Manufacturers and developers have started working on manufacturing devices and creating videos & apps according to the format of VR180 of Google for its success. The social giant is currently opening it up to hardware device manufacturers and publishing significant amount of details on how they will be able to begin engaging with the specific format and offering products regarding VR180. Point to be noted that last year Google-owned platform YouTube initially presented VR180. YouTube introduced a specific format for developers to shoot captivating photographs and videos for VR headsets. Google announced the following information:
- For VR180 video, we simply extended the Spherical Video Metadata V2 standard. Spherical V2 supports the mesh-based projection needed to allow consumer cameras to output raw fisheye footage.
- We then created the Camera Motion Metadata Track so that you’re able to stabilize the video according to the camera motion after video capture. This results in a more comfortable VR experience for viewers.
- The photos that are generated by the cameras are written in the existing VR Photo Format pioneered by Cardboard Camera.
The Tech giant also said that its publishing tools would offer a significant amount of help in writing & creating specific format of photos and videos for VR180 during the coming months. This format might lead to some attractive and affordable devices to support VR videos. It would make it simpler in creating virtual reality content. The company designed it dedicatedly to work with point-and-shoot type cameras. It is important that Lenovo is releasing its first point-and-shoot VR180 camera on 4th May 2018.