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360° Video Render Tips for Cinema8

20/04/202120/04/2021
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Written by Cinema8
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Cinema8 360 Recommended Video Settings
Although Cinema8 supports many video formats and codecs, there are some features that we recommend when creating video files. These features will provide you with optimum audio and video quality while creating the ideal video for Cinema8.

File

Recommendation

Source Format

MP4, AVI

Video codec

H.264

Frame size

1920 x 1080 *

Bitrate

3750-5000 Kbps for 720p

6000-8000 Kbps for 1080p

Frame rate / fps

Use the original frame rate of your video. The most used frame rates are 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 60 fps.

Size

Max 2.0 GB **

Audio

AAC or MP3

* We recommend a minimum resolution of 1280 x 720 to ensure that your videos are balanced in quality and file size. If you have a standard quality request 1920 x 1080 will be useful.
Note: Cinema8 will automatically compress uploaded 4k (3840 x 2160) videos to 1920 x 1080 resolution for a better user experience. However, if you still want to upload a high resolution video to Cinema8, let us know and we will define this feature to your account.
** When uploading your videos to Cinema8, make sure you have a maximum of 2.0 GB. Because CInema8 supports up to 2.0 GB in video size.
Also, the larger the file size, the longer it takes for the system to process and use the video.

360 Video Rendering Example
Let's take a look at how you can adapt a video shot with your 360 camera to Cinema8 with an example. In this example we will use the RICOH THETA V camera and the brand's own converter program. Then we will edit the video in Adobe Premiere and render it.

Note: Adobe Premiere or another program can be used for stitching in 360 videos. But the most efficient stitching is done with your camera's own programs.

1-When you record videos with 360 cameras, the raw version of your videos will appear as follows. You must stitch the first version of your video together using your camera's own program.
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2- I open the program I downloaded from my camera's own site. I see a screen like the one below.

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3- I drag my video to the program, drop it and click the start button to start the stitching process.

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4- After the process is completed, 360 video is ready. Now we can edit in Adobe Premiere.
5- Put your video in Adobe Premiere program. Create a sequence with your video.
6- Then click the "+" button in the area you see below, drag the "Toggle VR Video Display" button and place it next to the other buttons. Then click the button you placed to activate it.
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Note: You may see a narrow view from the beginning. You can access a wider viewing angle by right clicking on the video and arranging the VR Video> Settings screen as below.

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7- After doing all these, it is time to export our video. Go to the export screen by following File> Export> Media order.

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8- Activate the "Video is VR" option at the bottom here and export your video.

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9- You can now upload and use the 360 videos you have exported to Cinema8.