Mac, Linux app for converting VR180 into standardized editing format

Google releases Mac, Linux app for converting VR180 into standardized editing format

Google has designed new VR180 Creator tool for Mac and Linux which makes it easy to edit footage from cameras using the immersive format.

And to make it even easier for you to create and edit high-quality VR videos.

The VR180 Creator app has been released for both Mac and Linux - sorry Windows fans - and is fairly bare bones, simply offering creators two options: "Convert for Publishing" and "Prepare for Publishing". VR180 cameras allow creators to shoot three-dimensional, immersive photos and videos using affordable cameras that are small enough to fit in your pocket. The video footage can be shared after the addition of VR180 metadata.

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If this type of footage is something you're looking to capture, note that a Lenovo Mirage camera costs $300, now available on B&H Photo. A tool to convert footage for editing is a smart, and probably necessary, way to open up the format a little more. When you're ready to share your freshly edited creation with the world, you can use VR180 Creator to re-add the VR180 metadata. The software is mostly targeted towards YouTube content with multiple publishing features that optimize it for Google's video sharing platform. It's then ready to upload to YouTube or Google Photos for VR or 2D viewing.

Erik Ackermann, Software Engineer, Google AR/VR, blogs that "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".

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