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VR video for everyone: YouTube launches format VR180

VR video for everyone: YouTube launches format VR180

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A few years ago, YouTube received support 360-degree videos that are perfect for viewing in a virtual reality helmet, but the strange look on normal screen. The most affordable panoramic camera also not able to provide a 3D effect. To solve both problems is designed new format VR180, announced by the service team in the conference VidCon.

A few years ago, YouTube received support 360-degree videos that are perfect for viewing in a virtual reality helmet, but the strange look on normal screen. The most affordable panoramic camera also not able to provide a 3D effect. To solve both problems is designed new format VR180, announced by the service team in the conference VidCon.

Better half

Clips format VR180 provide a full 180 degree view, and while viewing on your computer and mobile devices in 2D mode will provide normal perspective. At the edges the distortion is noticeable in the sky (as in the images from the action Cam), but the user does not need to rotate the video the mouse or spinning on the spot with a smartphone in hand. Format potentially allows for enhanced detail, as the pixels are stretched to a smaller field of view. In any case, content creators can continue to shoot 360-degree videos.

VR-видео для всех: YouTube запускает формат VR180-2

YouTube note that VR180 greatly simplify the creation of VR content. Team Daydream Google and manufacturers are already working on creating cameras for capturing 180 degree 3D video. Among the first partners include Lenovo, LG and YI Technology. New items will be comparable in price to conventional compact cameras and will go on sale roughly in the winter. The developers also promise that in Adobe Premiere Pro and other editors will soon have the tools to handle such video.

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Youtube also published a playlist with examples of clips in the new format:

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Source: YouTube


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