Google has today announced a new 180 degree video format that will be arriving on YouTube during the winter months of this year in the form of the aptly named VR180.
360 degree video is great but is sometimes is a little tricky to catch the audiences attention to a specific area when action is happening all around. The new VR180 video format is hoping to make it easier for content creators to keep the audience’s attention looking forward at the action yet still provide an immersive experience.
If you have a virtual reality headset such as the Google Cardboard or similar check out the demonstration video below to learn more and experience the VR180 video format for yourself. Google explains more:
VR180 brings immersiveness to all kinds of videos, from vlogs to makeup tutorials, to music videos and everyday moments you just want to share. Daydream is partnering with Lenovo, LG, and YI Technology on VR180 cameras so you can shoot your own VR180 videos. Coming this winter.
For more details jump over to the official Google VR website via the link below.