YouTube, the giant video platform, has just made a couple of announcements, guaranteed to bedazzle the public. As part of their initiative to expand and enhance video rendering quality, YouTube released two amazing features for its Android application. YouTube reinvents VR experience, giving the mobile app support to host the new 360 degrees cinematic technology.
The new update released by YouTube is sure to give a new twist to watching movies on your mobile devices. Not only is the application capable of rendering videos in high quality, but with the help of a new gizmo, the whole things leaps to a totally new level.
In order to view video-clips in VR mode, all you have to do is search YouTube for a video recorded with this new technology, press a button and enter in VR mode. Your whole experience will change even further if you use a Cardboard device.
No, it’s not that kind of cardboard box you used to see in all those memes, where users would stick their phone in a plain box and then put it over their heads, in order to turn their phones into video projectors. This is a special electronic device created by Alphabet Inc. By casually sliding your Android-ready (and willing!) device into the cardboard box, you can turn it into a 360 degree cinema.
According to the youtubers who have already tested the device, after you connect your phone or table to the cardboard box device, the whole experience resembles a trip to an IMAX cinema.
YouTube senior developers pointed out that the giant video platform was among the first to implement the new 3D technology into its videos, starting in 2009.
Although it is highly unlikely to see homemade VR videos, users are able to view high quality VR ready videos on the platform. The standard equipment employed to make such videos is very expensive and there aren’t a lot of people out there capable of using them.
A member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers by the name of Jay Iorio has been experimented for some time now with devices like the Oculus Rift. He declared that although the equipment may be a little pricy for the time being, in just a couple of years it will become obsolete. He is very confident that, in a nearby future, there will be an application of the phone that can do basically the same thing as his gizmos.
Oculus Rift, the much-awaited VR headset will be launched next year and it will cost approximately 350 dollars. In the meantime, we can make do with our plain cardboard box which we can purchase for a modest fee of 5 dollars.