Let’s Learn: Premiere Pro – 360 VR Video Tripod Removal (using Photoshop)


Want to know how to do something in Premiere Pro? Let me know and I’ll make a video for you!

In this episode I’ll show you how to remove a tripod from 360 video without any additional plugins (just Photoshop). This method involves using work originally done by Andrew Hazelden (into Photoshop Actions). Links to the respective sources are listed below.

The method is quick and easy making for a versatile solution to a usually cumbersome problem allowing for tripod free 360 videos!

Link to Alex’s work: http://www.andrewhazelden.com/blog/2012/11/domemaster-photoshop-actions-pack/

Speed up editing in Premiere Pro CC for Mac

Tired of lag from a complex timeline? I was too so I started experimenting to get the speed up the Mac Pros (Mid 2012 silver towers) where I work. These are tried and true tips that will save you a lot of time when editing:

– get an SSD boot drive, it will cut down on program lag performance
– get a second SSD for your cache drive, all those .pek and preview files writing to a faster drive will cut down on your lag time.
– RAID your footage drives to reduce seek time and help you playback multiple streams of HD
– get a CompressHD to speed up your H.264 exports especially if that’s your dedicated export format
– upgrade to the best GPU you can afford, this really helps with effect playback and rendering to a master format like ProRes 422.

This list seems short but these tips ensure an aging Mac Pro runs smoothly for years regardless of ingest formats.