Edit 360 Videos FOR FREE!!!


This is Ben from Life in 360. Why does
it always do that. This is Ben from Life in 360 and this is gonna be one of
my best videos ever. Because, in this video, I’m going to show you how to edit
360 videos completely for free. Regardless of whether you’ve got a Mac
or a PC, there’s an amazing software I use and it’s called DaVinci Resolve. Hey,
just a heads up. This is a free section I’m giving you from my video course “A
Beginner’s Guide to 360 Video”. Because I love you guys. I want those of you out
there who can’t afford Adobe Premiere or Final Cut to have some way of editing
your 360 video. So if you like this video and want to learn more, then check out my
video course. So DaVinci Resolve is a software that I
used back in film school eight years ago when I was shooting on the red one
camera, which is a massive big cinema camera. And back then, it was only a color
grading software and I got really good at it. I practiced every day, and my footage
looked incredible. And over the years, they slowly started adapting this to
become an editing software. It’s made by the company Blackmagic, who offer their
own series of cameras. But this software is free. There is a Pro version, but you
don’t need it. It’s really only for professionals working in Hollywood. You
can use this to edit your 360 videos from beginning to end. Over the years, I
also use this professionally as well when I was working as a videographer
here in Sydney. I cut several thousand- dollar videos using this software. So
this isn’t no iMovie. This is professional video editing software. So,
without further ado, let’s get into it. So first you’ll need to go to Blackmagic’s
website. I’ll link it down in the description and you’ll find on their
product page, you scroll right to the bottom, and you’ll see a free version and
a paid version. You want to go the free version. Next, choose your platform and
it’ll ask you to enter a few details just so you can register it. You won’t
have to pay, so don’t worry about that. Now you hit that big old download button,
and we are good to go. So once you have DaVinci Resolve
downloaded and installed, open her up, and this is the first window you’ll see,
where we’re going to create our first project. So let’s give it a name. Let’s
call it “BEN’S BIG DAY OUT”, and hit create. So here we are. Here’s the software, and
the first place you want to go is down into the bottom right hand corner. We’re
going to set our project settings. It’s important that this is the very first
place you go. Because this is going to create the settings for the entire
project going forward, and you can’t change them later on. So, make sure you do
it to begin with. So in our master settings, we’re going to
choose our timeline and resolution. At the moment, you can’t go beyond 4K. So if
you’re shooting with 5K or 6K or 8K, you probably won’t be able to
reuse Resolve. They may update this in the future. But at the moment, this
software is best for 4K 360 cameras. So under timeline resolution, what we want
to do is go custom. And you want to type in the exact dimensions of your footage.
I’m going to be using Insta360 One footage where the dimensions are 3840 x 1920. And this is super important that you get that right. Because by default, it’s
going to choose a 16 x 9 aspect ratio. If you choose 4K, it’ll choose 3840 x
2160. Whereas, we don’t want that. We want 1920. Because the 360 video aspect ratio
is skinnier than traditional 16 x 9. Next, I’m going to change to 25 frames a
second, because that’s what we do here in Australia. For America, you’ll probably
want to go 30 frames a second. With the rest of these settings, you should be
able to leave them as they are. Make sure your cache files location and
gallery stills location are in a place that is safe, maybe somewhere on your
hard drive. But once you set that up, you won’t have to worry about it.
Now we’re going to hit save, and we are ready to get started. So the first thing
to point out, are the tabs down the bottom. We have six of them here. We have
Media, Edit, Fusion, Color, Fairlight and Deliver. I’ll go through them one by one
in this video. I won’t go super in-depth, but I just want to give you a really
basic understanding of what this software can do, and then leave you to
explore its true potential. Because this software does a lot of the things that a
Premiere and Final Cut can do. So if you get to know it really well,
you’ll be able to do really powerful things with your 360 videos and non-360
videos. Because this software is made for 16 x 9 videos. So if you’re a
videographer, or if you make conventional flat videos, this is gonna be an amazing
software for you. So definitely take advantage of it. So with that said, let’s
get started. Firstly, you want to go to the media tab, and this is where we
import our footage to begin with. In the top left hand corner,
you’ll see we’ve got our hard drives here. We can navigate to our clips that
way, or you can just drag and drop them into this window here. So here we go, I’ve
located the folder I’m after. So I have 3 Clips here shot with the Insta360
One. You want to drag down into the media pool, which means we’re dragging
them into this project. If you ever want to add clips later on, just come back to
the media tab and add them this way. Next, we’re going to move on to Edit, and
you’ll notice that this layout is pretty similar to Adobe Premiere. A lot of the
buttons are in the same places and I found as a Premier editor, it was really
easy to pick up Resolve. Because the program looks pretty similar. Look there
will be lots of different things, but it’s not hard to pick up if you have a
basic understanding of non-linear editors. If you’re starting as a complete
beginner, it will take you some time, and I would suggest you look up some more
in-depth Resolve tutorials. But I’m going to show you the basics right now. So
firstly, let’s drag our 3 clips onto our timeline. And again, you’ll see this
timeline looks very similar to Premiere or Final Cut. We have our video on the
top layer, and audio on the bottom. To zoom in and out on the timeline, you want
to select this slider, and there we go. I like keeping my timeline roughly so I
can see everything. That’s really good. And then if you want to go in for a
really fine cut, you can zoom in really close. The window on the left is for
viewing and changing parameters within one specific video. On the right, we have
playback for our entire timeline. So if I hit the spacebar, this is what we’re
going to use to preview our video throughout the entire edit. To make a
cut in our clip, you want to choose the blade, and I want to cut this clip about
there. So the bad bit at the start will be deleted, and the way I do that, is
hitting the Arrow, Select and then Delete. You’ll notice there’s an icon that links
selections, so this essentially links our audio to our video. So if we just want to
cut our video, we can unselect that, and then when we go to our blade, see how
it’s only going to cut the top layer, which is the video. When we select it
again, there we go. It cuts both the audio and the video. Of course your best friend
is going to be command + Z, which is undo. I’m going to undo all those very silly
cuts. So now I’m going to trim the top and tail of these 3 clips, so it gets
the good bit straightaway. Something that’s really cool, is if you just hover
over the clip in the timeline, it will play it back in the viewer up the top
right without you having to hit play. So if you want to scrub through it really
quick, you can do that. So what a cool shot of me on a boat. And I want to make
it cut just as I’ve set the camera about there. So I don’t actually have to play
it back to see where to cut. That’s really handy. So now I’m gonna hit the
blade, and cut. And then delete these two clips. Now to get rid of this gap I’ve
just created, you’ll want to choose the cursor, and we just simply select it, and
hit delete. Alright, that’s looking good. On a side note, coming from Adobe Premiere,
I’ve noticed a lot of the keyboard shortcuts are the same. which means, I’m
editing almost as fast as I was in Premiere, in DaVinci Resolve. So, now that
I have a basic edit of these 3 Clips, I’m pretty happy with that. Now let’s
move on to the Fusion tab and know this isn’t to do with the GoPro Fusion. This
is our Effects tab. So if we want to add text, animations, graphics. If we want to
add a blur, anything like that, you’ll find that in the Fusion tab. I won’t go
too in-depth in this video. I just want to keep this one super basic. But here,
you’ll find all the various effects. If you just hover over, it’ll tell you
what each of them do. I’ll just make a quick note that you’ll need to go back
to the Edit tab to choose which clip you want to add effects to. So, I want to add
an effect to this first clip here. So I’m going to make sure the timeline is at
the point of the clip I want to use. I’m gonna go back to the Fusion tab, and
you’ll see our clip is right there. So now I’m going to drag my text over to
here. It’s important that you make sure the text is connected between media in
and media out. If it’s not connected, it’s not going to show up. So when I click on
text one, the left hand side, I can now add in my message. So I want to say, “BEN’S BIG DAY OUT”. You can obviously change the font, color, size. If you want to change
the text location, you want to choose merge just there. And now in the top
right, we have parameters that will allow us to move the text around. I know this
seems kind of complicated, but it actually gives you a lot of control over
your graphics. I’m gonna keep things really simple in this tutorial, so I’m
just gonna stick with my really simple text. On a side note, it’s important to
mention that these effects aren’t yet adapted to 360. Which means, yes, they will
show up in your 360 video. However, if you put them too close to the top or bottom,
they’re going to be warped. So if you add anything like text or photos, try to keep
them in the middle third of your image. That way, they’ll look much more natural
later on. If you go up to the top right, you’ll see a button that says Keyframes.
If you click that, we can adjust how long this text shows up. So if we only want
this to show up, for say, 3 seconds, we can adjust that here in the Keyframes
tab. So now we’ve edited, we’ve added some really basic graphics. The next tab is
Color, and this is DaVinci Resolve’s famous color correction. This is basically the
best color grading software available right now. I could make a tutorial that
goes for 12 hours on this, but I’m not going to. So, you’ll want to probably
explore this yourself. There’s heaps of tutorials on YouTube, but you can do
amazing, amazing things with the color grading of DaVinci Resolve. Next, we have
the Fairlight tab and this is to do with audio, making last-minute changes to your
audio. If you recorded it cleanly, then you probably won’t need to use this tab.
And you can also do audio adjustments in the actual edit tab. Because you have the
audio track down there, and you can play the levels and what-not right here in the
Edit tab. So the final tab to mention is Deliver, and this is where we’re going to
export our video. In the top left, we have a whole bunch of options we can choose.
It keeps it pretty simple, and there are lots of cool presets here. And just
remember that while working with 360 videos, a lot of these presets aren’t
going to be optimized for 360, which is why we’re going to export at custom. And
it still remembers we’re editing in 360, 3840 x 1920, that’s correct. Under your
video codec, by default, it goes to Apple ProRes 422. But this is massive, and
it’s just going to make life really difficult. You don’t need it for a 360
video that you’re uploading to YouTube or Facebook. So we’re going to scroll
down, and search for H.264, which is the codec I use for all of my 360 videos
when uploading to YouTube. Also, before you export, you want to make sure you go
back to the Edit tab and set in and out point. This essentially tells Resolve
exactly where we want to start, and where we want to end. So to set an end point,
go to the start of your very first clip and press “I”. And likewise, for out point
go to the end of your last clip press “O”. Now back to the Delivery tab. So
I’m going to choose a place to save this, press ok. And once all of this is set up,
you want to press “Add to Render Queue” and the render queue is over here on the
right hand side. So you could add several videos to this render queue, and it would render them one at a time. And now, we are good to go. Let’s render this, which means
export. So now, I’m going to go to Insta 360 studio, which is my go to 360 video
viewing app. And we want to just make sure that this is exported correctly, and that
it displays properly as a 360 video. Alright, I’ve dragged it in, and there
is my beautiful face. Ben’s Big Day Out, and there we go. It’s
working as a 360 video. Now you can just go ahead and upload to YouTube,
Facebook, or wherever else you want to put your 360 video. So there is DaVinci
Resolve. It’s an amazing software. I would suggest you spend time and just learn
how it works. Because you’ll be able to produce professional 360 videos quite
quickly. Just as quickly as using Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro, once you get
the hang of it. So now that I’ve saved you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars
from buying Premiere or Final Cut, you should definitely check out my video
course. It’s called A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO 360 VIDEO. It gives all my best
information from years of practice and research in just a few hours. So I put a
link to it down there in the description feel, free to check it out. Also, don’t
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sure to capture your world in 360. You have no excuse now. Now that the software
is free, just get out there, shoot some awesome 360 video content, and start
editing. Because it’s free, lit all the links you need are down there, and I will
see you in the next video.