VR180 a new video format introduced by Google last week and it is developed along with Daydream team. They appear in 3D VR when viewed with Cardboard, Google’s Daydream headset or Sony’s PlayStation VR headset.While VR180 videos appear in 2D on desktops and mobile devices
The VR180 format, which displays what’s in front of the user only, delivers good video quality both on desktop PCs and mobile devices.
“It’s easy for creators to start producing VR videos since they won’t have to change up their filming style or production techniques.There’s no need to think about what’s behind the camera.”
VR180 also supports live-streaming videos. YouTube supports VR180, so it “works anywhere YouTube is,” Markman pointed out.
They can use their existing equipment, or eligible creators can apply to borrow a VR180-enabled camera from a YouTube Space in certain cities, including London, Paris and New York. Video creators can set up and film videos just like they would with any other camera.
They soon will be able to edit the videos using familiar tools such as Adobe Premiere Pro.
R180 halves the viewing angle so consumers viewing videos on browsers and smartphones will see two 180-degree images of an object, one with each eye.
It’s likely that Google will integrate VR180 into wearables, including smart glasses, to compete with Snapchat, he suggested.
The ease of development and use lets anyone create VR content with relatively inexpensive equipment.This is much better than offering a high-end solution that takes years for an OEM to develop a solution that’s offered at a high cost to consumers.
The VR180 format has applications in various segments, such as demo videos in the real estate and art fields; as productivity tools for remote workers; and perhaps gaming, as part of a mixed reality platform, said Jim McGregor, principal analyst at Tirias Research.