360-degree videos now on Google Cardboard and iOS
Thursday, May 28, 2015
support for 360-degree videos on Android and Chrome, giving you a new way to connect with your viewers. From letting people
sit front row at SNL's 40th Anniversary show
taking them around the world
, you’re sharing your awesome world in 360-degrees.
Now we're taking the YouTube 360 experience even further by giving your amazing videos new places to thrive.
All of YouTube's 360-degree content is available on
providing a truly immersive experience to your viewers.
Additionally, your fans can watch these videos on iOS 8.0 and above.
To give you more ways to start filming in 360, we've announced today the
capture rig, which consists of 16 camera modules in a circular arrangement. Jump lets you capture, assemble and share immersive, three-dimensional content so that even more people can experience a time or place like they’re actually there. While we are working to bring 3D viewing to 360 videos on YouTube soon, you can get a feel for Jump’s possibilities with this new 2D 360 music video from
Kurt Hugo Schneider
, shot entirely on the Jump camera:
360 video camera rigs are available now at all
6 YouTube Space locations
around the globe. We’ll be giving creators early access to test the Jump camera at our Spaces this summer.
These are the latest in a series of updates we’re making to provide you and your fans an astonishing—and accessible—virtual reality experience.
While we’re working to add more platforms and bring 3D viewing to 360 videos on YouTube, please visit the new
for YouTube 360 videos.
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60fps Live Streaming on YouTube in HTML5
Thursday, May 21, 2015
We launched 60fps video playback on YouTube a few months ago, and from
u’ve found all sorts of awesome ways to make use of higher frame rates.
Now we want to help you take it even further with something new: 60fps live streaming, launching today as an early preview on
. When you start a live stream on YouTube at 60fps, we’ll transcode your stream into 720p60 and 1080p60, which means silky smooth playback for gaming and other fast-action videos. We’ll also make your stream available in 30fps on devices where high frame rate viewing is not yet available, while we work to expand support in the coming weeks.
We know high frame rates are especially important for gaming streams, so we’ve worked with Elgato and XSplit on new versions of
Elgato Game Capture
that support 60fps live streaming to YouTube, available for download starting today. In addition, any app using our live streaming API can add a
new high frame rate flag
to enable 60fps streaming.
But wait, there’s more! We’ve also added another long-requested feature for live streaming: HTML5 playback. As of this week, YouTube live streams will use an HTML5 player in supported browsers. And because our HTML5 player supports variable speed playback, you can skip backward in a stream while it’s live and watch at 1.5x or 2x speed to catch back up.
These are the latest in a series of improvements we’ve been making to live streaming on YouTube and there are plenty left to come, so stay tuned for more very soon. In the meantime,
check out some live streams
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