Vimeo Is Adding 360-Degree Video Capabilities

Adjust Comment Print

You can also view saved 360 content and view your own content through a chronological timeline.

The new videos will be available to watch on the Vimeo iOS [Direct Link] and Android apps, as well as VR headsets including Zeiss VR One, Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream. With Vimeo, on the other hand, we're seeing the site-wide launch of 360 videos in general.

In the online video world, all the cool kids are making 360-degree videos, so naturally, the platform known for its cool, artsy videos has made a decision to get in on the action.

Vimeo admits that it took time for it to bring support for 360-degree videos to its platform. "That is something our Vimeo creators have been asking for". You can, of course, view on mobile or desktop by dragging the video to change your perspective, but if you've got a VR headset, you may as well go all in. Do a search for "Facebook 360" or check out the Oculus website, and voilà, you're ready to dive into a veritable treasure trove of virtual reality content. Another stores saved content, making it easier to find videos you see on your smartphone for goggle viewing later.

Explore: "Discover some of the most interesting and popular 360 content on Facebook from media companies, organizations, and individual creators". Heading into SXSW, Vimeo has announced it will now support the distribution and monetization of 360 video, with two badass women at the helm - Anjali Sud and Sara Poorsattar.

At launch, Facebook 360 will feature four main "feeds", delivering content into users' eyeballs from closer than ever. To that end, Vimeo is also introducing a 360 Video School to guide content makers through best practices and creative ideas, while a new curated 360 channel has some awesome content if you need inspiration (or just want to watch some trippy immersive video).

Comments