This year's VidCon brought some interesting news to the Internet and media spaces. For YouTube, a site that has been struggling to really stay competitive with Twitch and Vimeo, has tried for years to come up with new and exciting ways to remain at the number one spot. So at the convention, YouTube announced that it will be soon supporting videos at 48 and 60 frames-per-second.
This news is great for gamers, whose PlayStation 4s and Xbox Ones are able to stream at 60fps. With YouTube allowing live streaming to consoles in the near future, being able to quickly upload game clips to the site, in the highest detail possible, might seal the deal for some content creators. YouTube did mention that in order to upload in 60fps, you will also have to upload your content in 1080p.
YouTube has already started a playlist with some 60fps content, beginning with a trailer from season two of VGHS, gameplay of Titanfall and the Battlefield Hardline multiplayer trailer. Check out the Battlefield and Titanfall videos because they really do look amazing in the higher frame rate. YouTube will be adding the ability to upload in 60fps to all accounts in the coming months.
In addition to better video quality for your subscribers, YouTube has also added the ability to allow your fans to give you some money if they like your work. Instead of using outside parties like Kickstarter or Patreon, the video site will bring what they're calling Fan Funding to your channel. Not only that, but YouTube has gone all out with a bunch of other upgrades, too. YouTube's Creator Studio will feature new and improved analytics that you can view from your mobile device. An audio library with added sound effects makes its way to enhance your videos. Creator credits will allow you to notate who helped and collaborated on your video. Fans will be able to contribute subtitles for those who live in other countries or are hard of hearing. This goes beyond the automatic speech recognition software which can sometimes be totally wrong. And that's not even all the new things that Google is bringing to YouTube; we have the rest in the source link below.
So, what do you think of all these changes and enhancements? Will this place YouTube back in the minds of content creators? Will they still look for other ventures? We want to know your thoughts in the comments below.
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