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YouTube announce 60fps video and 'tip jar' for content creators

Published 28/06/2014 | 18:08

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YouTube have announced several exciting new 'creator features' at the annual 'VidCon' convention in LA.

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Among smaller changes to make the experience of creating content easier are a few big changes announced by YouTube at VidCon and on their blog.

First to become available will be the capacity for 60fps video on YouTube, allowing video game reviewers to upload their 'play-throughs' in stunning clarity.

Currently going through beta-testing is YouTube's new 'Tip Jar' feature, which will allow viewers to donate, or 'tip', their favourite content creators anything between €5 and €500. This feature was inspired by the success of third-party sites like Kickstarter in funding YouTube creators' upcoming projects.

Last but not least, YouTube have announced a new app specifically aimed at creators, which is available now on Android and coming soon on iOS. The 'YouTube Creator Studio' app will allow creators to track analytics, manage videos and more.

For more announced improvements, including better subtitles, better annotations, better ways to credit for collaboration and more, read their blog.

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