Not exactly news, but an exciting update to yesterday’s post… This morning I discovered that Adobe had sent me the link to download the Skybox plugins for After Effects and Premiere! How very exciting! I have some time now to spend shooting 360 video and learning how to use these new tools! I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m rather excited to see what I can come up with!
It is still relatively “early days” in the realm of shooting and editing 360 footage, but already, Skyox by Mettle has emerged as a leader in VR editing tools. I have been drooling over these tools for months now, but have been unable to justify the expense of them at this point in time. So imagine my surprise and delight when I saw this blog post from Adobe this morning!
“The addition of this amazing collection of SkyBox plug-ins widens our scope. Now polished VR productions with smooth transitions will be easily attainable through integrated workflows in Premiere Pro and After Effects.”
Not only has Adobe acquired these plugins, but they have made them available to those with paid subscriptions to their Creative Cloud service. Well, it just so happens that I have access to just such an account! I have emailed the appropriate people, and I am eagerly awaiting their reply to give me access to the Skybox plugins. All this, and it’s just in time for some creative summer travel videos and the like! I can hardly wait!
This morning I saw that SportsNet has announced a schedule of 6 NHL regular season games that are going to be broadcast in 360. I’m looking forward to see what it will be like to experience a sporting event in 360. It will also be interesting to see just where they put the cameras – what perspective they will give the 360 viewers.
CLICK HERE to see the SportsNet Virtual Reality page.