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RE:Vision Effects RE:Lens


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RE:Lens provides lens conversions, projections and stabilization for 360 and 180 VR and fisheye footage.




  • Single camera 360 video made easy – Shoot with a single camera with a superfish lens and convert the video to LatLong format suitable for use with 360 VR viewers. With the proper lens and camera setup, stitching can often be eliminated from your 360 workflow.
  • 360 VR and fisheye stabilization – RE:Lens’ spherical stabilizer reduces shakiness in 360 VR and fisheye footage that regular stabilizers are unable to fix. Simply press “Track” and the footage is analyzed without the need for a complicated workflow.
  • More uses for superfish, high-res imagery – Capture super wide-angle shots with large resolution, then straighten and animate camera rotations and zooms in post, providing greater flexibility when directing the viewer’s attention. Even create two separate virtual views using a single camera!

Feature Specs

  • Straighten video – Capture with your fisheye or super fisheye lens and then convert to normal “rectilinear” projection for output, eliminating the need to watch curved images. (Not available with FCPX, Motion)
  • 360 (LatLong) to 2D conversion – Convert your 360 panoramic VR video to normal 2D, with options to edit and animate your point of view within the LatLong video. (Not available with FCPX, Motion)
  • Super fisheye to 360 VR – Convert super fisheye to a 360 panoramic VR video in a single step without the need for stitching software.
  • Stabilization is easy to use! – Simply press “Track” and the footage is analyzed without the need for a complicated workflow. Works directly on your 360 VR and fisheye footage with no need for projection onto cube faces, or managing tracking points manually. (Not available with Premiere Pro)
  • Spherical stabilization – RE:Lens tracks and stabilizes global camera orientations, which is needed when working with 360 VR and fisheye video. Track once and optionally modify the stabilization profile to your liking. (Not available with Premiere Pro)
  • Motion graphics, titles, CG – Paint or add motion graphics, titles, 3D material to your LatLong, fisheye and other non-rectilinear material easily: Convert to normal 2D, add motion graphics or 3D animation, then project back to your source format. (Not available with FCPX, Motion)
  • Immersive videos – Create ultra-wide aspect ratio videos from fisheye and wide-angle field-of-view lenses, maintaining a larger undistorted FOV than you can with any normal range lens. (Not available with FCPX, Motion)
  • Perspective correction – Proper perspective correction controls for wide-angle and fisheye. (Not available with FCPX, Motion)
  • Pincushion and barrel distortions – Handles normal pincushion and barrel corrections for super wide-angle zoom lenses (Not available with FCPX, Motion)
  • Straighten super-wide video with fewer artifacts – Option to reduce over-stretched corners when generating super wide field-of-view outputs. (Not available with FCPX, Motion, Scratch, Silhouette)
  • High resolution panoramas – Use super high-res 360 stock panoramas, or capture your own, and animate a virtual camera move within them. (Not available with FCPX, Motion, Silhouette)
  • Chromatic fringing reduced – Attenuates chromatic distortions and fringing that can occur with curved lenses. (Not available with FCPX, Motion)
  • Mirror-based systems handled – Dedicated support for exotic mirror-based systems such as parabolic lens-mirrors and mirror balls. (Not available with FCPX, Motion)
  • High quality filtering – Option to automatically soften or sharpen in the appropriate places.
  • Projection formats – RE:Lens handles rectilinear, latitude longitude (equirectangular 360 panoramic VR), fisheye, super fisheye, super wide-angle zoom, mirror ball and parabolic lens-mirror projection formats. (Not available with FCPX, Motion)
  • GPU accelerated – This product is GPU accelerated.


360 viewer footage from a single cam

In this example, we use RE:Lens™ to directly convert 280° super fisheye footage to a format suitable for 360 view viewers.


Supported in After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Natron, Nuke, Premiere Pro, Scratch and Silhouette

Adobe Hosts

  • After Effects CS6, CC, CC 2014, CC 2015, CC 2017, CC 2018, CC 2019, 2020
  • CS6, CC, CC 2014, CC 2015, CC 2017, CC 2018, CC 2019, 2020
  • Note if using Premiere Pro CS6, you will need to use 6.0.5 or later.

Apple Hosts

  • Final Cut Pro 10.4 (and up)
  • Motion 5.4 (and up)

OFX Hosts

  • DaVinci Resolve 15.1.1 (and up)
  • Fusion Studio 8.0 (and up)
  • HitFilm 10.0 (and up)
  • Natron 2.2.4 (and up)
  • Nuke 7.0 (and up)
  • Scratch 8.6.944 (and up)
  • Silhouette 6.1.3 (and up)


System Requirements

The same OS and hardware requirements for the version of the Host that you are using.

Version 2.1 | October 22, 2019 – FCPX only

  • Stabilizer had stopped working. Fixed.

Version 2.1.2 | October 17, 2019 – After Effects

  • Superfish: Export UV not working properly in 16 bpc.

Version 2.2.1 | October 16, 2019 – for DaVinci Resolve, Fusion Studio, HitFilm, Natron, Nuke, Scratch, Silhouette

  • Chromatic Aberration: Display LAB wrong (as well as some internal processing)

Version 2.1.1 | October 16, 2019 – After Effects

  • Chromatic Aberration Display LAB was wrong (and some internal processing).

Version 2.1 | October 9, 2019 – After Effects

  • The source center was not working when the lens type is Equisolid.
  • FromLatLong: In Premiere, not all options were showing with some projections. And in AE, the scale of Unflatten parameter was wrong.
  • Superfish, To and From Latlong (AE/Premiere): Distort parameter now goes from -100 to 100 instead of 0 to 100 which is needed for some lenses.
  • Mac OSX – Catalina Ready
  • Intel Embedded Graphics support fix
  • On some computers, initialization could return the embedded graphics card instead of the discrete card
  • Import Premiere project in AE with our plugins, there was a parameter offset

Version 2.1 | August 21, 2019 – OFX

  • The overlay was not always working in Resolve
  • Slight tracker improvement with shots with fast rotation for fisheye sources

Version 2.0.2 | January 14, 2019

  • Fixes a bug of crashing when activating or deactivating the license from within a plug-in.

Version 2.0.1 | January 10, 2019

  • Fixes a bug where the stabilization tracking would either hang or take “forever”.

Version 2.0 | January 5, 2019

  • NEW:  Fisheye to Fisheye, you can now stabilize super wide-angle fisheye and render a new fisheye out.
  • NEW:  LatLong (Equirectangular) to Fisheye with output Field of View “FOV” options, especially important for Dome Production. You can now easily back-and-forth between fisheye and equirectangular (latlong coordinates).
  • NEW:  LatLong to Little Planet Effect.
  • NEW:  Equisolid fisheye lens support now has two Undistort controls to help you better represents more arbitrary lens curve.
  • NEW:  Projection Adaptive Sharpening added in FromLatLong.
  • NEW:  ToLatLong now handles 180 or 360 degrees (input and output).
  • NEW:  ToLatLong and Superfish, Flatten controls now allow you to control the Y distortion separately.

Version 1.5.1 | October 19, 2018

  • Fixes a crashing bug when using GPU-acceleration on machines with more than one Nvidia GPU.

Version 1.5 | November 7, 2017

  • RE:Lens v1.5: Version 1.5 is, in general, not compatible with pre-v1.5 projects. If you made projects you should make a backup of the old version of the plug-in set (plug-in location info). The previous version is also available for download in the Previous Versions section of the website (download previous version).
  • RE:Lens Defish : Removes the “Maintain Ratio” setting because it is not useful anymore (handled internally by software).
  • RE:Lens Superfish: Fixes a bug where the Orientation angles setup was not consistent with other plug-ins in RE:Lens. Results in 1.5 will be completely different than previous versions of RE:Lens.
  • RE:Lens Superfish : Fixes a bug where Orientation settings used in combination with Stabilization could give incorrect and shaky results.
  • RE:Lens ToLatLong: Fixes a bug where selecting Fisheye Equidistant produced Fisheye Equisolid results, and vice-versa
  • RE:Lens ToLatLong: Fixes a bug where rotation angles used with stabilization was incorrect and could give shaky, incorrect results when LatLong source was used.
  • RE:Lens ToLatLong: Fixes a bug where Fisheye sources (all 3 types) gave incorrect and shaky results when rotation angles were used with stabilization
  • RE:Lens ToLatLong,FromLatLong,Superfish: Fixes a bug when tracking for stabilization is performed a second time that the keyframes for the Stab Mode setting were added to, instead of replaced.
  • RE:Lens FromLatLong: Interaction now follows your mouse position so you can place interactively the projected view in the mode that allows you to see where you are projecting in LatLong
  • RE:Lens To and From LatLong: When sandwiching (on and off) these two plugins to create an intermediate flat view to for example paint, the 3 rotation angles of FromLatLong are now the opposite (negative) of ToLatLong, to be consistent.
  • All plugins: Latitude is no longer clamped to –90 to 90.
  • RE:Lens ToLatLong: Fixes Edge Antialiasing when going form Flat to LatLong.
  • RE:Lens Defish: Fixes a problem where edge anti-aliasing was not performing correctly.
  • RE:Lens Defish: Fixes mip-mapping smoothing issues with images that had transparent areas.
  • RE:Lens Superfish: Fixes mip-mapping smoothing issues with images that had transparent areas.
  • RE:Lens ToLatLong: Fixes a problem where Export UV, in 16 bpc, could be wrong.

Version 1.2 | February 1, 2017

  • Added new spherical stabilizer feature to the following plug-ins: To LatLong, From LatLong and Superfish. For use in After Effects only.
  • To LatLong: fixes bug that Longitude slider was disabled when converting Mirror Ball and Dome.
  • From LatLong: fixes bug where Adaptive Flat display mode did not work properly
  • From LatLong: Rotation orientation sign changed to match other plugins
  • RE:Lens Superfish: removes the Orientation Preset Menu Option
  • RE:Lens Superfish: if you use the stabilizer on an old project, must reset the orientation values you may have previously set.
  • Fixes a crashing bug. (Developer note: in premult/straight conversions)

Version 1.1.1 | August 3, 2016

  • Superfish and ToLatLong: V1.1 introduced an issue with where images could take 10 times longer than necessary to render.
  • ToLatLong: Fixed problem when source had any transparency.
  • Fixed a problem with all plug-ins that draw a circle over the source with images that are taller than they are wide.

Re:Vision Effects Re:Lens Stabilizing 360 VR Tutorial #gettingstarted

Learn the basics of how to use the “Spherical Stabilization” feature within RE:Lens Superfish, ToLatLong and FromLatLong.