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How Do I View My Exported Spherical Video?

by GoPro ‎09-30-2019 07:29 PM - edited ‎08-06-2020 10:13 PM
How do I view my exported spherical video?

Where does it apply?
  • GoPro Player - macOS
  • GoPro MAX
  • Fusion
  • Omni
  • HERO4 Black
  • GoPro VR Player


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Let's cover the numerous ways that you can view your spherical footage in GoPro's software ecosystem.

GoPro Player

For GoPro MAX users, this is your ideal solution. You can playback and/or export your spherical .360 files from your GoPro MAX into files that can be edited and shared online to your favorite platforms.
  • Choose from a range of resolutions (5.6K, 4K, custom) and codecs (HEVC, H.264, Apple ProRes)
  • World Lock - Set the orientation of your 360 videos and minimize rotation in your footage.
  • Currently only available on macOS 10.14 Mojave or later
For more information on playing back your MAX footage, check out this content on using the GoPro Player.

GoPro VR player
View your exported GoPro MAX, Fusion and Omni footage using GoPro VR Player
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GoPro VR player 3.0 (formerly Kolor Eyes Desktop) is a free 360° video player for Windows, OSX and Linux, that allows you to play and interact with your 360° videos on your computer and on your Oculus Rift (the FOV is 90° without an Oculus).

In GoPro VR player you can turn and explore your footage in 360 degrees, and change the projection between the rectilinear and "little planet" view by zooming in and out.

Additionally, with the plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro, you can directly preview your 360 projects in GoPro VR Player and Oculus Rift. It also supports HLS with the VLC backend to watch live 360 events.
GoPro VR Player Requirements
Minimal configuration:
  • Graphic cards that support OpenGL 2.0 minimum
  • OSX 10.10 (Yosemite), OSX 10.11 (El Capitan), OSX 10.12 (Sierra), OSX 10.13 (High Sierra)
  • Windows (64bits only): Windows 7, Windows 8 & 8.1, Windows 10 recommended
Recommended configurations:

Windows OS (64bits only):
  • Windows 10
  • Video Card NVIDIA GTX 970 minimum
  • CPU Intel i7
  • 8Go RAM
Mac OS:
  • OSX 10.13 - MacBook Pro Retina 15"
  • Video Card AMD Radeon R9 M370X
  • CPU Intel i7
  • 8Go RAM
  • macOS with SteamVR:
  • OSX 10.13 - iMac Retina 27"
  • Video Card AMD Radeon Pro 570 minimum
  • CPU Intel i7
  • 8Go RAM

Step 1: Download GoPro VR Player 
GoPro VR Player DownloadDownload GoPro VR Player from Kolor's website:

Step 2: Drag and drop your 360 video files to GoPro VR player or click SELECT FILES to browse your folders 
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  • 360 videos up to 4K
  • Cineform for 360 videos above 4K
  • 3D stereo videos
  • 360 pictures (equirectangular)
  • You can input 360 videos up to 4K and 3D stereo videos

Step 3: Viewing Modes
User-added imageEnable/Disable full screen mode with a mouse double click (or by double touching the screen). Note: Hover the mouse over the video to display the bottom bar, then click the full screen icon.
User-added imageMove the camera by holding click and moving the mouse (or by sliding the screen)
User-added imageZoom in/out with the wheel mouse (or by pinching the screen)

You have now access to a Setting screen where you can modify a lot of parameters like output projection, video backend, stereoscopy and many others! 

User-added imageThe Preference panel can be accessed through the Menu bar.
User-added imagePreference Menu:
  • General Settings
  • Video Decoding
  • Primary / Secondary
  • Controllers
  • Advanced

Additional documentation for GoPro VR Player available on Kolor's website: