Vimeo Adds Support for 360-Degree Videos

Posted Thu Mar 9, 2017 at 08:30 AM PST by
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The streaming site now offers support for 360-degree content.

Vimeo has announced the launch of 360-degree video support. The platform now allows creators to upload, share, sell, and learn about shooting 360 videos, while also allowing viewers to discover and watch 360 videos across multiple devices.

"Vimeo's creator community is known for pioneering new video formats and pushing the boundaries of storytelling. With this launch we hope to usher in a new wave of immersive content that sets the standard for cinematic quality and powerful narratives in a 360 environment. We believe Vimeo creators are the missing piece to taking 360 video from nascent to mainstream." said Anjali Sud, SVP & GM of Vimeo's creator platform.

360-degree video support through Vimeo includes the ability to upload 360 content in up to 8K resolution, monoscopic & stereoscopic playback, and an HD offline viewing mode through the Vimeo mobile app. Likewise, Vimeo is also offering a 360 Video School with various tutorials on how to shoot 360 content.

Here's a full rundown of key creator benefits per the press release:

- High Quality 360 Viewing - Creators can upload 360 videos in up to 8K for high-res videos and enjoy playback in the highest quality possible, including HD offline viewing in Vimeo’s mobile apps.

- Powerful & Customizable Settings - For both monoscopic and stereoscopic video, Vimeo allows creators to add metadata, customize player embed settings, capture email leads and insert calls-to-action directly in the embedded player, and more. Creators can also set their field of view, choose the exact point in space where their video begins, and include a compass in the player to orient viewers and encourage interaction.

- 360 Video School - Vimeo offers dedicated educational resources to help creators learn the basics and access in-depth tutorials on 360 cameras, pre-production, shooting and editing.

- Open Marketplace to Sell 360 Videos - Vimeo provides 360 creators with the ability to sell their content direct to audiences worldwide through Vimeo On Demand. Available to Vimeo PRO and Business members, 360 creators can choose rent, buy or subscription options, set their price and distribution region, and take home 90% of the revenue after transaction costs. 

Users interested in checking out 360-degree Vimeo videos can now access the platform's curated collection of 360 videos, including films from Staff Pick alumni Greg Barth and Jason Drakeford, the American Museum of Natural History and charity: water. Vimeo 360 videos can now be watched through the Vimeo app for iOS and Android devices compatible with Zeiss VR One, Samsung Gear VR, and Google Daydream headsets. Support for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive will be added soon. 

Source: Vimeo

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