Google introduces 180-degree videos to YouTube

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The new VR180 format will work in Cardboard, Daydream, and PSVR to begin with, appearing as a normal flat video on other devices and inside browsers.

"We know that virtual reality videos can be really powerful, which is why we invested in supporting 360 and VR formats for over two years".

More information about the VR180 format can be found on the YouTube website. The company is also lending VR180-enabled cameras to eligible creators through the YouTube Spaces. "We are really excited about YouTube TV and pleased that it will be expanding to ten more markets in just a couple of weeks, including: Dallas-Fort Worth, Washington, DC, Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Detroit, Minneapolis-St".

Google has announced that it is launching a new standard in virtual reality cinematography, called VR180.

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Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube in a blog post said, "I also spoke about how we want to make VR more accessible and more affordable for viewers and creators". "So there's no need to pan around or move your phone around".

VR footage is typically created using 360-degree video formats, which require the person filming to capture footage in a full circle around them.

A rough sketch of what YouTube's new VR180 cameras will look like when it launches this winter. That means if they film with the camera facing them, they don't have to also worry about what's behind the camera.

In years gone by, the Google-owned video-streaming titan has used the event to make a number of notable announcements, such as new tools for creators and mobile livestreaming. What's more, it'll be delivered with another line of cameras from Yi, Lenovo, and LG, and also different associates who meet VR180 benchmarks.

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Google said the above move is aimed at simplifying the entire concept of 360-degree videos in the first place.

Makers can shoot the recordings utilizing any camera with the VR180 benchmarks.

YouTube said that a new native sharing feature will allow you to send and chat about videos with friends, without having to leave the app.

YouTube TV allows users stream their favorite live sports and must-see shows from top broadcast and cable networks. But this is not the case with YouTube VR180, which offers higher resolution (up to 4K) across the entire video image.

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