SAN BRUNO, Calif — YouTube has introduced a new editing functionality which allows content creators to convert conventional video files to 3-D. YouTube also supports the upload and publication of content shot with 3-D equipment.

Viewers can watch YouTube with a variety of special glasses and devices.

While there is limited interest in 3-D content online, YouTube aims to "remove the barriers" to the new format, says Jonathan Huang, Product Manager, in this interview with Beet.TV at YouTube's headquarters.

Hwang says the big barrier is the variety of devices needed to consume the content. Going forward, he says YouTube wants to make 3-D adoption "as easy and seamless as 2-D."

Andy Plesser