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YouTube And 60 fps Video

Since October 30th, YouTube now allows videos to stream at 60 frames per second rather than the "traditional" 30 fps. Make Tech Easier has a nice overview of the why and wherefore of the upgraded capability, but to be perfectly honest, I don't really see the difference between 30 and 60 fps - at least in the examples given (which I did view in the Chrome browser as suggested). I'm sure it's there, but either my vision is not what it was or the difference is very subtle. Now, I have previously watched the first "Hobbit" movie in a theater shown at 48 fps rather than 24 fps, and I definitely did see the difference there, so not sure what that proves...

Despite the massive success of the 30 FPS model, it has its downfall in high-speed scenes. You can still notice some judder which your brain processes as a blur. We’re no longer using film, which requires rigid standards for the rate at which the film will flow through mechanical cylinders. Instead, we have codecs that can automatically detect the frame rate of a video file and play it accordingly. The 30 FPS standard, as a result, is becoming less popular and the adoption of 60 FPS video is accelerating in TV.
YouTube, the world’s biggest digital video streaming service, has decided to dump the 30 FPS standard to move to 60 FPS. For now, this change is only viewable in Google Chrome.


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