GoPro VR Player Gets More Tricks With High Sierra

With MacOS High Sierra comes more great things. GoPro has been quietly working on its own application for its 360 camera taking advantage of the native VR capability of the operating software.

Apple announced details of the new OS for Mac desktops and laptops during its developers conference this week, among the many exciting new features is that the OS is natively compatible with virtual reality headsets.

GoPro takes advantage of the new function with a newly designed and released GoPro VR Player beta 3.0  that supports most 360° video formats and allows for a quick preview of the 360° videos shot with GoPro Omni, the forthcoming GoPro Fusion, or any other 360-degree camera.

You can now:

  • Enjoy virtual reality on macOS 10.13 High Sierra through OpenVR. Plug in a HTC Vive, launch GoPro VR Player and watch all the 360 video. Preview of videos on the headset is possible and editing it in Autopano Video Pro 3.0 or Adobe Premiere Pro via dedicated plugins can be done.
  • Users can now modify the playback speed of the video via the menu.
  • Quickly access videos via the “Open recents” item in the menu. It will allow play of videos watched recently.
  • GoPro also added a benchmark feature to monitor the computer’s decoding performance while it progresses.

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