Further research into my recent discovery of SBS (Side-By-Side) 3D video on YouTube has revealed something incredible.
The most popular one has over ten million views.
It also revealed that I am late to this party. That video was posted back in 2015!
See it after the break.
The second most popular video has over nine million views. And was posted in 2013. I am very, very late to this party.
This isn’t something niche. It can’t be with so many views.
But it’s puzzling that I never heard of it before I recently tripped over it.
There’s an “3D SBS Channel” with 146 videos at post time. But there are a hell of lot more such videos available. I’d venture thousands.
I don’t know why this hasn’t been promoted more. Ten million views isn’t something to be dismissed. That shows a demand. And that the viewcount isn’t even higher tells me that it hasn’t been pushed by anyone, specially not by YouTube. This is growing by word of mouth.
If people just want to face forward with VR viewing, then even VR180 might be overkill. The sideways, up, and down views are just distractions.
VR purists might dismiss this activity. But if it gets people buying even Cardboard headsets, that’s the camel’s nose in the tent that could lead to interest in a more expensive Daydream headset, Daydream-compatible phone, and maybe even a PSVR or more expensive VR setup.
This needs some original programming to stimulate increased interest.