Convert videos to spins

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https://gtmetrix.com/reports/sirv.com/o6IdOC66Sirv makes it easy to convert videos into an interactive 360 degree product view.

Example

See how this 4K video was converted to a spin (and cropped in Sirv's spin editor), giving the user total control over its movement, zoom and fullscreen:

Original video

Converted to spin


You can convert any video to a spin, not just those from 360 turntables. Interact with these spins - a creative new way of displaying your content:

The maximum video file size for conversion is 512MB. The maximum file size for upload is 300MB, so for videos between 300MB and 512MB, zip the file so that its less than 300MB, then upload it.

Conversion process

1. Upload a video to your Sirv account. Right-click it and choose "Convert to spin":

Screenshot on converting video to spin

2. Specify how many seconds should be converted, the format (JPEG or PNG) and the number of frames (18, 24, 36, 72, 120, 180 or 360):

Screenshot of converting video to spin menu

JPEG format is recommended for fast loading, while PNG can look slightly sharper. 36 frames balances smooth rotation with low data usage, while 72 or more frames will glide effortlessly (compare the best number of images for a 360 spin).

3. Click "Convert" and Sirv will create a new folder containing your spin.

Screenshot of spin folder converted from video

Delete frames

If your video over-loops because it was longer than needed, delete the unnecessary frames and your spin will automatically regenerate.

Conversion via API

You can also convert videos to spins via the Sirv REST API. This lets you fully automate video uploading and spin creation - ideal if you're building an app or integrating Sirv into your workflow.

Edit spins

Your newly generated spins can be enhanced with the Sirv spin editor. Click "Edit images" in the top right corner of the spin page in your account:

How to find spin editor

Crop, brighten and adjust the color of your images, then click Save:

Screenshot of Sirv spin editor

Your original images will be backed up in a separate folder.

Video to GIF

Now you have a spin from your video, you can display it as a GIF in your email, your website or elsewhere.

Simply add ?image to the end of the spin URL to serve an optimized GIF:

https://demo.sirv.com/BenGojiRed_single_1080x1080/BenGojiRed.spin?image

Example GIF converted from video

GIFs can be resized, cropped, style or have text and image overlays. Visit the animated GIF documentation to learn more about customizing GIFs.

GIFs can also be downloaded - open the spin and click 'Download as GIF':

Download spin as GIF screenshot

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