Virtual Reality (VR) video and 360 video, as the emerging powers in the media trade, flood into the whole world and surprisingly leave the mass an indelible impression in the recent years. A direct experience may help you immediately recognize that they are truly two different technologies. But where on earth do the differences lie? Today we will come to see it out in VR vs. 360 Video.

Part 1. VR vs. 360 Video: Where do They Differ?

1. Availability

VR video: You must wear headgear to experience VR video. Yet the price for a VR headset is usually expensive, which may to some extent hinder the popularization in public. You'll feel it a bit heavy for a long time wearing. 360 video: Any mobile device with a 360 camera can record a 360 video. But users enjoy the 360 video just like watching a common video, with their fingers revolving the screen picture.


2. Video Content

VR video: It actually employs the 3D computer-generated simulation technology to create a digital world resembling real life. That means there is much room for imagination. So it is beyond time limit as users can activate and create stories for a lasting entertainment.


360 video: The 360 video draws materials from the real life. It works as we record a video. But the time limit depends on the video shooter.


3. Audience Interactivity

VR video: VR activity is something like mind watching. Wearing a VR headset, you will feel your soul and body immersive in the digital world as if you were part of it. The audience interactivity is highly appreciated that you may act correspondingly to the virtual events, and even "make a trip" to desired places with walking around the house. Pay attention that a minority group fails to be in VR world and feels sick, dizzy, and vomiting.


360 video: Instead, 360 video works like eye following. By revolving the screen picture, you follow the photographer to see the video from different angles, parallel to catching a circular panorama. But as it shoots the real items, the surrounding effect may mislead you as if you've really seen them with your own eyes.


4. Future Prospect

As the emerging video technology, both VR and 360 videos show great vigor and extensive application in the years to come. Yet there may be some technique deficiency by now, multiple engagements have seen progress in education, training, business, and advertising to bring vivid impressions to the audience.


To sum up, VR video fills up the imagination vacancy in reality through life-simulating amusement while 360 video gives a thorough observation view of the real life. We cannot say which one is more superior, as there is great space to explore their future potentials.

Part 2. VR vs. 360 Video: Can We Convert Them?

It will be a win-win result that we can enjoy both VR and 360 videos with the fantastic visual effect. Yet restricted to the availability of VR technology and 360 devices, it would be a nice way to consider 3D videos instead which also present excellent stereo feeling. As such, in this part, we will share you the way to convert common videos to 3D videos to explore the gorgeous watching effect.

VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate is what we recommended. As an excellent video converter, this software support video conversion for a lot of formats, with most common video formats included. The whole conversion process would do a great work to enhance the fantastic video effect through 3D video conversion. You are also allowed to add some editorial moves on the videos like clipping, cropping, enhance and so on.  It runs perfectly on Windows and Mac operating system. The whole operation is designed user-friendly, getting everything done with three simple steps: add file > select video format > convert.

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So far, you are offered a detailed contrast with Virtual Reality video and 360 videos. That's our goal to help you figure out what they are and distinguish them with a clear mind. It's expected that good news of VR and 360 videos will soon appear to make our life better.