At this year’s WorldWide Developer’s Conference (WWDC), Apple announced that FCPX and other Pro Video Apps will support VR/360° video post production.
With a release slated for later this year, FCP users will be able to edit, view and share 360° video inside FCPX. Plus, a future version of Motion will allow users to create titles, generators, particles and filters for VR video.
Support for a new compression codec, HEVC, was also announced.
With this move, Dashwood has made his plug-ins free, according to FCP.co. One of his more popular plug-ins is the 360VR Toolbox for FCPX. It is also compatible with Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro. This is a great set of tools for creating stereoscopic 360 videos. Could his move to Apple mean greater VR content within FCPX? We’ll have to wait and see. Good things could be coming down the pipeline.