In the upcoming weeks, Google announced that YouTube will be integrating into 360-degree video capabilities as new cameras roll out at the Consumer Electronics Show. One of their favorites was called the Giroptics 360cam. It was said that it will take the market in the next few months and support direct uploads to YouTube. Other favorites were the Pixpro SP360 by Kodak and the Ricoh Theta which is the ultimate selfie camera.
What this offers YouTube’s content creators is a whole different outlook on the videos they are making. They will now have the availability to film in front mode which is already the most common of the leading video cameras out there, but the 360-degree peripherals will offer more of a spherical video as content creators are delving into more options of how their content will appear to attract more viewers.
“We’re working to support 360 degree videos in the coming weeks,” a YouTube spokesperson told the Verge in a statement. This appears to be among one of the biggest attempts for YouTube to be the first in new video formats.
The reviews look positive as the 360-degree addition will simply be a great way to pan through different views of your video while adding extra dimension. News like this excites users worldwide and is apparent that creators are anxiously awaiting this latest line of technological improvements.
360-degree video is really nothing new. It has actually been used in VR headsets and virtual reality headsets for years. But adding this new innovation to YouTube is actually where these videos could get creative. It’s no wonder that Google is working swiftly to get this new feature added to their YouTube video sharing site.