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360 Videos

The Academy's online learning environment now supports upload and playback of 360 videos. 360-degree videos, also known as immersive videos or spherical videos, are video recordings where a view in every direction is recorded at the same time, shot using an omnidirectional camera or a collection of cameras.

In order for videos to play within your online courses, they need to include the right metadata. Here are instructions for making that happen in Adobe Premier Pro.

1. Open Adobe Premier Pro and start a new project.

2. Click File > Import and select your video.

3. Click the Button Editor (+) button.

Premier Pro interface with Button Editor highlighted

4. Select the Toggle VR Video Display button and click OK.

Premier Pro's Button Editor interface with VR Video Display highlighted

5. Click your newly added button to enable VR video display.

Enabling the VR Video Display

6. Go to File > Export > Media.
7. Ensure that the Video Is VR box is checked in the settings (you'll have to scroll down to the bottom under Video).

Exporting 360 Video in Premiere Pro

8. Edit the filename and location, if necessary, by clicking the highlighted video name next to Output Name. You can use Quicktime format (.mov) as shown in this example, but any format supported by the online learning enviroment (.mov, .mp4, or .avi) is fine. Note that the assignments in your online courses may call for a particular file type.
9. Click Export. This will likely take several minutes.

You can now upload your video to your online course. The video will play in 360 once it has finished processing, which may take several more minutes.