YouTube chose VidCon as the venue to drop a few bombshells. In addition to a Creator Studio app for video makers to manage their content and view analytics, the Google-owned company also announced a few big additions to the website: high-framerate video, fan funding, and an expanded Audio Library, among others.
Creator Studio essentially brings the YouTube Dashboard’s graphs and settings to a more manageable mobile interface. Available on Android starting today (iOS in the coming weeks), it provides an overview of stats – recent uploads, notable comments, subscriber numbers, etc. – plus organizational tools like a video manager for editing metadata and a built-in commenting system.
In addition to Creator Studio, YouTube gave a sneak peak at new features coming to the broader viewing audience over the next few months. Perhaps the highlight was support for 48 and 60 FPS video, which should be a boon for videogamers who upload footage to YouTube. Fan funding was another welcome announcement – viewers will be able to donate to Channels through KickStarter, IngieGogo, Patreon, and more. Other improvements mentioned were an expanded selection of royalty-free songs through Audio Library, Creator Credits , fan-contributed subtitles, info cards, and revamped playlists.
YouTube Creator Studio is available as a free download in the Google Play Store.