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Capturing and Stitching
Stitching with Mistika VR
This article describes using Mistika VR to stitch together 360 video captured with an Insta360 Pro 2. The basics are applicable to most commercially available VR cameras.
December 13, 2022
Using Edge Points in Mistika VR
Edge Points in Mistika VR provide fine tuning during the stitch process and can help resolve issues with optical flow and overlapping image pixels between lenses.
December 8, 2022
Capturing video from Meta Quest 2 headsets
Capture video directly from your Meta Quest 2 headset to use in live streams or in offline video editing work.
December 2, 2022
Edit captured immersive media for storytelling and comfortable playback using industry-standard software tools and techniques
Stabilizing and Reorienting
Stabilizing 360 video in DaVinci Resolve
If a video clip is unsteady the effect in headsets is unsettling. There are limits to how much can be fixed, but DaVinci Resolve’s stabilizing features can save many shots.
December 22, 2022
Leveling a 360 video in Mistika VR
If a 360 camera isn’t properly level, the captured video can be disconcerting to watch in VR, but fixing this manually in Mistika VR is simple.
December 15, 2022
Reorienting a 360 video in Mistika VR
When playing a 360 video in VR, the initial orientation engages the viewer in the story, and can be set after stitching in Mistika VR
Learn professional color grading and image processing techniques to enhance your immersive media
Color grading 360 video in Mistika Boutique
Masterclass in Color Correction and Color Grading using Mistika Boutique
December 16, 2022
Understanding Scopes when color grading in DaVinci Resolve
The Scopes display is an important part of managing color grading in DaVinci Resolve. Learn what to look for and how to analyze the displays.
December 14, 2022
Add titles and graphics and remove unwanted elements such as tripods and rigging from your immersive videos
Compositing and Removal
Create and track masks in Mocha Pro
Masks are commonly used when compositing elements, during remove operations and for clean plate replacement. Mocha Pro is a planar tracker with support for immersive video.
Tripod and rig removal in DaVinci Resolve
Removing the tripod and other rigging from 360 video helps achieve a convincing sense of immersion. Doing this in DaVinci Resolve takes some work but the results can be convincing.
December 12, 2022
Tripod and rig removal in After Effects
After Effects content aware fill can be used for removing tripods, rigs, and other set elements from immersive video.
Create immersive VR photographic images and tours and deliver them for use in VR headsets
Creating 360 photo tours for Quest headsets with 3DVista
Create custom interactive 360 photo tours for use in headsets using 3DVista Virtual Tour Pro.
November 18, 2022
Creating 360 photo tours for Quest headsets with KRPano
Create custom interactive 360 photo tours for use in headsets using KRPano.
November 16, 2022
Using a DSLR or mirrorless camera to shoot and stitch a 360 photo
Use a regular camera and PTGui to create high resolution 360 photos that are higher resolution, with better dynamic range and detail.
November 14, 2022
Learn about the tools, techniques, work flows and best practices required for producing and delivering immersive 180 and 360 video for VR.