You probably saw 360 videos and are wondering how are they created. The ones you see on YouTube, are uploaded by 360 video creators that meet the YouTube conditions. As of September 2016, YouTube supports uploading and playback of 360° spherical videos on computers in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera browsers. In order to upload a 360° video file, you’ll need to modify the file with an app or script before uploading.
You can also watch 360° videos on YouTube apps for Android and iOS. For an immersive experience, you can even watch 360° videos with Cardboard and the YouTube Android app.
A full guide of how to upload your 360 video can be found here.
It is interesting that YouTube supports only Three 360 cameras as of September 2016. I’m sure there will be more in the future, but for now, this is a new field and the Hardware is catching up.
The 3 cameras are:
with Ricoh Theta, you can capture the entire 360° space with a single shot. You can use a PC or smartphone to have fun with the space! This is a new world that revolutionizes conventional photos and videos.
Kodak SP360 – is more of an action camera. Sold by itself or in 3 bundles (Aqua Sport, Explorer and Extreme), Kodak SP360 is for the adventurer in you. It comes with FREE desktop editing software that is available for Mac and PCs to start editing your own 360° videos with plenty of flair. Also, comes with a mobile app
Looking like a nanny cam, the Allie Camera can stream live in 360 over YouTube or other platforms.