3D video editing

Now that I can take great 3D video and also view 3D from my iPhone 15 I need to edit that video and get it back to the LP2.

Any suggestions about editing both 3D video and the sound on Mac? What format do I need to use to export it back to the LP2?

I recommend converting everything into an SBS MP4 and editing in Final Cut Pro X (that’s what I do). However, iMovie also works, though with significantly less options.

You can export as an MP4 or export to whatever the highest quality you can is then use Handbrake to convert the master to an SBS MP4 for Lume Pad 2.

So if you edit a sbs video you can’t export out of Final Cut Pro in a format that can display in 3d on the LP2?

Of course SBS is supported on Lume Pad 2, but if you choose to export in a codec like ProRes or something, that can’t be decoded on most devices, including most media apps on Android. But sometimes it makes sense to make a master that’s an unsupported codec to retain the highest possible quality, and then convert down to a more universal format for viewing.

As you can tell, I don’t have a clue about what I am doing but I did get pretty far with viewing spatial video on the LP2. I am getting really confused about how to edit that video and get that to display. I failed to mention I am using the iPad version of Final Cut Pro. I am looking for a tutorial I can try to follow. Even a screen recording would be helpful. I don’t know what all the export options mean. At this point I am giving up on editing until there is more YouTube stuff on the subject. I am using the Spatialify app to convert the spatial to the LP2 format and that works great. I t doesn’t work with whatever I am exporting out of Finial Cut Pro after editing.

Ah, I remember trying iMovie and Final Cut Pro for iOS and they’re both quite limited as far as output formats. In fact, since you can’t use Compressor on iOS, I don’t know that the output formats will work on Lume Pad 2. But you can try by just renaming .mov to .mp4 and let us know if that works.

Came to the conclusion that all I need to do with 3D is to crop it. I filmed a band and all they want is 2d anyway. I found that I can crop within the photo app. Then I can import to Spatialify and convert for LP2. It is for my own enjoyment. They are not amazed with 3d as I am.

I haven’t used the LP2 to film the band as my gimbal could not handle it. Dangerous to mount it to a tripod with drunk dancers around.

Unfortunately I don’t have the funds to continue to search for a solution that may not have been implemented in a consumer friendly tool yet. There are so few of us using the iphone for 3d and even fewer trying to get it on the LP2. Your company is focused on using the 3d captured by the LP2.

Since I am recording bands, I need to use EQ, loudness, transitions, crop, split, titles and fad in and out. Then I need the tool to export in Full SBS plus the proper codex and resolution for LP2.

I am confident that iPad Final Cut can’t do that.

Apple will have to dumb down 3d editing when their Vision Pro customers realize what I have. Maybe they will change FC pro to export 3d on the iPad or even come up with an editor on the iPhone. Right now all I can do is crop Spatial within the photo app.

I am going to shift focus to trying to shoot and edit LP2 3d. Hopefully there is an Android app with some 3d capabilities so I can keep everything on one device. Everything gets too complicated exporting to several different tools, using different devices and operating systems, reformatting and then getting it back to LP2 for a high quality 3d. Then there is the time it takes for upload and download of gig+ amounts of data. I only shot the band’s first set and there was 27 gigs of raw video.

  1. Editing 3D Video on Mac:
  • Final Cut Pro X: Great for professional editing.
  • Adobe Premiere Pro: Offers a wide range of editing tools.
  • DaVinci Resolve: Good for video and color correction.
  1. Editing Sound on Mac:
  • Logic Pro X: Professional audio editing.
  • Audacity: Free and simple for basic editing.
  1. Exporting for LP2:
  • Use MP4 format with H.264 codec.
  • Match the resolution and frame rate to what LP2 supports.
  • Check if LP2 needs a specific 3D format and export accordingly.

Remember to keep your editing simple and focus on storytelling. Test your video on LP2 before finalizing to ensure compatibility.