YouTube announces VR180 format for traditional video makers

YouTube announced at VidCon that it would be supporting a new format for traditional video makers called “VR180”, which focuses on displaying stereoscopic video in 180 degrees.

Working alongside Google Daydream’s team, YouTube said VR180 is meant to provide a more accessible option for traditional video makers who want to transition into VR. The new format doesn’t require prohibitively expensive equipment, but allows for high quality 180-degree VR video.

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YouTube introduces heatmaps in VR


In a recent YouTube Creator Blog, it was announced that hot and cold heatmaps would be introduced for 360 degree and VR videos that have over 1,000 views.

This new feature was implemented to help creators pinpoint how viewers engage with specific elements of their content, from how long their attention is being held to what parts of the video they’re looking at.

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