Zoom H3-VR: Encoding & Uploading to Facebook & YouTube


Facebook 360 Video Upload Specifications:

YouTube Virtual Reality Videos Specifications:

YouTube 360 Videos Specifications:

YouTube Spatial Audio Specifications:

FB360 Spatial Workstation:

FB360 Spatial Workstation Documentation:

Hi everyone, this is John from Zoom and in this video we will show you how to use the FB360 Encoder to encode 360 video and audio from the H3-VR for uploading to Facebook or YouTube.

At the time of this video, only YouTube and Facebook fully support Ambisonics audio. Other 360 video streaming platforms either do not support Ambisonics audio, or are not freely available to upload to.

You can use the FB360 Encoder in the Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation to mux the audio from the H3-VR and your 360 video, then export a file that you can upload to different video streaming platforms.

Once you have synced, edited, and processed your video in your video and/or audio editor, you will want to export two files from your software, one with the 360 video, and a WAV file. Make sure to follow the recommended 360 video specifications for the service you want to upload to.

Once you have your video and audio files, you can open the FB360 Encoder application. You can now drag your video and audio files to the appropriate location, and select the Video Layout for the video file and the format for the Ambisonics audio. Next, select your Output Format, Facebook 360 Video for Facebook, and YouTube Video (with 1st order ambiX) for uploading to YouTube.

Select Encode, name your file, and choose where to save it. The exported file can be uploaded directly to your service of choice and will be automatically recognized as a 360 video with Ambisonics audio.

For more information on the H3-VR, please visit zoom-na.com.


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