How to Stitch Samsung Gear VR 360° Footage in After Effects | Free Project File

How to Stitch Samsung Gear VR 360° Footage in After Effects | Free Project File

Charles Yeager ( shows us how to stitch Samsung Gear 360° footage in After Effects using the SkyBox Studio 360/VR plugin. The Samsung Action Director stitching app only works on WIN, so this method offers a way to custom stitch your footage on both Mac and WIN, with better control and results. Try it out – download the FREE project file below.

Samsung Gear VR 360° footage is shot with 2 Fisheye lenses at (3840 x 1920), 30 fps, and there is only one stitch line to deal with where the two lenses overlap. This technique works with any 360° footage that is shot with 2 lenses, such as the Ricoh Theta, Kodak Pixpro, Nikon KeyMission 360, and LG 360. The free project file is courtesy Mikey Borup (After Effects with Mikey).

Ghosting effect – when a person crosses a seam – can be adjusted in After Effects.

SkyBox Studio: Convert to Cubic Cross for additional cleanup, compositing, and adding text and graphics.

SkyBox Studio: Convert from Cubic Cross to Equirectangular, for rendering to YouTube 360 format.

Charles Yeager is a Filmmaker & Motion Graphics Artist currently residing in Arkansas. His projects have been recognized by Canon, Video Copilot, Vimeo, Filmmaker IQ, No Film School, Film Convert, BOOM Library & Filminute. See his portfolio at

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7 thoughts on “How to Stitch Samsung Gear VR 360° Footage in After Effects | Free Project File

  1. Thank you for this nice Tutorials. I have one problem with the Template file for the Samsung Gear 360. I use AE CC 2017 and i have 10 expression errors when i open it. Is there a way to fix it? Can you please check this template file? Or can you provide a new one with compatibility to AE CC 2017? Thank you very much.

  2. Hi thanks for all i really like it, its poosible make the same template but with 3 videos, and the possible to change the size 😀 plis 😀 or some tutorial to make that template.

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