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Dashwood 360VR Toolbox Beta Available to Download

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. The Dashwood 360VR Toolbox offers real-time 360 degree virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) monitoring while editing, and a full-featured plugin suite for Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Final Cut Pro.

Dashwood demonstrated the new features in 360VR Toolbox during IBC2015 in Amsterdam at IBC Future Zone. Showing the software’s ability to preview 360 degree spherical footage in an Oculus Rift while playing from an edited sequence in Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro or Adobe After Effects.

360 VR Toolbox with Oculus Rift

“360VR Toolbox had an incredible reception during IBC and has already been downloaded thousands of times.” said Tim Dashwood, founder of Dashwood Cinema Solutions in a statement. “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 Dashwood 360VR Toolbox public beta is available for download and installation now on the FxFactory plugin store. Features included in the beta are:

  • supports both 2D and stereoscopic 3D 360 degree video.
  • Oculus Rift DK2 real-time monitoring of timeline from Premiere Pro, After Effects or Final Cut Pro.
  • 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.

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