I have a 360×180° equirectangular video.

I want to cut out a part of it, to make it a “normal” video using FFmpeg.

Is there something like this? For example, I have a direction vector as a parameter for the region to cut out (e.g. Vector(0, 0, 1) would cut out the sky)

  • There is currently native filter in the works which would allow this.
    – user12174
    Jul 2, 2019 at 14:40
  • that's good to hear. I had this challenge recently, and ended up using a 3D animation package. I made a sphere, used the video as the surface colour and filmed it with the virtual camera. Was faster and better quality than After Effects.
    – stib
    Jul 3, 2019 at 1:49

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Solved with this filter:


See section "flat" and the second example to convert any 360 footage to a flat view.

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