YouTube adds support for Fri videos with depth effect




YouTube now offers support for virtual reality videos. It was already possible to view 360-degree movies, but with the new VR videos creates a sense of depth by showing different images to the left and right eye.

The new videos differ from traditional 360-degree movies the way they were created. For making vr-videos is a dedicated camera arrangement required, such as Google’s own Jump-arrangement, which consists of sixteen GoPro’s. Generated images must then be converted into stereoscopic virtual reality images. By stereoscopy each eye sees a different image, putting together this provides an in-depth effect.

To view the VR videos, a smartphone with a cardboard or a can alternate VR goggles are used. YouTube has a playlist with examples made ​​using the new technique. Google announced also that it is now possible to see all videos on YouTube with the cardboard. That users can run through the app in the menu, press the cardboard icon.

Earlier today presented Lytro his immerge platform Fri videos. The technique of Lytro need to create more realistic VR video images because the viewer also has the ability to move to a limited extent within the video. Lytro makes this possible by capturing the image with light field cameras.


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