SOFTWARE AND PLUG-IN
In order to properly experience the 180° VR footage or still image through a VR headset, the order of the left and right eye images must be switched and an equirectangular conversion of the two circular fisheye images must be performed. This equirectangular conversion requires the use of Canon’s EOS VR Utility, and effectively ‘de-squeezes’ the two circular fisheye images into two side-by-side ‘square’ images (a standard format for 180° VR image files), ready for viewing on a VR headset or editing in a compatible software application or NLE system. A checkbox in the EOS VR Utility allows users to toggle between the converted and non-converted views.
Preview and playback the movie file, while marking the desired in and out points for export.
Movie files can be exported into various resolutions and professional codecs, including DPX and ProRes files, ready for editing and grading in a compatible NLE application such as Adobe Premiere Pro. Still images are exported as JPEGs.
Adobe’s Premiere Pro is the industry leading application for creating rich, immersive VR content. Canon’s EOS VR Plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro allows you to automatically perform the equirectangular conversion while seamlessly importing your Canon VR files in one simple step. The converted files can then be simply added to your timeline and edited and graded in the usual way, ready for final export and distribution.
All users can enjoy a free trial period and perform conversions of still images and videos shorter than two minutes. However, when exporting videos of two minutes or longer with EOS VR Utility, or importing with EOS VR Plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro, a paid for subscription is required. By subscribing to the EOS VR Utility and EOS VR Plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro subscription service, you can unlock the more advanced and professional features of the applications, such as:
• Conversion of movie clips longer than two minutes
• High-quality DPX/Pro Res movie exports
May require the latest firmware update for VR compatibility
PLEASE NOTE: THIS VR SYSTEM SOFTWARE MAY DIFFER FROM THE COMMERCIAL PRODUCT.