Much to the delight of video content-creators everywhere Youtube finally confirmed today that higher frame rates would be coming to the video sharing platform. In a tweet from the official Youtube Creators account it was announced that support for 48 and 60 frames-per-second (fps) video was on its way:
Youtube video is currently limited to 30fps except in rare instances, but other video sharing sites have supported 60fps for some time. Twitch.tv's streaming platform for instance, a rumoured acquisition target for Youtube, can support up to 60fps video with sufficient bandwidth and is just one of the reasons it meets with the approval of gameplay streamers world-wide. Lack of 60fps support, along with Youtube's aggressive compression algorithm reducing fine image quality to a high degree, have been the chief technical criticisms amongst users.
Support for 48fps is likely due to new standards in motion pictures; The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey for example was filmed and shown in 48fps, and many view it as the future of the medium. Making Youtube video compatible could therefore be essential for commercial streaming of movie content.
Currently no ETA for the features have been given.
Source: via [url=https://twitter.com/YTCreators/status/482322459413053442]Twitter