360-degree videos are extremely popular these days, and YouTube is at the bleeding edge of that trend. The video giant started supporting this kind of feature last March, which it later extended to be compatible with virtual reality headsets. That’s not all. Now the company is attempting to bring live 360-degree video to its platform.
A report regarding this mentions that YouTube has already held meetings with undisclosed 360-degree camera makers, as the company looks to find partners willing to make live streaming into their products. In the long run, what YouTube would like to construct is a platform that can deal with high-quality, live 360-degree videos, paying little heed to who’s shooting them and what 360 cameras they’re using to do as such.
YouTube’s Attempt to Develop 360-degree Video Technology
Live 360-degree video would be the most recent in a progression of moves the company has made since launching 360-degree video last March, trying to possess the following enormous video format. In June, the company launched support for Google Cardboard, which lets viewers experience 360-degree videos by converting their smartphones into basic headsets. And in November, it brought 3-D capacities –virtual reality videos — that are only accessible in Google Cardboard and give immersive videos that give a feeling of profundity which is not possible with straightforward 360-degree video. This month, it employed a ” Global VR Evangelist ” to recruit more content partners to create VR content for its platform. Live 360-degree video would may be the greatest step it has taken since first launching support for the configuration.
A 360-degree video is generally created from multiple videos that are spliced together. Most of the 360-degree cameras have two or more wide-angle lenses and each does its own video capture. Then the videos are stitched together in post-production to create a spherical image. The live-streaming 360-degree video also might need that stitching process to take place in real time.
No time frame has been confirmed yet when YouTube would launch the Live 360-degree video.