VideoStitch Creates 360-degree VR Videos Without Blind Spots
In virtual reality content creation, seams are not an option in polishing content for publishing. More often, stitching is a common problem in VR content creation, as multiple cameras are being used to capture fully immersive 360-degree videos and photos. One VR tech company sees to eliminate the obvious stitching problem in VR content creation.
VideoStitch is a VR software tech company that works on developing video stitching software made specifically for virtual reality. Headed by Nicolas Burtey and based in Paris, France, VideoStitch targets VR creative professionals as well as professional filmmakers, and offers them the necessary software tools to work with creating VR content from any VR camera array – as seamless as possible.
The technology behind VideoStitch goes in three processes: capture, stitch, and playback. VideoStitch supports all kinds of virtual reality camera rigs and arrays, including GoPros. For those who desire a do-it-yourself (DIY) kind of content creation, VideoStitch can work with almost any VR camera and produce the same results. Next, the VideoStitch Studio software makes the stitching of the capture by creating a 360×180-degree field of view and blending the projections in 4K resolution. Fully equipped with VR capture editing tools such as input synchronization, white balance and exposure balance, video stabilization, and orientation control, users can have full control of their produced content. Finally, the produced VR content with VideoStitch can then be rendered using VideoStitch Player – a 4K-capable VR video player that’s compatible with VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift.
The company offers a range of 360-degree VR Rigs, which are custom-built depending on the user’s needs. Starting with a 6-camera setup which is able to capture 4K footage, to the high-end 10-camera rig that’s able to shoot up to 8K resolution (8000×4000 pixels), VideoStitch offers competitive custom-built rigs for the demanding VR pro. Each rig still doesn’t come equipped with the needed GoPro cameras, which would prove to be a significant investment when choosing to make a DIY VR content capture setup. VideoStitch rigs start at US$500, and goes up to US$745 for the 10-camera VR rig.
The VideoStitch Studio software is a free VR video editor that does all the stitching magic. It is free to download for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. The VideoStitch Player is made for viewing produced VR content on the Oculus Rift and is currently available for Windows, although Mac and Linux versions will follow soon.