These tools are designed specifically for working with 360° video.
360° Text [Layer Only]
Creates text with unwrapped spherical distortion, for use with 360° video. Apply the text to your 360° video layer before applying the 360° video viewer. The text will appear distorted initially, until the 360° viewer is applied to render the 360 video properly onto a sphere.
360° Video Transform
On 360° video, this can be applied to adjust the position of the video layer without losing its wraparound appearance. It can also be used effectively on wraparound environment maps.
Applying this to an ordinary layer will create distorted, unusual results.
This effect was called Environment Map Transform in previous versions of HitFilm.
360° Video Viewer [Layer Only]
Apply this effect to a 360° video layer to wrap the layer onto a spherical shape for viewing. This wraps the selected layer onto a spherical shape.
When placed as the bottom layer in a 3D composite shot, this creates a convincing, wrap-around background for 3D shots. Examples would be a sky background for a cityscape or plane shot, or a space nebula for a spaceship fly-by.
The environment map viewer will automatically update as the camera is panned in all directions.
This effect was called Environment Map Viewer in previous versions of HitFilm.