This past summer, CyberLink made history by launching the first ever consumer-grade VR/360 video stabilization software in PowerDirector 16, promising to allow users to remove the nauseating shakiness that you can get when recording 360 video without proper support. Since then, CyberLink’s been busy at work developing a new plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects, calling it CyberLink VR Stabilizer.
The plug-in happens to uses the same tech in the PowerDirector 16 and CyberLink promises that it will prove to be “a high quality editing tool for professionals while retaining the intuitive nature common in consumer-grade software.”
CyberLink describes the VR Stabilizer as a “user-friendly, time-saving and cost-effective way to stabilize shaky 360 degree video.” The stabilizer is supposed to integrate seamlessly with Premiere Pro and After Effects and examine “footage based on parameters set with two simple sliders to quickly produce 360 degree video free of shakes and stutters.” The plug-in also supports keyframes, which should give editors greater control their video’s Pitch, Yaw and Roll variables.
Though VR is not yet mainstream, VR headset prices are beginning to drop to more reasonable costs and Cyberlink believes that creators are beginning to consider using VR to tell their stories. With this plug-in, they wanted to aid those emerging VR creators.
“With the cost of VR headsets rapidly decreasing, more creative professionals are considering 360 degree videos and VR as a medium to share their stories,” said Dr. Jau Huang, Chairman and CEO of CyberLink. “We want to bring CyberLink’s intuitive editing experience to these professional creators so they can seamlessly take their audiences on new immersive adventures without having to break the bank.”