I thought for this comparison I’d use some footage I shot from an older camera without any built in stabilization. The 2016 Samsung Gear360 as you can see the original footage that comes straight out of the camera with no colour grading is very unstable, dull and washed out. Now with the PowerDirector 16 software all this can be rescued and improved dramatically using its stabilization feature and ability to adjust the colour grading to your desire with sliders.
This was the original footage unstabilized and you can see its hard to watch especially with a VR headset.
The now stabilized footage and colour corrected using Powerdirector.
I’ve been very impressed with Powerdirector and what you can achieve with it. it allows you to build multiple layers all in 360, add tracking to an object and attach text or an image to follow the track as your moving past, create your own text or image and convert it into a 360 version, if you use multiple shots you can use LUTs (Look-up tables) to match footage from one source to another, mix photos and video together. If your lucky you can get it while it’s on offer, They tend to have offers around holiday periods like Easter and Christmas. I was lucky and managed to get it for £36 instead of rrp £79.
Currently its on offer on there spring clear out for £55.99 but use this coupon code= NEWPDR to get an extra 15% off until April 12th 🙂
Here’s a video I made recently using the Xiaomi Mi Sphere
The 360º version.
The 2D Version.