How to create facebook videos from your 360° photos in seconds
Do you have a bunch of unpublished 360°photos on your camera roll? Do you want more video content on your Facebook page? Well, here’s the solution.
Creating amazing social videos and even Instagram stories from your equirectangular images is easier than you think.
You just need the images, your mobile phone and two apps that are free of charge.
Step one – Create animated videos from your 360 images:
Step two – use a mobile video editor:
Okay. The animations maybe nice. But you should add some extra spice. Open a video editing app such as Power Director for Android or Splice for iOS and import your animations. Try to find some smooth transitions like a fade to black and choose a track from the apps sound library that fits to your images. Export the whole clip and upload it to Facebook or any other platform. Done.
Step three – create an Instagram Story from your video:
Go to your camera roll and separate the exported clip into 15 second segments. Upload the clips to your IG story. Awesome.
You can also add the videos into your regular video projects. 360° images are a great addition for your videos as they provide very unusual and spectacular camera angles and views especially when animated in 2D.
360 video storytelling
This was just a very short guide on how to create classic video from your 360 photos / still images. 360 video storytelling is a totally different thing. Here are some more articles on my blog if you want to read more about 360 video storytelling and Virtual Reality. You might also want to check out our Lostfriesland 360 mystery app – available for Android and iOS.
My good friend Matthias Süssen recently posted some guidelines for 360 storytelling on his blog (German).