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YouTube reveals new tools, donation system for video creators

updated 06:14 am EDT, Fri June 27, 2014

Videographers provided with YouTube Creators mobile app, sound effect library, 60fps video support

Google has added more tools to YouTube, to help creators with their video productions. Presented at Vidcon, YouTube Director of Product Management for Creators Matthew Glotzbach and Vice President of Engineering for Creators Oliver Heckmann showcased upcoming features to the video service, including a new mobile app, and support for 48fps and 60fps video.

The app, the YouTube Creator Studio, will offer statistics about videos to their producers as well as options to manage clips and alter playlists, reports TechCrunch, with the Android app available now and iOS due soon. In terms of video production, a new royalty-free sound effect library is now offered, with the ability to include fan-submitted subtitles to videos expected in the coming months. Creator crediting will be improved, allowing video uploaders to add multiple links to other collaborators, while annotations overlaying videos will at some point be replaced by cards.

YouTube Creator Studio (Android)
YouTube Creator Studio (Android)


By far the biggest change is the "Fan Funding" proposition. While creators have the ability to earn through advertising and selling merchandise, as well as crowdfunding services such as KickStarter and Patreon, YouTube will provide a way for viewers to donate money to a channel. The feature will apparently undergo testing on desktop and Android, with a number of channels getting involved, though it is unclear when it will become more widely available to other YouTube users.

Yesterday, YouTube revealed it was working with SiriusXM to create a weekly radio program to showcase music stars on the video service.



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