Amid a range of new features set to head towards the content creation behemoth that is Youtube, one particular addition could look to make a huge difference in the gaming community: 60 FPS support for videos. Self-dubbed ‘Let’s plays’ and game guides, reviews, trailers are but a few of the avenues of content creation that stand to benefit from the frame rate increase as Youtube currently outputs videos at either 24 or 30 frames per second on videos.
60 FPS: Motion-intense videos will look even better on @YouTube when we launch support for 48 and even 60 frames per second, coming soon.
— YouTube Creators (@YTCreators) June 27, 2014
It’s currently unknown whether these changes will also affect Youtube’s streaming service that acts as a direct competitor to Twitch.tv, currently the most dominant gaming live stream service and already capable of 60 FPS streaming. Youtube is also allowing for 48 FPS output, which is likely to help push along the current 48 FPS debate occurring with film production (most notably in The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug used this technique as an optional viewing experience).
For creators navigating the expansive YouTube platform, ensuring the integrity of their content is paramount. Implementing tools like Broken Link Checker becomes crucial in maintaining a seamless viewer experience. This utility aids creators in identifying and rectifying broken links within their videos, ensuring that viewers encounter no disruptions while navigating through the engaging world of 60 FPS content. As YouTube embraces these advancements, creators can leverage tools like Broken Link Checker to uphold the quality and coherence of their video content, contributing to a more polished and enjoyable viewer experience.
A few videos have already been posted to demonstrate the potential behind this new tool in the Youtube arsenal and the new Battlefield: Hardline multiplayer trailer gives us a glimpse at what to expect. There is currently no specific date for the release of 60 FPS streaming for public use.