YouTube introduces a new video format called VR180
Virtual reality gets another warm welcome on YouTube as the video-sharing website has announced a new format that’ll pave the way for more VR content.
The YouTube team has been working with Google’s Daydream to introduce VR180. If a conventional VR video has a full 360-degree view, the VR180 only has half of it. On a normal display, the VR180 content will look like a wide-angle video but when you view it on Cardboard, Daydream or PSVR, it’ll show in 3-D. The format also supports livestreaming for real-time sharing.
To let creators upload their content in VR180 format, the Daydream team is working with a few manufacturers to build cameras for the specific format. Yi, Lenovo, and LG’s cameras are the first ones to stores later this year.