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Friday, November 6, 2015

YouTube 3D Video

For YouTube, Virtual Reality Means 3D Video for Everyone

The world's largest video site is preparing for what Silicon Valley increasingly believes will be a major shift in the way tech reaches into your everyday life.

Richard Nieva | November 5, 2015

[...]The experience, which took place in YouTube's unassuming headquarters here, underscores the promise and challenge of the video-streaming service's efforts to develop virtual reality. Wearing VR goggles puts you in a digital world that feels real. I almost knocked my water bottle off a table as I whipped around to see more of the stunning vista.
YouTube's VR vehicle of choice is Google's no-frills Cardboard headset that turns your smartphone into a VR viewer when you pop it into the contraption. The VR videos are dubbed 360 because they let you step into a scene you're watching and look up, down, around and behind you.


<more at; related links: (YouTube works toward 'melt my brain' virtual reality
In his first interview as the video empire's engineering chief, Matthew Mengerink discusses virtual reality, making money and stepping into the role during trying times for YouTube's engineers. October 27, 2015) and (Get Your Cardboard)>

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