Google introduced VR180-a new video format for VR-content. According to Google, such videos are equally comfortable to watch in virtual reality headsets, mobile devices and desktop browsers.
The main difference between VR180 and 360-degree video in the viewing angle: the viewer is shown only half of the spherical image. Create a video with 180-degree coverage can be in editors like Adobe Premier, in addition, soon there will be special cameras for shooting such content. They will be produced by LG, Yi, Lenovo and other companies.
Using a VR headset when watching videos in the format VR180 the viewer does not need to turn his head in a circle. The advantages of this format over 360-degree in higher quality while maintaining the same resolution. On YouTube there is already a playlist with such videos.