The total SkyBox plug-in package, Mettle SkyBox Suite offers the tools for a comprehensive 360 editing workflow with Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro. Between the applications in the suite, you'll be able to create a 360 authoring environment in After Effects and create sophisticated 360 sequences, undistort and edit stitched videos in After Effects, apply seamless effects and transitions to your 360 videos in After Effects and Premiere, and preview 360 content using Oculus Rift.
The suite includes SkyBox Studio V2 and SkyBox 360 Post FX plug-ins for After Effects, SkyBox 360/VR Tools for Premiere, SkyBox 360/VR Transitions for Premiere, and SkyBox VR Player for use with Oculus Rift. It's compatible with CS6 and higher on Mac and Windows, with the exception of the VR Player, which works with Windows only.
SkyBox Studio V2 is designed specifically to let you take advantage of the rich features of After Effects in creating 360 sequences, as that can't be done in After Effects alone. It allows you to create a 360 authoring environment and tap into all the tools offered in After Effects, including most 3rd-party 3D plug-ins, to create CGI, abstract, and motion graphics 360 sequences. No 360 recordings are required as SkyBox Studio works directly with your After Effects compositions. Your results can then be output to 360 destinations like YouTube360. SkyBox Studio also enables you to convert your compositions into Cubic Cross, Equirectangular, Spherical, and Full Dome formats for compatibility with other software. Cubic Cross, for example, is the related format required for Cinema 4D. Furthermore, SkyBox Studio allows you to undistort an actual stitched video, slice it up and create 6 camera views, and then apply all the tools that After Effects offers, and then after that put everything back together and output it in 2:1 Equirectangular format. Additionally, to make things much more efficient, SkyBox Studio features a viewer that emulates 360 browser-based players, like YouTube360, for preview purposes, allowing you to bypass numerous steps in your workflow.
SkyBox 360 Post FX allows you to add seamless effects to your 360 videos in After Effects, and SkyBox 360/VR Tools lets you do the same in Premiere while being able to use all the editing tools in Premiere. When you apply a native After Effects or Premiere effect to 360 footage, the stitch seam is clearly visible, but with this application it isn't at all. The effects can be applied directly to your footage or to an Adjustment Layer. Four adjustable effects are included in each application: Blur, Denoise, Sharpen, and Glow. Both applications also support Equirectangular mono 2:1 and Stereo 1:1 over-under formats.
SkyBox VR Player allows you to connect an Oculus Rift to After Effects and Premiere (on Windows only) to preview 360 content from within these applications. It downloads and installs like a plug-in and is designed to seamlessly integrate with SkyBox Studio V2. It'll let you view your creation in 360° space in your Oculus Rift, make tweaks while wearing Rift, and much more.
The suite is available for direct download upon purchase.