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Google makes slew of announcements, including 360-degree video support, for YouTube

Popular video site YouTube now supports 360-degree videos,
allowing users to click through scenes — or just tilt a mobile device — to get
a broader look at what’s happening around the focal point.

Popular video site YouTube now supports 360-degree videos,
allowing users to click through scenes — or just tilt a mobile device — to get
a broader look at what’s happening around the focal point.

YouTube recently added 360-degree video support to web and
Android app versions of the site, reports Mashable. Currently, it supports or
is planning to support the following cameras: Giroptic 360cam, IC Real Tech
Allie, Kodak SP360 and Ricoh Theta. However, the company also mentioned that it
would accept videos created by users using their own custom camera rigs and 3rd
party stitching software like Kolor Autopano.

According to the report, the
move is likely part of a greater effort from Google to make clips more
viewing-friendly for virtual reality headsets.
Those wearing a VR set could, in theory, watch YouTube videos for a
greater immersive experience.

In other news,
YouTube has recently launched “Cards,” a system designed to eventually replace
annotations, which previously appeared on a running video asking users to
subscribe a channel or to click through to watch another video, reports
TechCrunch.

The company also
announced the launch of a new site called YouTube for Artists. The website aims
to be more of guide to various resources available to music artists promoting
their work on YouTube, and includes tips about how to get discovered, how to
engage fans, and how to generate revenue, among other things.

The site also
points artists to the newly launched “Cards,” which video publishers can use to
raise funds via a crowdfunding campaign, selling merchandise, promoting upcoming
shows, and more. The site connects artists with information about free
production resources available around the world.

According to the
TechCrunch report, the company is also working on other soon-to-launch tools
aimed at this audience of video creators, including a new data tool that shows
where fans are located at the city level, as well as the total number of views
of official videos and fan uploads through its Content ID system. The company will
be demonstrating this tool in advance of its public debut at this week’s SXSW
Music festival in Austin.

 

 

 

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