Make your videos even more interactive with cards
Monday, March 16, 2015
As a creator, you’ve probably been using annotations to engage with your viewers for years. But one of the things that you’ve told us is that you need more flexibility with the info that you share through annotations, and—most importantly—you need it to work across screens and especially on mobile. That’s why today we’re introducing cards.
You can think of cards like an evolution of annotations. They can inform your viewers about other videos, merch, playlists, websites and more. They look as beautiful as your videos, are available any time during the video, and yes, they finally work on mobile.
Right now, you can choose from six types of cards:
. You’ll find a new “Cards” tab in your Video Editor to create and edit them at any time.
Because cards work across mobile and desktop and give you more flexibility to share what you want, our goal is to have these eventually replace annotations. But this will happen only once they can do everything annotations can do today and more. Until then, we’re looking forward to your feedback on cards, including what you want them to do for you in the future.
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if you want to find out more.
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A new way to see and share your world with 360-degree video
Friday, March 13, 2015
You share incredible videos with your fans every second of the day, but what if you could share even
in that video? Like, sharing the entire moment that you’re filming?
You could let viewers see the stage and the crowd of your concert, the sky and the ground as you wingsuit glide, or you could even have a choose-your-own-adventure video where people see a different story depending on where they look. Only you know what’s possible. That’s why today we are starting to support
360-degree video uploads
on YouTube, to continue giving you all the best resources to connect with your viewers.
People can watch your videos on the existing
YouTube app for Android
, and by moving the phone or tablet around they’ll see all the different angles while the video plays. They can do the same on youtube.com or embedded videos on Chrome by using the mouse to drag the point of view around, and we’re working to bring this to iPhone, iPad and other devices soon.
Creating and uploading 360-degree videos on YouTube
To make it easy for you to create and upload 360-degree videos to YouTube, we’ve been working with companies across the industry.
IC Real Tech’s Allie
are 360-degree video cameras compatible with YouTube that are available today or are coming soon. You can find
more technical information
on the video format, along with a
you need to run on the video file to insert the correct metadata. We’re working to make this automatic, but in the meantime, this script will make sure your video uploads to YouTube as a 360-degree video.
If you’re around the
YouTube Space L.A.
, our Creator Tech team is also hosting a technology showcase from now through April, where you can try out these new cameras and learn new techniques from our staff.
Remember when the vantage point of the
blew your mind? Now let’s see what you can do with every possible angle at your recording fingertips.
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