How to Speed Up the Processing of 360 Videos

Creating 360-degree videos can be a captivating way to share an immersive experience. However, processing these videos can often be a time-consuming task. To streamline this process, here are some tips you can follow to speed up the processing of your 360 videos.

1. Record a Shorter Period

While 360 videos provide an exciting experience, sometimes less is more. Usually, capturing 2-3 rotations provides sufficient material for an engaging video. This approach also shortens the duration of the footage you have to process, thereby reducing the overall time required. The same applies to your before and after videos, the shorter they are, the faster the final video will be created.

2. Turn Off Reverse Option

The reverse feature can be handy for adding creativity to your video, but it doubles the processing workload. It essentially requires the system to process the original footage, and then the reversed version. To speed up processing, consider turning off the reverse option.

3. Reduce Resolution

Higher resolution videos offer excellent quality but also require significant processing power. If you're willing to sacrifice a little on the video quality for the sake of faster processing, try reducing the video resolution. Settings like 1280x720 or 720x720 are commonly used and provide good video quality.

4. Use a Newer iPhone/iPad

The processing speed can significantly depend on the device you're using. Newer iPhones or iPads generally offer better processing power due to their advanced chipsets. If possible, consider using a newer device to speed up your 360 video processing time.

5. Ensure Adequate Battery

Low battery levels can slow down your device's performance, as most devices enter power-saving modes when the battery level drops. To avoid this, make sure your iPhone or iPad has a sufficient battery charge when you start the processing.

6. Keep Your Device Well Ventilated

High temperatures can also impact your device's performance. When processing videos, ensure that your device is well-ventilated. This might involve taking it out of its case or keeping it out of direct sunlight while the processing occurs.

7. Update to the Latest iOS

Make sure your device is updated with the latest version of iOS. Apple often releases updates to improve device performance, which can contribute to faster video processing.

8. Restart Your Device

Sometimes, simply restarting your device can help to clear any running background processes that could slow down video processing. Consider doing this before starting to process a large video file.

9. No internet required

The speed of your Wi-Fi or internet connection does not matter as the videos are processed locally on your device.


Implementing these strategies can greatly reduce the processing time for your 360 videos. This allows you to get your immersive experiences out to your viewers faster, without sacrificing too much on quality. Happy filming!

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