360VR Toolbox Latest Features Introduced by Dashwood During IBC Show in Amsterdam

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Dashwood 360VR Toolbox™ offers real-time 360 degree VR headset monitoring while editing, and a full-featured plugin suite for Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Final Cut Pro.

Dashwood Cinema Solutions, developer of award-winning Mac OS X apps and post-production plugins, has released the downloadable public beta of its brand new product 360VR Toolbox.

360VR Toolbox literally turned heads during IBC with its ability to preview 360 degree spherical footage in the Oculus Rift while playing from an edited sequence in Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro or Adobe After Effects. The latest patent-pending features have now been revealed in the public beta of 360VR Toolbox. These include full stereoscopic 3D support, reorientation of equirectangular “LatLong” panoramic footage, output of “pan and scan” mono or stereoscopic video, placement of 2D elements inside spherical footage, support for equirectangular, stereographic or cubic projections, and “seamless” 360 degree filters like blur, sharpen, glow and noise reduction.

“360VR Toolbox had an incredible reception during IBC and has already been downloaded thousands of times,” said Tim Dashwood, founder of Dashwood Cinema Solutions. “We honed the feature set through feedback from our stellar beta test group of VR professionals, and are excited to put the public beta in the hands of the masses. I am very proud to say that 360VR Toolbox is already in the post-pipeline of numerous 360 degree content producers, including industry leaders JauntVR, Immersive Media, and Al Jazeera Media Network.”

“The immediacy of our 360 degree video content means a very fast turn-around from capture to delivery.” said Ousama Itani, Senior Officer, Innovation, Al Jazeera Media Network. “Dashwood’s 360VR Toolbox gives us the tools to edit and finish our VR content with the same ease as traditional broadcast video. The real-time HMD preview feature immensely speeds up the story editing process, and tasks like superimposing graphics or lower-third titles become simple.”

Dashwood demonstrated new features in 360VR Toolbox during IBC2015 in Amsterdam at IBC Future Zone, FCP EXPO and the CPUG Supermeet. Photos from events available upon request.

Dashwood 360VR Toolbox Free Trial and Purchase Information The 360VR Toolbox public beta is available for download and installation now on the FxFactory plugin store. A license can be purchased at a 50% discounted price of $599 USD through September 30th. The public beta may be used as a free, watermarked trial without purchase. Features are subject to change in future beta releases.

360VR Toolbox Feature Highlights:

  • supports both 2D and stereoscopic 3D 360 degree video
  • Oculus Rift DK2 real-time monitoring of host timeline
  • reorientation of 360 degree spherical equirectangular “LatLong” video
  • 180 degree fisheye to 360 degree spherical equirectangular “LatLong” video
  • supports many output projections including 2:1 “LatLong” equirectangular, “Little Planet” 1:1 stereographic, and “Skybox” 4:3 cubic
  • output to “flat” mono or stereoscopic 3D “pan and scan” of 360 degree spherical video at any desired field of view and keyframeable orientation
  • preview head mounted display (HMD) point of view in the canvas or front/back facing dome with artificial horizon
  • “seamless” spherical blur, sharpen, glow and noise reduction filters

See Dashwood Cinema Solutions website for detailed system requirements and recommendations.

About Dashwood Cinema Solutions
A member of the FxFactory Development Partner Program since 2009, Dashwood Cinema Solutions’ mandate is to find software solutions to common problems in film production and post-production. Their award-winning flagship products, Stereo3D Toolbox and Stereo3D CAT are utilized by post-production houses around the world for easy stereoscopic 3D mastering on the Mac platform.

360VR Toolbox™ is a trademark of Dashwood Cinema Solutions, a division of 11 Motion Pictures Limited. All other trademarks, registered trademarks and products mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

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