While watching a vertically-oriented video shot on mobile you see black strips on the sides. Well, that is a thing of past, YouTube will now dynamically adapt videos to fill the screen you are watching, no matter which format it was shot.
The new change will be available to YouTube mobile app in the coming week. With the new change, YouTube player will seamlessly adapt itself to fill the screen. No matter the videos were shot on a mobile phone or DSLR, square size or different aspect ratio like 4:3 or 16:9 or vertical, or horizontal. In addition, YouTube desktop users will find a cleaner and fresher material design with new features like the new Dark Theme. You can try out the new YouTube design by opt-in at youtube.com/new.
VR180, the VR for everyone
Are you a video creator or vlogger who want to experiment or create those stunning 360-degree videos? But getting constrained because of the hefty price of VR cameras and software needed to edit it. YouTube and Google’s Daydream team has come up with a brand new video format called VR180. This new format offers 3-D video while capturing 180-degrees around you. So, you can focus on what’s in front of you, hiding yourself and back area. This videos can be of high resolution, and they will look great on both desktop and mobile.
VR180 videos offer exceptional VR experience when viewed with Google Cardboard, Daydream, and PSVR. These videos appear stereoscopically in 3-D, where near things look near, and far things appear far.
The Daydream team has partnered with several manufacturers including YI, Lenovo and LG to build cameras especially for shooting VR180 videos. Using this camera, you can easily set up and film videos the way you normally would with any other camera. Videos and livestreams shot on this cameras can be easily uploaded to YouTube. If you are looking for a way to edit this videos, then tools like Adobe Premiere Pro will soon support the new video format.
If you want to try out the new VR180 cameras before actually buying one, head to the YouTube Spaces production studios around the globe. In India Google have a YouTube Spaces located in Mumbai.