2019’s Review of the VR-Sync

One of my favorite things to do in VR is to visit places I’ve never been to.

I can go to Mount Everest, the Outback, and Ancient Egypt.

I’ve recently taken an interest in making this content to share new places with others.

The issue, I’ve found, is finding a way to format this content for VR devices. This is where VR Sync steps in.

They offer an easy to use service that promises to work with a ton of devices.

Is it worth it?

This VR Sync review will take an in-depth look and let you know my thoughts.

Things to Consider Before Buying VR Editing Software

Shooting VR media can be easy, as you can do it on your smartphone in some cases.

You can also do it through the use of a 360 camera.

The issue becomes editing and processing the media you shoot for consumption.

Because of this, there are some things that you need to consider before buying VR editing software to convert your media. Some of these include:

  • Your PC - I use an Apple Mac Mini with 16GB of RAM, but having a computer powerful enough to process the video isn’t realistic for everyone. Even if you don’t have a powerful computer, you still have to edit your videos, so make sure you pick a software that is compatible with your platform.
  • Your goals - Are you looking to produce something for fun or something you’re going to use in a professional sense? This will impact the software you invest in. Obviously, if you’re going to be doing something professionally, putting a bit more into the software you use.
  • Time - Your time is worth money, and if you spend the time editing and processing on your computer, this is something you need to factor in. Offloading some of the processing will make things go faster, but you’re going to pay for the luxury.

I think that the ideal person buying VR editing software is someone that wants to take their 360 or VR media editing game to the next level.

The software will give you full control over your media, and if you want that, then you should indeed buy in.

Introducing VR Sync

VR Sync is a web-based software that allows you to upload process, and brand your VR photos and video.

The service takes the pain of processing media out of your hands, while also giving you tools to add branding for your business.

VR Sync isn’t editing software per se, but it does allow you to put your media online to stream to specific devices.

This is key for those offering experiences at tradeshows or other events.

Features:

  • Support for spatial audio
  • Multiple device support
  • Support for 4K video
  • Ability to send messages to users
Pros
  • Professional platform
  • Easy to use
  • Able to personally brand your content
Cons
  • Won’t be for casual users
  • Limited to a few devices

Features and Benefits

Ease of Use

I found VR Sync to be relatively easy to use. I popped my video up onto the website and found no issue with situating things how I wanted.

While I’m pretty decent at editing, I think that a person with some basic editing skills who’s knowledgeable with computers will be able to use the service without too many issues.

Professional Applications

If you’re a professional, then VR Sync is an excellent choice for showcasing real estate, videos, or presentations to targeted audiences.

The service can be used using your own devices and can feature your own branding. Without a doubt, this service is built with professionals in mind.

The ride Virtual Reality experience

Recreational Use

I am a big fan of creating VR content, and I know that editing on your computer is a pain.

I don’t particularly see much recreational use for this, unless you’re a hobbyist that’s looking to possibly expand into commercial applications in the future.

Value

In terms of the service’s value, I have to say that I’m impressed. For commercial applications, the ability to control the experiences for groups while adding your logos and other brand tools is very useful.

For the pricing, I think you’re going to be hard-pressed to find another app that stacks up favorably.

The Bottom Line

VR Sync is a great service if you’re looking to use virtual reality for a specific professional situation. The product is well-suited for use in groups, where you want to curate a first-rate experience.

For those looking to use this recreationally, you may want to look elsewhere.

What Others Are Saying About VR Sync

As of the publication of this review, there aren’t a ton of user reviews that I’ve been able to find online.

I have taken a look and found a user video that shows how the service is used. You can find it below:

Alternatives to VR Sync

There are a slew of alternatives for those looking to use a different service from VR Sync.

The following are what I consider to be good alternatives to VR Sync, each with their own merits.

InstaVR

The homepage of InstaVR.co

InstaVR is a service that mirrors a lot of the professional value of VR Sync while bringing some expanded features. In addition to the video aspect, you can even develop full VR apps.

The service is pricier than VR Sync, but has been used by the likes of the US Navy, Red Bull, CBS, Expedia, and more.

Similarities
  • Professional platform
  • Supports 360 video
  • Allows for corporate branding
Differences
  • Pricier
  • Allows for app development
  • Heatmap data compatible

Adobe Premiere Pro

Adome Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro is an all-around video editor. You can use it to assemble video for any platform, but it works equally well for VR and 360 videos. The software will require some tutorials to learn to use it effectively, but it’s a great platform to learn. Adobe also includes this in their Creative Cloud service, which includes other services like PhotoShop, and After Effects.

Similarities
  • Can be used to put together 360 videos
  • Used by professionals around the globe
  • Can be billed monthly
Differences
  • More versatile
  • Backed by a global software brand
  • Requires more work to implement into VR systems

Conclusion

I didn’t know what to expect when I was first trying out VR Sync.

I walked away impressed, but feel that the application isn’t for everyone. If you’re a professional user looking to integrate VR into your marketing efforts, VR Sync is a great option.

If you’re a recreational user, you’ll probably want to look to an alternative like Premiere Pro.

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