This week following months of rumours and speculation, YouTube announced that their platform is now compatible with interactive 360 degree videos. We were incredibly excited to hear of this news as it represents a cultural shift of interactive video formats entering into the mainstream. Having created 360 degree video as part of our first product ‘The Virtual Surgeon’, we jumped at the chance to be among the first to share video on the platform.
Whilst the video is heavily compressed by YouTube and somewhat limited in terms of interaction, it hints at the future of shared interactive learning and marks a step forward in our mission to allow anybody in the world to have access to first class surgical training, regardless of location or background.
In addition to 360 degree video, YouTube has also been experimenting with multi-camera video content – an area which we will be exploring in the near future.
Click and drag over the video below once it starts playing to change the camera’s viewpoint.